A healthy Christmas breakfast can seem like a good idea, but they’re usually more of an oxymoron than a reality. Bacon, fried eggs, sausages, potatoes, possibly even gravy. It’s enough to take up an entire day’s worth of calories before you even get started. That doesn’t even include the pastries like muffins or tea biscuits.
Why Not Start a Healthy Christmas Breakfast Tradition?
This year, it’s time to start a new tradition with a healthy Christmas breakfast. You can still enjoy lots of delicious foods that will fill you with energy for everything the day will bring. That said, it will also provide you with nutrients instead of far too many calories, carbs and unhealthy fats. After all, you still have a feast of a dinner ahead of you!
If you’re trying to keep on top of your health and your weight this season, a healthy Christmas breakfast can be a terrific way to start the day. You’ll find that you feel better, will experience fewer energy spikes and crashes, and will even be less tempted by sugar cravings when those sweet treats are always everywhere you look!
Healthy Christmas Breakfast Ideas
If a healthy Christmas breakfast has never been a part of your tradition, here are some great ideas to get you started. As you can see, they’re all filling and flavorful, so you won’t feel like you’re missing those greasy foods you used to pile on your plate.
Crantastic Festive Oatmeal
Serves 1, 270 Calories
- ½ cup quick-cooking oatmeal
- 1 cup peeled, thinly sliced apple
- 2 tbsp reduced sugar dried cranberries
- Cinnamon or apple pie spice
In small bowl, mix sliced apples, 2 tbsp water, and cinnamon or pie spice. Microwave for 1 minute or until soft. Microwave oatmeal according to package directions for water prep. Mix together apples, cranberries, oatmeal, and additional cinnamon or pie spice (if desired) to serve.
Merry Berry Parfait
Serves 1, 280 Calories
- ½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- ½ cup frozen berries (raspberries, blackberries, or other preferred berries)
- 2 tbsp whole berry cranberry sauce
- 2 tbsp diced pecans
Stir together thawed berries and cranberry sauce. Mix with ½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt and top with diced pecans to serve.
Treat of a Sweet Potato Scramble
Serves 1, 250 Calories
- ½ cup diced, precooked sweet potato
- 2 eggs, whisked
- Minced red bell pepper and shredded spinach, desired amount
- Black pepper
Coat small pan with cooking spray. Cook red bell pepper, spinach, and sweet potato until crisp-tender. Re-spray pan with cooking cooking spray, add eggs and black pepper, cooking over medium low until eggs are softly set. Plate and serve.