September is Nutritious Breakfast Month! We’ve all heard it before — breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After all, it is the meal that breaks your “fast” after a night of rest. Breakfast replenishes the body with the necessary nutrients to boost energy and get you ready for the day. While many people skip breakfast and simply opt for a coffee on their way to work, try to make it a goal this month to make time for a nutritious breakfast. Get some inspiration from these healthy breakfast recipes!
Why is Breakfast so Important?
Before we introduce some tasty, nutritious breakfast recipes, it’s important to understand exactly why breakfast is so important. According to Better Health, breakfast restores your glycogen levels, which help get your metabolism up for the day. Furthermore, breakfast provides most of your total daily nutrient intake. Typically, people who eat breakfast meet their suggested daily intake of vitamins more often compared to those who skip breakfast. Additionally, breakfast helps you maintain a healthy weight because it prevents fluctuations in blood glucose levels, while also minimizing snacking throughout the day. With that being said, if you’ve made a habit of skipping breakfast, perhaps you will reconsider! It’s time to discover some nutrient-rich breakfast recipes.
If you enjoy more of a savory breakfast, this High Protein Quinoa Egg Scramble by Kroll’s Korner is perfect for you. With 20 grams of protein, it will fuel you for the day and keep you full. Additionally, the best part about scrambled eggs is you can get creative! Add some fresh herbs or chopped veggies for some extra flavor and nutrients. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a filling, flavorful breakfast!
It doesn’t get simpler than this recipe for Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes by The Healthy Maven. Simply toss the ingredients into a blender, and then cook it on the skillet for tasty pancakes. The sweet combination of bananas, oats, cinnamon, and maple syrup make these pancakes taste like banana bread. You can also add chocolate chips, mixed berries, or nuts for some extra sweetness or crunch!
If you’re looking for a simple breakfast, overnight oats are the perfect option because you can make them the night before. This recipe by Ambitious Kitchen takes only 10 minutes to prepare and results in a sweet, but healthy breakfast treat. The combination of peanut butter, blueberries, and blueberry jam mimics a classic PB&J sandwich! Not to mention, the yogurt and chia seeds give this recipe a protein boost. No more skipping breakfast, grabbing coffee, and leaving in a rush in the morning; overnight oats are the perfect breakfast on the go!
These Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins by My Gorgeous Recipes are another quick and easy breakfast that you can prepare ahead of time. The best part is you can add anything you like, from vegetables like spinach or peppers to meat like bacon or ham. This particular recipe uses kale, tomatoes, and onions, but feel free to get creative! In no time you’ll have a few days worth of tasty breakfast muffins.
Whether you like your breakfast savory or sweet, there are plenty of recipes that are both simple and nutritious. During Better Breakfast Month, you’ll want to give these recipes a try so you can get in the habit of fueling your body the right way.
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