4 Flat Belly Breakfasts

Breakfast

It’s no wonder people started calling breakfast the “most important meal of the day” because it sets the precedent for the remainder of the day.  So if you want to burn belly fat all day long, then try one of these 5 breakfast meals for a flatter tummy.

Huevos Rancheros

This Spanish-style breakfast is chock-full of fresh herbs and veggies. Like your eggs spicy? Add a dash of hot-pepper sauce for more kick.

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
SERVINGS: 4

1 tsp ground cumin
1 can (15 oz) no-salt added pink beans, rinsed and drained
4 scallions, sliced
1 sm red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
½ c reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 eggs
1 c sliced avocado (MUFA)
4 Tbsp fat-free Greek-style yogurt
4 Tbsp salsa
8 (6″) corn tortillas, toasted
Dash of hot-pepper sauce

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1. Heat a 10″ nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cumin and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the beans, scallions, bell pepper, broth, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat so the mixture simmers. Cook for 8 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and most of the broth is evaporated. With the back of a large silicone or wooden spoon, smash the beans until they are lumpy.
2. Use the back of the spoon to make 4 indentations in the beans. Working one at a time, break each egg into a custard cup and pour in each indentation. Cover and cook for about 8 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to order.
3. Scoop each portion of egg-topped bean mixture onto a plate. Scatter the avocado slices over and around the beans. Top each serving with 1 Tbsp of the yogurt and 1Tbsp of the salsa. Serve with the tortillas and hot-pepper sauce, if desired.

NUTRITION (per serving) (¼ of recipe): 331 cal, 16 g pro, 42 g carb, 12 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 1 mg chol, 245 mg sodium, 10 g fiber

Banana Pancakes with Walnut Honey

Honey and walnuts make the perfect sweet and crunchy topping for these incredibly delicious pancakes.

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
SERVINGS: 4

Pancakes
1⅓ c Easy Pancake Mix (*see below*) or store-bought, trans-fat free pancake mix
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1 c low-fat buttermilk
¼ c water
1 egg
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 lg banana, halved lengthwise and cut thin slices
½ c fresh raspberries