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Breakfast Ideas

Here are some fresh breakfast ideas for you!

 

*Two Avocados*

 Avocados are one of those super foods that can be eaten as is, without cooking. They are very caloric and will feel you up until lunch time. In fact, two avocados provide about 500 calories. Remember, the reason I am giving you the calories is not because we are looking for low calorie breakfasts. Just the opposite: we want a lot of good calories that will satisfy you and give you the energy to go through your day

 

How to choose avocados.

 

Avocados are ready to eat when you center feels firm, but the two ends are staring to get soft. If the whole fruit feels soft, it’s too late. It will taste overripe and horrible. If the ends are not slightly soft, it needs a day or two more to ripen. When you buy avocados, choose the ones the are firm and let them ripen in at home.

 

How to eat the avocado: 

Take a knife and cut the fruit in half ending with two long halves, one of which will contain the pit. Scoop out the pit with a spoon. Scoop and eat the avocado straight from the shell with the spoon.

 

*Yoghurt With Walnuts And Berries*

People respond to dairy differently, therefore, you have to try for yourself and see how often you can have this breakfast. It is the classic yoghurt with berries of your choice and crushed walnuts. It is better to use only whole milk yoghurt and one with live cultures (e.g. Greek yoghurt). Make sure the yoghurt is unflavored, with no sweeteners or fruits added.

 

 *Shrimp or Prawns*

 Here is another quick breakfast snack. Boiled shrimps or prawns. You can boil them the night before and have them ready in the fridge. They are not very caloric and will not feel you up for long. However, they will add a lot of variety to your breakfast menu if you have them from time to time. These are also good for afternoon snacks.

 

*Smoked Fish* 

Some love it, other hate it. If you are one of those people that does like smoked fished, why not have it at breakfast. This is probably one of the healthiest breakfasts one can eat.

 

Ingredients:

 

smoked fish of your choice 

1 small cucumber 

1 ripe tomato 

a slice of feta 

4-5 olives

 

Simply serve yourself a piece of smoked fish of your choice and garnish with the rest of the ingredients. You can drizzle the feta and tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle salt and oregano on top.

 

*Turkish Breakfast*

Ingredients:

ham slices 

4-5 olives 

1 tomato 

any yellow cheese of your choice 

1 boiled egg ( you can omit the egg) 

parsley to garnish

 

This breakfast goes really well with a cup of hot tea. A side note about the cheese – different people respond different to dairy. If you are not sure, keep dairy to a minimum. Ultimately, you’d have to try out for yourself to see if it interferes with your weight loss.

 

 

*Baked Acorn Squash with Cinnamon*

 This recipe is ideal for people with a sweet tooth or those who are used to having a sweet every morning. Acorn squash has a natural sweetness that won’t interfere with your weight loss and cinnamon is one of those spices that actually accelerates weight loss.

 

Preheat the oven at 400F. Cut the squash in two, scoop out the seeds and place in a baking pan with the cut side facing up. Add about ¼ inch of water to the pan to prevent the skin from drying. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the squash can easily be penetrated with a fork.

 

Take out and sprinkle with cinnamon. Allow to cool. Eat directly with a spoon.

 

Any type of squash or pumpkin can be used in this recipe. The only thing that might very is the cooking time. Just check with your fork from time to time to see if ready.

 

Now, who has an hour to prepare breakfast, right? You can bake this before hand and have it ready to go. It can be reheated.

 

 

*Non-grain “Cereal”*

Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of important nutrients. Why not start the day with them. This recipe is for those hard core cereal breakfast eaters. Instead of cereal, fill you bowl with any or all of the following:

  • pumpkin seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • flaxseeds
  • sliced almonds
  • berries

Instead of regular milk, try almond or coconut milk (make sure u buy a brand that is natural and has not have added sugars). Note: do not be tempter to put dried fruits like raisins. These are not a good way to start the day as they have too much sugar. Stick with fresh berries or apple slices. Stay away from bananas as well.

 

 

*Breakfast Sausage with Tomatoes*

Get a brand of breakfast sausages that is not too sweet and serve it tomatoes + mozzarella slices. Add basil leaves on top.

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