I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” There is a lot of truth in that. Fueling our bodies with nutritious foods establishes the energy store needed to feel our best and get through the busy day ahead. With most people rushed in the morning, some choose no breakfast or fast food, a convenient and tempting (often unhealthy) breakfast option. Here are a few healthy and easy breakfast options for you to try!
- Plain Greek yogurt with mixed berries – Greek yogurt is full of protein and probiotics, while berries are loaded with antioxidants and high in fiber. Consider toppings like flax or chia seeds, high in Omega 3 fatty acids.
- Hard boiled eggs – No time to scramble or make an omelet? No problem! Hard boil eggs in advance and refrigerate for a quick and filling breakfast on the go!
- Smoothie – 1 banana, 1 tomato, 1/3 cucumber, celery stalk and 1 small beet (stems and leaves too!). Use coconut water, orange juice and almond milk as your liquid. Blend with a nutrient dense protein powder and you’re done! Hint: ½ an avocado will add creaminess.
- Whole wheat toast with 2 tablespoons of an all-natural nut butter or half an Great source of protein and healthy fats!
- Old fashioned quick oats – Mix with almond or coconut milk. Want extra flavor and nutrients? Mix in your favorite fruit or nut butter.
- Apple slices or banana with 2 tablespoons of nut butter.
- Breakfast burritos – Scramble a few eggs, add in some turkey sausage or diced ham, a few tablespoons of cheese and a handful of spinach. Wrap in whole wheat tortillas and freeze for the upcoming week!
- For those days when you’re really in a bind, keep a few low sugar, all natural and organic protein bars on hand. Grabbing something with protein and that is nutrient dense is a much better option than anything a fast food drive-through can
- Peanut butter energy bites – 2/3 cup of peanut butter, ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate or carob chips, ½ cup flaxseeds, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 cup of old-fashioned oats. Thoroughly mix together, refrigerate for 30 minutes, roll into 12 bite size balls and refrigerate for up to a week.