29 egg recipes for a different healthy breakfast every day of the week
We all know eggs are really good for us, right? So I’ve compiled this handy list of 29 healthy egg recipes from some of the best food bloggers on the internet.
I want to start by briefly explaining the nutritional profile of eggs, and why they’re so darned good for us.
Eggs contain all of the amino acids our bodies need, making them a perfect source of protein. They’re also a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, D E & B12, antioxidants, iron and choline.
I eat eggs almost every day, usually for breakfast or lunch. Soft boiled eggs are my favourite, especially now that I can cook them in my pressure cooker. I pop the eggs into the pot, seal the lid, set the timer, and about ten minutes later I have perfectly cooked eggs, with runny yolks. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
The only downside to eating a lot of eggs is that it can get boring sometimes. So that’s why I called on some of my food blogger friends for recipe inspiration – and boy did they deliver!
What you’ll find below is a collection of egg recipes that’ll give you plenty of exciting new ideas to try.
Oh and if you’re in need of some support and motivation to stick to a regular breakfast habit, my Brekkie Challenge is just the thing!
The free 2-week BREKKIE CHALLENGE happens 3 times per year, so pop over to the challenge page now and sign up for the next one.
Here are my 3 best healthy egg recipes
If you think poaching eggs is hard, then this video is for you – it’s really not! Of course there are lots of appliances & gadgets you can use, but why not be brave and give it a go the old fashioned way?
How to Cook Poached Eggs Perfectly - YouTube
I love egg muffins because they’re so versatile. Keep them in your freezer, and you’ll always have a healthy meal or snack to grab and go!
EASY EGG MUFFINS
These egg muffins are a quick, easy and healthy breakfast at home, or on the run.
Let’s continue with some more scrambled egg variations
As Ashley from Adamant Kitchen says of her Lebanese eggs: “Simple homemade scrambled eggs become an exotic treat when you dress them up with Lebanese style. Toasted pine nuts add a bit of crunch while savory lamb and spices give the food depth.”
LEBANESE EGGS WITH LAMB & PINE NUTS
This savory Lebanese twist on breakfast will help you rethink possibilities when cooking with eggs.
37 healthy breakfast bowls that you’ll want to make right now!
No matter your taste, making healthy breakfast bowls has never been easier. I think breakfast bowls, or brekkie bowls as I like to call them, are wonderful, because they can be whatever you want them to be – easy, simple, complex, indulgent, sweet, savoury, etc. The possibilities are endless, really.
My one simple rule is that breakfast must be healthy, easy to make, and delicious. I’ve put together a collection of recipes in this post that are guaranteed to make you drool. You’ll find it hard to believe that some of them are good for you too, but they are – they all are!
By now you know that I have high standards when it comes to healthy ingredients. At the same time, I like no fuss recipes that are easy to make. Faffing around in the kitchen for too long takes all the fun out of it.
My motivation for compiling this collection of healthy breakfast bowls is to give some fresh inspiration to my brekkie challengers.
The free 2-week Brekkie Challenge runs 3 times per year. You can sign up on the BREKKIE CHALLENGE page for the next challenge.
I’ve hand picked these breakfast bowl and smoothie bowl recipes from some of the best food bloggers around. I’m going to be slowly working my way through trying them, and I hope you do too!
Let’s start with some of my healthy breakfast bowl recipes
This is how I put together a basic yoghurt, muesli and fruit brekkie bowl. Simply change up your toppings for different flavours. Make these straight in your bowl, no blender required.
BASIC BREKKIE BOWL
My basic brekkie bowls are simply plain Greek yoghurt mixed with honey and then topped with fresh fruit, nuts & seeds.
However, I have been known to consume a Lindt Bunny or two at Easter time. Who can resist that delicious, creamy Lindt chocolate?
Healthy Easter recipes and hot cross buns
As for Hot cross buns, I like to eat them for breakfast on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It’s a tradition that I remember fondly and carry on from my childhood.
When I was a little girl, Good Friday was about eating Hot cross buns, and spending the day watching the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal (Victorians will understand this).
It was a telethon with a variety of entertainment going all day, to raise money for Victoria’s children’s hospital. There wasn’t anything else to do back in those days anyway, as everything was closed for the day!
I usually buy my Hot cross buns from the local bakery, and I enjoy the indulgence.
