Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is literally breaking the fast that you’ve had since you stopped eating the night before. Eating in the morning helps to increase your metabolic rate and gets your body ready for the day ahead. That is why it is so important to resist the urge to skip out. Whether you have a bit of time to spare or you’re in a rush, there are always great low-calorie breakfast ideas to try. Here are some of our favourites:
Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes
If you want to start your morning off right, fill up on these peanut butter and banana pancakes. Peanut butter gives you tons of energy and protein and bananas are full of fibre, which keeps you feeling full all morning long. All you have to do to make this breakfast recipe is to add bananas and peanut butter to whole-wheat pancake batter. Be sure to mix the ingredients well so that you don’t have any lumps or clumps in your batter. Cook the pancakes in a pan on medium-heat and serve with 1 teaspoon of honey on top instead of super sugary syrup.
Egg and Salmon Sandwich
Another great breakfast idea that will help you start the day without overdoing it on calories? An egg and salmon sandwich. You’ll want to layer two cooked egg whites, 1 ounce of smoked salon, and a slice of tomato on a whole-wheat English muffin. This filling sandwich is just 215 calories and will give you tons of protein. If you’ve got a few minutes to spare, give it a try. It just may make breakfast your favourite meal of the day!
Morning Berry Smoothie
If you want something a little bit sweeter when you wake up, a smoothie a great alternative. It can be made quickly and taken with you on the go if you’re running behind. Plus, it gives your body vitamin C, fibre, potassium, and tons of other essential nutrients. To make your own berry smoothie, toss ½ cup of low-fat plain yogurt into your blender. Then, add 1 ¼ cups of orange juice, 1 full banana, 1 ¼ cups of frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries) and blend until it is nice and creamy. Simple!
Spinach and Bacon Omelette
This next morning recipe will give you tons of protein to help kick start your day. Even better? It tastes amazing! All you have to do to make it is whisk together 2 egg whites, 2 pieces of turkey bacon (they should be crumbled), and 1 cup of baby spinach. Heat up a skillet or cooking pan and spray with a little cooking spray to avoid your omelette sticking to the pan. Cook the mixture until completely cooked through and serve on a plate with a piece of whole-wheat toast.
When it comes to breakfast, there are so many meals that you can enjoy. They don’t have to be high in calories to leave you feeling satisfied, though! Look for foods with high fibre and lots of protein. That way, you’ll be ready for anything the day throws at you.