When you suffer from a fatty liver, it might seem that it’s impossible to have a varied meal plan because you have to eliminate so many things from your diet. However, that’s not really the case and I will help you with a complete meal plan and ideas for healthy eating when suffering from a fatty liver. We’re starting the series with some breakfast ideas for fatty liver and I really hope that you will find these suggestions helpful.
We have talked about a generic Fatty Liver Diet here on my Fatty Liver Diary blog, but putting them to good use might sometimes prove to be more difficult and you can run out of ideas. I have some for you, so let’s check out below my Fatty Liver Breakfast ideas you will love! I am sure that these will help you at least diversify your diet a little bit or but the base for the diet that will help you reverse your NAFLD!
Chia seeds pudding
I’m starting with this because Chia is most likely not a regular in your diet. But these seeds, even though a bit more on the expensive end, are extremely easy to prepare and can offer a huge variety. Just put three table spoons of Chia Seeds in a bowl, add 8 tablespoons of water or low fat milk and go wild: either add salt, one teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, and chopped onions for a great salty breakfast or add a tablespoon of honey, some dried berries (and/or any other fruits you want), coconut flakes and a bit of cinnamon and you have a healthy, good for a fatty liver breakfast. Oh, and it’s also delicious and really fills you up – and you only have to wait about 10-20 minutes for the seeds to suck all that liquid.
So go ahead and try the Chia seeds if you haven’t. You can buy some on Amazon – go for the organic ones if the price is not too high for you!
You can easily eat a bunch of fruits as a breakfast. I personally choose something that fills you up (one medium-sized banana) and half a cup blueberries. You can eat any combination of fruits, just don’t eat too much and try to mix them up.
Guacamole on toast whole wheat bread
I don’t mean the one you can get from the store (unless you are 100% certain that it’s only with natural ingredients). You can make your own quickly and it’s delicious and healthy: just get one ripe avocado, peel it and put it in a bowl. Pour over it two teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice and one-two cloves of garlic, minced. Mix it with a hand blender and a fork and add some organic tomato paste or some ketchup. Eat with toast whole wheat bread.
Even though I am not a huge fan of cereals, oatmeal ones are actually healthy and good for a fatty liver diet. Make sure to pick something natural, without any extras (chocolate, sugars and such) and add your own: some honey, preferably and maybe fresh or frozen fruits if you can’t stomach the oat alone. Eat it with some low fat milk or yoghurt and you’re all set!
Yogurt and berries
If you enjoy eating yogurt, here’s some good news for you: you can have a delicious and sweet breakfast if you mix some berries with it. Add half a slice of whole wheat bread (preferably toasted) to feel full for longer!
Create your own cheese spread
I love doing this and it’s extremely fast: get a box of cottage cheese and mix it with all spices that you love (you can also add salt). Add some extra finely chopped onion and/or minced garlic and spread on whole wheat bread. You can also eat it with some low fat yogurt and olives. If you add many spices, it will taste even better the next day. I personally add just few: caraway seeds, turmeric (curcuma), paprika and just a bit of italian herbs. Delicious!
Just like Chia, it might not be the food you’re most used with, but it’s also delicious and extremely nourishing. You can prepare some amazing salads for breakfast – such as the Quinoa with Corn and Scallions recommended on Just a Taste. Delicious and healthy – and quinoa is easily available on Amazon.
Why not start the day with some fresh vegetables? Either mix your favorite veggies in a bowl and eat a salad (add some low fat cheese too!) or eat them separately. You can go one day for a cabbage salad with carrots and green onions, one day with a tomato, red pepper and cucumber salad or just mix them around as you want to!
This would completely use up my recommended amount of two eggs per week, but you don’t need to eat it daily. A delicious omlette that you will love, guaranteed! Check out the recipe here.
Healthy Egg Muffins
You can’t have it during the same week with the Skinny Omlette above, but you can mix them throughout a month. Check out the recipe here for your healthy egg muffins (make sure you remove the Sausage, though) and take care not to over-eat: remember that you can only have 2 eggs per week!
Toast with avocados and ricotta
Quick and healthy – and also delicious: toast some whole wheat bread, spread some ricotta on them and adds some this slices of avocado. Sprinkle some spices and optionally eat with a cup of low fat yogurt.
It sounds really nice, doesn’t it? It also tastes delicious and if you can find the crispbread in the stores (check the ingredients and make sure that it’s not full of chemicals and preservatives) you cam have an almost-instant breakfast. Add some ricotta or a thin layer of yogurt and some wild salmon and you have a delicious breakfast! If you want to, you can make your own crispbread – the recipe is here.
So, as you can see, there are a lot of options of eating healthy for a fatty liver and the foods can be indeed delicious and amazing. Even better, you will soon get to love this type of eating and you will see that it’s a lot better than your old, unhealthy ways. Just stay creative and use the plethora of allowed foods in a Fatty Liver Diet to create your perfect breakfast!