You might have heard before that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is true, not only because it gives you the energy to start your day right, but also because it sets the tone for the rest of your meals. Very often, when you skip breakfast, you deal with cravings for the whole day, while a healthy, filling breakfast keeps your blood sugar levels balanced, promoting a healthy weight.
If you are struggling to come up with healthy plant-based breakfast ideas that will accelerate your healthy weight loss, we've got you covered.
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5 Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas to Bust Belly Fat
1. Blueberry-Banana Overnight Oats
Image and Recipe from Eating Well
This healthy and filling plant-based breakfast is perfect for meal prep as it can be made the day before. As for reaching those weight loss goals, oats are packed full of fiber, iron, and protein, keeping you satisfied for longer and decreasing the chances of unhealthy cravings after breakfast.
2. Vegan Tofu Scramble
Image and Recipe from Bree's Vegan Life
Eating a plant-based diet for weight loss? Tofu should be on your grocery list and yes, it can be eaten for breakfast! Tofu is an excellent choice for the first meal of the day as it’s low in carbohydrates and rich in protein and calcium. This delicious plant-based breakfast recipe is also loaded with nutrient-dense veggies that promote a healthy weight and satisfy your morning hunger.
3. Sweet Potato Toast
Image and Recipe from MamaSezz
If you haven’t tried this before, I urge you to run into your kitchen and give this healthy twist on toast a try. Sweet potato is rich in complex carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for a healthy body, and they are filling enough to keep you satiated long after your breakfast. Top with your favorite nut butter, oil-free hummus, or smashed avocado — whatever floats your breakfast boat.
4. Jumbo Chickpea Pancake
Image and Recipe from Oh She Glows
Chickpea flour is high in protein, fiber, and naturally gluten-free. It’s also an excellent alternative to pancake batter that is traditionally made with sugar, flour, and eggs — a less than perfect breakfast when trying to watch your weight or improve your health. This mouth-watering plant-based breakfast recipe for chickpea pancakes only takes 20 minutes from start to finish, making it an ideal option for your busy mornings.
5. Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Image and Recipe from Love and Lemons
This refreshing quinoa breakfast bowl is exactly what you need to start your morning right, without compromising your weight loss goals. Inspired by oatmeal, quinoa takes the lead role and creates a heavenly, satisfying breakfast that will keep you full for hours. Quinoa is perfect for weight loss as it is high in fiber, protein, and has a low glycemic index.
Rafaela Michailidou is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and a freelance health and wellness content writer, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.