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Best Breakfast Menu and healthy options – Have a fresh Start

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Do you know skipping breakfast can be injurious for your health? Well, if you didn’t know, now you know! But, have you been skipping your breakfast because you never get the time to cook, getting late, or finding yourself out of options.

If you are stuck in a breakfast menu rut, you must read this blog as we will not be only giving you the best options to start your day but also making you understand the difference between different types of breakfasts so you could be able to plan the first day of the meals accordingly.

No matter if you have the habit of starting your day with a sweet or savory meal, we are bringing you the best options that will save your time and let you have a refreshing start with jam-packed energy.

Bonus: You must go for the recipes that are quick to cook, easy to whip, or safe to freeze.

Are you the person who likes to eat breakfast at home or prefer a grab-&-go? We have a variety of options for your breakfast menu that will definitely fit your routine in one way or the other.

Most famous types of Breakfast

Continental Breakfast

It is the lightest meal of the day usually served in a buffet-style based on:

  • Bread such as Croissant, Brioche, Danish pastry, Sandwich bread, etc.
  • Butter
  • Spreads or jams
  • Juices
  • Fruits
  • Hot beverage (Coffee or Tea)

American Breakfast 

Considering the Americans, it is their heavy meal of the day which is typically served as either A la Carte Menu or buffet-style. It can be:

  • Eggs (fried, omelet, boiled, or poached), Meat that could be either bacon or sausages, and Potato as a side with Bread, Preserves, and Butter. Fruit juice and hot beverages are also must-haves.

OR

  • Pancakes with syrup or Waffle

OR

  • Cereal particularly oatmeal

English Breakfast 

Well, it must sound surprising but if you are planning to have a full English Breakfast menu, you should have 11 courses of meals served in a buffet-style. The major ingredients are:

  • Poached, Fried eggs, or Scramble egg 
  • Proteins as Fish, Hot meat, Baked bean, Sausages, or Bacon
  • Black pudding
  • Grilled tomatoes with Sautéed mushroom
  • Fresh Fruits or Juices
  • Cheese slices 

OR

  • You can go for simple Cereals

OR

  • Bread and jams, spreads or butter along with hot beverages (Tea, Coffee, or Hot Chocolate)

Italian Breakfast 

The most important thing in the Italian breakfast menu is the signature “caffè latte (hot milk with coffee)” that can be served along with bread or rolls with butter, and jam. Traditionally at-home made breakfast has to include a Fette biscottate that is a cookie-like rusk crispy bread

Having breakfast in a bar or any coffee shop? The elements you would be eating are:

  • Cappuccino and cornetto or espresso
  • Croissant or cornetto bread
  • Italian styled sweet baked goods OR bread with butter and jam

Indonesian Breakfast

The vastest variety is observed in Indonesian breakfast but traditional one should include rice or noodles cooked with various condiments and other side dishes.

The topmost breakfasts in Indonesian cuisine are:

  • Bubur Ayam
  • Lontong Sayur
  • Nasi Uduk N
  • Nasi Goreng
  • Bakmi Goreng

Chinese Breakfast

One thing that makes the Chinese breakfast stand out is its wide options solely based on rice porridge served with steamed buns to baked buns, from fresh soy milk to soups. The signature dish is tofu that can be served in savory or sweet taste.

Indian Breakfast

Simple as a desi menu, this can be the breakfast that will make you feel “overwhelmed”. It can be different depending on the region but almost similar to the main meals of the day that are lunch or dinner. Instead of bread, the traditional breakfast comprises roti, idlis, or dosas. The must-have is CHUTNEY/SAUCE. 

If you really want to experience the Indian-style morning, you must have Misal Pav, Puttu with Kandala curry, and Khaman Dhokla on your breakfast menu.

Also, have a look at Mexican Breakfast.

Best Foods to Eat in the Morning

  1. Eggs
  2. Greek Yogurt
  3. Coffee
  4. Oatmeal
  5. Seeds (Chia Seeds, Flax seeds)
  6. Fruits (Berries
  7. Nuts
  8. Green Tea
  9. Protein Shake
  10. Cottage Cheese

Now, it’s time to jump to the point where you will be getting all the new, tastiest and healthiest options.

SAVOURY BREAKFAST OPTIONS

Have an oat-full morning

Want to lose weight? Want to eat healthily? Want to gain muscles? Want to control blood sugar or blood pressure? Having digestive issues? EAT OATS because they are fiber-enriched. And what else can be a good option than starting your day eating oatmeal as your breakfast menu!

