These Delicious (and Easy) Breakfast Recipes Will Start Your Day Off Right
Your snooze button and hectic work schedule can get in the way of starting your day with a healthy breakfast. While this is a common excuse for replacing a square meal with an iced coffee, a new study concerning consumer eating behaviors conducted by market research firm NPD Group found that the consumption of breakfast and morning snacks (i.e. fruit, yogurt, and cereal bars) is likely to grow faster than the U.S. population over the next few years. The research suggests that this projection is due to the ease and convenience of fast-food chains providing more extensive breakfast options on their menus (not always the healthiest way to check off your first meal of the day).
Despite the ease of a grab-and-go McGriddle, the same study shows that 70% of breakfasts are still consumed at home. As America shifts the focus back to the "most important meal of the day," we're sharing a few of our favorite easy recipes that will help you get on board with bringing back breakfast. From waffles made with Greek yogurt to protein-packed muffins, these seven tasty recipes will start your day in a delicious way.
These guilt- and gluten-free waffles from Ambitious Kitchen are filled with protein, fiber, and nutrients that will leave you satisfied and energized for a full day ahead. All of the tasty ingredients (oats, banana, cinnamon, and Greek yogurt, to name a few) are mixed in the blender, making it an easy clean up. The waffles are also freezer-friendly, so you can make a batch ahead of time to enjoy throughout the week.
Green Kitchen Stories tested and approved this recipe from Amy Chaplin’s At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen, and we're sharing it with you because these pancakes are unlike any others you've had before. The stack is also gluten-free and made with chia and coconut oil for an extra-healthy take on your favorite childhood breakfast staple.
Since kale is the fan-favorite green of the moment, we're betting you'll already have most of the ingredients you'll need to whip up this savory slow-cooked omelette from Sprouted Kitchen. If you're feeding a larger group, the recipe has also been adapted into a frittata, which should be your new go-to for impressing guests at your next brunch gathering.
This recipe from The Kitchy Kitchy can be prepped ahead of time, as the crostata is made with pie crust, which can be frozen for your convenience. Simply top the dough with the delectable combo of ingredients like eggs, prosciutto, and garlic for a delicious filling that bakes to perfection.
These muffins from Ambitious Kitchen are naturally sweet (no added sugar involved) and are packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. They're also paleo and gluten-free and take only 20 minutes of prep time, so you can get ready for work while they bake in the oven. If you're not a fan of dark chocolate, the chips can easily be replaced with blueberries—or just leave them out altogether—the recipe is just as delicious either way.
If you're cooking in a hurry, this rapid egg cooker will help you speed up the process. Which of the above recipes are you looking forward to making for breakfast?