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My Go To Favorite Breakfast Meals!

I know a lot of people have a hard time eating breakfast, but I for one really love breakfast! I think its like a jump start to eating healthy all day! It sets the tone for the rest of the day!

Important Parts to a Good Breakfast-

It should include some protein, some carbs(preferably healthy ones), a fruit or veggie and possibly some fat!

So lets look at some examples of each!

Proteins:

Eggs and egg whites.

Whey protein powder.

Greek yogurt.

Lean breakfast meats

Healthier Carbs:

Oatmeal.

Low sugar granola.

100% whole wheat bread,

Ezekiel bread

Kodak cakes muffins(single or mixes).

Whole grain pancakes or waffles

Fruits or Veggies:

Any fresh fruit.

Spinach, kale and other greens

Fat:

Olive oil.

Coconut Oil.

Peanut Butter(or any nut butter).

Real Butter

Putting It Together:

Pick a protein, carb, fruit or veggie and a fat!

Here’s an example: Yogurt Parfait

1 cup of plain or vanilla Greek yogurt

1/4 c low sugar granola

1/2c sliced strawberries

2 tsp of pecans or any type of nut

Layer Greek yogurt, granola and sliced strawberries in a bowl until you use all of it and top with the nuts!

Here’s another example: Omelet

2 eggs, beaten

Some fresh spinach, tomatoes peppers whatever veggies you like

A little cheese(a sprinkle or couple tablespoons of feta)

Cook eggs until almost set, add veggies and cheese fold in half

Now serve with a slice of whole wheat toast!

One more example: Yogurt Rollup

1/2c Greek yogurt

1 whole grain tortilla(or you could make a whole grain crepe)

1/2 sliced banana

1 tbsp peanut butter

Spread peanut butter on the tortilla. Place Greek yogurt and banana slices in the middle and then roll tortilla up. Munch away!

Of course the easiest is a smoothie!

Use 1 scoop of protein powder, frozen fruit(about 1/2-1 c)

1 c milk, almond milk or water

A little sweetener(stevia) to taste

Add some greens spinach or kale

And blend!


Some Useful Tips:

Chop and divvy up veggies and fruit that you will use for the week. Making ahead saves tons of time! You could even throw in your cheese with the veggies for your eggs.

Placing all your fruit, veggies and sweetener in a baggie can save you time for your smoothies.

You may even want to place your fruit for your yogurt parfait in baggies to have on hand!


Do you have a favorite easy breakfast recipe?

Feel free to share it in the comments!

Making breakfast easy and delicious will go a long way in starting your day off right!

Until next time!

Amy

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