15 Aug Simple healthy breakfast ideas
Do you skip breakfast in the mornings because you don’t have time?
People often skip breakfast because they are too busy to prepare something ‘healthy’. Instead, they grab a bagel, donut or muffin on the run, which ends up making them feel more tired instead of energized. Mornings can be stressful, and I understand why you might feel like you have no time to have a healthful breakfast.
I’ve been there, too and have felt your frustration. I’m sure you’ve heard ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, but in case you need another reminder… it’s time to stop skipping breakfast!
Why is breakfast so important? You just went the entire night without eating, and you need to refuel your body for the day ahead. Breakfast is the perfect time to ingest important vitamins and nutrients your body needs to function well throughout the day.
Eating a nutritious breakfast helps improve concentration, memory and even helps boost your mood. Finding a simple, healthy breakfast that works for your busy schedule is doable. Here are some simple ideas so you have no more excuses for skipping breakfast.
Here are a few of my favorite healthy and easy breakfasts that fit perfectly into a busy schedule…
Toast with avocado and an egg. This breakfast tastes great and can be made within a couple of minutes. Cut the avocado in half and scoop out the flesh. Mash with a fork and add garlic powder and a pinch of sea salt. Spread the mashed avocado and put on top of an egg on whole grain, sprouted wheat or gluten-free bread. The avocado is full of healthy fats, and the egg provides you with protein to fuel your body for the day.
Fruit, nut and yogurt parfait. Stick with a plain, unsweetened yogurt and add your own extras. Layer up some yogurt, nuts, fruit, nut butter and honey and create a delicious breakfast full of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Make-ahead breakfast mini-muffins. These muffins are simple to prepare ahead of time and can be stored in the fridge or freezer for easy access. Simply whisk some eggs, spinach, other vegetables you desire into muffin tins, bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, and they are ready to go.
Oat and Chia Pudding. Mix oats, chia seeds, raw honey and some nut-milk into a jar and store overnight in the fridge. Feel free to add spices, like cinnamon or pumpkin pie space or other ingredients like cacao powder, berries or nut butter.
Last night’s leftovers. Who said breakfast had to include typical breakfast foods? Reheat a small plate of last night’s dinner and you are out the door in no time!
The most important thing is: Don’t overcomplicate it! Make it easy so you don’t feel overwhelmed and skip the most important meal of the day.
I’d love to hear – do you generally skip breakfast? Hit reply and let me know what your breakfast routine is (or isn’t!) and I’d love to hear your simple, healthy breakfast suggestions.