So I am always on the lookout for healthier options for any meal, but I like my sweeter breakfast foods. So…I’ve decided to share a few of my sweet (and savory) healthy alternatives.
1. Whole Grain Waffles with Nutella and Kiwi
So this one is first because it’s the easiest. It’s not even really a recipe. You can, of course, make your own home made whole wheat waffles, but when I’m in a pinch, I go for frozen. Instead of opting for ultra sweet and sugary syrup, I top them with just a little glop of Nutella and sliced kiwi fruit!
Tip: If you spread the Nutella on the waffles while they’re still hot, it’s easier to spread!
2. French Toast Parfait
I really enjoy this option because it can be eaten on the go and, the yogurt doesn’t make the cereal as soggy as milk.
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt (or any flavor you choose)
2/3 cup Cinnamon Chex cereal
Pour cereal into a bag and crush into little pieces. Pour half the cereal into the bottom of the bowl. Fill with yogurt. Pour the rest of the cereal on top. You’ll get a yummy taste of your morning cereal that doesn’t get soggy!
3. Alternative Oatmeal
1 package Quaker maple brown sugar instant oatmeal (or an oatmeal)
2 heaping spoonfuls almond butter (or any other nut butter)
I like to eat this sometimes when I in the mood for something a little less sweet. You still have the maple flavor, but the nuttiness of the almond butter goes really well for a quick breakfast.
4. Fresh Breakfast Salad
I’ve mentioned this combo before (because I just can’t get enough!) I’ll eat it for any meal really…in a wrap or as a sandwich, but when I want something light for breakfast, I’ll eat it as a salad.
hard-boiled egg (fried also works for the sandwich option)
sliced bell peppers
Sprinkle with salt and pepper for a really fresh, raw taste, or add other seasoning for something a little fuller.
Happy breakfast!! Happy tummy!!