3 Fat-burning breakfasts; Planning is key

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PHOENIX -- Most people known that it's healthy to eat breakfast, but only a fraction of them actually do it.

Wholistic dietitian Maya Nahra of IntentfulChef.com shared three recipes for breakfasts that will get you off to a great start every day.

Warm Quinoa With Nuts & Honey

1 cup dry quinoa
Water or milk

Bring water or milk to a boil. Add quinoa. Cook until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Add favorite nuts and honey or other spices plus a nut butter (added protein).

Sprouted Grain Toast With Mashed Avocado & Grapefruit

1/2 avocado
Unrefined sea salt
1/2 grapefruit
Honey or agave nectar

Toast the bread and add 1/2 mashed avocado, sprinkle with sea salt. Cut grapefruit and top with sweetener.

Breakfast Bars

1 1/4 cup wheat bran flakes
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/4 cup chopped pecans
3 Tbsp pistachios
1/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine bran flakes, cherries, flax seeds, pecans, pistachios, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Toss to combine.

In a saucepan on medium high heat, combine honey, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir until combined and heated through.

Pour honey mixture into dry ingredients and mix to combine. Coat an 8-inch-by-8-inch' pan with oil for a nonstick surface and flatten mixture into pan.

Bake for 20 minutes.

For more healthy recipes, visit www.intentfulchef.com.