Favorite Healthy Breakfast Options
This may not be groundbreaking news, but the food you put into your body has a MASSIVE impact on your health. Having good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle and assisting your body so it can perform at its best. When you combine good nutrition with physical activity, you can reduce your risk of chronic diseases and promote your overall health. So what are some healthy, nutrient-rich food options that anyone can use to promote their health? Keep reading to find out.
Everyone’s body needs different types of foods and diet regimens to restore their health. Some focus on breakfast while others benefit from intermittent fasting. If you are unsure what approach you should take, you can talk to us to figure out a plan that works best for you and your body type. However, if you are someone that likes to get your nutrients such as folate, calcium, iron, B vitamins, and fiber from breakfast, we have rounded up a list of some of our healthy breakfast options to inspire you in the kitchen!
- Pumpkin Muffins
- Preheat oven to 325° and line muffin tin with liners.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Add pumpkin, honey, eggs, butter, and yogurt, and mix until combined. Fold in 3/4 cup pecans.
- Divide batter into muffin liners, then top with remaining pecans and Demerara sugar. Bake until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let muffins cool in pan, then serve.
- Butternut Squash Breakfast Hash
- Preheat the oven to 400° F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the butternut squash with a drizzle of olive oil and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Roast until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions, zucchini, broccolini, rosemary, and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Add the vinegar or lemon juice, garlic, roasted butternut squash, kale, another pinch of salt and pepper, and a pinch of smoked paprika, if using. Saute until everything is golden brown, about 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Season to taste. Garnish with sliced radishes, if using, and top with the fried eggs.
- Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
- Combine oats, water, milk, cinnamon, and salt in Instant pot. Press the manual setting and set the cooking time for 5 minutes on high. Let steam release naturally for 20 minutes before flipping the release valve.
- Remove lid and stir in maple syrup and vanilla. Serve topped with more maple syrup, bananas, blueberries, and almonds.
- Tomato Toast With Macadamia Ricotta
- Drain and rinse the macadamia nuts and place in an upright high-speed blender with nutritional yeast, vinegar, lemon juice, miso, garlic, 8 tablespoons of water, and salt. Blend on high for 1 minute, scraping down the sides of the blender and adding water a tablespoon at a time, until you reach a fluffy creamy consistency. Taste and adjust salt, vinegar, or lemon as necessary. Transfer ricotta to a bowl and cover with cling wrap; refrigerate until ready to use.
- Remove macadamia ricotta from the fridge and set aside. Top toasted bread with macadamia ricotta, sliced tomatoes, julienned shiso, and a few pinches of black salt. Cut the toast in half and serve.
- Green Smoothie
- Combine unsweetened almond milk, chopped spinach, chopped kale, banana, almond butter, chia seeds, and honey in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Bell Pepper Eggs
- Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat, and grease lightly with cooking spray.
- Place a bell pepper ring in the skillet, then sauté for two minutes. Flip the ring, then crack an egg in the middle. Season with salt and pepper, then cook until the egg is cooked to your liking, 2 to 4 minutes.
- Repeat with the other eggs, then garnish with chives and parsley.
At Better Life Chiropractic & Wellness, we are experts in providing specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patients’ return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another or the types of foods your body might specifically need? We can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs. Send us a message to get started on your nutritional journey!