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A Month of Really Good Mornings: 31 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Will Super Boost Your Energy

A Month of Really Good Mornings: 31 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Will Super Boost Your Energy

Many of us have a hard waking up in the morning. And, even more of us feel tired all through the morning. It’s very challenging for us to muster energy for even the meekest of jobs. All this could really change with some great breakfast recipes. Those recipes will surely make our mornings good, if not great.

Here below are 31 awesome breakfast recipes which are not just healthy, but also of great nutritional value and will surely boost your energy levels. You might have had difficulty even in waking up before but thanks to these wonderful treats, you’ll jump promptly from your bed and might even gather the drive to go to a health club.

1. Raspberry-Cream Cheese Muffins

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    This is a delightful and rather easy healthy breakfast recipe to make. The muffin reminds one of light raspberry cheesecake. It’s of high calorie value. This recipe can be made even better by mixing cranberries, cherries and blueberries. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

    2. Baked Eggs in Avocado with Guacamole

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      This healthy breakfast recipe is unique, looks amazing and is a great way to impress guests at the house. Avocado provides a fine bout of healthy fat while egg serves protein. When served with multigrain or wheat toast, this will work as a complete meal as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

      3. Banana-Cinnamon Waffles

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        Banana-cinnamon waffles can be served both as a breakfast item as well as a dessert. It’s quite a treat, especially when it’s topped with vanilla yogurt and sprinkled with sugar-free caramel pulp. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

        4. Pumpkin Protein Muffins

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          These muffins have nice flavor of pumpkin and thanks to the use of whey protein powder, good dose of protein. It means one can get a fair amount of protein with these muffins without having to resort to eggs and fatty meats. These can also be used to feed the muscles after a workout. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

          5. Omelet with Summer Vegetables

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            This one is particularly targeted towards the hot summer season as the ingredients are at their best in summer. However, we can find them at the grocery store throughout the year. The texture and aroma of this omelet is stunning. The main flavor is provided by smoked Gouda, a nice consistency is supplied by corn, and cheese offers smoky richness. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

            6. Pain Perdu

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              This healthy breakfast recipe is great for special occasions and a delicious way to celebrate weekends. It’s the French for “lost bread” literally. Nevertheless, it can be used as early morning delight as well. Frozen berries and yogurt could be added to enhance the taste as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

              7. Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake

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                This exotic delicacy comes with whole range of health benefits. Whole wheat flour provides filling fiber, blueberries provide antioxidants and protein meanwhile is provided by yogurt. This delicacy is sure to get even the dullest of mornings off to a flying start. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                8. Power Granola

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                  Power Granola is a wonderful granola recipe and the one perfect to send as gifts to loved ones. Nevertheless, it serves to invigorate the mornings just equally. Variations of the recipe include pairing it with yogurt, wheat germ, dried currants and using fresh cranberries instead of dried ones. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

                  9. Vegan Blueberry Muffin Pancakes

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                    This vegan delicacy is as vegan as it can get. Even the butter on the top is not butter from animal fat, but Earth Balance spread. Healthy ingredients like flax seed, almond milk and blueberries make this healthy breakfast recipe an awesome package of health benefits. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

                    10. French Toast Soufflé

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                      Just like many other French cuisines, this exciting dish lives up to the anticipations elevated by its mouth-watering label. This healthy breakfast recipe is not very difficult to make either as it appears to. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                      11. Cardamom-Lime Sweet Rolls

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                        Cardamom-lime sweet rolls are worth of your every effort. Homemade breads are always rewarding but these rolls take that sense of reward to a whole new level. Lime peel and extract offer just enough citrus to enhance the strong whiff of cardamom. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                        12. Maple Corn Muffin and Sausage Sandwiches

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                          These delicious breakfast sandwiches are healthy recipe for morning meals at 300 calories per serving. They don’t take much to prepare either at 45 minutes, which is a fairly reasonable time considering this delicacy’s value. Fresh fruit, turkey-sausage and maple-flavor corn muffins leaves mouth full of delightful palate for quite a long time. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

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                          13. Pecan Sticky Rolls

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                            Pecan sticky rolls are the other keys to really good mornings. These rolls have gratifyingly rich flavor and soft feel. These can be highlight of every meal and are sure to uplift the mood of the mornings impressively. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                            14. Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread

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                              The use of quinoa in this bread gives it fervor as well as protein. It’s a great breakfast choice, with that wonderful taste provided by coconut flour and not very arduous to make as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here.)

