Friday, April 05, 2013

Food Scoop: A Healthy Spin on Breakfast

Are you tired of having the same bowl of cereal day in and day out? Then check out the three recipes below for a well balanced breakfast!

Peanut Butter Fruit Rollup


Flour Tortilla
Peanut Butter

Make it:

Wash and cut the apple into small bite sized pieces. Evenly spread peanut butter on the tortilla. Slice the tortilla into three strips. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon. Arrange the pieces of apple on the tortilla in a row. Roll the tortilla up. Eat it.

The scoop: the protein from the peanut butter keeps your blood sugar levels stable, which helps maintain a consistent energy level.

Oatmeal and Fresh Fruit

Nothing is quicker or easier in the morning than making a bowl of oatmeal, but take it to the next level by adding a variety of fresh fruit, sliced almonds, and even dried fruit like raisins and dates. Switch it up every now and then so you don’t get bored. For a quick and basic version follow the recipe below.


Instant Oatmeal (unsweetened)
Fresh Blueberries
Ripe Banana
Cinnamon (optional)

Make it:

Heat the oatmeal according to the package directions. While that’s cooking, slice the banana into bite sized pieces. Add the banana and a handful of fresh blueberries to the hot oatmeal. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon and enjoy!

The scoop: Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber, which digests slowly and helps you feel fuller for longer.

Avocado and Egg Muffin

Avocado Toast

English Muffin
Ripe Avocado
Salt and Pepper

Make it:

Fry the egg over easy in a skillet over medium heat. Add a dash of salt and pepper for taste. Toast the English Muffin until lightly brown. Cut and pit the avocado, scoop the insides into a bowl. Mash it with a fork. Spread the avocado over both sides of the English Muffin (the more the merrier). Add the fried egg and eat as a sandwich.

If you're vegan, you can simply spread the avocado over your favorite toasted bread. Avocado toast is seriously one of my favorite snacks in the world!

The scoop: Avocados are an excellent source of Omega 3 and Omega 6, the good fats that support brain and heart health.

What’s your favorite nutrition packed breakfast? Share it with me on Twitter @danielle0090.