So many people trying to lose weight during the holidays start skipping meals and that leads to binging and overeating later in the day. Breakfast is too important to skip! If you’re having trouble coming up with a healthy winter breakfast, give one of these a try or create your own with these tips.
- Make sure the breakfast has fiber, fat and protein. All of them help you stay fuller longer and give you plenty of energy without blasting off your blood sugar levels and making your body store fat.
- Include some raw vegetables. The colorful, the better. Vegetables will give you a burst of morning energy and add a bit of something to chew without adding any additional sugar in any form. Berries are also great options, they give you important vitamins and nutrients.
- Warm breakfasts are best in the winter. It can be hard to motivate yourself to eat a bowl of cold cereal when it’s chilly or snowing outside.
- Warm oatmeal with berries.
Steel cut oats are the best, but it doesn’t really matter which kind you use. Omit the sugar and add in some fresh or frozen berries or chopped apples. Sprinkle on a bit of cinnamon and you’ve got a warm and hearty breakfast that’ll keep you full for hours.
- Omelet loaded with veggies.
Personally I like to do omelet with two whole eggs and two tablespoons heavy cream without food additives. Toss the eggs and cream in the pan and load that omelet up with fresh veggies. Feel free to toss on a bit of tasty cheese like mozzarella or cheddar.
- Gluten-free pancake or waffle.
Of course if you go with this one you need to watch your portions as well as toppings. Instead of syrup, top with berries or fruit. A bit of cinnamon and natural sweetener — like stevia or erythritol — is a tasty option too. Serve with an egg on the side for some extra protein if you want.
- Breakfast burrito.
You can find some great low carb tortillas that will make for the perfect breakfast burrito. Fill with scrambled eggs, veggies, and salsa!
- Breakfast pizza.
Use those same tortillas from number 4 but add a bit of marinara and mozzarella (don’t go overboard) along with some veggies. Bake it until it’s melty and delicious!
Even if it’s early, breakfast is a great time to get creative! Use what you have, the goal here is to create something healthy and filling that will keep you from eating too much when you finally make it to that party or meal.