QUICK HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPES

…. whetting your taste bud one meal at a time

Oftentimes we tend to be rushing off to work, school or any activities we have lined up for the day. Even during weekends, we get so busy in the morning and don’t consider breakfast to be important at all. Reason being that we often find it difficult to determine that quick and yet healthy recipe that one can prepare and still be early for our daily engagements.

Taking just a few minutes to eat breakfast can really fulfill your day. Even when there is no time to eat, these breakfast ideas can be to-go, and you can eat at work. Don’t go on an empty stomach, breakfast fuels and energize your body and brain. Try and eat your breakfast at least two hours after waking up, as it will improve your mood and reduce tension level.

Know that your body needs essential nutrients and eating breakfast can provide the needed vitamins to the body and nourishes the body. Eating breakfast can enhance the memory level and improve the level of concentration, thereby keeping you agile throughout of the day.

These recipes include quick fruits and vegetable prep.  It is easy and can only take 5 to 10 minutes to get them ready. Below are the quick and healthy breakfast recipes.

Cinnamon Plantains and vegetables:

This is the combination of plantains and vegetables. All you need is for this recipe are:

• Ripe plantains

• Cinnamon Powder

• Spinach or any vegetable of your choice

• Coconut oil

• Carrots

• Onions

• Salt, pepper and seasoning powder.

Procedure: slice the plantains. Place a saucepan over a medium heat and add a teaspoon of coconut oil. Once the oil is hot, place the sliced plantains flat on the saucepan. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on the plantain. As soon its golden brown, turn to the other side and sprinkle the cinnamon powder. Once its golden brown, bring them out to a plate.

Quickly scrape, wash and chop the carrots. Chop some onions. Wash and put the spinach in a pot. Add the carrots, onions, pepper, salt and any other spice you want. Allow it to simmer and it’s done. Serve with the cinnamon plantain.

❖ Oatmeal bowl:

This is one of my perfect breakfast. Requirements are:

• One cup of old-fashioned oatmeal

• Almond milk

• Strawberry

• Cranberry

• Cinnamon banana

• Pumpkin seeds

Procedure: Place a pot on medium-high heat. Pour some almond milk and bring to boil. Add the oatmeal and allow to cook for 2minutes.

Peel and slice bananas, sprinkle some cinnamon powder on it. Wash and chop the strawberry. Wash the cranberry. Put the cooked oatmeal on a plate and spread the banana, strawberry, and cranberry with some pumpkin seeds on top. Serve and enjoy.

Vegetable sandwich:

This is an ideal quick breakfast idea. All you need for this is:

• Two or more slices of bread

• Vegetables (spinach, tomatoes, onions, lettuce)

• Peanut butter or guacamole

Procedure: Wash and slice the vegetables. Spread the bread with peanut butter or guacamole. Place the vegetables on one bread and cover with the second slice. Use a bread knife to make a diagonal cut, then it’s ready. Serve with a cup of juice or smoothie.

Custard:

Custard is the mixture of edible corn starch and other concentrated nutrients and vitamins. All that is required are:

• Custard powder

• Milk and honey

Procedure: Put enough water into the kettle and place on heat. Use a good-sized bowl and mix two to three spoons of custard powder with little water to dissolve the lumps, (note: custard rises during preparation, so be sure to use a big bowl to take the custard). Add more water if required to get a medium consistency. Once the water boils, stir the mixture again as some of the custard will settle in the bottom. Pour the water slow and steady, until it’s thick and set. Stir the custard well, add honey and milk. It’s ready, serve with some bread or overnight pancakes.

Vegetable Salad and peanuts:

This breakfast recipe is so nourishing and all you need are :

• Tomatoes

• Parsley leaves

• Cucumber

• Lettuce

• Peanut

Procedure: Wash and cut all the vegetables. Put the vegetables on a plate and add some peanut on it. Serve and enjoy.

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable:

You can’t afford to miss this pack of morning energy, so delicious and nourishing. Requirements are :

• 2 chicken thighs

• Spinach

• Celery stick

• Pepper

• Onions

• Seasoning powder

Procedure: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Wash and quickly spice the chicken, then place in the oven. Wash and Cut the vegetables, then place in a pot. Chop some onions and add to the vegetables. Add pepper and seasoning powder. Allow to simmer and it’s done. Once the chicken is done, serve together with the vegetables.

Vegetable wraps and egg:

For this recipe, you will be needing:

• Soft Tortilla wrap

• Vegetables (carrot, green beans, tomatoes, spinach, green pepper)

• One large egg

• Parchment paper

• Coconut oil

Procedure: Preheat the oven to a medium heat. Wash and slice the vegetables. Place the tortilla on a flat table and add some vegetables. Roll and wrap with parchment paper and place in the oven.

Whisk the egg in a bowl. Place a saucepan over a medium heat. Add ½ tsp of coconut oil. Pour the egg as soon the pan gets hot, sprinkle some vegetables on top and let it cook for two minutes. Serve the cooked egg with the vegetable wrap.

❖ Vegetable wraps with some avocado:

One of my favorite healthy breakfast idea. Requirements are:

• Soft Tortilla wrap

• Vegetables (celery stick, tomatoes, spinach, green pepper)

• Parchment paper

• Avocado

Procedure: Preheat the oven to medium heat. Wash and slice the vegetables. Place the tortilla on a flat table and add some vegetables. Roll and wrap with parchment paper and place in the oven. After two minutes, serve with some sliced avocado.

Enjoy!!!

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