Healthy Hot Breakfasts for Cold Mornings

Whole Grain Waffles with Cherry Sauce

Whole grains are better for your body. They provide much needed fiber. Trythis recipe from Eating Wellfor whole grain waffles. Using a fruit sauce instead of bottled maple syrup will add important nutrients and vitamins to your breakfast. The recipe calls for cherries but you can also use the super food blueberries to increase your antioxidant intake.

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A warm bowl of oatmeal.

Eggs with Spinach

Eggs are an incredibly healthy food. Eggs contain good cholesterol and are not associated with heart disease. Eggs contain antioxidants and nutrients that prevent age related eye disease and promote healthy brains. Eating protein in the morning also helps your body regulate blood sugar all day long.

Eggs are quick to cook and can be eaten in so many ways. For an added healthy dose of greens which are rich in iron, sauté a little bit of spinach in the bottom of the pan. Then add eggs to scramble. This makes a fast, nutritious, hot breakfast. Scrambled eggs rolled up in a whole wheat flour tortilla with some salsa is another quick and easy way to eat eggs.

Slow Cooked Oatmeal

If you want to have breakfast ready when you wake up, you can start it the night before. Use steal cut oats to make this hearty recipe from  Eating Well. The fruit will add plenty of flavor so you won’t have to use extra sugar. Slow cooked oatmeal can feed a lot of people or it can be stored and reheated in the microwave for several breakfasts.

Cream of Wheat with Egg and Vanilla

Cream of Wheat is an excellent, fast hot breakfast. Use this recipe from TheKitchn, which adds an egg to get the extra nutrients and protein. It will transform regular Cream of Wheat into a delicious custard-like breakfast.

Your Favorite

Whether you have time to enjoy a slow relaxing meal or need to grab your breakfast and run, there is a healthy and warm option for you. You can start looking forward to the mornings and a hot meal to warm you up on a cold morning. What’s your favorite hot breakfast?

Image: “Oatmeal, Part 2” by Rachel Hathaway

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