If you’re going to make your own Hot Cross Buns though, I reckon you may as well use the healthiest ingredients you can.
I haven’t tried making them myself, but if I was going to, I’d use recipes from a healthy website like The Healthy Chef, Wholefood Simply, or The Merrymaker Sisters.
Where to find the best healthy hot cross bun recipes, and the best healthy Easter recipes.
So now here are my top picks for making your own healthy hot cross buns, from the websites I mentioned above.
Interval training can be very beneficial when you include it regularly in your workout program.
I always say that variety is the key factor for most people to be able to remain consistent with their exercise habit.
Varying your workouts not only keeps things interesting, it also helps you to keep seeing results.
So there’s less chance of you getting bored with the same old routine. And by continually challenging your body in different ways, you’ll keep getting stronger and fitter.
Why interval training?
There’s no doubt that you need to find the right exercise combination that works for you. That means trying different things over a period of time, but it’s worth it to know you’re getting the most out of the time you spend exercising.
Interval training is a great way to build strength and endurance, without spending hours on your training sessions.
Your workouts can as simple or as complex as you want them to be. What I like best about interval training is that the sessions are generally between 20 and 40 minutes in duration.
I’m a huge fan of “getting in and getting it done.” As much as I enjoy exercising, I don’t like to spend all day at it!
When it comes to intervals, there are lots of different types of interval training workouts you can do. There are very simple workout routines that can be done on a treadmill, cross trainer, or exercise bike. Then there are interval strength training circuits utilising gym machines.
HIIT – high intensity interval training circuits, and Tabata intervals are very popular workouts, due to the way they’re designed. Your body will not only burn fat during the workout, it will continue to do so for several hours afterwards too.
HIIT and Tabata circuits are not the type of intervals I would recommend to anyone just starting out though. They are intermediate to advanced level workouts, as they require a degree of fitness and stamina that take some time to develop.
An ideal training program for general fitness and strength will include a mixture of intervals, cardio and strength training.
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It’s a good idea to use a timer app that’s specifically designed for interval circuits. This “Simple Interval Timer” app is a good basic free one.
Simple beginners interval workout
This is a beginners interval workout with exercises that can be adapted to suit various fitness levels, ages and capabilities.
***PLEASE NOTE: You should always consult your doctor, or other health care professional before starting this, or any other workout or training program, to decide if it is right for your needs.
Spend 5-10 minutes warming up the muscles you’re going to use during your workout. Foam rolling will also help to activate your muscles, so the right muscles are being recruited for each exercise.
The video below is from Cori at Redefining Strength and has some great warmup moves for you.
12 Minute Dynamic Warm Up Routine Follow Along - YouTube
This is a 20 minute beginners interval workout, broken up into 2 sections. Work at a pace that will elevate your heart rate, and get you puffing!
There are variations listed for each exercise.
Rest for 2-3 minutes after you complete the first section, to have a quick drink of water, and get your breathing back under control.
Set a timer for 10 minutes and complete as many rounds as possible, moving between exercises without stopping.
10 x bodyweight squats, with feet shoulder width apart. Variations include sumo squats (legs wider) jump squats, or adding a pulse at the bottom.
5 x pushups: on your toes if you can, or modify using a bench – start with a high bench like your kitchen counter, and progressively move lower as you become stronger.
20 x jumping jacks. Variation is to alternately tap each leg to the side.
Rest for 2-3 minutes.
Complete 3 sets of the following:
20 x bicycle crunches. Variation is tapping each leg down on the ground, instead of extending.
10 x glute bridges. Variations to make these more challenging are single leg bridges, with one leg raised, or pulsing and holding at the top for 2-3 seconds.
Basic bodyweight squat
Pushups from a coffee table
Jumping jacks demo
Side taps demo
Bicycle crunches demo
Basic glute bridge demo
Try these 3 simple leg stretches
Stretches After Running: My 3 Favourites - YouTube
These rich, indulgent truffles look and taste amazing, and believe it or not, they’re not as tricky to make as you might think. Coating them in melted chocolate at the end is probably as difficult as it gets. Hence why I’ve called them ‘easy chocolate truffles.’
They are perfect as a special occasion kind of treat – think Valentine’s Day, Christmas or a birthday gift. I think giving a home made gift like these truffles makes the recipient feel special too.
