Brunch is the most important meal of the day,” as the saying goes. While studies show that many Americans would rather hit the snooze button than eat breakfast before going to work, evidence suggests that we should act differently for our health. Starting the day with a balanced meal has a tonne of advantages, and it’s not that difficult. Before getting to my favorite quick breakfast recipes, I’ll go over some of the major advantages of eating a healthy breakfast in this article.
1. French toast with fresh raspberries
If you love French toast, then this recipe is for you. The combination of raspberries and fresh fruit makes this breakfast a healthy choice. It’s also low in calories and high in fiber, which means it will keep you fuller longer.
2. Egg white omelet with grilled asparagus
Egg whites are a healthier option than whole eggs, and they’re also low in fat. The protein in eggs is essential for building muscle mass and reducing body fat, which can help you look slimmer and feel better. Egg whites contain high amounts of vitamin B12 a nutrient that’s important for maintaining healthy red blood cells, as well as brain function–along with iron, calcium, zinc and choline (an important nutrient for cell growth).
Egg whites also contain an amino acid called leucine; this amino acid helps build lean muscle tissue by stimulating the production of protein synthesis within your body! This means that when you eat an omelet made with only egg whites instead of whole eggs (and no ham!), you’ll get more bang for your buck because it contains twice as much protein per 100 calories compared to regular omelets made with whole eggs!
3. Smashed avocado toast with lentils and black beans
Avocado toast is a great way to start the day. It’s a delicious way to start your day, as well as being easy to make and nutritious.
- You can add other vegetables like radishes or cucumbers if you have them on hand.
- This recipe makes 2 servings; you’ll need one avocado per person, or at least half an avocado per person if there are more than two people eating it together.
4. Peach and apricot oatmeal cake with cardamom mascarpone cream cheese
- Peach and apricot oatmeal cake
- Cardamom mascarpone cream cheese
- Peach and apricot oatmeal cake with cardamom mascarpone cream cheese
5. Quinoa with roasted beets and spinach pesto
Wash and drain the quinoa well. In a small bowl, mix together the quinoa, beets, and olive oil until combined. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil (or in a baking dish). Roast at 400 degrees F for about 45 minutes until very tender.
In another small bowl, combine pesto ingredients until smooth–this can be done in minutes because it’s just mixing! I like to make my pesto as much of an art form as possible; here are some tips that may help:
Use fresh herbs from your garden or store-bought ones if available; basil is delicious but consider substituting mint instead since it has similar flavor notes but less bitterness when roasted.* When making pesto out of basil leaves alone don’t add salt yet because they’ll become too bitter when cooked without something else adding flavor balance during cooking time.* Add salt toward the end after the tomatoes have cooked down completely into a sauce consistency.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your favorite brunch dishes, but this roundup of healthy and delicious brunch recipes should inspire some new ideas. Whether you’re a fan of savory or sweet breakfasts, we hope these recipes will get you thinking about the possibilities for your next meal!