The first reaction my family or cousies would give would probably be something like this.
Yes..yes..the kitchen and myself are considered sworn enemies. Not that I’m just pure lazy to prepare my own meals. I am known to become very “vulnerable” and “weak-hearted” when I hear the sound of hot oil popping.
I would literally perform an emergency evacuation drill every time that happens.
Well, for some people, cooking can be fun and I don’t get it with this type of people. You know, I love food, but not preparing them. It is only lovable when it is in my mouth while I salivate lustfully to its delicious aftertaste.
Ok fine..As we all know, cooking is an important life-saving skill. Just like when you first start learning how to ride a Super4..I mean your bicycle, it can be as frightening the first time you try to cook as well. BUT HEY, there is always a first time for everything!
So, Let’s start drooling to some of the most delicious breakfast in history.
These are my best compilation of the most healthiest and easiest breakfast that I have ever cooked!!..*Divine light shining on my laptop*
Always start your day with a High protein, High-Carb meals, and Fruits!
1) A Quick Toast With Eggs
Ol’ Time Fav. Scrambled Eggs with Toast Bread Spread With Butter
Time taken to prepare: 10 mins
If you are looking for a cheap, easy, and a heck of a punch breakfast, I would really recommend you to make these mouth-watering energy booster.
It tastes great. The honey and butter spread makes it sweet and delicious. The toasted bread makes it crispy and enjoyable for every bite.
- 2-3 Whole Eggs (Can add more if you are trying to build muscle, I’d usually have 3 whole eggs + 7 white eggs)
- Healthy Oil (Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Fish Oil, Canola Oil, et.Forkc)
- Black/White Pepper
- 2 pieces of Bread (I would go with wholemeal bread)
- Raw Honey
- Butter or Margarine (I’d say go low on these two anyway)
- Minced Parsley (or any of your favorite herbs and spices)
- A frying pan or skillet
Calories= 420kcal, Protein=32g, Fats= 30-40g (From oil and butter)
How To Prepare
- Spread butter and some honey on bread. Put intoasterfor 5-6minutes.
- Mix eggs, some salt, pepper powder in a mixing bowl. Beat the mixture with a fork until blended.
- Heat up the oil in the pan until it starts to make a popping noise. (Pour enough oil according tothe amount of eggs.)
- Pour the blended eggs into the pan.
- Stir and cook it until it is up to your preference. (Half-cooked eggs tastes better for me.)
- Once eggs are cooked, carefully place the eggs on each toasted bread.
- Final touch, sprinkle some pepper or minced parsley.
2) Last Resort Brekkie Meal – Milkshakes
Time taken to prepare: 5 mins
Let say, you only have 1 minute to think about what to have for breakfast. Usually, you would just buy it from a food court, you would skip breakfast or you would have what average people would eat like bread and butter spread. Hey, I say those are lame choices.
Why not make a quick shake huh?
The taste totally depends on the milk brand and the ingredients you put in. Overall, it is not the tastiest of all meal, but it is packed with nutrients.
You can pour out your most creative ideas to have for breakfast and literally blend it and drink it. A friend of mine tried blending chicken breast with water to create a chicken-water solution breakfast.
Sounds yucky? Well, it gave him a source of protein and that is what matters.
The Main Ingredients
- Any sweet tasting fruits (Berries, Strawberries, Banana)
- Ice cubes
- Blender (Good working one and not the one your mum use for grinding herbs and onions)
It is called a milkshake for a reason. The only ingredient is milk and ice cubes.
But hey!!! Put on your creative hats and let’s do some crazy taste buds experiments!
Crazy Ingredients to Add
- Peanut butter
- Protein powder
- Cocoa powder
- Ice cream
- Your school textbooks, newspapers, laptop, work colleagues, boss, cat..whatever!
JUST ADD THEM ALL..
You get the point.
How To Prepare
Well, this is according to your taste and to your meal planning as well. I would usually make 1 liter of milkshake. I would have split them into two meals in a day, so 500ml for a meal.
A simple guideline would be if you are going to prepare for just one meal, then I would suggest you to follow this general serving guide:
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 medium, ripe banana
Calories = 250kcal Protein = 10g
3) ANABOLIC MUSCLE BOWL!!
