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5 original and healthy breakfasts

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5 original and healthy breakfasts

Quinoa Cakes It's easy for your breakfast habits to fall into a rut. You don’t have much time in the morning to be imaginative, and you find yourself making the same meal day in and day out. But variety is the spice of life—and it’s a good assurance that you’ll get all of the nutrients you need! So forget the eggs, toast or cereal; spice up your morning meal with some new ingredients. Here are five healthy and delicious breakfast ideas to get you inspired. 1. Butternut Squash Rosti This creative breakfast idea mixes squash and flax for a sweet, delicious (and gluten-free!) rosti. Then, blogger Sarena Shasteen tops it off with some yogurt and crunchy granola. This dish has got everything: vitamins, fibre, healthy fats and probiotics! 2. Baked Sweet Potato Our very own food director Annabelle Waugh came up with this amazingly simple idea: Simply throw a sweet potato in the oven (maybe even the night before), then top with cinnamon and maple syrup. I love the idea of getting a serving of veggies first thing in the morning; it gives you a head start to fulfilling your requirements throughout the day. 3. Chia Seed Pudding Joy McCarthy’s Chia Chocolate Pudding with Local Peaches is a snap to make. It only takes a few minutes to put together, and with all kinds of seeds and nuts, it’s fibre-filled, nutrient dense and packed with protein. 4. Quinoa Cakes For the savoury breakfast eaters, a quinoa cake is a healthy start to the day. Between the quinoa, egg and yogurt topping, this recipe offers lots of protein to keep you full all morning. (For an extra dose of protein, top your quinoa cake with a poached egg.) Plus you’ll get lots of vitamins and minerals from the spinach hidden inside. 5. Chocolate Chip Cookies OK, so I wouldn’t usually recommend cookies for breakfast, but these Raw Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Rawtarian are so healthy that you can get away with it. The name is deceiving because the cookies don’t contain any peanut butter. They also don’t contain the flour, butter or eggs that you would usually expect. Instead they’re filled with almonds, tahini (sesame seeds), dates and cacao nibs. (Photography: Matthew Kimura)
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