Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners. Day after day, week after week. It can get a bit difficult coming up with new ideas all the time, especially if you’re trying to stay healthy, include your macros as well as trying to keep it simple, quick and inexpensive. So what do we do? We stick with tried and tested recipes/dishes that we know we can knock up in a hurry, as well as contain the calories or macros we require. But doesn’t it get just a little bit monotonous? Here are some quick and simple Breakfast ideas to help out.
A little help…
Well here are few recipes that have been cooked up at The Urban Canteen this week. We’ve got some really simple Breakfast ideas, that are not only quick, easy and healthy, they are of course all reeeeaaaaaally tasty! So this post is part one of three. We’re going to start with some great tasting Breakfast ideas to kick off your day in the right way, then follow up with two more posts with some great recipes for lunch and dinner .
Sweet Potato Toast with Wilted Spinach and PoachedEggs
Now this isn’t actually toast like we know it. This is a really simple breakfast recipe, but you’ll want to do it time and time again.
- Slice your Sweet Potato into 1cm slices (the thickness of a slice of bread) and pop them into the toaster…… yep that’s right..your toaster. You will need to keep putting them back down may be 2 or 3 times (depending on your toaster) until they start browning around the edge and have softened in the middle.
- Whilst the Potatoes are toasting, pop your pan of water on a high heat and bring it up to the boil. Once boiling turn the heat down so the water is at a gentle simmer, add a dash of vinegar (the acid will stop the egg from separating), now crack two eggs into the water. The eggs will only take a couple of minutes to cook, thereforedon’t leave them too long and don’t let the water come up the boil. Keep an eye on them.
- the Spinach can be done in numerous ways, steamed, sautéed or left uncooked. But for this recipe we want to keep things quick and simple, so we’re going to simply boil the kettle, pour some boiling water on the spinach and immediately drain. Don’t forget to season the spinach at this point.
- When the Sweet Potatoes are done, place them on the plate, top with your Spinach and pop on your eggs. The next step is probably the most important…….sit down, devour and enjoy!
Spinach, Oat and Mixed Berry Smoothie
Yes you have read this correct… a Spinach, Oat and Berry Smoothie. Now this may just sound wrong but believe me it is anything but. This is a filling, super nutritional and extremely tasty smoothie. With the Oats and Spinach you have a great mix of good Carbohydrates, Protein, numerous Vitamins and Iron. The base is Coconut water which is extremely hydrating, again full of minerals and Vitamins as well as antioxidants.
- Half a cup of Oats
- Half a cup of Spinach
- 2 cups of Coconut water
- 1 Banana
- 1 cup of frozen Mixed Berries
- A spoonful of Maple Syrup, just a little to sweeten.
- Soak the Oats in one cup of the Coconut water for approximately 20 minutes, to soften the oats and make it a little easier to blend.
- Then place all the ingredients into a blender. If it is too thick then add a little more Coconut water to the consistency you prefer.
- Top with some berries , flaked Coconut or any other variation of fruit you would like.
Matcha, Apple and Oat Smoothie
Now not everyone is aware of Matcha Green Tea. Matcha is now being used in everything from hot beverages to desserts, breads and cold drinks. There are so many healthy benefits such as being extremely high in antioxidants, it can increase energy and levels and endurance. Another benefit is an increase metabolism and can detoxify the body. You can purchase Matcha in many high street health food shops.
- 2 Bananas
- 2 teaspoons of Matcha Green Tea
- 1 cup of Spinach
- 1 cup of Oats
- 1 cup of Coconut Water
- 1 cup of Coconut yoghurt
- 1 teaspoon of Maple Syrup
- Half an Apple
- Pomegranate Jewels
- First of all, soak the Oats in the cup of the Coconut water for approximately 20 minutes, to soften the oats and make it a little easier to blend.
- Place all of the Ingredients into a blender, again add enough Maple Syrup to sweeten.
- Top with Pomegranate Jewels and enjoy.
All of these recipes are easy, quick, healthy and super tasty. If the recipes gave you some ideas and you enjoyed the read, then don’t forget to take a look at part two of this three part series, where we’ll be taking a look at some awesomely tasty and nutritious lunch ideas.