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

Ingredients:

Flour Tortilla
Apple
Peanut Butter
Cinnamon

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.

Ingredients:

Instant Oatmeal (unsweetened)
Milk
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
Ingredients:

English Muffin
Ripe Avocado
Egg
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.