We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it really is soooo true!! It gets your metabolism going, gives you energy and helps ward off hunger/night time binge eating. We all know this and yet most people still aren’t eating breakfast daily due to time restraints, lack of appetite, best intentions gone wrong or just wanting to sleep in those extra few minutes. The only way to change the cycle is to create a new habit, set your alarm clock early and leave it away from your bed so you have to get up, find breakfast options that are grab and go or make your breakfast the night (or week) before so there is minimal time spent making breakfast. With a little bit of preparation, my favorite breakfast options can be very easy on time and these suggestions will help you take baby steps into adding breakfast to your daily menu. Quick and easy, these meal options are for people who aren’t a fan of breakfast, don’t want to meal plan or are taking a first step:
¼ cup of nuts with 1 cup of mixed berries
2 boiled eggs (pre boiled the night or week before) with 1 piece of fruit like an apple, orange or pear.
1 apple or a medium banana with 1-2 tablespoons of almond butter
Great breakfast to make that take about 10 -15 minutes:
2 eggs with sliced vegetables (spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms, etc- you can slice up all of the vegetables the night before the workweek starts so you can just throw them on the pan with the eggs. Optional toppings: sprinkle of cheese, 2 slices of avocado or salsa
5 minutes oats. 1 cup of water or almond milk, with ¼ cup of Irish oats stir and cook for 5 minutes until water has been absorbed, top with 1 small spoonful of almond butter, splash of vanilla, cinnamon, chia seeds or ground flax seeds, and 1/2 cup of berries or sliced fruit. For this bowl the combinations are endless.
1-2 boiled eggs, 3 oz of smoked salmon and 1/2 cup of berries
Make ahead breakfast options: I always try to meal prep on Sundays to save time and energy during the week and these breakfast options can be made before the work week. In the morning just heat them up for 30 seconds, you can top the egg muffins with salsa and add some almond butter to the protein pancakes!