                              15. Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

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                                This delicious dish is the one to prepare the night before so that one can relish easy breakfast the next morning. Ready your requirement of this wonderful delicacy and you’ll never have any difficulty waking up early in the morning the next day. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                16. Raspberry-Orange Sunrises

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                                  This simple, uplifting and exciting drink is the perfect way to muster all strength required to start the mornings with abundant vigor. Raspberries provide really nice flavor and ginger ale or little wine could be poured for that added boost. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                  17. Low Calorie Breakfast Sandwich

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                                    This low-calorie meal contains a good amount of protein, healthy avocado fat and carbs. The ingredients used like hummus, avocado and turkey bacon make it rich in nutrients and full of energy on one hand and hygienic on the other. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                    18. Tropical Muffins with Coconut-Macadamia Topping

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                                      This one is not like any ordinary muffin. Crunchy coconut toppings, macadamia nuts and oats take this one to a whole new height. Canola oil and aforementioned macadamia nuts offer a reasonable quantity of healthy fat as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                      19. Hearty Breakfast Tacos

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                                        Hearty Breakfast Tacos is one appetizing Southwestern treat, which will however win hearts all over. This healthy breakfast recipe includes savory mixture of eggs, beans, potatoes and tortilla shells, and leaves one fulsome at least till lunch. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                        20. Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey

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                                          Equally fit for breakfast and dinner, this delicacy is a perfect way to alter a worn-out breakfast routine. These grilled sandwiches use honey mixed with goat cheese, which makes it easier to spread over the bread. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                          21. Orange-cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins

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                                            Orange-cranberry wheat germ muffins are best served when hot. Wheat germ is a tremendous source of vitamin E and the use of orange and cranberry in this delicacy leaves long-lasting sweet aftertaste on the mouth. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                            22. Baked Oatmeal with Almonds and Blueberries

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                                              With this wonderful vegetarian breakfast at the table, hardly anyone longs for meat. It’s full of wholesome ingredients like almond, blueberries complete with antioxidants and eggs that provide protein. Being veggie isn’t that hard when you have this to treat yourself. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                              23. Banana-Chocolate French Toast

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                                                Banana-chocolate French toast is another exciting way to kick away the morning’s dullness and inactivity. It’s appealing to kids and grown-ups alike. This sweet breakfast treat will surely have tantalizing effect with delightful mixture of banana and chocolate’s taste. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                24. Fried Egg Toast with Tomatoes

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                                                  Egg toasts were the childhood favorites for most of us. This upgraded version of our childhood delight is a perfect way to roll back the years. It uses neat and nourishing version of egg-in-a-hole, topped up with tomatoes, onions and cheese. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                  25. Apple-stuffed Strata

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                                                    Sweet baked apples along with crispy pecan garnish make this breakfast bread dessert an awesome delicacy. It can be made even better with sugar and nut dustings. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

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                                                    26. Libanais Breakfast

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                                                      Libanais breakfast includes boiled egg and three salads in the form of cucumber, tabbouleh and baba ghanoush. However, it can be varied to include only one kind of salad. It’s complemented with crisp toasts of pita. This breakfast, inspired from the Middle East is a great way to change the regular taste at breakfast table. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                      27. Baked Pumpkin Pudding Bars

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                                                        As neither of eggs and butter are used in these pudding bars, it’s almost free of fat. Add that with good dose of fiber supplied by pumpkin, yogurt and mango juice, the flavor is too good to be true. These nutrient-rich bars are sure to leave you fulsome till lunchtime as well. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                        28. Pear and Gruyere Strata

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                                                          Pear and Gruyere Strata can be thought of as stuffed French toast in a casserole. In this wonderful treat, syrupy cinnamon bread meets with juicy pears and the aromatic nibble of Gruyere cheese. This delightful dish is a great way to enjoy the taste of pear. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                          29. Crunchy Oat Squares

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                                                            We don’t need to limit ourselves to packaged cereal every morning over early morning breakfasts. Crunchy oat squares are one of the best ways to enjoy homemade breakfasts in the morning. They use low-fat milk, wheat flour, almond butter and honey, and thus are full of health and nutrition values. It doesn’t require much time to prepare them either. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                            30. Banana, Wheat Germ and Oats

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                                                              This one is probably the simplest dish to prepare amongst the ones enlisted over here. The perfect combination of banana, wheat grain and oats provide us with everything we want. Oats offer the goodness of whole grains, wheat germ offer vitamin E, iron, potassium and folic acid while banana offers vitamin C and fiber. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                              31. Chocolate Frosted Orange Doughnuts

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                                                                Chocolate Frosted Orange Doughnuts are a great way to start the day, especially when you have been having hard time recently eating right way, and thus lacking in terms of nutritional requirement. Made with almond meal and baked along with little bit of chocolate frosting, this delicacy is not fried like other doughnuts and so you don’t need to worry about getting plumper. (View recipe and nutritional info here).

                                                                Featured photo credit: S.O.S. Maine Breakfast via flickr.com

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                                                                10 Powerful Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living Today

                                                                10 Powerful Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living Today

                                                                Plato knew that the body and mind are intimately linked. And in the late 1800s, the Mayo brothers, famous physicians, estimated that over half of all hospital beds are filled with people suffering from frustration, anxiety, worry and despair. Causes of worry are everywhere, in our relationships and our jobs, so it’s key we find ways to take charge of the stress.

