6 Low Calorie Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day With

6 Low Calorie Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day With

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Mornings are the time to rise and shine and eat a nutritious breakfast. And I stress on the word ‘nutritious’ because it is the first meal of the day and hence, may set the tone for the rest of your meals.

If you believe in healthy eating, you’re probably not a fan of fad diets and would rather stick to consuming nutrient-laden food which is low in fats like the nutritious and delicious meals provided by FreshnLean. Although fad diets do help you lose weight quickly, the results are often short-term.

Eating healthy is more of a lifestyle choice than a going on a temporary weight-loss spree. Breakfast is an important element of healthy eating habits. Many tend to skip meals in a bid to lose weight. This, however, can have disastrous consequences on your health in the long term. It is best to eat ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.’

To start your day on the right note, you need to ensure you’re eating the right foods. Mentioned ahead are a few breakfast recipes that are not only healthy and enjoyable but also low in calories.

  1. Baked Omelette with Smoked Beans

Serves: 4

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

2 low-fat sausages, sliced

4 rashers extra-lean bacon with all fat trimmed, chopped

1½ cup baked beans

¾ cup button mushrooms, sliced

½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

White of 8 eggs

3 tablespoon milk

1½ teaspoon smoked paprika

Handful of chives, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan and fry sausages and bacon until they turn golden (keep stirring to prevent them from sticking to the pan). Remove from heat and place them in the baking tray.

In the same frying pan, fry mushrooms until golden and add these to the tray.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk egg whites and milk with salt and pepper. Pour this mixture into the tray. Top with cherry tomatoes. Bake in the oven until set (20 minutes).

Remove from oven and garnish with chives.

Tip the beans into a pan. Add paprika and heat through. Remove from heat and set aside in a serving bowl.

Serve the frittata with beans on the side.

  1. Scrambled Eggs with Tomato and Pepper

Serves: 4

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

½ cup red pepper, chopped

½ cup tomato, seeded and chopped

½ cup onion, chopped

8 eggs

1/3 cup low-fat milk

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pepper and onion and cook for around 6 minutes or until tender.

Stir in tomato and mix well.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Add this mixture to the onions in the skillet. Stir this mixture until the ingredients have blended completely and the eggs have cooked through but are still moist. Remove from heat.

Serve hot with toasts.

  1. Breakfast Tostadas Southwestern Style

Serves: 4

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

4 6-inches corn tortillas

4 eggs

1 cup tomato, chopped

1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

4 tablespoon queso fresco cheese, crumbled

2 tablespoon low-fat milk

2 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking spray

Directions:

Warm tortillas as per instructions mentioned on package. Set aside.

Tip beans into a small bowl and mash slightly.

In another small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper.

Place a skillet on medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Pour the egg mixture into hot skillet and cook without stirring until it begins to set. Run a spatula around the edge of skillet and lift egg so that the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Spread the tortillas and divide mashed beans and egg mixture between them. Top with tomato, cheese and cilantro. Serve hot.

  1. Breakfast Pizza

Serves: 8 (wedges)

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

1 store-bought 12-inch whole wheat pizza base

1½ cups turkey breakfast sausage

1 egg

1 cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed

1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, grated

¼ cup low-fat milk

2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated

Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a 12-inch pizza pan and keep aside.

Heat a large non-stick skillet and coat with cooking spray. Cook the sausages until brown and crumbly. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk together egg, milk, salt and pepper. Keep aside.

Top the pizza base with sausage, potatoes, cheddar cheese and finally the egg mixture. Sprinkle Parmesan on top.

Bake pizza for 25 minutes or until the crust has browned. Serve hot.

  1. Dried Fruit Compote

Serves: 4

Total Time: 10 minutes (plus cooling)

Ingredients:

1¼ cup apple juice

1 cup fat-free Greek yogurt

½ cup mixed dried fruit

½ cup granola

½ teaspoon powdered cinnamon

Directions:

Heat a non-stick frying pan and put dried fruit into it. Stir in the cinnamon and apple juice. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes or until the juice starts to thicken. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Line up 4 bowls on a table. Divide the yogurt between the bowls and top with compote and granola. Serve immediately.

  1. Cranberry and Raspberry Smoothie

Serves: 4

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

¾ cups cranberry juice

¾ cups yogurt

¾ cups raspberries

½ cup low-fat milk

Sugar to taste

Mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.

Pour equally among 4 glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.

Conclusion

The above recipes should help you in your fight against fat and come out a winner. Not only are they extremely satisfying, they’re fortified with nutrition and are sure to keep you energized. It is always a great idea to eat breakfast that can reinforce your body sufficiently to keep you invigorated all day, and make you less prone to binging on fatty foods. Do give these recipes a try as they’re sure to make it easy for you to manage your weight and stay in shape.

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