Looking for delicious breakfast dishes? Check out four that you should add to your meal plan for 2021!
You’ve probably heard the saying, ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, thousands of times before. However, despite the cliché, it is true. Therefore, it is important that you set aside some time each morning to prepare and enjoy a delicious breakfast – even if you would rather spend the extra few minutes in bed! You’d be surprised about how quickly you will notice a difference.
This is due to the fact that eating breakfast every day has a range of benefits for both your physical and mental health. For example, it can drastically improve your energy levels and your ability to focus, meaning you feel less tired throughout the day and can work to the best of your ability. It can also leave you with a smile on your face as you head out of the door each morning. Furthermore, eating in the morning kicks in your metabolism, meaning it can help support weight loss.
Despite its obvious importance, we are often very quick to skip breakfast. Whether we sleep through our alarm or spend too long singing in the shower – it’s easy to ignore the meal entirely or grab something to eat on the way out that we end up leaving in our bag. However, doing so can actually be detrimental to your health in the long run. Therefore, if you are looking to develop healthy habits for the new year – making eating breakfast one of them!
With that in mind, here are four simple, delicious breakfast dishes that you should introduce to your kitchen in 2021!
When you’re cooking for the whole family
Cooking for the whole family often comes with a lot of pressure. It means that you have to find something that everybody will enjoy – from children with sensitive taste buds to adults who never stopped being ‘fussy’ eaters. This could mean that you have to cook several different dishes to keep everyone happy. However, Bacon Cheddar Breakfast Casserole Recipe is always a crowd-pleaser – it contains something for the whole family to enjoy.
Even better, it does not take too long to make, meaning you can quickly whip up a batch in the morning before work/school. Alternatively, if you are definitively not a morning person, you can prepare it in the evening and store it in the fridge overnight. This means you only have to heat up the dish before serving.
If you have any vegetarians in the family, you can always swap out the bacon for a meat-free alternative and create delicious breakfast dishes.
When you’re in a rush
If you’re a late riser or not a morning person – you might not have the time every day to cook complicated meals from scratch, especially if you have to drop the kids off at school or have to head to work for an important meeting. This means that you might go for something you can eat on the go, such as a granola bar or a piece of fruit – which are often not as filling as they need to be. However, you do not have to sacrifice your taste buds in the process – there are still plenty of delicious dishes you can enjoy – such as hot cereal – which do not take a lot of time to make. Typically, hot cereal is made from grains, such as oats (oatmeal), wheat, barley, or corn. However, there are numerous health benefits of hot cereal – it helps control your weight, increases your daily nutrient intake, keeps you healthy, and leaves you fuller for longer!
Furthermore, you can add a range of toppings to your warm cereal, such as syrups, honey, fruit, or even chocolate pieces. This is a great way to encourage your children to ditch the unhealthy, processed cereals in favor of delicious homemade dishes such as oatmeal. It’s easy to cook in bulk, meaning you can feed the whole family from one pan.
When you’re being ‘good’
After a busy holiday period full of delicious meals, drinks, and snacks (turkeys, stuffings, cakes, and trifles) – you might be looking to start your day with a healthier dish. This is especially true if you want to lose weight in 2021. Well, look no further than Keto Egg Wraps With Spinach, Avocado, and Bacon. The easy-to-make egg wraps are a great alternative to traditional wraps – they are healthier and provide you with plenty of protein, alongside dashings of vitamins D, A, and B12. They are also much lighter, meaning you won’t feel overly full or bloated after breakfast. This means that you don’t necessarily need to be following a KETO diet to enjoy them. You can also add whatever you like to the toppings – from sausage to tomatoes – depending on your preferences (or the contents of your fridge).
When you’re ‘treating yourself’
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion (such as a birthday, anniversary, or graduation), or you feel as though you deserve a tasty treat, don’t be afraid to indulge now and again. There are thousands of indulgent breakfast recipes to choose from, such as waffles or biscuits and gravy, but our delicious Cream cheese and berry pancakes are truly something to write home about. Though it may not sound like it, cream cheese and berries are a delightful combination that is sure to leave your mouth watering while satisfying anybody with a sweet tooth. Garnish with additional fruit or syrups if you’re looking for an extra splash of flavor.
Alternatively, if you fancy pancakes but want to stick to your healthy eating habits, consider making Coconut flour pancakes or using fruit such as bananas as the base. This means you can enjoy the same pancake taste for fewer calories!
However, no matter which dish you chose to make for breakfast – be sure to plan ahead. Sometimes, you may find that you skip breakfast because you don’t have all of the ingredients you need on hand and can’t be bothered to go to the store. Write down a list of any recipes you are planning on cooking ahead of time, and ensure your fridge, cupboard, and pantry are always stocked and ready to go!
Which delicious breakfast dishes do you want to try?