10 Healthy Brunch Ideas for a Blazing-Hot Summer
Make a Healthy Brunch That Will Keep You Full and Refreshed This Summer
What better way to start your day than with a hearty breakfast? As we’ve all heard, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There are health benefits linked to eating a healthy breakfast and fueling your body with essential nutrients to start your morning. Summertime is the perfect time to establish healthy eating habits and try new recipes.
Breakfast Foods To Avoid
There are plenty of low-sugar breakfast ideas that you can easily make at home, but there are also plenty of sugary and highly processed options that should be avoided. Cereal, breakfast bars, muffins, pastries, sweetened yogurts, and more are commonly loaded with sugar and will not keep you full for long.
Healthy Brunch Ideas To Try This Summer
Instead, try these easy and healthy brunch ideas that provide protein, fiber, and healthy fat that will sustain you for longer. With these summer brunch ideas, you will feel healthy, refreshed, and full all summer long.
This popular breakfast option has taken over the internet, with so many varieties and various toppings that pair well with avocado. To make this breakfast nutrient-dense, opt for grain bread over white bread to increase your fiber intake.
Some popular toppings include honey and crushed red pepper flakes; tomatoes and feta, goat, or cottage cheese; fried egg and hot sauce; or “everything” bagel seasoning.
Greek yogurt contains a great combination of protein and fat that will keep you feeling full. Add berries, nuts, a dash of honey, and our Chocolate and Caramel Granola on top for a little extra sweetness and crunch to this creamy, tart breakfast.
Many flavored yogurts contain high amounts of added sugar or have had their fat content removed, making them unhealthy and less filling. Be sure to check the label for full-fat, unsweetened Greek yogurt for the healthiest option.
Similar to Greek yogurt, cottage cheese is a great source of protein and fat and is very versatile. It can be eaten in a bowl with fruits, nuts, and granola, or you can make cottage cheese pancakes for a sweet yet protein-packed breakfast.
Another delicious way to enjoy cottage cheese for breakfast is on avocado toast, where each bite is full of flavor.
Peanut Butter Toast
Toast is a super-quick and -easy option to make when you are in a hurry. Grab some wholegrain or multigrain bread to toast and smear some peanut butter on top. If you are allergic to peanuts, opt for a different kind of nut butter, like almond butter. This makes for a fiber- and protein-packed breakfast.
Tired of grain bread? Add your favorite nut butter to an English muffin or frozen protein waffle.
Oatmeal is packed with nutrients and is full of fiber that promotes healthy gut bacteria. Look for steel-cut or old-fashioned oats, as they are less processed than quick or instant oats.
Oatmeal takes minutes to make in the microwave and is delicious with toppings such as nut butter, fruit, or honey.
Omelets make for a hearty breakfast. There are endless omelet combinations that you can make with the fresh produce you may already have in your refrigerator. Spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, avocado, and more all taste delicious inside an omelet.
Eggs are a good source of protein, fats, and vitamins.
If you aren’t hungry for a big breakfast in the morning, try drinking a smoothie for a refreshing summer brunch idea. There are endless smoothie recipes that offer many vitamins and minerals. Check out these smoothie tips and recipes. Try adding chia seeds, flaxseeds, Greek yogurt, and leafy greens to your smoothie for some extra fiber, protein, antioxidants, and omega-3s.
Turn any smoothie into a smoothie bowl by adding granola, berries and coconut flakes on top, and eat it with a spoon.
Scrambled Egg Whites
For a low-sugar breakfast, scramble some egg whites and toast a piece of whole-grain bread. It’s hard to go wrong with a classic breakfast.
If you are craving something sweet, make healthy pancakes using bananas, oats, and protein powder (optional). These easy-to-make healthy protein pancakes are great with nut butter on top.
For an even easier recipe, our Chocolate Chip or Blueberry Protein Pancakes are a delicious way to ensure you are getting that extra protein needed for your day.
If you prefer to prepare the night before, overnight oats make for a quick grab-and-go breakfast. There are many recipes for overnight oats, so you won’t get tired of making the same thing.
You can use the same oats you use to make oatmeal, but instead of cooking them, place them in a glass jar. The options are endless — you can add peanut butter, chia and flax seeds, honey, Greek yogurt, your favorite kind of milk, and more.
Now We’d Like Your Opinion!
Which healthy brunch idea are you going to try next?
Whether you choose a hearty breakfast or low-sugar breakfast from this list, know you are receiving a great amount of protein, fiber, healthy fat, and nutrients to get your day started.
Check out our low-calorie, healthy breakfast options to see what works for you. And don’t forget to contact us with any questions or concerns about today’s blog post.