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!
Eggs and egg whites.
Whey protein powder.
Lean breakfast meats
Low sugar granola.
100% whole wheat bread,
Kodak cakes muffins(single or mixes).
Whole grain pancakes or waffles
Fruits or Veggies:
Any fresh fruit.
Spinach, kale and other greens
Peanut Butter(or any nut 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
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!