Eating healthy breakfast fast food can be a challenge. Grocery stores are loaded with frozen Omelets, waffles, pancakes, doughnuts, bagels, and all other unhealthy foods that we love to eat at our favorite coffee shops or sit down fast food restaurants for. The problem is these frozen foods are made with excess preservatives that may not be good for us in large quantities. There are some easy to make recipes for healthy breakfast food that tastes great too. You can use any of these recipes as a weeknight meal and still feel like you are having a light snack.
One of the most popular healthy breakfast fast food choices is oatmeal. You can have your choice of different types of oats; whole wheat, steel cut, or porridge oats. There are also many different ways to add flavor to your oatmeal, but if you just want to add some bulk, you may want to buy some of the unflavored ones in the grocery store. A quick way to add some flavor to your oatmeal is to add some chopped pecans or walnuts to the top. To make sure you don’t use too much oil, add about one tablespoon of brown sugar to your mix.
A healthy breakfast fast food choice that is loaded with fiber is an apple and half orange mixture. All you have to do is put a slice of an apple on a piece of aluminum foil and add half of a cup of half orange juice to the mix. You can also top off the fruit with some chopped pecans or walnuts. Make sure you add enough juice to make it delicious, but not enough to drown the orange in the mix.
A delicious and healthy breakfast choice that is both fast and easy to make is a batch of low-fat, semi-skimmed milk oatmeal. All you have to do is add in one tablespoon of skimmed milk to a mug of water. Next, stir in a pack of whole-wheat or white bread, a quarter teaspoon of salt and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda. If you are in a hurry, consider using a reduced-calorie yogurt or reduced-sugar instant oatmeal instead of the milk.
Healthy breakfast recipes for fast food often call for a healthy snack for the day. If you’re in a hurry, consider having a bowl of cereal with low-fat milk or low-sugar granola. You can also substitute instant oatmeal or sugar-free yogurt for cereal, as long as it contains enough calcium to make it a healthy snack. For a snack that will fill you up for lunch and dinner, try vegetable sandwiches made with low-fat mayonnaise and raw vegetables. Dress the vegetables with a light vinaigrette for an easy, healthy dinner.
For a mid-afternoon pick me up, consider filling up on fruit. If you’d rather skip dessert, make a fresh fruit salad and top with low-fat sliced apples, walnuts and a bit of crouton. You can make this salad into a healthy breakfast if you put canned peaches, apples and pears on a bed of spinach or lettuce. A couple of tablespoons of dried cranberry or blackberry can provide a pleasant touch to a yogurt sandwich or salad.
Even fast food restaurants are getting on board with healthy eating. Most of them now offer salads on their menus. You can find healthy ones with reduced fat, low-calorie dressing and a variety of chopped vegetables. To make a pasta salad, combine softened butter, romaine lettuce and zucchini in a bowl; top with tuna salad, chicken salad or white fish.
As you can see, healthy eating doesn’t have to mean that you have to give up your favorite fast food breakfast. Some of the ideas above are both easy to make and fun to eat. Just make sure that your morning breakfast is filled with nutrient-rich food instead of junk food. The effort you make in the morning will start your day off right and keep you feeling healthy well into the evening. After all, you deserve it!