5 healthy breakfasts without bread or eggs

healthy breakfast
Arise and shine! It’s breakfast time and what shall we eat? No, not bread again. That’s too much wheat and they don’t make good beauty food.

Oh, by the way, breakfast is not the most important meal. Say what? That’s right. Breakfast is not the most important meal, as you’re often told. But what you eat for breakfast is most important. Rocket science? Well, not if you understand the Beauty Detox Program by nutritionist and best-selling author Kimberly Snyder.

According to her, Beauty Detox program is eating light to heavy throughout the day.

“Eating in this manner allows you to eat foods in their most digestible order so lighter foods like fruits and vegetables don’t get trapped behind heavier foods such as protein and starches. When foods become trapped in your digestive system, they begin to back up like a traffic jam, and efficient and fast digestion is impeded. The net result is an increase in your body’s toxic load…”

Make sense to you? Well, it did for me. I was getting tired of eating bread and eggs for breakfast anyway and what Kimberly Snyder shared inspired me to change my morning diet.

So here’s sharing 5 healthy breakfasts I’ve been eating from time to time. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to change yours too.

overnight oats
Overnight oats
Oats are not my most favorite food but I try to eat them from time to time. Recently, I’ve been eating overnight rolled oats after a colleague taught me how to prep them the fuss-free way.

Just soak one part oats with one part milk of any kind (oat milk, soy milk, almond milk) and leave the combination overnight in the fridge. Remove by morning, throw in some fresh or dried fruits and the oats are ready to eat.

I usually eat the oats about an hour after I’ve removed them from the fridge. Surprisingly, they’re rather tasty and I’m enjoying them.

Smoothies are easy to prepare and absolutely tasty. Just throw in vegetables, fruits and blend with milk or just water. If you don’t have a lot of time in the morning, prep your smoothie by having the ingredients ready the night before. This way, you just need to blend them in the morning.

Always choose a creamier fruit like avocado, mango or banana as a base so that your smoothie will come out thick and creamy. You can always add in milk or yogurt but I prefer mine with water.

While smoothies are great for beauty detox, I wouldn’t consume them daily as too much may not be desirable. Twice or thrice a week is recommended. Read my post on 8 tips to make smoothies healthier.

I’ve been taking Dr Oatcare quite a bit especially when I have no time to prepare anything in the morning. It’s a nutritious blend with 76.6% wholegrain ingredients consisting mainly of Montana Embryo Oats plus 17 organic seeds, 9 mixed nuts, seaweed derived calcium and flaxseed oil.

But it isn’t exactly filling. So I double up by adding some baby oats with the drink. The addition do make a huge difference to a more satisfied tummy.

fruit salad
Fruit salad
Yes, you can eat a fruit salad for breakfast too! In fact, it’s the best, considering Kimberly Snyder’s recommendations. Just pick your favorite fruits, throw in some veggie, drizzle with seasoning and you’re ready to dig in.

Personally, I usually prefer just eating fruits like apples, bananas and orange, leaving the vegetables for other meal times.

multigrain porridge
Multigrain porridge
I usually have this for lunch but it’s good for breakfast too. You prepare them like you would for porridge. All in, it should take no more than 30 minutes to have this ready.

I usually cook them with chicken stock and serve the porridge with a side dish of seaweed, kimchi or pickles. If you find this too plain, you can always cook the porridge with your favorite ingredients.

The multigrain brand I use is GreenMax, available from NTUC. It consists of 11 types of grains namely brown rice, pearl rice, wheat, barley, pearl barley, oat, buckwheat, millet, black glutinous rice , gordon euryale seed and sorghum. Good stuff? You bet!

5 healthy breakfasts without bread or eggs
Your say
What do you usually eat for breakfast? Would you consider any of the 5 listed here? Or do you have something more interesting to share with us? Let us know your thoughts…


  1. Sara says:

    great breakfast ideas… maybe I will start making breakfast instead of buying it. can you tell me how you make your porridge (I am still new to cooking)? Thanks!

  2. Sesame says:

    You add either water or a mixture of stock (chicken or pork) with water to the grains (wash them first) and bring the grains to boil then lower the fire and keep simmering until the grains are opened and soft. Can take 20 minutes to achieve that. For proportion, I used two handfuls of multigrain with 5 times more liquid. Sorry no precise measurement cos I usually just guesstimate. But the idea is you need more liquid to cook the grains so the consistency isn’t too thick. But not so much that the porridge turns out watery. Oh, if you’re using multi grains, best to soak them for a couple of hours before cooking.

  3. Sara says:

    Thanks very much~!

  4. Kate says:

    I tend to go through a bag of rolled oats really fast when I have the cravings for it. If I’m hungry I’ll just have half the portion for night time and go to sleep an hour later. Some times I throw in some oats to blend my smoothies so I feel fuller to substitute for banana.

    If not usually I’ll have half a bowl of sushi rice and munch with cucumber, carrots and corn in the morning. Or brown rice porridge with broccoli and corn. Only with these so I feel full enough to kickstart the day.

  5. Sesame says:

    Brown rice porridge sounds like something I want to try. And throwing oats into smoothies…hmm…maybe I’ll give it a try. So far, I’ve only used oat milk in my smoothie.

  6. Bugs says:

    For the overnight oats, I’ve tried soaking them with coconut water instead of milk or yogurt. Nice… when you want something lighter in the morning.

  7. Sesame says:

    Oh coconut water…sounds like a nice idea! I’ll give it a try next round when I get my hands on coconut water.

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