Regularly eating breakfast activates your metabolism which makes digestion faster and easier. It is recommended to not skip breakfast and to eat healthy breakfast foods with lesser calories to promote weight loss.
Eating healthy during breakfast does not mean that we need to stick only to fruits and vegetables. There are a lot of delicious low calorie foods that we can consume during the most important meal of the day. The key here is to limit your food intake to control calories.
Here are some Healthy Breakfast Foods that you can try:
Spicy Sausage and Eggs (300 calories)
Take 2 inches of Mexican or spicy pork sausage, 2 beaten eggs and 1 tbsp olive oil. Slice the sausage and cook under a hot grill, or roast in the oven at 375F. Cook the eggs in a frying pan using the olive oil, stirring frequently so scrambled, adding salt and pepper to taste. Add the sausage pieces and serve warm.
Cheese and Ham Mini Frittatas (180 calories per serving)
Makes 48 portions of healthy breakfast foods, and they can be frozen so you can have a good breakfast quickly every day. Beat 8 eggs, add ½ cup skimmed milk, 4 oz chopped ham, 1/3 cup shred low fat cheese, and 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley. Lightly grease 2 x 24 mini muffin trays and fill each hole with the mixture, bake for 10 minutes. Serve with grilled bacon. The fillings can be your choice and this is a great way to use up leftovers, for example: broccoli and cheddar, spinach and roasted peppers or mushrooms, sausage and/or bacon, tomato and mozzarella, chicken or turkey and mozzarella, Parma ham and Parmesan, chorizo and onion.photo credit: flickr.com/mccun934
Cream cheese muffins (110 calories each muffin)
Prepare this a day before so it’s just a case of getting them out the refrigerator in the morning – breakfast doesn’t have to be a big hassle, so long as you use a little preparation. Make with 16 oz low fat cream cheese, 1 oz grated parmesan, 2 beaten eggs , ¼ cup chopped bacon , ¼ cup diced onion. Grease a muffin tray and heat the oven to 350F. Mix everything together and spoon in the holes, bake for 20 minutes, and sprinkling on additional Parmesan if you like extra cheese. Eat warm or cold. They keep well in the refrigerator for a few days.
Chocolate for Breakfast (180 calories)
Satisfying for chocoholics, or if you are just missing a choice hit, this is a sweet start to the day but still counts as healthy breakfast foods. If you prefer you can leave out the almonds and protein powder, but they do help to satisfy your appetite and keep you going until your lunch. Mix together 2 oz low fat cream cheese or ricotta (zap in microwave for 20 seconds first), 1 beaten egg, 1 tbsp splenda or similar sweetener, 1 ½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 3 tbsp protein or egg white powder , 1 tbsp ground almonds. Put in the microwave for 40 seconds to create a soft chocolate sponge.
If you like a home-made hot chocolate drink in the morning but without the calories, try this healthy breakfast foods recipe. Mix 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp stevia and 1 tsp sweetener powder, ½ cup boiling water and 1 tbsp skimmed milk to make a paste. Top up your cup with skimmed milk and put in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add a pinch of cinnamon to serve.