There’s a lot of big talk on obesity these days. Seems everywhere you look are new weight loss tips. Do you skip breakfast to lose weight? Nutrition science says that’s a bad idea. To lose weight, you need to eat breakfast 30 minutes to one hour after rising. Nutritious breakfasts boost metabolism, burn fat, control hunger and beat obesity. Starving yourself in the morning after going without eating all night makes you tired and sluggish. Your hungry body hordes calories and stores fat. Here are 30 super quick breakfasts and kids breakfast recipes based on the ketogenic diet (high protein and good fatty acids, low carb).
These make quickie kids breakfast recipes too. Teens often skip breakfast because they lack time or can’t find “breakfast foods” in the house. But a good breakfast doesn’t always come in cereal boxes. For healthy ketogenic quick breakfasts, think outside the box. Remember the “Time for Timer” Saturday morning public service announcements? Timer was a funny little guy who shared tips for healthy breakfasts that kids could make in seconds (and this was prior to microwave ovens and before childhood obesity was so high). Timer’s breakfast recipes were ketogenic ahead of their time. The next time you need ketogenic quick breakfasts to lose weight or quick kids breakfast recipes, try one of these.
–cold chicken or turkey breast, leftover rotisserie chicken. Wrap in a large lettuce leaf with light mayonnaise. Or make a sandwich on light oat bran bread. Spread with Laughing Cow light cream cheese, Greek yogurt or avocado. Top with sliced turkey breast, tomato, lettuce, sprouts and strawberries or apples.
–cold leftover macaroni and cheese (reheated or cold is delicious). Lose weight with ketogenic macaroni and cheese breakfast recipes, use Barilla Protein Plus pasta, feta cheese, light cream cheese, Mozzarella cheese, black pepper, chopped onion and garlic.
–hard boiled eggs
–baked beans or pork and beans. For fat-burning baked beans to bust obesity, use a mix of lentils and beans (garbanzo, turtle, fava, lima, butter, kidney). Season with liquid smoke, blue agave syrup, tomato paste, molasses and add green pepper and pineapple.
–yogurt. Try smoothies for quick breakfasts–blend yogurt, berries, fruit, banana, and almonds. Toss in spinach if you can handle it.
–whole wheat bagel or light toast with cream cheese, nut butter, hummus and sliced fruit.
–pita pocket sandwich. Stuff pita with veggies and cream cheese.
–ketogenic breadless sandwich–wrap filling in large romaine lettuce leaf. Spread with yogurt or cream cheese. Add sliced almonds, sunflower, chia or pumpkin seeds or nuts.
–cold pizza (use whole grain thin crust to cut calories and burn fat)
–peanut butter and jelly sandwich (for breakfast recipes to lose weight, swap for light oat grain bread, sunflower or almond butter and sliced fruit).
–crackers and cheese cubes or slices, or swap crackers for ketogenic diet cucumbers
–cream cheese and tomato sandwich or hummus and tomato sandwich
–swap breakfast cereal for popcorn, crushed lowfat graham crackers and almond milk. Sprinkle seeds, nuts, sliced fruit or raisins over the top
–microwave oatmeal, raisins and almond milk, honey and light butter.
–Goldfish or Cheezits crackers and juice
–canned chicken or tuna salad or tuna sandwich
–sliced bananas and strawberries in milk
–GORN: good old raisins and nuts
–rusk (soak toasted bread in warm milk and add a little sugar or honey)
–cold cooked rice or with almond milk, sugar or honey and butter. Add raisins, cinnamon, chopped apples or nuts if desired.
–cottage cheese with fruit or tomatoes
–leftover vegetable soup heated in microwave
–any leftovers, heated in the microwave, make excellent kids breakfast. The main idea for quick breakfasts and nutritious kids breakfasts is to think outside the cereal box. For weight loss recipes, think swapping ketogenic (lowfat, high good fatty acids, high protein and low carb). For more great recipes, visit me at Great Food 4u and My Diet Digest.