We’re officially in the new year, and for many people, their top resolution is to get healthier than they ever have been. Whether that looks like losing weight, improving energy levels, or boosting your mental health, there is no denying that true wealth is excellent health. While some people are on the intermittent fasting train, there is truth in breakfast being the day’s most important meal. The best time to eat breakfast might be different for other people, but nourishing your body shortly after waking is a great way to ensure a day full of energy, mental clarity, and a sense of well-being. Like all things in life, the new year brings new trends, and this year, there are breakfast trends we should all try to look and feel our best and help us accomplish our New Year’s resolutions. Please keep reading to learn them and decide which one (or two) you want to try.
Whether you’ve got a massive sweet tooth or need to eat breakfast on the go, making a date with dates for breakfast is an excellent idea this new year. Dates have been beloved by humans since Mesopotamia for their sweet like candy taste, but they are also rich in antioxidants and support gut health and even bone density. Whether you eat dates on your own or dip them in peanut or almond butter, these are the perfect breakfast on the go for the busy individual.
Speaking of eating on the go, whether you’re a mother, student, or person climbing the corporate ladder, some days, it can feel like there is no time to eat a healthy lunch, let alone breakfast. Enter the superfood shake mix. Superfood shakes are a great way to keep energy levels high, boost mental clarity, manage weight, and get a serious pack of all the nutrients needed to have a great day. These shakes can take minutes to make and will keep you satiated well into your work day until you reach lunch hour.
Plant-Based Breakfast Bowls
There are many reasons why people are opting for a whole food plant-based diet these days. From reducing inflammation, healing their gut microbiome, or even the quest for longevity, countless studies have shown that eating a vegan diet can help you achieve all these health dreams. Social media is full of inspiration in curating beautiful plant-based breakfast bowls with powerful nutrients like chia seeds, dragon fruit, healthy nut butter, and delicious spices like cinnamon. You’d be surprised how much energy you can get from a plant-based breakfast. Your heart will thank you too!
Fish for Breakfast
Once thought of as poor man’s food, tinned fish is making a comeback, not just as a snack or at the dinner table. This affordable food can make a delicious addition to an egg and toast breakfast, and its health benefits are immense from omega-3 fatty acids and more. Delicious options like sardines, mackerel, and anchovies are great tinned fish to boost your health and switch up your breakfast. You can also try salmon, mussels, or trout to get more daring in your breakfast kitchen. The health benefits of fish are almost endless and affordable, making them a fun way to try something new, all in the name of health and expanding your palate.
Once reserved for powerlifters and fitness enthusiasts, protein shakes are for the people this New Year! These shakes are a great way to get veggies in with breakfast and a high amount of fiber by adding spinach or kale and fruits like berries which are high in antioxidants. You can sweeten your protein shake with cinnamon, which is known to control blood sugar or date syrup. Adding a protein powder will help you get essential amino acids crucial to overall health and well-being. You don’t have to be busy or limited on time to enjoy the benefits of protein shakes for breakfast in the new year.
Gone are the days when people had time to make pancakes, waffles, omelets, bacon, and sausage for breakfast, all before heading out the door for work or school. The health benefits of some of those ingredients are questionable with what we know now. Try and incorporate some healthy and trendy breakfast options mentioned above and see how great you look and feel!