Top 10 Breakfast Foods

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What better way to start the day than to eat a satisfying breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why is it that people often take it for granted. If you think breakfast meals are hard to prepare, here are some ideas that are quick and easy and are guaranteed to keep you upbeat the whole morning.

1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is simply ground oat groats and is sometimes called white oats. A bowl of oatmeal for breakfast can effectively reduce cholesterol levels. This is due to its fiber-rich content. It has been known to reduce the risk of heart diseases and aid in weight loss.

Oatmeal has been popular among athletes because of its complex carbohydrates and water-soluble fiber that maintains slow digestion and blood glucose levels.

2. Pancakes

Pancakes are often made from a mixture of flour, eggs, milk, and butter that is oftentimes mixed with a raising agent, such as baking powder. They are made round, flat, and thin on a frying pan or hot griddle.

Pancakes are one of the all-time breakfast favorites among many. Different variations have, in fact, been made by different countries. It gives an ample supply of energy to start the day.

3. Doughnuts

Doughnuts are a type of dough confectionery that is fried and can double as a breakfast meal or a sweet snack. It is widely popular among other countries that many variations of it were made.

They are usually round, with or without a hole in the middle, and sometimes filled with different fruit preserves, cream, or custard. They are one of the most favorite breakfast foods because it is conveniently small and can fill you up in the morning.

4. French Toast

French toast is also popularly known as eggy bread or German bread. It is basically made by soaking the bread in beaten egg and milk and then fried until golden.

After it’s done, the french toast can be topped with jam, honey, or even maple syrup. Anything goes well with french toast even eggs and bacon will do.

5. Scrambled eggs

Scrambled eggs are so versatile, you can put them on toast or make an omelet with it. It can also be played up by adding cheese, vegetables, and meat.

Scrambled eggs are also best paired with bacon and sausages. They are packed with essential proteins to keep you active most of the morning.

6. Cereals

Cereals are quite popular when it comes to breakfast meal choices among kids.  But,  adults love it too because it’s fast and easy to prepare and gives you enough energy to last the whole morning. It is best paired with milk, yogurt, or fruit.

Cereals are rich in fiber, which aids in proper and healthy digestion. Fiber also helps lower the risk of heart diseases and can even help you lose weight as well.

7. Bagels

Bagels are made from wheat dough, boiled and then baked. They are best eaten fresh and filled with some cream cheese. Many varieties have been made since then.

A bagel may contain 260-350 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, and 2-5 grams of fiber, which is not bad for a piece of bread.

8. Biscuits and gravy

This pairing consists of soft dough biscuits, that are smothered with sausage gravy. The gravy is usually made from pork drippings, flour, milk, and bits of meat like bacon and sausages. Different variations of the gravy have been created to suit individual tastes. There are gravies made of scrambled eggs, which they call egg gravy.

Others created the tomato gravy, which is a white gravy mixed with crushed tomatoes. This is one of the most delicious breakfasts anyone could have.

9. Bacon

Bacon is probably one of the best breakfast meals in the world. It is made by curing pig meat in very large quantities of salt. The end result is the mouth-watering bacon that everyone gets a chance to enjoy every day. It is best eaten when fried, served with egg and toast.

Bacon has been used in other recipes, it has even been used as an ice cream topping and also paired with other recipes that seem unusual. The sizzling sound of bacon and the smell is just something irresistible.

10. Fresh fruits

Fruits are well-known antioxidant-rich foods. They are also rich in fiber for healthier digestion. Fruits are also jam-packed with essential vitamins and minerals needed to keep you going every day. If you are planning to lose the extra pounds, snacking on some fresh fruit would help you achieve that goal.

They are also known to keep diseases at bay by making the immune system stronger. Fruits can also help you fight off certain cancers and other deadly diseases.

Breakfast has never been this fun and exciting. A healthy one can give you the energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals that you need for the day. This increases mental ability and alertness, making you more productive at work. So, before going out the door, be sure you first break your fast.

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