Running out of ideas as to what to prepare for breakfast? Still worried about what you should be eating all day? Then it is good to know that a big breakfast full of protein and other essential nutrients not only helps start your day right, but also makes you snack less later — and avoid unwanted weight gain that can cause long-term health issues.
It is not a good thing to limit your daily breakfast to eggs, toast and coffee only. Now is the time to think of delicious meals that can both jazz up your mornings and aid in your weight loss goals. With all else said, here are 5 breakfast for weight loss meal ideas you should try right now, via Men’s Health:
Egg And Tomato Sandwich With Herb Mayo
Featured in Men’s Health’s “A Man, A Pan, A Plan” cookbook, this homemade sandwich is a tastier and healthier alternative to your usual fast food drive-thru breakfast. Not only is the sandwich less greasy, but is also full of fiber, being loaded with vegetables that you can eat before noon. It is made using 1 large egg, 1 whole-wheat English muffin, a large half-inch-thick tomato slice and a tablespoon each of mayonnaise, butter and chopped fresh herbs such as basil, oregano, rosemary and/or thyme.
Beet Fritters With Smoked Salmon
This brunch is both delicious and messy — the latter part due to the work you will have to do on the beets, with red liquid pouring into the sink as if you are recreating a scene from a slasher flick. For this dish, you will need the following ingredients: 3 large beets (washed and shredded using the coarse side of a grater), an egg, 4 teaspoons of cornstarch, a quarter-cup each of canola oil and sour cream, 4 ounces of salmon, 2 tablespoons of chopped dill, a tablespoon of capers, 1/4 small red onion (minced) and one lemon half (cut into 4 wedges).
Supergreens Anytime Frittata
Dark, leafy greens are some of the best “superfoods” that you should eat right now. They not only help you feel full for longer, but also fight deadly diseases and even lower your blood pressure. This eggy and cheesy breakfast recipe is an ideal vessel for getting the greens you need every day. It is made from a dozen eggs, a tablespoon of olive oil, 2 cups each of spinach, kale (roughly chopped) and broccoli (roughly chopped), half a cup of freshly grated Parmesan and paprika to taste.
Almond, Blueberry, Cinnamon Skillet Granola
Also featured in “A Man, A Pan, A Plan,” this unique take on granola is loaded with fruits, nuts and flaxseeds. To reach your protein goals, serve with a heapful of Greek yogurt. This sweet but healthy breakfast is made using 2 tablespoons each of butter, honey, flaxseeds and dried blueberries, a cup of old-fashioned oats, a 1/4 cup of sliced almonds and half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
Black-Cherry Shake And Peanut Butter Oatmeal
A 5-year study of 86,000 doctors found that consuming at least one daily serving of whole-grain cereals such as oatmeal lowers the risk of dying from heart disease and other causes. Cherries and strawberries, on the other hand, are rich in salicylates, which, just like aspirin, relieve stress-linked morning headaches. All of these mean that berries and oatmeal can help keep you healthy all day. This delicious breakfast shake is made using a cup each of cherry juice, frozen strawberries and frozen unsweetened cherries, 2 tablespoons of protein powder, 2/3 cup of oatmeal, a tablespoon of peanut butter and half a cup of milk.