                                                                In his classic book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie offers tools to ditch excessive worrying that help you make a worry-free environment for your private and professional life.

                                                                These are the top 10 tips to grab worry by the horns and wrestle it to the ground:

                                                                1. Make Your Decision and Never Look Back

                                                                Have you ever made a decision in life only to second-guess it afterwards? Of course you have! It’s hard not to wonder whether you’ve done the right thing and whether there might still be time to take another path.

                                                                But keep this in mind: you’ve already made your decision, so act decisively on it and dismiss all your anxiety about it.

                                                                Don’t stop to hesitate, to reconsider, or to retrace your steps. Once you’ve chosen a course of action, stick to it and never waver.

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                                                                2. Live for Today, Package Things up in “Day-Tight Compartments”

                                                                You know that feeling: tossing, turning and worrying over something that happened or something that might, well into the wee hours. To avoid this pointless worrying, you need “day-tight compartments”. Much as a ship has different watertight compartments, your own “day-tight” ones are a way to limit your attention to the present day.

                                                                The rule is simple: whatever happened in the past or might happen in the future must not intrude upon today. Everything else has to wait its turn for tomorrow’s box or stay stuck in the past.

                                                                3. Embrace the Worst-Case Scenario and Strategize to Offset It

                                                                If you’re worried about something, ask yourself: “What’s the worst thing that could happen?” Could you lose your job? Be jailed? Get killed?

                                                                Whatever the “worst” might be, it’s probably not so world-ending. You could probably even bounce back from it!

                                                                If, for example, you lose your job, you could always find another. Once you accept the worst-case scenario and get thinking about contingency plans, you’ll feel calmer.

                                                                4. Put a Lid on Your Worrying

                                                                Sometimes we stress endlessly about negative experiences when just walking away from them would serve us far better.

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                                                                To make squashing that worry easier, try this strategy, straight from stock traders: it’s called the “stop-loss” order, where shares are bought at a certain price, and then their price development is observed. If things go badly and the share price hits a certain point, they are sold off immediately. This stops the loss from increasing further.

                                                                In the same manner, you can put a stop-loss order on things that cause you stress and grief.

                                                                5. Fake It ‘Til You Make It – Happiness, That Is

                                                                We can’t directly influence how we feel, but we can nudge ourselves to change through how we think and act.

                                                                If you’re feeling sad or low, slap a big grin on your face and whistle a chipper tune. You’ll find it impossible to be blue when acting cheerful. But you don’t necessarily need to act outwardly happy; you can simply think happier thoughts instead.

                                                                Marcus Aurelius summed it up aptly:

                                                                “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

                                                                6. Give for the Joy of Giving

                                                                When we perform acts of kindness, we often do so with the expectation of gratitude. But harboring such expectations will probably leave you disappointed.

                                                                One person well aware of this fact was the lawyer Samuel Leibowitz. Over the course of his career, Leibowitz saved 78 people from going to the electric chair. Guess how many thanked him? None.

                                                                So stop expecting gratitude when you’re kind to someone. Instead, take joy from the act yourself.

                                                                7. Dump Envy – Enjoy Being Uniquely You

                                                                Your genes are completely unique. Even if someone had the same parents as you, the likelihood of someone identical to you being born is just one in 300,000 billion.

                                                                Despite this amazing fact, many of us long to be someone else, thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. But living your life this way is pointless. Embrace your uniqueness and get comfortable with who you really are: How to Be True to Yourself and Live the Life You Want

                                                                8. Haters Will Hate — It Just Means You’re Doing It Right

                                                                When you’re criticized, it often means you’re accomplishing something noteworthy. In fact, let’s take it a step further and consider this: the more you’re criticized, the more influential and important a person you likely are.

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                                                                So the next time somebody talks you down, don’t let it get to you. Take it as a compliment!

                                                                9. Chill Out! Learn to Rest Before You Get Tired

                                                                Scientists agree that emotions are the most common cause of fatigue. And it works the other way around, too: fatigue produces more worries and negative emotions.

                                                                It should be clear, therefore, that you’ve got to relax regularly before you feel tired. Otherwise, worries and fatigue will accumulate on top of each other.

                                                                It’s impossible to worry when you are relaxed, and regular rest helps you maintain your ability to work effectively.

                                                                10. Get Organized and Enjoy Your Work

                                                                There are few greater sources of misery in life than having to work, day in, day out, in a job you despise. It would make sense then that you shouldn’t pick a job you hate, or even just dislike doing.

                                                                But say you already have a job. How can you make it more enjoyable and worry-free? One way is to stay organized: a desk full of unanswered mails and memos is sure to breed worries.

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                                                                Better yet, rethink about the job you’re doing: What to Do When You Hate Your Job but Want a Successful Career

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