Time taken to prepare: 5-7 mins
This is something that I love making once in awhile. I would say it is still easy to make and delicious to eat. At times when you need to have something different and something that gives you more satisfaction, then this breakfast is perfect.
- 1/2 Oatmeal
- 6-8 Egg whites
- Raw honey
- 1 Piece of Banana
- 1/2 cup of Raspberries (or any type of berries)
- 1/2 cup of any type of nuts (walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts)
How To Prepare
- Cook egg whites in a skillet on low heat.
- Chop the banana into pieces and add to the skillet. Use a spatula and be careful not to let the banana pieces stick to the skillet.
- Combine oatmeal and egg whites in a bowl and mix.
- Add cinnamon and Stevia (or raw honey) and mix.
- Top with banana, raspberries, and walnuts.
(Inspired from http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/morning-nutrition-7-muscle-building-breakfasts.html)
Calories: 447 kcal Fat: 16 Protein: 31g
4) Nut-Butter and Chia Seed Toast
Just look at it!
If you are not drooling right now, I pity your eye-brain-stomach coordination.
I have never tried this one before, but from the looks of it, it would be easy to prepare and probably sweet and crunchy as well.
The chia seeds make an excellent source of fiber, energy as well as good source of healthy omega fats the 3’s and 6’s. It is said that “Chia” comes from the word strength in the Mayan language, where soldiers would use it when they have to run long distances.
It provides other benefits like reducing signs of aging and building strong bones and muscles.
That’s enough reason for me to try it soon!
Read more to get its ingredients and directions on how to prepare here!
5) Open-face Breakfast Sandwich
Another variation of egg and toast. They make it sounds cool, though. “Open-face sandwich”. Maybe because it is half a sandwich and its insides are exposed. But I think I would name it “Bare-naked Exposed Sandwich”.
Adriana, the lady we should be thanking for sharing this wonderful recipe, did explain that it is simple to make and it tastes sweet and crunchy as well. Just perfect for my taste. Sweet and crunchy food never leave me unsatisfied.
Here are the ingredients and description!
If you don’t have some of the ingredients around like jalapeno jelly and Canadian bacon, you can change it to normal grape jam or strawberry jam and a normal beef bacon as well. The jalapeno jelly seemed to me like a type of jam that tastes spicy and sweet.
I don’t think there are any grocery stores which sell them in Singapore, but you can get it from etsy.com.
Calories: 290kcal Protein:35g *Sodium:980g (be careful not to have excess of salt in a day)
6) Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs
How have I not stumble across this mouth-watering breakfast recipe up until now. This is just argh, it has sweet potato, eggs, onions, sausage all in one meal. Awesome!
Imagine the protein….the carrbsss…the sweet taste and crunchy feeling off the onions….*droool*
Let’s do some cooking! Read more for ingredients and directions here!
I’m not gonna give a damn about the calories and protein amount. I will spam it!!..PROTEIN PROTEIN PROTEIN!..
7) Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
This sandwich is healthier, more filling, tastier and it does pack more punch than any other burgers that can be found in any fast food restaurant. It is easy to make too.
With only 12 grams of fat, and being high in protein, I would say it would be on my top list of food to have for breakfast.
This sandwich recipe is taken from muscleandfitness.com and you can learn more about it here.
One tip to take note is that since they recommend the eggs to be cooked in the microwave. It would probably not matter much if you make it as a scrambled egg using healthy oil. Remember “healthy” oil. I don’t think many of us know how to cook eggs in a microwave.
Unless you are going to make some mad science experiement in the kitchen.
8) Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs on A Toast
“A classic breakfast treat sure to get you a smile – smoked salmon and silky scrambled eggs. ” Jamie Oliver stated.
I definitely agree with him. Well, he always smiles anyway.
After a tiring day at work or if I feel like spending time with a close friend at a cafe, I would usually look for something juicy like a sandwich with sliced juicy salmon on it.
It soothes the body and mind as well. Plus it is high in protein, low in fat as well.
This might be something that most of us are not used to making ouselves. Well true, I rather have it at a cafe because it is like a luxurious special food for special occasion. But, there is no harm trying something new.
Find out the ingredients and directions on how to prepare here.