bun-268237_960_720Research shows that starting your day with a healthy breakfast can help with weight loss by curbing mid-afternoon cravings and binge eating. This doesn’t mean, however, that you should fill your body with dessert first thing in the morning. Pancakes, waffles, muffins, bagels, donuts, danishes, croissants and cereal are common breakfast foods that are high in sugar, simple carbohydrates and all the wrong fats. A healthy breakfast should include a balance of protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates. Below are some great recipes for breakfast that will stave off sugar cravings and keep you energized through the day. Be sure to eat within 30-60 minutes of waking to jump start that metabolism for the day!


Healthy Quinoa Egg Bake with Thyme and Garlic

  • Non-stick oil spray
  • 1/2 cup UNCOOKED quinoa
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup finely shredded romano or parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-by-8-inch glass or metal baking dish with non stick oil spray; set aside.

2. Put quinoa into a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under cold running water until water runs clear; drain well.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and quinoa. Stir in spinach, then pour mixture into prepared dish.

4. Cover tightly with foil then jiggle dish gently from side to side so that quinoa settles o