One of my favorite parts of going home is being lazy and having my parents cook for me. I especially love waking up and having breakfast already made, considering I barely have enough time to grab a granola bar when I run out the door at school. On rare occasions I will wake up early enough to make myself an actual fulfilling breakfast. This post is to show you how to make a traditional breakfast a lot healthier, without losing any of the taste.
1. Eggs- Eggs are a great source of protein and are quick to make. I used just the egg whites because they have fewer calories, fat and cholesterol than the yolk. However, it’s not best to always take out the yolk because they do have some important vitamins. You can do a combination, like one egg with yolk and two egg whites.
2. Bacon- Bacon is a weakness of mine, but it’s no secret that it is high in saturated fat. Opt for Turkey bacon since it has less saturated fat and calories, but tastes just as good. You have to be careful which brand of turkey bacon you choose though. Oscar Meyer turkey bacon is actually less healthy than their brand of pork bacon because it has more sodium and cholesterol. Brands of turkey bacon that have fewer calories and more protein, such as Jennie-O and Applegate Farms, are the way to go.
3. Bagels- Bagels have a bad rep of being high in carbs and for not having many nutritional ingredients. Still, a lot of people, myself included, find bagels to be their guilty pleasure. Have no fear, there is a solution. Thomas’ has come out with bagel thins which are only 110 calories (over 170 calories less than a regular size bagel). It is basically a thinner version of a bagel, that way you get your bagel fix without over eating.
Switching out a few ingredients makes this breakfast nutritional and less fattening. For mornings when you don’t hit the snooze button, this is a great way to get energized and ready for the day.