A nutritious breakfast that’s low on cost and time may seem like an unattainable New Year’s resolution but by reshaping how we think about breakfast, the unattainable may quickly become routine.
Expand your definition of breakfast. Around the world, breakfast may include rice porridge, fish, kimchi, cold meat or corn cakes. Try our take on a Turkish Breakfast that’s quick to prepare from items you may already have in the house. Load up on the olives, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers and go easy on the feta, jam and bread to create a filling, but balanced, plate.
Consider updating your regular breakfast. Cereal, for example, is a classic that will never go out of style. We’ve raided the inexpensive bulk bins to whip up a batch of Baked Cinnamon Crunch Cereal that can be made well in advance of busy mornings. Lower in added sugar than the traditional boxed variety, try it with almond or soy milk – it’s sure to please adults and children alike.
A leisurely breakfast is a thing of beauty. While you may not have time every morning, an easy, low-cost weekend brunch with friends can be the perfect chance to slow down and enjoy the food we eat. Shakshuka has many iterations across the Middle East, but we love this baked egg and tomato dish for its simplicity and bright and sharp flavors. The tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C (1) and slices of whole grain bread will make quick work of any leftover sauce.
Add a fruit and veggie juice – check out the juices we’re enjoying – to any breakfast and you’ve already made a great choice before 9 a.m.
Sources (1) USDA National Nutrient Database