There are all kinds of healthy breakfast ideas you can feed to your family, giving them the energy they need for a full day’s activities, while also getting you started with a healthy meal. Healthy breakfasts can also be tasty breakfasts, and they don’t have to take a long time to prepare or force you to shop for groceries across town at the organic food store.
What Are Some Healthy Breakfast Ideas – Fruity Breakfast Tips
- Continental Breakfast – Many Americans groan when they hear “continental breakfast”, because they would rather eat bagels, doughnuts or sugar-filled muffins than a bunch of fruit for breakfast. If you simply don’t want to eat a banana or apple or orange for breakfast, then you’ll have to mix in fruits in a creative way, to fool yourself into eating enough fruit. Breakfast is a great time to get your daily fruit intake, and below are some ways to do that.
- Smoothies – Fruit smoothies taste good and are healthy for you. Blend a smoothie with a fruit and yogurt. Most types of fruit blend well into a smoothie, including bananas, strawberries and blueberries. I’ve even seen interesting coconut smoothie recipes. Blend in some low-fat yogurt to add a creamy wild card. Serve your smoothies with a healthy muffin or oatmeal.
- Turkey & Cheese Tortillas – Tortillas are a low-carb alternative to toast for breakfasts. One healthy option is turkey-and-light-cheese on a tortilla. This is something the kids probably haven’t seen before for breakfast, but they’re sure to like. Just make turkey tortilla rolls, or toast the turkey wraps for a little twist.
- Egg White Omelets – Make an egg-white omelet with an array of vegetables for a healthy breakfast. Additions include bell peppers, hot peppers, celery, onions, carrots and tomatoes. Though people go back and forth on how healthy mushrooms are, throw in some mushrooms for a non-veggies addition that won’t hurt. If you can’t eat egg-white omelets, mix in whole eggs if you must.
What Are Some Healthy Breakfast Ideas – More Breakfast Tips
- Don’t Forget Cold Cereal – Some cold cereals are perfectly healthy for breakfast, as long as you don’t buy the stuff with sugar on it (or you don’t sugar the cereal yourself). Cheerios and Wheaties are good breakfast additions if you don’t put sugar on them. Serve your cold cereal with skim milk, soy milk or organic milk – according to your personal health tastes.
- Granola Mix or Dried Fruit – If you like granola, make a granola mix. Grapes-and-granola make a solid combination. Another option is dried fruit. Dried fruit has the added bonus that it’s finger food, so you’re likely to eat it a little slower than you would with a fork or spoon.
- Yogurt, Granola and Fruit – Another granola possibility is to mix yogurt with granola and some fruits. This blend gives you a variety of tastes and textures, and might be a welcome break from some of the other selections you eat on this list more often.
What Are Some Healthy Breakfast Ideas – Healthy Breakfast Choices
- Fruit Salad – Fruit salad with cottage cheese is a staple breakfast for many dieters. The two go together well and are healthy choices. If you don’t want one simple fruit, try a blend of fruity choices: oranges, grapes, apples and even pineapples make fine fruit selections for a fruit salad. Mix in some nuts if you want to add in a little something extra.
- Bran Muffins – Many people just don’t like bran muffins, and I’ve had my share of less-than-tasty bran muffin breakfasts. If you can’t eat a sugarless bran muffin, then add blueberries or cinnamon into the mix.
- Breakfast Casserole – Add in some fat free dairy, red bell peppers, shredded light cheddar, sliced up wheat bread, low-fat bacon bits, some chopped onions and a few eggs and you have a breakfast casserole. Try an egg substitute or organic eggs if you want to go healthy on your egg addition.
- Toast with Healthy Spreads – Try healthier spreads than you normally add to your toast. Start with wheat toast. Then add something like local honey, real maple syrup, homemade jams made with less sugar or organic peanut butter. Any of these options are better than what you’ve been eating, even though they might not be as healthy as some of the other choices on the list.