Top 10 Breakfast Food Ideas from Nutrition Experts
We hear over and over again that breakfast is an important meal and shouldn’t be skipped. With our busy lives it’s sometimes difficult to take that extra few minutes to put together a nutritious meal to break our night’s fast.
I try to set aside some time every week to prep some quick breakfasts and make sure that I have a few grab-and-go options in case I’m really in a hurry.
But I like variety and wondered what the top nutrition experts eat in the morning. So I did a little research. I am excited to share these ideas with you.
A pioneer in integrative medicine, Dr. Weil is dedicated to treating the mind, body, and spirit not just the symptoms. For breakfast, he believes in a eating a protein filled breakfast – one-quarter to one-third of the day’s protein – with some fiber and a bit of healthy fats.
Try: Whole-grain cereal with almond milk and flax seed sprinkled on top. Add a bit of fruit and a couple of eggs to complete your breakfast.
A Harvard educated heart surgeon known for his television show, Dr. Oz works to increase public knowledge about how the body functions and provide ways to improve health. He believes in eating a great breakfast high in protein to feed the body right and to keep it energized for hours.
Try: A breakfast burrito for a quick grab-and-go option. Put scrambled eggs in a sprouted corn or brown rice tortilla along with your favorite vegetables and head off on your day.
Joy seems to be everywhere. As a leading health authority, a columnist, television personality, best-selling author of The Joy Fit Club: Cookbook, Diet Plan & Inspiration, and nutritionist for celebrities, athletes, models and everyone else, she has great meal ideas for any time of day.
Try: Joy’s chocolate banana oatmeal recipe. She combines skim milk, old fashioned oats, chia seeds, banana, unsweetened cocoa powder, and maple syrup, then refrigerates it overnight for a delicious, nutritious meal that feels like a guilty pleasure.
Practicing what he calls “good medicine,” Dr. Lipman combines western medicine with nutritional counselling, Chinese medicine, yoga, herbal medicine, biofeedback, and meditation to treat the body holistically. Following a diet low in both sugar and carbohydrates, Dr. Lipman offers many different shake ideas to incorporate a variety of nutrients in easy to eat breakfasts.
Try: His Superhero Smoothie which is a combination of hemp milk, goji berries, cacao powder, hemp seeds, chia seeds, strawberries, and one date for sweetness.
As the founder of the world’s largest online nutrition coaching system, John Berardi is a great resource for all sorts of easy-to-understand ways to improve your health through nutrition. With a PhD in exercise physiology and nutrient biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario, he teaches, researches, and remains deeply involved with The Precision Nutrition System.
Try: John’s Chicken Sausage Frittata for those days you want a little more. Combine chicken sausage, zucchini shreds, garlic, olive oil, basil, egg whites, Dijon mustard for a hearty and healthy breakfast.
Kari is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, blogger, individual nutritional counselor. She wrote “The Small Change Diet” encouraging people to improve their lives with small changes leading to huge improvements. For breakfast, Kari believes in high-fiber carbs, lean protein, and healthy fats. She explains that breakfast should keep us satisfied for a minimum of three hours. If we get hungry before then our meal did not include enough protein.
Try: One of Kari’s great breakfast ideas is to combine whole wheat toast, non-dairy cream cheese, 3 scrambled eggs, and a tomato slice. Simple and perfect.
After years of bad eating landed her in the hospital, Vani was inspired to change her life. She began by cutting out processed foods. In 2011 she started blogging her healthy lifestyle to help educate others about harmful ingredients.
Try: Vani’s Pumpkin Quinoa Porridge which is a combination of quinoa, almond milk, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, flaxseeds, honey, walnuts, and coconut flakes for an organic breakfast high in nutrients and flavor.
As a perfect example of someone who lives what he teaches, Tony is a great resource for everything that improves your health and wellbeing. Tony eats a high protein breakfast with a healthy serving of vegetables, and carbs to keep feeling full and energetic.
Try: Scrambled eggs with a side of sweet potatoes.
The name Jillian Michaels is synonymous with healthy living. As a leading wellness expert, bestselling author, and fitness trainer, she is a great resource for new ideas and ways to improve. By putting a healthy spin on our favorite breakfasts, she helps us fulfill our cravings and stay healthy.
Try: Her Healthy Eggs Benedict recipe for a delicious option the entire family will enjoy. Begin with a wheat English muffin and top it with eggs, garlic, spinach and tomatoes.
The founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center – a disease prevention research center – Dr. Katz is also a novelist, clinician, researcher, and journalist. He is recognized globally for nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease. Dr. Katz promotes eating real foods, avoiding processed items, and limiting sugar.
Try: For those breakfasts on the go, Nature’s Path or Wholesome Goodness cereals, and KIND bars are good options.
Keep Basic Items on Hand
The best way to ensure you eat and eat well is to keep your refrigerator and pantry stocked with the right foods.
Protein, good carbs, produce, and fiber-packed foods are all a perfect base for your first meal of the day.
Also try adding leftover veggies from last night’s dinner to your morning egg white omelet for a great start to your day.
Additionally, if you’re really pressed for time, having a protein shake or smoothie with your favourite fruits or veggies is a definitely a quick healthy breakfast fix.
I hope these quick tips will encourage you to feed your body right from the moment you wake up, and help breakfast become your favorite meal of the day.
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