We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It revs up your metabolism, gives you energy to perform your best and makes you feel all around better about your day! But sticking with healthy breakfast options can get dull. Sure, oatmeal is one of the healthiest (fiber packed) ways to start the day, but when you’re bored with the brown sugar sprinkle and slices of banana on top, here are 5 healthy ways to spruce it up!
5 Unique Oatmeal Toppings
Toasted Walnuts. Lay raw, shelled walnuts on a piece of tinfoil and place in the toaster over until they begin to brown. Stir into your oatmeal for a heart-healthy omega-3 boost and healthy fats that will help keep you satisfied!
All-Natural Peanut Butter. A tablespoon of peanut butter stirred into a bowl of oats will give your breakfast a much heartier feel. The heart-healthy fats will keep you full all morning long (and your taste buds will thank you).
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Granola. Sprinkle the top of your oatmeal with a healthy granola recipe for some added crunch and sweetness. For all of you who crave sweetened cereals in the morning, this is a healthier alternative!
Miso Soup. Okay, so this one definitely sounds weird, but it’s actually delicious, especially as a lunch or dinner recipe. Just substitute the water in your recipe for miso soup and top with chopped scallions or even asparagus! Think of it as our version of a Japanese breakfast.
Yogurt. We all think of yogurt and granola, but why not yogurt and oatmeal? Prepare your oatmeal so that it’s on the dry side and top with a dollop (or two!) of low-fat Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey. It will give your breakfast a creamier consistency and boost your protein too!
Try this berry couscous recipe for breakfast too!