A Healthier Alternative to Your Favorite Breakfasts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we’re all used to our breakfast staples to start our day right. We reach for our cereal or fry up our bacon and eggs, but all of them can have added sugars and unhealthy fat. If you’re looking for healthier alternatives to your breakfast favorites, just switch up the ingredients for simpler, unprocessed ones.

Here are healthier alternatives to your favorite breakfasts!

Potato Hashbrowns = Cabbage Hashbrowns

Potato hashbrowns have that delectable crunch that comes from frying until golden brown. While this does leave you satisfied, the hashbrown is pretty much like a sponge that absorbs all the oil as it fries. A healthier alternative to this is by making cabbage hashbrowns, which is then pan fried in a healthy dose of olive oil.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cabbage, shaved
  • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Shave the cabbage into thin slices. Thinly slice the white onion and combine with the cabbage.
  2. Beat eggs and season with salt and pepper. Mix into the cabbage and onion mixture.
  3. Cook in rectangles over a pan on medium heat. Cover for a few minutes until the top is slightly cooked. Flip.
  4. Cook until the other side is slightly golden brown.

 

Hotcakes = Banana Pancakes

A stack of pancakes can make just about any morning great. The warm butter and the syrup is the icing on the cake. The sad news is that pancakes are high in refined flour, which is known to cause insulin resistance and obesity. On top of that, the caramel-colored syrup that we all love is made of high-fructose corn syrup, also known to cause obesity. Banana pancakes are a much healthier (and easier) alternative to the classic pancake. It only takes two ingredients, so all the more reason to make these healthy pancakes!

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 3 tbsp banana flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter
Optional:
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. Mash bananas with a fork. Add in banana flour.
  2. Beat 2 eggs thoroughly and combine with the banana mixture. Rest for 10 minutes
  3. Over medium heat, place batter. Once bubbles start to form at the top, flip. Cook the other side until golden brown.

 

Breakfast Burger = Healthy Breakfast Burger

This breakfast burger is a simpler and cleaner version of your typical breakfast burger. The best part: it’s keto approved! Instead of using burger buns, use eggs to make “buns”.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 lbs ground beef
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Beat eggs thoroughly. In a small pan, add half of the beaten eggs and cook over low heat. Once ready, repeat and cook the second batch.
  2. Form the ground beef into patties, season with salt. Cook in a pan over medium heat.
  3. Once beef is cooked, top with cheddar cheese.
  4. Place beef patty in between egg buns and ketchup.

Cereal = Granola

Cereal has become the definition is breakfast, and though many are marketed to be good for you, they’re still packed with tons of refined sugar. Granola can give you the fiber and iron (and the crunch) you need without these added sugars.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mix coconut oil and honey.
  2. Combine almonds, cashews, and pumpkin seeds in a mortar and pestle and roughly crush.
  3. On a baking sheet, spread out the rolled oats and nut mixture. Sprinkle with salt and cinnamon.
  4. Drizzle the coconut and honey mixture over the granola.
  5. Spread the granola into a thin layer on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake in an oven at 175C for 20 minutes.

 

Watch how to make these healthy breakfasts!

Erwan Heussaff
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