This post was contributed by our nutrition intern Kaitlin Kartchner, currently enrolled in the Masters of Nutrition Science program at Brigham Young University.
Getting out of bed and leaving your warm covers is one of the hardest things about cold mornings. But having a warm and nutritious breakfast to look forward to can be a huge motivation. Here are some delicious, warm breakfast ideas:
Egg Wraps or Breakfast Burritos: These can be made quickly with things you already have on hand. Scrambled eggs and a tortilla are staples, so get creative with add-
Veggie and Cheese Omelet: A great choice that includes lots of healthy vitamins, minerals, and protein. Tasty vegetables to include are sautéed spinach, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, and tomatoes. Add fruit
Savory Grits: Easy and quick, grits can be microwaved or cooked on the stove in just a few minutes! Cook them in water or low-fat milk for a healthier dish and season with salt, pepper, shredded cheese, and chives to add flavor. A yummy side for grits is a quick veggie and potato hash.
Oatmeal: This doesn’t have to be plain and boring. So many toppings can add flavor and texture to this perfect winter breakfast—raisins, peanut butter, honey, nuts, apples, bananas, coconut, berries, etc. Mix and match as much as you like!
Whole Wheat Toast or Waffles: The topping choices for toast and waffles are truly endless. If you like a sweet breakfast, top with banana slices and peanut butter for a classic combo. For savory toast, mashed avocado with a fried or scrambled egg will leave you feeling satisfied all morning! Whole wheat waffles can also be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer or fridge for busy mornings.
We hope these help you to have warm and toasty mornings as the temperatures begin to drop. For more cozy breakfast ideas contact your local Harmons dietitian at firstname.lastname@example.org.