Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Scrambled Eggs a la Everything

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In recent years, I have become a scrambled eggs fanatic! Whenever I used to think of breakfast, the image of sunny side up eggs, bacon, homefries and lots of toast and jam popped into my mind. However, scrambled eggs are so much more versatile, and easier to whip up. Plus they’re more colorful:) You can pretty much add whatever you want to your scrambled eggs in order to suit your tastes. This is what I included in mine:

1 Slice of Cooked Leftover Turkey:

I was looking for a little something extra in my eggs, and I will literally try anything. Once I added the cooked turkey, it gave such a great flavour! However you can just stick with veggies if you prefer:)

Pieces of Broccoli

Green Peppers

Although not included in this picture, I usually add red, yellow or orange peppers to the mix as well. Peppers are my favourite and each color adds that burst of flavour to your eggs!

Green Onions

Avocado

I mashed up some avocado, and put small slices into my eggs, as well as some slices on the side to eat with my toast. I just can’t get enough.

Feta Cheese

I usually like to shred some mozzarella cheese onto my eggs, however I decided to try feta cheese since I was all out of options while making breakfast, and it turned out great! The feta cheese also pairs well with scrambled eggs and spinach, it’s delicious, and healthy.

Home Made Banana Icecream

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I know, I know.. icecream for breakfast!? I thought we were trying to be healthy. Well, it turns out that there’s great news for all of the ice cream lovers out there, including me. We can now eat ice cream for breakfast, and still have a healthy meal:) Banana’s really are a wonderful fruit. I made this breakfast for myself one saturday morning while my cravings were running wild, and it did the trick. Banana’s can also be combined with many other ingredients in order to make a wide variety of ice cream flavours for any kind of sweet tooth you might be experiencing.

What You Will Need:
1 (or more) large ripe banana (should be soft)

Knife

Freezer safe container

Food Processor/ Blender

*Any ingredients you choose to mix with the bananas (I will include some ideas below)

Instructions: Let’s make ice cream!

Peel your banana’s, and cut them into small peices

Put bananas into container, and freeze overnight (or at least for 2-3 hours)

Take bananas out of freezer, and begin to blend in a food processor

Add any other ingredients you wish to include in your icecream

I added some vanilla extract, and a bit of honey to mine for sweetness

Other Mix In Ideas Include:
Peanut Butter

Chocolate Chips

Almonds/Almond Milk

Cinnamon

Cocoa Powder

Keep Blending the bananas until they are a creamy, soft serve ice cream texture (they will go through stages of looking crumbly, like oatmeal, etc. Keep blending!)

Scoop the mixture out, and transfer back into the freezer to harden to your likening (or you can eat the mixture after blending, but it will be a bit soft)

Top your ice cream with fruit! I used strawberries, but you can use whichever type of topping you prefer!

Enjoy your ice cream for breakfast:)

Overnight Oats

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One of my absolute favourite breakfast recipes is overnight oats! I usually make this on weekdays when I am busiest, and do not have a lot of time in the mornings before class, or work. This recipe is so simple, and versatile. It is delicious, and jam packed with tons of healthy fruits, nuts, seeds, and more. I will be making another post soon about all of my favourite types of overnight oats that you can make, since there are so many different options with this.

What You Will Need:

Rolled oats (I buy mine from bulk barn)

Greek or plain vanilla yogurt

Sliced Almonds

Walnut Pieces

Chia Seeds

Almond Milk (you can also use regular, or soy)

Fruit

I used:

strawberries

blueberries

bananas

A container/ jar/ or bowl

Instructions:
Pour some of your oats into your bowl/ jar

Pour about 3/4 of the amount of oats you have, of milk into the bowl with the oats (about the same amount of water that you would pour into regular oatmeal)

Scoop some yogurt out, and spread a thin layer over top of the oats in the bowl (this is how it is supposed to be done, however instead of putting the yogurt on top in a layer, I like to mix the yogurt in with the milk and the oats)

Top the mixture with fruit of your choice

Top fruit with nuts, and seeds of your choice

Place bowl/jar into the refridgerator, and cover

Overnight, the oats will absorb the milk and the yogurt, and will be similar to a porridge in the morning

In the morning, uncover, mix, and enjoy your healthy overnight oats!

*This recipe is similar to oatmeal, however it is eaten cold, and with milk and yogurt instead. I honestly enjoy this alternative better than oatmeal, since I can add so many more ingredients to it. I also think the texture, and the fact that it is cold really adds to it! This meal is so great for people on the run during the week, since it can be prepared at night, and is ready in the mornings:)

Home Made Banana & Egg Pancakes Topped With Peanut Butter, Oat, and Cinnamon Spread

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