Power breakfasts to fuel your day
Here are a few of my favorite breakfast recipes. They all take 15 minutes or less (except for the peanut energy bar which I make ahead for a grab-and-go option):
Egg & Salmon Sandwich – Smoked salmon and egg whites on a toasted whole-wheat English muffin is the perfect power breakfast. For a more substantial meal, pair it with a piece of fruit or a glass of 100% juice.
Peanut Energy Bars – This carbohydrate-rich bar, full of nuts, seeds, fruit and oats, was adapted from Amy Harrison’s prize-winning submission in the Plains (Georgia) Peanut Festival recipe competition sponsored by The Peanut Institute. It includes a little protein, and is a great grab-and-go pre-workout snack on mornings when you don’t have time to digest a full meal.
Asparagus & Canadian Bacon Omelet – An omelet is a satisfying meal to start the day, and will give you staying power until your midmorning snack. Although cooking a low-fat omelet may seem complicated at first glance, it will quickly become second nature.
Tomato & Ham Breakfast Melt – We seek out thin sliced bread for this easy breakfast because it has fewer calories than regular bread. Several national brands distribute “thin” varieties. Otherwise buy a whole loaf and use a bread knife to slice it yourself.
Citrus Berry Smoothie – This meal-in-a-glass smoothie is bursting with berries and orange juice, healthful sources of carbohydrate and powerful antioxidants.