Easy and quick recipes for a healthy breakfast
Breakfast is the important meal of the day, meant to give you an energy boost for the first part of the day. So why not filling it with lots of vitamins, proteins and fiber. Many people make the mistake of not eating their breakfast. They are happy with just a cup of coffee and they are ready to go for a full day of work. Later, they feast from all kinds of fast foods and pastry products because their body is low on energy and it craves carbohydrates. Having three meals a day with in between snacks help us to have a healthy digestive system.
Here are three breakfast recipes you can try.
Fluffy omelette (6 servings)
- 9 eggs;
- 1/2 cup sour cream;
- 1/2 cup milk;
- 2 green chopped onions;
- 1 tsp. butter;
- 1 tsp. salt;
- 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking dish with the butter. You can use a muffin tin.
Beat the eggs, sour cream, milk, salt, and chopped onions into a bowl until blended. Here you can get creative and add into the mixture whatever vegetables and greens you like, like red bell pepper, dill, parsley etc. Now pour the mixture into the muffin tin or baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Take out the tray and sprinkle the shredded Cheddar cheese over the eggs. Put back in the oven until the cheese is melted.
Oven Baked French Toast (8 servings)
- 12 slices sandwich bread;
- 1/2 cup melted butter;
- 3/4 cup brown sugar;
- 6 eggs;
- 1/2 cup milk;
- 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon;
- 1 pinch salt.
Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with the melted butter. Pour the remaining butter on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon all over the butter. Put the bread slices in two layers over the sugar and butter mixture. Beat the eggs, milk and salt into a bowl until well blended then pour over the bread. Cover the dish and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put the dish in the oven and let it bake for 30 minutes.
For a healthy meal, serve it with fruits.
Granola bars (10 bars)
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats;
- 1 cup chopped unsalted almonds;
- 1 cup pitted dates;
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup;
- 1/4 cup peanut butter;
- You can also add other dried fruits, nuts, vanilla, cinnamon etc.
Process dates in a food processor until it forms a dough consistency (1 minute). If your dates are not moist enough you can soak them in water for 10 minutes and drain them before processing.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover a baking tray with parchment paper. Spread the oats and almonds and let them toast for 10 minutes in the oven.
Put the oats, almonds and dates into a mixing bowl. Warm the honey and peanut batter into a saucepan over low heat then pour the mixture over the oats, almonds and dates. Mix all ingredients until well blended. Put the mixture into a baking tray covered with parchment paper and press it down firmly until uniformly flattened. Put the tray back in the oven and let the mixture bake for another 10-12 minutes.
After removing it from the oven, let it cool then cut it into bars.