Losing weight starts with your first meal of the day. There’s nothing more cliché to hear, but if you want to make changes you need to adjust your lifestyle, not just start a temporary starvation diet. The first step in making a healthy lifestyle change is getting into the habit of eating breakfast everyday. And no, waffles and bacon don’t count. Eating a hearty and healthy breakfast is the way to go.
Gingerbread Chia Pudding
Gingerbread chia pudding is not only sweet and satisfying, but great for helping lose weight too! The recipe follows a nutritionist’s approved formula for weight-loss boosting breakfasts. Namely, breakfasts that match the following criteria; 300-400 calories, 13-20 grams of protein, at least 6 grams of fiber, 40-55 grams of carbs, 36 grams of sugars, and 10-15 grams of fat.
The new overnight oats craze is not only a quick and delicious breakfast, but these recipes are also packed with ingredients made to give you a flatter, less-bloated belly. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Quinoa Egg Bake with Thyme and Garlic
This quinoa egg casserole is perfect for those who love savory treats in the morning rather than sugar-packed breakfasts. One slice of this gluten-free breakfast and you’ll be on track for getting your protein, fiber, iron and calcium intake for the day.
Almond Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie
Literally just throw the ingredients into a blender and press “blend”. This easy breakfast on the go will satisfy your sweet tooth, while keeping you on track to reach your weight loss goals. At only 350 calories, you won’t believe you’re getting 15 grams of protein.
Overnight Breakfast Casserole
With only 20 minutes of prep work the night before, set this low-carb casserole in your slow cooker and wake up to the aroma of fresh eggs and bacon in the morning. This dish is high in protein and will keep you energized until lunch rolls around.
These coconut-blueberry bars will give you 20 percent on your daily fiber intake and a good amount of iron at under 200 calories a pop. Now that’s what I call a Paleo-friendly bargain!
Prosciutto and Melon
This sophisticated savory sweet breakfast is a high-protein, low-carb treasure that’s perfect when you’re in a bind for time. Make sure to keep these two ingredients always on hand so your breakfast will always support your weight-loss plan.
Mexican Breakfast Casserole
Taking inspiration from the cuisine south of the border is a great way to spice up your healthy breakfast regimen. This Mexican breakfast casserole is gluten-free, rich in protein and under 400 calories! Slow-cook this bad boy on a Sunday afternoon, slice it up and ration it out all week long. It’s both delicious and filling!
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake
Channel the cinnamon-y taste of a fattening French toast into this lean apple cinnamon gluten-free quinoa bake. You won’t miss those foods with this cinnamon-spiced delight. Enjoy it plain or add a dollop of Greek yogurt for extra digestive-helping power.