3 Easy Healthy Breakfast
A good breakfast starts your day off right. Some feel that it's not worth the effort of waking up early, preparing the ingredients, and the actual cooking process can prove to be tedious. That's why many people default to overnight oats, as they're easy to make and tasty in their own right.
But oats don't supply you with all the nutrients you need. Diversifying your breakfast choices is will be good for your body, especially if you keep healthy choices in mind as you plan out your mornings.
So grab a few porcelain bowls and try out some of the recipes listed below! Your palette will thank you along the way.
Our friends in the east are onto something! Seaweed soups and stews are a staple in their cuisines, and can double as a delicious surge of nutrients in the morning. With ingredients that can be found easily in most Asian markets, it's definitely a viable breakfast choice. Seaweed soup is better for those preferring a saltier edge to their food, but it can still be quite versatile, welcoming a variety of ingredients that can help finetune the soup to your tastes.
You will need:
- 5 cups of water
- Dried seaweed
- Any protein or seafood of your choice
- 1 tbsp. of chopped garlic/2-3 cloves
- 1 tsp. of vegetable oil
- 3 tsp. of salt
This is a very barebones recipe, so there's definitely lots of room to play around and adjust to your taste! But first, you'll have to prepare the seaweed.
- Shred your seaweed into sizeable chunks/strands. (If this is your first time trying seaweed, go with a conservative amount)
- Soak the seaweed in a porcelain bowl for 30 minutes to an hour. Afterwards, rinse the seaweed thoroughly a couple of times. Set aside.
- Sauté the garlic, protein, and any other vegetables you want to add for a few minutes, or until they have browned slightly.
- Add the seaweed and 5 cups of water, stir for a bit, then cover until it comes to a boil.
- Lower the heat then allow to simmer for 25 minutes, stirring every now and again, seasoning to taste.
Serve in a beautiful set of Sweese bowls, and enjoy! You may freeze the soup for quick reheating on subsequent mornings.
Easy breakfast salads
Salads are a whole world of untapped potential as breakfast dishes. They can be plain with light veggies and cherry tomatoes, sweet with various fruits and condensed milk, or savory using shredded chicken and cheese. You can't really go wrong with salads, as they'll only be as complex as you want them to be. They're often seen as boring, but all it takes is a little creativity to truly reveal all that they're capable of. Many salads are also aesthetically pleasing, especially if they're served in a set of Sweese salad bowls, which can make any meal pleasing to the eye!
Quick fried rice
Fried rice is an excellent way to use up ingredients you were thinking of throwing away, especially the rice itself. Rice can become cold and hard once it's been in the fridge for stretch of time. Frying the rice transforms it into a hearty and filling dish that, depending on how many ingredients there are, can be ready to eat in as little as 15 minutes! It's also very easy to sneak in some vegetables and protein to make for an all around well rounded and homely breakfast you're sure to look forward to in the morning.
You will need:
- Any type of cooked rice (preferably refrigerated overnight, as the cold will help prevent the rice from becoming mushy once it hits the pan).
- Any vegetables that cook relatively quickly (e.g. peas, corn kernels, spinach)
- Any meat you wish to add (e.g. breakfast sausage, cubed spam)
- 3 eggs
- Five tbsp. soy sauce, add more if using a lot of rice
- Ground black pepper
- 1 large onion, minced
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 red chili pepper
- 2 tbsp. fresh rosemary
- Heat oil in a pan and fry the eggs and meat. You can scramble the eggs or fry them sunny side up, then fry the meat until cooked. Set both aside.
- In the same pan, sauté the onions, garlic, and rosemary until aromatic.
- Crumble up the cold rice, but be gentle so as not to crush the grains
- Quickly add the rice into the pan, and toss for one minute, setting the heat from low to medium.
- Add the soy sauce, black pepper, and vegetables and continue to stir.
- After three minutes, taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking.
- Once satisfied, add in the set aside eggs (if they're scrambled) and meat, giving everything a few more minutes in the pan.
- Serve hot in a lovely Sweese bowl set, and enjoy!