I’m always on the hunt for the easiest but most nutritious breakfast option. It’s easy to get stuck in the same overnight oatmeal rut or substituting a banana for an actual breakfast meal, so I recently challenged myself to make some healthy breakfast options all under 150 calories and with as few ingredients as possible.
Plus they had to taste good.
The biggest problem with my breakfast challenge was finding a base that was both sturdy, satisfying and pre-made. I’ve seen the breakfast “toasts” where someone has substituted a piece of dehydrated sweet potato as the base, but as a working gal, I ain’t got time for that.
When I was scouring the bread aisle at Publix I stumbled across Wasa Crispbread. I used to eat these for as an afternoon snack over at a friend’s house but back then we smeared in the crispbreads with Peanut Butter and loaded with raisins- which was delicious but definitely not healthy. With only three ingredients in the Wasa Crispbread (water, flour, and salt) it aided in my quest for “few ingredients, full of taste”.
When it came to choosing a variety of Wasa Crispbread, I started thinking about how I typically navigate breakfast- some days I crave something on the sweeter side, other days I want a savory bagel or avo toast- so I went with their traditional crispbread and sesame.
For lunch one day recently I decided to test out the Wasa Crispbread’s with a breakfast board (which would be great as a DIY brunch gathering with friends at home) to create an ‘assemble as you please’ lunch option.
On the breakfast board, my toppings were all typical grocery purchases for the week so I knew I could make this into an easy interchangeable morning breakfast and they included: Kite Hill dairy-free cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onion, capers (a pantry staple in my house), heirloom tomatoes, a six-minute egg, avocado mash, blackberries, maple almond butter, honey, and bananas.
With the variety of toppings, there was an endless number of creations I could make now that I had a perfectly sturdy breakfast crispbread via Wasa Crispbread.
Some of my favorite combinations were and pictured here:
Avocado Crispbread: Traditional Wasa Crispbread, Avocado mash, heirloom tomatoes, and 1/2 of a 6-minute egg. Calories: 115
Banana PanCrispBread: Traditional Wasa Crispbread, maple almond butter, sliced banana, and a drizzle of honey. Calories: 145
Every morning this week I’ve been experimenting with new Wasa Crispbread breakfast and a new current favorite (blackberry, almond butter, and Kite Hill cheese) is what I’m snacking on right now. The crackers are substantial enough to satiate any hunger pangs and leave you feeling light afterward so you don’t feel weighed down during your busy day ahead.
These definitely checked the box for the lighter breakfast options I was looking for.
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