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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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                                                                Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                                                                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                                                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                                                Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                                                                Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                                                                1. Exercise Daily

                                                                It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                                                                If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                                                                Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                                                                If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                                                                2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                                                                Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                                                                One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                                                                This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                                                                3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                                                                Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                                                                Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                                                                Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                                                                4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                                                                Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                                                                The basic nutritional advice includes:

                                                                • Eat unprocessed foods
                                                                • Eat more veggies
                                                                • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                                                                • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                                                                Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                                                                  5. Watch Out for Travel

                                                                  Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                                                                  This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                                                                  If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                                                                  6. Start Slow

                                                                  Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                                                                  If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                                                                  7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                                                                  Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                                                                  My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                                                                  If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                                                                  I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                                                                  Final Thoughts

                                                                  Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                                                                  Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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