During the school year, mornings can be quite rushed. To give me energy, I like to start my day with a healthy breakfast. My favorite healthy breakfast includes scrambled eggs, a side of diced avocado, cinnamon toast, a small glass of Tropicana orange juice, and of course, a cup of much needed coffee. I use Nutpods creamer in my coffee. It has 0 grams of sugar and only 10 calories per tablespoon. Coconut/almond milk creamers are much healthier alternatives than regular half and half.
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I make the scrambled eggs on the weekend, usually on Sundays. To make super fluffy scrambled eggs, I mix 5 eggs and 5 tablespoons of milk with a rubber spatula. These will usually last me about 3 to 4 days. If you like to eat a bigger helping of eggs, you can do 6-7 eggs and 6-7 tablespoons of milk.
I like to use a ceramic non-stick pan, because the eggs do not burn or stick. I found mine for a good deal at TJ Maxx, but here’s a similar style from Amazon (affiliate link)
When the eggs are almost finished cooking, add about 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and mix until the cheese is melted throughout. Eggs are high in selenium which helps prevents certain types of cancers and also protects against heart disease. Eggs also contain vitamin D which helps strengthen your bones and teeth. Eggs are rich in vitamins B6, B12, iron, zinc, and copper. I tend to be low in iron, so eating eggs helps me ensure I’m getting enough of this important mineral.
I love eating my scrambled eggs with a side of diced avocado. I took a trip to California a few years ago, and I had the most delicious cheese omelet with sliced avocados on top. This was my inspiration for eating avocado with my scrambled eggs. Did you know that avocados actually have more potassium that bananas? Although avocados are high in fat, they contain monounsaturated fat, which actually helps to lower your cholesterol levels. Avocados are high in fiber. People who eat avocados tend to have less belly fat, which is even more reason to eat this delicious fruit. (Yes, avocado is actually a fruit!) I eat one piece of cinnamon toast with it as well. It gives me that little bit of sweetness that I love.
Another healthy breakfast I like to eat is Cream of Wheat or Farina. Cream of Wheat is very high in iron. It also contains niacin, vitamin B6, thiamine, calcium, copper, and riboflavin. I like to add a little bit of almond milk and a small amount of pure maple syrup for sweetness. You can also add raisins or honey, but I do not like raisins in mine.
My third go-to breakfast during the school year is a plain bagel with cream cheese. Because they are high in carbs, I only eat them once or twice a week. I also usually only eat half of a bagel. I eat them with a side of fruit for added fiber.
I would love to hear your ideas for easy, healthy breakfast ideas during the busy school year! Comment below with your favorites!