6 Breakfast Power Foods

 Amp up your energy and keep hunger at bay by starting your day with one (or more!) of these 6 breakfast power foods. 6 Breakfast Power Foods ~ Tispaholic.com #health #breakfast #powerfoods

 

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One of the best ways to wake yourself up and build your energy for the day is by eating breakfast. But don’t run out the door with a pastry or just a cup of coffee – the energy you get from simple carbs and caffeine is only momentary. Start your day off right by choosing one or two of these breakfast power foods that will get you through to lunch and give your health a boost along the way.

 

1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is packed with Omega 3s and fiber and is a filling, gluten-free breakfast. If you’ve avoided it in the past because you’ve had one too many bowls of clumpy mush, try learning the best way to prepare it. Better Homes and Gardens has some great tips. And if you’re not a fan of plain old oatmeal with sugar, try one of these tasty oatmeal recipes!

 

2. Bananas

A banana is the perfect on-the-go breakfast if you’re running late in the morning. Packed with potassium that helps keep blood pressure in check and fiber for your digestive tract, it can be carried out (in its own “to-go wrapper!”) or added to a smoothie.

 

3. Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt has gained popularity over the last few years for good reason. Protein and calcium make it a breakfast power food and its versatility doesn’t hurt either. Use it as a dip for fruit, add it to a smoothie, top off a breakfast casserole, or eat it on its own. While plain is best due to its low sugar content, stirring in fruit or a teaspoon or two of honey can add the flavor you crave.

 

4. Eggs

We all know eggs are a good source of protein, but did you know they also contain vitamin D? And don’t let rumors of cholesterol scare you away from eating the yolks. Studies have shown that consuming yolks in normal amounts, despite their cholesterol content, does not have a negative affect on your cholesterol. Try these tips for cooking great eggs if you need a little help!

 

5. Berries

Antioxidants galore! Any berry is sure to be a breakfast power food, but among the best and most readily-available are blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Eat them with Greek yogurt, throw them in a smoothie, or stir them into a bowl of oatmeal for a real super-breakfast.

 

6. Nut butters

Peanut and almond butters are full of protein and healthy fats that will help keep you satisfied and your energy up until lunch time. Spread them on toast or bagels or use them as a dip for apples or bananas. And if you’re in a hurry, a handful of almonds is a great alternative. You can find nut butters in your local grocery store or get them online.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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12 Tummy-Pleasing Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes

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Before you reach for the cold cereal again, try mixing up your mornings with a delicious bowl of warm oatmeal. But don’t just settle for the same old milk and brown sugar combination – instead try one of these 12 oatmeal breakfast recipes, sit down at the table, and take a moment to appreciate a real breakfast treat.

 

1. Vanilla Spice Oatmeal

A tasty, basic oatmeal, this one can be cooked up on the stove in just ten minutes when using old fashioned oats. Vanilla and nutmeg are the key flavors here but raisins, cinnamon, and brown sugar complement the dish. Not ready to cook it up on the stove? Use instant oatmeal and follow the note at the bottom of the recipe!

 

2. Apple Pie Oatmeal

Use a tart Granny Smith apple to bring a little zing to your morning with this oatmeal! The recipe uses almond milk for a vegan-friendly take, but cow’s milk or water may be used instead. Sweeten your breakfast with pure maple syrup or a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar.

 

3. Peach Cobbler Oatmeal

A healthier version of dessert that can be eaten for breakfast? No objections here! Use fresh peaches for the best possible results and add a bit of vanilla if you like the extra flavor. Milk may also be added at the end for a creamier oatmeal.

 

4. Baked Berry Oatmeal

If you need breakfast for a crowd, a baked oatmeal is the way to go. Stir your wet and dry ingredients together separately, then layer with your berries and bake in a two quart dish. Breakfasters will go crazy for this flavorful morning delight!

 

5. Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

This oatmeal is also called “Elvis’ Oatmeal” over at The Oatmeal Artist because the ingredients relate to one of The King’s favorite eats – a PB & Banana sandwich! Combine the simple tastes of vanilla, cinnamon, and banana and add peanut butter for a nutty depth of flavor.

 

6. Blueberry Cheesecake Oatmeal

Gluten free and vegetarian, this oatmeal gets the royal treatment with a swirl of cream cheese after the cooking process. Load up on the blueberries if you like to start your morning off sweetly.

 

7. Double Chocolate Oatmeal

Who says you can’t have chocolate for breakfast? Indulge with this oatmeal recipe and a small sprinkling of chocolate chips! Omit the egg whites if you’re not concerned with getting the extra protein. Top things off with some sliced banana or a dollop of peanut butter if you’re feeling creative!

 

8. Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

There’s more than one way to feed a craving – try this cinnamon roll oatmeal the next time you’re in the mood for sweets! The simple oatmeal base with a tasty brown-sugar topping and creamy glaze will take your breakfast to the next level without so many of the calories.

 

9. Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal

These make-ahead breakfasts will come in handy on mornings when everyone’s in a rush. Follow the recipe for whichever flavor sounds best to you (or create your own!) and shake it all up in a mason jar to rest overnight. By morning, you’ll have a palatable grab-and-go breakfast.

 

10. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

A warm, smooth pumpkin pie oatmeal on a chilly autumn morning will certainly hit the spot. Use plain canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie spiced) and add your own mix of pie spices to taste. For an added bit of yumminess try topping your cooked oatmeal with brown sugar and placing it under the broiler for a minute to caramelize.

 

11. Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

Mix up the simple strawberry compote and add the vanilla cream drizzle this recipe calls for and you’ll be in breakfast heaven. Stir them into the cooked oatmeal of your choice whether it’s steel cut, old fashioned, or instant, and dig in!

 

12. Banana Bread Oatmeal

Banana bread oatmeal is another breakfast version of a favorite treat and you’re sure to go back for seconds! Yogurt makes a creamy addition to this recipe and the fresh bananas and pecans are perfect for boosting that banana bread taste.

 

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Featured image via Mother Thyme.

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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