To make it a little fancy, healthier, and most importantly to minimize the oat burnout, put some delicious toppings! It could be any butter or nut spread. The best options are fruits or dried fruit, yogurt, and seeds. 

Apart from eating the oatmeal bowl you can eat baked or commercial-made granola. The most delicious option you can have is the “Blueberry Baked Oatmeal”.

Go Tacos

It might surprise you but breakfast tacos are one of the most favorite healthy breakfasts in Austria. 

Isn’t it junk? Probably yes but NOT if you make it with healthy ingredients. For instance, try using scrambled eggs and spinach, topped with avocado or guacamole. Need to spice it up? Add a pinch of salsa or cilantro sauce.

Or what other healthy options do you have? Roasted vegetables. Sautéed greens. Sweet potatoes. Grilled lean meat or white meat (fish, chicken). Shiitakes. Pickles. Olives. 

Egg – The best proteins

No matter what you are cooking, the egg must be the ingredient because it not only goes well with every dish, it makes your breakfast menu healthy and protein-rich. Besides, egg recipes are always fun. Try adding new veggies to your omelets. Scramble the eggs and make yummy toppings. Make a shakshuka to have a spiced-up morning! 

Light morning with healthy bread

Like to bake? You must be baking bunches of healthy banana and pumpkin bread in winters a night before OR bake yourself a zucchini bread in summers and freeze it for daily use! Well, to add a touch of sweetness, how about making Chocolate zucchini bread? Sounds tempting, I bet!

The best part? You can go vegan on bread and can even bake GLUTEN-free bread for better breakfast menu options. If you need to try something new, you can add herbs and condiments such as thyme, oregano, etc. But for extra power, garnish it with seasonal fruits.

Who wouldn’t like to eat moist, heartening, and delicately sweet or savory-flavored quick bread for breakfast? According to some, it seems like a dry option but it has a solution and that is…put a scoop of any creamy butter, jam, spread, or a spoonful of Greek yogurt. VIOLA! Enhanced taste with doubled energy!

SWEET BREAKFAST OPTIONS

Smoothies – Punch of flavors

Prefer drinking over eating breakfast to have a light and refreshing start? Go for smoothies!

Packed with the energy, proteins, and flavors of fruits and veggies, you need to get yourself a smoothie if you have a sweet tooth. It is best to add a variety of fruits together in a single cup of smoothie to boost the nutrients. Even if you are in a hurry, it can be your on-the-way snack OR you can make it at night and refrigerate so you wouldn’t have to do anything in the morning except shaking it.

Every thought about having spinach in a smoothie? If not, then we suggest you must do it! If you need to add more power so you would be able to spend longer on a single smoothie cup, you are free to add a blend in hemp seeds, nut spreads, or matcha powder. Here are your best picks for an energetic start:

  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie
  • Creamy Avocado Smoothie
  • Coffee Smoothie (for a healthy kick but stronger)
  • Healthy Green Smoothie (best for weight loss)
  • Mango Smoothie
  • Blueberry Smoothie
  • Matcha Vanilla Smoothie

Cookies, Muffins, and Scones – Satisfy your sweet tooth

To treat yourself with a tastiest yet energy-rich, flavourful yet sweet grab & go breakfast, cookies and scones are the best breakfast menu options. Muffins are not easy to bake but also can be your ideal on-the-go morning treat. You must be thinking, how cookies can be healthy? Well, it depends on how you bake it. Prefer using seeds (chia, flax), oats, and nuts!

But wait, you need to eat freshly baked cookies but don’t have time to beat it up in the morning? Let’s freeze the mixture and when you wake up, bake it, thaw it, place them in the oven for a few seconds, here you go!

Look for the best options:

  • Oatmeal Blueberry Breakfast Cookies
  • Carrot Quinoa Breakfast Cookies
  • Pistachio Cranberry Cookies
  • Lemon Muffins with Chia Seeds
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
  • Coconut Mango Muffins

Best Sunday breakfast – Pancake & Waffle

The best fancy breakfast is this: Pancakes, oh so soft, moist, and mouthwatering! Waffles with choices of healthy toppings that melt in the mouth!

Such recipes do well if you want to prepare them ahead and refrigerate them. Besides, I don’t think so pancakes once in a while will hurt you! And yes, it can be the loveliest start of Sunday morning!

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