This chocolate truffles recipe is a bit different from my usual “healthier versions” type of recipe. But you know I believe in moderation and that food shouldn’t be labelled as “good” or “bad.” There are some foods you should eat more of, and some that you should eat less often.
I believe that when you do indulge, you should enjoy it without any feelings of guilt or remorse. Incorporating treats into your meal planning is a good strategy for staying in control. If you feel like you go overboard too often, then read this article for my best tips on DEALING WITH TEMPTATION.
It’s also important to use really good quality ingredients, especially when it comes to chocolate. Cheap chocolate usually contains less cacao powder, more sugar and more artificial additives.
So when you make these truffles, please us really good quality dark chocolate, that is at least 70% cocoa. Read more about why that’s important in my MAKE YOUR OWN HEALTHY CHOCOLATE post.
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Now let’s get to the recipe!
EASY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
Make these chocolate truffles as an indulgent treat for your loved ones at Christmas or spoil that special someone on Valentine’s Day.
200 g dark chocolate, chopped (minimum 70% cocoa)
150 ml double cream
Orange rind, chopped nuts, dried fruit, your favourite liqueur, such as Cointreau – whatever you would like in your truffle centres
Cocoa or cacao powder, dessicated coconut, or extra melted dark chocolate for dusting/coating
Break the chocolate into small pieces and combine with the cream in a medium sized bowl. Heat over a saucepan of simmering water. Keep the heat low and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and you have a smooth mixture.
Remove from the heat, stir in your desired filling such as chopped nuts, or orange rind and Cointreau.
Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes, until the mixture is firm, but not completely set.
Remove from the fridge and roll into balls. Place on a tray lined with baking paper and put the truffles back into the fridge for another hour.
Coat the truffles by rolling in dessicated coconut, cocoa powder or melted chocolate and put back in the fridge for 2-3 hours to set.
This recipe will make 10-12 truffles, depending on size.
I don’t think it matters if they’re not all exactly the same size or perfectly round – that’s the beauty of them being truly hand made.
**NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION IS ESTIMATED AND SHOULD ONLY BE USED AS A GUIDE.
If you love bananas and dates, then I guarantee you’ll love this banana and date porridge. The banana and dates give an incredible, natural sweetness to plain porridge that you have to taste to believe.
As you’ll know from my earlier porridge recipes, I often like to add coconut milk for a rich, sweet creaminess. This recipe doesn’t need the coconut milk though.
I do think that oats are best cooked in the traditional style, i.e. in water, on the stovetop, for a couple of reasons.
I like to use whole oats because they’re less processed than the quick oats you can cook in the microwave. Also, cooking porridge in the microwave can be messy if they overflow.
This recipe only takes 15 minutes in total, so it definitely qualifies as a quick and healthy breakfast. And with only half a banana and one date mixed into the porridge, that’s roughly one serving of fruit.
It’s up to you what other fruit, if any you use as toppings. If you’re in a hurry, just use the rest of the banana and a handful of your favourite nuts.
If you love to run, as I do, then I think you’ll enjoy this new workout series I’m calling HIIT Run Workouts. You’re probably always on the lookout for new ways to switch things up and keep your runs interesting. Variety is really important to keep your workouts fresh and inspiring. To kick off this simple and effective HIIT run workout series, I’ve combined running with some simple, classic bodyweight exercises. The beauty of this workout is that it can be done anywhere: at home, at your favourite running spot like the beach, or at the gym.
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The best exercise for older women
These are the two questions I get asked most often about exercise. What’s the most effective exercise for weight loss? And, what is the best type of exercise for older women? The answer I always give is that the best exercise for any goal is the right combination that works for YOU! That’s not a copout, it’s simply the truth. A lot of experts will tell you that you have to change things up once you’re over 40, or over 50. There’s a common belief that what used to work for you won’t work anymore, now that you’ve reached a “certain age”.
The thing is, you should always be changing and evolving your workouts if you want to make progress, no matter how old you are.
Keep it simple, with plenty of variety
As everyone in the Wendy’s Way community knows, I’m a big believer in keeping things as simple as possible, and exercise is no different. Don’t over complicate it, if you don’t need to! Yes, strength training is important, but having some aerobic fitness is helpful too. Flexibility is also pretty handy. The most important thing tho, is to find a combination of activities that you enjoy doing.
The bottom line is: if you don’t enjoy it, you won’t keep doing it and consistency is the key to results.
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