5. Egg and Avocado Breakfast Pizza
Eggs and avocado pair perfectly together for a filling breakfast that is rich in both protein and healthy fats. In fact, recent research found that eating half of an avocado at a meal may help people feel more satisfied and reduce between meal snack cravings. Plus, studies show that eating eggs for breakfast reduces hunger and decreases calorie consumption at lunch and throughout the day.
To Make: Toast a whole-grain pita round or piece of toast until slightly crisp. Top with half of a small avocado, mashed, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Then top with a sliced hard-boiled egg, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of salsa, if desired.
6. Overnight Oats These oats won't take anytime out of your morning because you make them entirely the night before! Plus, they are a twist on traditional oats since they are a cool refreshing breakfast option that you can slurp right from the jar! Oatmeal's soluble fiber can help keep cholesterol levels in check and the number on the scale down, but since this recipe also contains nonfat Greek yogurt, it packs a one-two punch. A study that followed 120,000 people over 20 years found that yogurt was the number one food that was associated with keeping weight off long-term — more than even fruits, veggies, and grains!
To Make: The night before, combine 1/3 cup old-fashion oats, 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup berries of your choice, 2 tbsp. chopped nuts, and a drizzle of honey in a mason jar (or other tall container with a lid). Refrigerate overnight and enjoy slurping straight from the jar the next morning!
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