The healthiest breakfasts are ones you make yourself with an eye toward fiber, lean protein and healthy fats. This combination keeps you running all morning long. You can get fiber through heart-healthy whole grains and/or fruits or vegetables. Low-fat dairy, eggs and nuts are good sources of protein. For healthy fats, think about avocado, egg yolk, olive oil or nuts. Here are some quick and healthy breakfast ideas that will power you through the day.
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Admittedly I’ve never been a great breakfast eater – unless it’s a “special occasion, big stack of pancakes” kind of breakfast. The guilt of ignoring the most important meal of the day for years has finally caught up with me, but I’ve found the perfect solution: an obsession with green smoothies.
It’s the perfect way to start my day with a boost of nutrition. Getting in a serving or two of fruits and vegetables right off the bat makes me feel like I’m doing my body good. In addition to the health benefits of my chosen morning blend and the delicious taste, it’s also a time saver for me. I’m able to whip a smoothie together in no time in my blender, pour a big glass, then easily clean up. I just add a drop or two of dish soap to the blender carafe with some warm water and whiz away. It’s so easy!
I’ve got a great recipe for a Mean Green Smoothie recipe that I did on the current season of Kelsey’s Essentials, but I also love picking up some inspiration for new blends by following @simplegreensmoothies on instagram. They post pictures, tips, and recipes almost every day to make any green smoothie addict swoon.
What’s your pick for a healthy start to the day?
Kelsey Nixon shares her passion for the basics on Kelsey’s Essentials, a series showcasing tips, tools, & techniques that no home cook should be without. Kelsey got her start in food media when she created Kelsey’s Kitchen, a college cooking show emphasizing fast, fun and affordable meals. She earned her professional culinary arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu – Hollywood. In 2008, she was a finalist on The Next Food Network Star. Kelsey lives in New York City with her husband Robby where she spends her days developing recipes and cooking up a storm. She has a cookbook scheduled to come out in 2013. Keep up with Kelsey on her blog and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
We caught up with Brunch @ Bobby’s host Bobby Flay to ask him why breakfast is the most important meal of the day, how to make scrambled eggs awesome (as part of his Calabrian Scrambled Eggs with Jalapeno Pesto Bruschetta pictured above or on their own) and how to take pancakes to the next level.
Watch his tips now:
Tune in to Brunch @ Bobby’s tonight at 9:30pm ET on Cooking Channel to get more great brunch tips and watch Bobby make his Calabrian Scrambled Eggs with Jalapeno Pesto Bruschetta.
Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. It’s not a campaign to turn everyone in the world vegetarian or vegan; in fact, many involved are meat-lovers. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why do we eat it just in the morning? If we ate breakfast all day long, imagine how much smarter and healthier we’d be.
This rationale isn’t why I eat eggs for dinner, I do it because I love them. Eggs are pretty much the one food I always have in the fridge, they’re super easy to make, cheap and really good for you — eggs are loaded with protein and vitamins and other good stuff, and one egg has just 70 calories. If you’re lazy or short on time, fried or scrambled eggs make a meal, but you can fancy them up easily too, with stuff from your fridge. Asparagus frittata, eggs in purgatory, egg and fig jam sandwich — eggs are not just breakfast, they’re all-day food.
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No, it is not a vertical s'more.. It's a Tie Fighter Snack.
Cinco de Mayo may steal the attention this week, but Star Wars fans know the real May day to celebrate…
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Not enough time for breakast? No way! Breakfast gives you energy, allows you to stay fuller longer, and helps to maintain a healthy weight… if you do it the Hungry Girl way.
This week, Lisa shares her go-to breakfast dishes including:
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Indulge in a batch of buttermilk pancakes to celebrate Fat Tuesday.
Pancakes (along with fried bread and fatty pastries) are traditional Mardi Gras staples, since Fat Tuesday is the last chance to eat rich, fatty foods before the 40 day fasting of Lent. But even if you’re going to skip the fasting, go ahead and indulge in the feasting. There’s no better time to cook up fluffy buttermilk pancakes.
Here are some no-fail pancake making tips I rounded up, with a little help from The Pancake Handbook: Specialties from Bette’s Oceanview Diner.
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Locanda Verde's Blueberry Polenta Muffins are nothing short of magic.
From a restaurant that bakes a brick-oven breakfast to a pancake house in Portland where you cook the food, an all-new season of Unique Eats kicks off Sunday night at 10pm ET.
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Huevos Rancheros from Jean Pope
Jean Pope shared her version of huevos rancheros on Cooking Channel’s Facebook wall. It has everything you’d expect from the classic Mexican breakfast dish—a corn tortilla, refried beans, a fried egg on top—but she pushes the flavor envelope with a couple surprise ingredients.
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Alex Lopez's golden raspberry harvest
Fruit is the ideal breakfast ingredient, especially during summer when you’re craving something light. Pair it up with a protein and you have a complete meal.
Alex Lopez shared this pic of golden raspberries growing wild in her garden, “great with honey, yogurt and almonds” — yum! My morning staple is almost identical, except I use fresh blueberries.
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