Do you ever wake up in the morning and have so much going on that thinking about a healthy breakfast is just another chore? Whether you’re crunched on time, on a grocery budget, or are just trying to start your day with a healthy, guilt-free, go-to breakfast, this healthy 3 step breakfast is for you.
1. Healthy Toast
When preparing bread for a healthy meal, it’s imperative that you use the healthiest bread that you can find, or else, it’s just not healthy anymore. Toast is a good option for breakfast because it’s filling, simply and (if you get a healthy one) can be a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Gluten free bread: for the dedicated GF champs out there, go for an organic preferably one in the frozen sections to ensure freshness (fun fact: if your bread doesn’t spoil quickly, that may be a sign it contains preservatives. GF bread is often in the freezer section because it does not contain these preservatives).
Sprouted grain: arguably the healthiest bread on the shelves is bread that is sprouted and/or fermented. This is because bread, although containing high amounts of fiber can be difficult (and for some, impossible to digest). Sprouted and fermented grains are much easier to digest. fresh homemade bread for those who are dedicated enough to make it themselves!
Fresh homemade bread: for those who are inspiringly dedicated to their diet and health, fresh homemade bread is the best possible option. This is because when a grain is whole and unbroken, it contains all of the nutrients, vitamins, and enzymes needed to be absorbed and digested in the body. When a bread is milled for bread, and sit out for more than 24 hours, much of the vitamins and minerals, and digestive enzymes are no longer present. So, the fresher the bread you can find, the better!
2. Hearty Spread
Avocado: a good source of healthy fats, which many people are deficient in.
Light organic cream cheese: contains fats, calories, and proteins, and some brands include healthy probiotics.
Almond Butter: high in good fats, antioxidants, Vitamin E, magnesium, and is a healthier alternative to peanut butter
3. Delicious Toppings
Berries: High in fiber, antioxidants and natural sugars.
Seeds: (Pumpkin, chia, flax, hemp) good source of Omega-‘s, healthy fats and vitamins.
Eggs: Organic eggs are a great source of protein, selenium, and essential vitamins such as D, B6, and B12.
Vegetables/greens: steamed, grilled, or raw, many people forget that vegetables are not only for salads and side dishes at dinner. In fact, vegetables are some of the healthiest foods for us. Try adding sliced radishes, diced tomatoes, and/or spinach to your toast, it will give you good energy, minerals, and vitamins needed to take on the day.