Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or haven’t you heard? If you want to get your morning off to a good start, it’s always a good idea to start off with a healthy breakfast. Of course, not all of us know the fundamentals of making a ‘healthy’ breakfast. So how do you cook a healthy breakfast?
There are a number of things that you can do, including cooking your crumpets on some non-stick crumpet rings, or using less oil in your fry ups. That’s a little too simplistic though – with that in mind, we’re going to do a deep dive into the 5 best ways to cook a healthy breakfast so all of your mornings are as successful as they ought to be.
- Prepare in Advance
One thing that people often say is that they don’t have the time to cook a healthy breakfast. They say that it takes too long to cook in the mornings, especially when you’re in a rush to get ready for work or preparing the kids for school. We get it – things can take time. Of course, you don’t actually have to cook your breakfast on that day, however.
One thing that people often recommend when it comes to eating healthier is meal preparation. Things like overnight oats can be made the night before and can be filled with all sorts of healthy things like fruit and seeds for fiber. Or you can partially prepare the food the night before to save you a little time. This can cause you a lot less stress the next day.
- Change Your Cooking Methods
If you’re trying to cook a healthy breakfast, you may want to change the way that you do certain things. For instance, do you usually fry your bacon with oil? Well, oil is a good choice in small doses since it can be a good source of fat in your diet, but too much of it can be an issue. If you are trying to minimize the calories and the fat in your diet, then you can switch it out for a cooking spray, or dry fry the bacon instead. Alternatively, there are certain things that you can cook in the oven or in an air fryer to make it a little bit healthier. Non stick cookware will likely be your best friend when you’re looking to eat healthier, so it’s certainly worth investing in some.
- Use Healthier Alternatives
You can still have many of your favorite breakfast foods, but it’s often a good idea to switch it out for alternatives. For instance, you can switch out your bacon rashers for bacon medallions. You can switch a whole egg for egg whites when you’re cooking pancakes. Speaking of pancakes, why not try making them out of oat flour that you can blend in your blender? Using substitutes is an effective way of making your food healthier.
- Use Your Fruit and Veggies
You knew we were going to say this, right? Well, using fruit and veggies is always a good way to improve the health factor of your food. As it turns out, the vast majority of people don’t eat nearly as many fruits and vegetables as they should be. It’s a shame since they’re so important for our bodies! You can get more fruit and veg into your day by making things like smoothies, or adding fruit to your pancakes. Add fruit to oats, the world is your oyster!
- Play Around With Protein and Fiber
We can all get into a habit of eating the same things all the time. It’s hard not to when we know what we like and what we don’t. One of the keys to a healthy breakfast, however, is experimentation. Look into some healthy ingredients for breakfasts and see if you can work them into a recipe so you can break from the status quo. Look into using some new protein sources – perhaps you can have some chicken with breakfast instead of bacon, or you can try using more eggs. Maybe you could have avocado with your toast for more healthy fats? For fiber, why not try incorporating fibrous veggies into your breakfast – you could make egg muffins with broccoli in, for instance. Or you could make baked oats. There are so many options – they may become your favorites!
Those are just some of our tips for eating a healthier breakfast. Now, go out there and research – your new favorite meal awaits!