All you need to know about a Perfect – Low-Calorie Breakfast
“One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.”
We strongly and most solemnly second this quote by the famous American author Robert A. Heinlein. While a good breakfast is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to start the day on a positive note, why not go even further with a healthy low-calorie breakfast?
It gives you a boost of positive energy along with essential nutrients and energy and also helps in weight management and overall well-being. Sounds exciting, right?
Let’s explore the principles of crafting a low-calorie breakfast that will keep you satisfied and energised throughout the morning.
1. Embrace Whole Grains
Good boys and girls start their day with the goodness of whole grains. Whole grains like oats, quinoa, brown rice, and whole wheat bread are rich in fibre and complex carbohydrates. They provide a steady release of energy, keeping you full for longer and preventing those mid-morning hunger pangs that tempt you to munch on junk food.
2. Love Your Proteins
Proteins are the building blocks of life, and should also be a part of your healthy breakfast. Non-vegetarians opt for lean protein sources like Greek yoghurt, eggs, tofu, or lean turkey bacon. Want to go vegan? Try our healthy and delicious Daily Vegan Protein with 25g of clean, lean protein in every scoop with no allergens. Oh, and it comes in 6 fabulous flavours. Protein helps you pack on muscle mass, and lose weight and promotes a feeling of fullness.
3. Load Up on Fibre
Fibre is your friend when it comes to a low-calorie breakfast. Fibre-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains not only keep you full but also aid in digestion and regulate blood sugar levels. Add a serving of berries, apples, or a side of sautéed spinach to your breakfast for that fibre boost.
4. Cut You Down To Size!
We know about that really cute measuring cup in your Amazon basket that you’ve been admiring, well here’s your excuse to get it. Manage your portions using a measuring cup or a food scale to ensure that you control your calorie intake and prevent overeating. A perfect low-calorie breakfast is all about a balance between all food groups without excess.
5. Break-up With Sugar
What’s a sweet-heart like doing with refined sugar in your breakfast? It’s bad for your heart so stay clear of it. This means saying goodbye to sugary cereals, sweetened yoghurt, and excessive honey or syrup on your pancakes or waffles. Go for natural sweeteners like a drizzle of natural honey or a sprinkle of cinnamon. Trust us, doing this will make your body happier and healthier.
6. Keep Calm and Drink Water
Don’t forget to hydrate! Start your day with a glass of water, and consider drinking herbal tea or black coffee (without excessive sugar and cream) if you enjoy these beverages. It is ideal to have water half an hour before and after breakfast to aid digestion. Staying hydrated is essential for overall health and can also help control your appetite.
9. Experiment with Recipes
Variety is the spice of life so keep your breakfasts interesting by trying new recipes. Pause watching cat videos and check out the countless healthy and low-calorie breakfast ideas available online. Experiment with different combinations of fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients to find what suits you. Let’s help you get into action with a couple of effective and easy-to-make low-calorie breakfast ideas –
This recipe uses Origin’s Strawberry Vegan Protein and transforms normal pancakes into thick, soft and fluffy protein pancakes that feel very indulgent but can be enjoyed without any guilt. Since they are made with strawberry-flavoured protein, you can pair them with fresh-cut fruit or almost any other topping under the sun.
Oats are a breakfast staple for many people worldwide but they’re not exactly loved. This recipe involves Origin’s Vanilla Vegan Protein with a mix of apples to turn regular old boring oats into something truly spectacular, healthy and delicious.
Jack Kornfield quoted “We as human beings have the amazing capacity to be reborn at breakfast every day and say, “This is a new day.” We believe that you should start your day with an inspiring, healthy and delicious breakfast. What could possibly be better than a perfect low-calorie breakfast that is all about balance and nutrient-dense foods that keep you satisfied without overloading on calories? Get your friends and family to join the low-calorie breakfast club and try out some of the recipes that we’ve shared. Keep heading towards your health and happiness, we’re cheering for you!