Healthy and Affordable Breakfast Foods

Who doesn’t want a good day to happen as soon as you wake up? An easy way to kick start your day to a bright start is by eating a great breakfast. Even though it might be a cliche to say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s still completely true. That’s because breakfast foods give you the energy you need to get your metabolism going and help you focus on whatever tasks you have, like school or work.

Your body simply needs blood sugar to get your muscles and brain to function at their best capability. Unfortunately, after hours of sleeping, your body is often low on this glucose when you wake up. By not skipping your breakfast as many commonly do, you can get a great boost to the start of your morning which will carry you through the long hours till lunch.

Fortunately, you don’t need to consume a breakfast of kings and champions to reap these benefits. A few simple and light foods will do the trick. Let’s take a look at five of the healthiest and filling breakfast foods to get your healthy habits back on track.

1- Avocado on Toast

Avocados are often known as a superfood, and this comes with good reason. Apart from their clean and delicious taste, they’re packed with nutrients[1] such as vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, and potassium. They make for a fantastic low-calorie plant food and are packed with heart-healthy fats, eye-healthy antioxidants, and fibers. 

Pair the avocado with a healthy bread of your choice like wholewheat or rye and you’ve got a wonderful breakfast that you can take on the go. Don’t forget to season for some extra taste and fun!

2- Oatmeal

There’s nothing that screams a healthy breakfast much like a bowl of warm and wholesome oatmeal. It’s as simple as grabbing a handful of oats and boiling them in water or milk. After that, you can add in fruits, syrup, sugar, or peanut butter to take your breakfast to a whole new level. 

As you eat with joy along the way, you can feel great knowing that you’re taking in a load of nutrients such as carbs, protein, antioxidants, and fiber. Plus, your cholesterol[2] and blood sugar levels[3] will be lowered with this filling food.

3- Fruit & Veggie Smoothies

For those extra busy days, you can take all the nutritional power of nature’s fruits and veggies and blend them into a super healthy smoothie to take on the go. Whether you want a green smoothie with plenty of veggies or more of a fruity flavor, you’ll often need plenty of blueberries, bananas, strawberries, and other foods like spinach, Greek yogurt, kale, and ginger. 

After you give it all a blend, enjoy plenty of antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, and a delicious taste as you get your day started packed with energy!

4- Chia Seeds

Although small, chia seeds stand tall in the power they pack. They provide a wonderful burst of fiber[4] and can help you feel full early in your morning. Plus, you might also find improvements in your blood sugar and pressure. Eating these seeds as breakfast foods can also allow you to get creative! 

Consider preparing some easy chia pudding with ingredients as little in number as the seeds themselves, almond milk, and honey, topped off with healthy nuts and fruits of your choice! It also makes for a wonderful food to eat on the go.

5- Nuts

Who can forget about the health benefits of nuts? These delicious foods are easy to mix and take with you wherever you go. Not only are they great tasting, but also help to fill you up and maintain better weight control[5]. The next time you visit the supermarket, be sure to grab some almonds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, and whatever you enjoy. 

You don’t have to eat them completely alone though! Feel free to add as many nuts as you want to your smoothies, healthy desserts, yogurts, and other breakfast foods. Nuts are so versatile that you could practically add them to any meal for a boost in energy!