Easy and Nutritious Recipes to Celebrate Healthy Breakfast Month

September 17, 2020

Easy and Nutritious Recipes to Celebrate Healthy Breakfast Month

September is Healthy Breakfast Month! If you’re not in the habit of eating a healthy breakfast, this is a great time to start.

Knowing what ingredients to incorporate can sometimes be the most challenging part of eating healthier. When considering a healthy breakfast, think of including anti-inflammatory sources like berries (the deeper the color, the better) or citrus. Your joints will thank you! Whole grains with a high source of bran, nuts like walnuts or nut butters, foods with high omega-3 fatty acids and omega-3 fortified eggs are all smart choices. For example, an omelet with lots of fresh veggies like spinach, peppers and mushrooms is easy and high in omega-3 and fiber.

Try to avoid processed foods and high-fructose corn syrup. Instead, use extra virgin olive oils or expeller pressed organic canola oil. Limit saturated fats like butter, margarine and shortening and substitute fats with high-quality yogurt (low in sugar) or puréed fruits. A yogurt parfait bar with berries, nuts and granola is delicious, colorful and nutritious.

With these suggestions in mind, we wanted to share a few delicious, nutritious breakfast recipes that are packed with anti-inflammatory sources. Read on for inspiration to start your day off on the right track!

Crunchy Cinnamon Granola – pair with high-quality yogurt (your bones love calcium) and berries (your joints with thank you for the anti-inflammatory boost) to kick-start your morning with energy. Great for breakfast or a snack!

Yogurt Parfait with Raspberries and Chia Seeds – packed with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and protein, this recipe will keep you feeling full and energized.

Pecan Banana Bread Overnight Oats – prepare the night before for an easy fiber-rich grab-and-go breakfast loaded with protein and potassium.

5-Minute Herb Baked Eggs – this protein-packed (and delicious) meal can be prepared in five minutes and only takes a few ingredients!