Breakfast is a very important meal to eat every day. According to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, “breakfast provides energy for the activities during the morning and helps to prevent that mid-morning slump.”
It also helps with concentration, helps to maintain a healthy body weight, and prevents snacking on foods high in sugar and fat, just to name a few other benefits.
According to NPD.com, 31 million people skip breakfast every day.
Here is a great way to get breakfast in every morning by making healthy breakfast casseroles. You can cut a piece and have breakfast for days.
What is the criteria for healthy breakfast casseroles? I’m going to keep it simple. It should include vegetables or fruit, and some type of protein.
I recommend fruit and vegetables because they help you feel full, and start the day off with servings of fruits and vegetable which Americans are in great need of. The protein helps to keep your blood sugars balanced. Fiber from the fruit and vegetables will do that as well.
There are so many types of breakfast casseroles. Let's start with some plant-based options.
Vegan Breakfast Casseroles
I am such a proponent of eating more plants — which is also the name of my latest book. I want to give you some great plant-based options.
When we think of traditional breakfasts, they usually include things like oatmeal and fruit. Here is a great recipe that combines oatmeal with a more non-traditional, but yummy treat — the sweet potato.
Sweet Potato Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole
If you want to have a combination of fruit and oatmeal, casserole them. Perhaps this holiday treat is for you.
Strawberries and oatmeal are a great combination. If you want to make sure this is gluten-free, make sure to get a brand of oats that is specifically gluten-free. This means they were not processed on the same machines as any wheat or gluten products.
Canada Day Vegan Overnight Oats