Healthy Breakfast Ideas
You wake up. Your stomach is growling. What can you have for breakfast that tastes great, is quick to prepare, and fits into a low-carb or high-protein weight loss diet? There are so many choices! The BariatricPal Store has tons of nutritious products that can be stand-alone breakfasts or can be part of a bigger breakfast.
Cereal and Granola
Old school cereal and granola are high in carbohydrates, and often in added sugars. Eating them for breakfast can lead to blood sugar swings, carb cravings, and, eventually, weight gain. Instead, try check out our High-Protein and Keto selections of cereal and granola, including in flavors such as Honey Nut, Cinnamon Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Apple Cinnamon, and so many more.
They are ready to eat on their own, but they also pair well with other nutritious foods. You can pair them with freshly cut fruit, plain yogurt, almond milk or soy milk, cottage cheese, or nuts. A parfait with plain yogurt, berries, and Keto Granola can be a convenient portable choice.
Protein Oatmeal offers a warming, comforting alternative to starchy regular oatmeal. Flavors include Apple Cinnamon, Classic, Peaches and Cream, and Maple Brown Sugar. Each pre-measured package can be ready in minutes with just hot water, so it can be eaten at home or work.
It is easy to add fiber and antioxidants to your oatmeal with berries, cut apples and cinnamon, or pumpkin and cinnamon. You can also try using less water when making your oatmeal and stirring in some yogurt or cottage cheese to make it thicker and creamier. Peanut Butter Protein Powder or Nut Butter can help boost flavor and consistency as well.
Smoothies and Shakes
Smoothies and shakes may be classic “diet” foods, but they don’t have to taste that way. Our sugar-free Protein Powders in almost every imaginable flavor can yield a thick, high-protein breakfast that is suitable for liquid diets but practical for any weight loss diet. BariatricPal ProteinOne Protein Shakes are fortified with a full range of vitamins and minerals, along with fiber. Protein Powders can make great shakes or smoothies when blended with fresh fruit, leafy greens, yogurt, peanut butter, or tofu.
A stack of pancakes with syrup can have a prohibitive amount of carbohydrates and sugar, not to mention a lack of protein, but Protein Pancakes can allow these treats back onto a weight loss meal plan. Flavors such as Classic, Chocolate Chip, and Blueberry are ready in minutes with nothing but water. They can be served with Sugar-Free Syrup, as well as your choice of fresh fruit, cottage or ricotta cheese, or peanut butter. For a keto diet, bacon and butter may be top choices for accompaniments.
Protein Omelets in flavors such as Bacon and Cheese or Vegetable give you a flavorful egg-based breakfast in minutes without worry about gathering ingredients or chopping vegetables. You can serve them with fruit or cheese, or in a Zero-Carb or Keto Wrap. If you just want plain eggs, try them on toasted Zero-Carb Bread with avocado slices.
Some parts of the weight loss journey may be challenging, but choosing and preparing a healthy breakfast can be easy-peasy, not to mention absolutely delicious. The BariatricPal Store wants you to have all kinds of low-carb, high-protein, and healthy choices for breakfast to make sure that you can start your day off right no matter what kind of weight loss diet you are on.