Don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning? According to Dr. Oz, all you need is five minutes and a microwave to cook up a power breakfast that will help you lose weight.
Skipping breakfast is a recipe for weight gain. “If you don’t eat right when you wake up, your body senses a famine is coming and slows your metabolism to compensate,” says Dr. Oz. “Then, when your body is presented with food later, it’s ravenous and wants to pack it in, leading to bingeing.” Instead, start your day off right with one of the three quick and healthy power breakfasts that Amy Hanten, “The Cooking Mom,” shared with Dr. Oz.
Boost your immunity with Mediterranean breakfast pizza
1 whole wheat pita
1 tablespoon low-fat cream cheese
1 teaspoon garlic
½ cup baby spinach
3 thin slices tomato
Spread one side of a whole wheat pita with low-fat cream cheese. Add antioxidant-rich spinach. Then pile on the tomato slices, which are high in vitamin C, and add garlic. Crack an egg into the center of your pizza and microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Dr. Oz recommends using the whole egg because the yolk contains zinc and selenium, which are important immunity-boosting minerals.
Boost your mood with apple pie breakfast bulgur
¼ cup bulgur
¾ cup apple
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup water
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon walnuts
Skip the oatmeal and try bulgur, which has twice the fiber. Mix all your ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Finish off your dish with Greek yogurt and walnuts. According to Dr. Oz, what’s great about bulgur is that is slows the absorption of sugar and helps prevent mood swings.
Burn fat with this slimming southwest omelet
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons black beans
2 tablespoons bell pepper
2 tablespoons low-fat cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon salsa
¼ sliced avocado
Nothing is better than eggs to power up your metabolism for the day. Beat eggs and water together in a microwave-safe plastic bag. Add beans, peppers and cheese. Seal the bag and lay it flat in the microwave. Cook for 1 minute or until the eggs are set. Carefully open the bag and slide the omelet onto a plate. Serve with salsa and avocado on top. According to Dr. Oz, the peppers and salsa in your southwest omelet contain capsaicin, a fat-burning compound that signals your brain that you’re full.
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