Reprinted from SkinnyMom.com
If you're still following the same tired granola bar or yogurt routine — or maybe even skipping breakfast altogether — your mornings need a makeover. Why not start your day with nachos (yes, nachos!)? Or pumpkin oat pancakes? French toast?
Believe it or not, these skinny recipes won't destroy your diet. In fact, they might benefit it. Eating breakfast within 30 minutes of waking does wonders for your metabolism and mentality and is a healthy habit of most fit women. People who tend to skip breakfast undoubtedly fill that void with multiple midday nibbles and bites and indulgences to satisfy the hunger pangs, often referred to as “starvation eating“.
Also, if you don’t eat in the morning, your body has been fasting anywhere from 10 to 20 hours so you’re not producing the enzymes necessary to metabolize fat and lose weight. Double no-no.
Do your metabolism (and taste buds) a favor, and kick off your day with these recipes.
This is hands down one of our favorite breakfasts. For those of you on Weight Watchers, it's only 2 points plus per serving. We recommend making this Sunday evening while you make dinner and then heat it up throughout the week for a filling, warm breakfast or mid-morning snack that is powerfully packed with nutrients and flavor! Feel free to switch out the broccoli for other veggies as well.
This is a top Skinny Mom pancake recipe because of the decadent taste and skinny calorie count. Plus, who doesn’t love pancake minis?! This simple, kid-approved breakfast is one you can whip up quickly and top with some yummy fruit, sugar-free maple syrup or a touch of powdered sugar for the little ones!
Sometimes you just need a little crunch at breakfast time, and what better way to get the salty-crunchy craving satisfied with a high-protein egg topper? Serve this dish with a side of salsa and some reduced-fat sour cream, and trust me, your morning will be off to a fab start. NOM!