Now that Fall is in full swing, we’re all looking for ways to get back on track when it comes to our routines. There’s just something about the crisp, cool air that makes a person want to check off every box on their to-do list, and one of those tasks might be whipping up meals that can help jumpstart some healthy weight-loss goals.
A good way to start your day off on a healthy note is to fuel your body with a nutritious breakfast. But because we eat it almost every day, sometimes breakfast can get, well, boring. Below are seven low-fat breakfast ideas that will not only give you the protein and vitamins your body is craving, but are also far from boring and tasty enough for you to actually look forward to eating as soon as your alarm clock goes off!
Low-Fat Breakfast Ideas With Fall Ingredients
Pumpkin oatmeal with fruit and cinnamon (hot or cold)
Rich in magnesium, zinc, and both soluble and insoluble fiber, oats are a low-fat option that can help keep you fuller for longer. Whether you like your oats hot off the stovetop or sitting overnight in the fridge, consider swirling in a little bit of pureed pumpkin for a taste of Fall, as well as more magnesium, fiber, and even some protein. Top it off with a sprinkle of warming cinnamon and a few slices of apple, and you’ve got the perfect hearty, yummy meal to start the day!
Egg white omelette with toast
Just because you’re following a low-fat diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a big breakfast! This veggie omelette recipe includes bell pepper, low-fat cheddar cheese, whole wheat bread, butter, and an orange — more than enough good stuff to help you power through your morning.
Whole-grain muffins (with protein powder added)
Unlike many refined white flours, whole grain flours retain nutrients, as well as fiber, which means there’s less chance of a blood sugar spike and energy crash after your meal. A quick internet search should turn up hundreds of whole-grain muffin recipes, and if you want an extra dose of protein, consider throwing in a scoop or two of your favorite protein powder!
Fall fruit and spinach smoothie
Create a tart, delicious smoothie with Fall fruits like apples, pears, and cranberries, plus a healthy serving of spinach, which can help fight inflammation. Add in your favorite low-fat milk, along with a scoop of protein powder, to help keep you satisfied until lunch.
Fat-free Greek yogurt with cinnamon and apples
Yogurt provides protein and healthy probiotics, and Greek yogurt is thick, creamy, and tasty. Top it with some in-season apples and a little sprinkle of cinnamon for a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert.
Bean, low-fat cheese, and veggie burrito
Low in fat but high in protein and fiber, beans are a great way to get your day started on a satisfying note. Wrap some cooked beans in a whole wheat tortilla with low-fat cheese and some sauteed veggies, and voilà, a warm, satiating morning meal.
A whole wheat pancake recipe with some pumpkin puree swirled in — what’s more Fall than that?!