15 Breakfasts Under 300 Calories
It can be difficult to find a variety of healthy breakfasts that taste good – but that doesn’t mean you should just skip breakfast altogether. After all, eating breakfast has an effect on the way you metabolize glucose throughout the day. After a healthy breakfast, you likely won’t be hungry until lunchtime. However, if you skip breakfast, your hunger hormones will surge, resulting in overeating later in the day (which can cause large fluctuations in glucose, thus increasing your risk of developing diabetes).
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just want to eat healthier, here are 15 light but filling breakfasts you should definitely try out:
15. Wheat-Free Pancakes
If you have gluten sensitivity or are looking to cut down on your carbohydrate intake, you may assume you can no longer have pancakes for breakfast. Fortunately, there’s a way to make delicious pancakes without wheat.
The recipe (originally from Wheat Belly Cookbook) uses almond meal, which has fewer carbs than your typical flour. It also contains flaxseed, which is high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids (the good kind of fat that promotes heart and brain health). You can also add some fresh fruits to make it even better. One serving of this breakfast dish is only 162 calories.
14. Peaches and Cream Smoothie
Smoothies are a very popular breakfast food and it’s easy to understand why—they’re quick, healthy, delicious and can be consumed on-the-go. One great smoothie recipe you need to try is the 231-calorie Peaches and Cream recipe. It contains peaches, of course, which give you the benefits of the 10 different vitamins they contains, including vitamin A (important in maintaining healthy vision). Peaches also contain antioxidants, which you’ve probably heard are good for preventing cancer. The recipe also calls for buttermilk, honey and half a banana (so you can get some Potassium in).
13. Tofu Scramble With Kale and Sweet Potatoes
It can be hard finding exciting and delicious protein-packed breakfasts, especially if you’re a vegan or looking to cut out fatty foods. That’s where this 264-calorie Tofu Scramble with Kale and Sweet Potatoes dish comes in.
The name pretty much sums up the main ingredients, but it also contains turmeric, garlic powder and cumin to literally spice things up. Tofu is packed with protein that will give you the energy to tackle your tasks for the day and kale is one of the world’s healthiest foods, packed with fiber, antioxidants and vitamins.