5 Healthy and Delicious Breakfast Ideas

Every one of us has heard the adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. True enough, a healthy breakfast kick-starts your metabolism which helps you burn calories throughout that day. Multiple studies have also linked eating breakfast to better memory and concentration, lower levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and lower chances of getting diabetes, heart disease and being overweight.

But while breakfast is such an essential part of beginning your day, it can be difficult to find or make a nutritious one before heading to work, especially if you have a hectic lifestyle. Mr. FARMER in Japan serves amazing options such as Acai Bowls, and Avocado Toast, which can be difficult to find in Manila.

However, here are some options for you to try:

Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal

Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal

If you want a wholesome homemade morning meal but don’t have a lot of time at the beginning of the day, this Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal recipe by The Spruce is the right one for you. Just combine rolled oats, milk and a few other tasty ingredients such as nuts and dried fruit in a jar and leave it to chill overnight in the refrigerator. By morning you can top the soft and creamy overnight oats with some almonds, chia seeds, bananas and maple syrup for some sweetness. A post by Medical News Today highlights that oats are a great breakfast because it offers many science-baked health benefits such as the reduced risk of heart disease and lower blood sugar.




Peanut Butter and Honey on Toast

Peanut Butter and Honey on Toast

Looking for a breakfast meal you can make in under seven minutes? This Peanut Butter and Honey on Toast recipe by Reader’s Digest will give you the energy to start your day right without costing you too much time. To do this, toast a slice of whole-wheat bread then spread one tablespoon of natural butter on it and add one tablespoon of honey. You can also add various fruits such as banana and strawberries. This meal will provide you with protein, fiber, and phytonutrients that have anti-microbial and cancer-fighting properties.


Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothie

If you don’t have time to sit down for breakfast in the morning, what you can do is create a power-packed smoothie. This Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothie recipe by Jar of Lemons takes only five minutes to make and involves just two cups of frozen strawberries, one banana, one cup of milk and two tablespoons of chia seeds. The key part of this smoothie is the addition of the chia seeds, which provide you with a boost of nutrition. An article by PrettyMe explains how chia seeds come jam-packed with fiber which cleanses the body and helps you lose weight by leaving you feeling full for longer.

Apple Pie Porridge

Apple Pie Porridge

Want to begin the day with a warm and hearty breakfast? Try this Apple Pie Porridge recipe from NHS. This familiar-tasting dish only takes fifteen minutes to prepare. Just toss 50g of porridge oats, 200ml of semi-skimmed milk, one diced medium dessert apple and a pinch of cinnamon into a saucepan. Wait for the mix to boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer for five minutes before transferring it to a bowl. Since skimmed milk has less than 0.5% milkfat and apples are high in fiber and water, this dish is ideal for people who are trying to manage their weight but still want to enjoy the taste of apple pie without the guilt.




Honeydew Melon and Crunchy Bran Pots

Honeydew Melon and Crunchy Bran Pots

If you want to start the day with a mix of fruits and nuts, this Melon and Crunchy Bran Pots by BBC will surely satisfy your morning cravings. To make this delicious breakfast, top 100g melon medley with 150g of fat-free yogurt, then sprinkle over two tablespoons of fruit and fiber cereal and one tablespoon of mixed seed. Then drizzle over the honey and eat immediately. An article by the Healthline says that honeydew melon contains nutrients that are vital to bone health such as folate, vitamin K and magnesium.



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  1. I love having peanut butter for for breakfast. These are some delicious breakfast ideas.

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    1. Same here! I like toast with peanut butter and banana on top. And paired with brewed coffee.

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  2. chia seeds and apple porridge are my favorites from the list. I also eat eggs so boiled are one of on to go options as well.

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  3. I'll ask my dad to look for the ingredients and try one too. Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothie sounds inviting tho.

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  4. I don't usually eat breakfast but I'm trying to start now. I'm really interested in trying Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal. I'll definitely be gathering ingredients soon to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day :D

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  5. If there's a healthy recipe that I always love to experiment, toasts and smoothies are probably my favorite! Kasi I could just grab anything healthy and throw it all in! Not to mention that they are very instagrammable! HAHAHA my favorite toast is the avocado toast with egg on top sprinkled with pepper and for my smoothie, anything green and banana with almond milk! ♡♡♡

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    1. I love having toast with peanut butter and banana on top... and my coffee.

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  6. I love overnight oats but i use soy milk because i am lactose intolerant. Haven't tried it with chia seeds but i heard it is high in protein

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  7. I must really incorporate smoothies for breakfast too! I love your colorful breakfast recipes!

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  8. Peanut butter and honey toast! Anything 'toast' is a sure winner in my books, haha! Whenever I don't have time to fix brekky though, I just have a muesli bar or cereals. Breakfast should be easy to make. :)

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  9. Yum yum yum!! I've always wanted to try overnight oats, but I've never had the patience. Like i would eat it right after it was cooked, but i do recommend adding mashed bananas and cinnamon to that recipe. Hahahaha.

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  10. Heeeey, the Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothie is a good one. It has essential vitamins and minerals that helps boost your immune system. :)

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