Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard the “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” spiel a million and one times. But so many people skip it still!! Gah. From working with a number of clients who do this, I’ve narrowed it down to 2 common reasons:

  1. Lack of time
  2. To cut back on calories

#1 Breakfast doesn’t have to be a gourmet meal. I mean, I like mine to be because that’s when I’m the hungriest and it’s honestly what gets me out of bed in the morning. But you can make fast, simple, and HEALTHY breakfasts so easily!

#2 Calories are stupid and I could go on and on and on about this topic (I’ll save that for another time). Calories are just a number. Suuuure, you’ll lose weight for a LITTLE bit eating fewer calories a day, but your body is smart and will adjust, so you’ll have to keep cutting back and back to continue to see results. In turn, you’ll slow your metabolism and most likely lose lean muscle mass in the process.

For SUSTAINED weight loss and an overall healthy lifestyle, focus on where your calories are coming from. I never count calories and before I got pregnant I was able to bring my body fat percentage down from 20% to 16% (obvi that number is a little higher now…#pregnancyprobs).

Skipping breakfast actually leads to eating MORE later on in the day, as opposed to nourishing your body nice and consistently from morning until evening. Breakfast stabilizes your sugar levels (the main culprit of weight gain), controls appetite, and kickstarts metabolism. No brainer. Eat a breakfast HIGH in protein and healthy fats (aka not cereal or granola bars).

OVERNIGHT PROTEIN OATS

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1/2 cup milk (almond, coconut, etc.)
  • 2 Tbsp flax seed

Mix everything in jar and let it soak over night. Add whatever toppings you want in the morning - I love fruit, coconut flakes, and natural peanut buttaaa!

PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIE

  • Frozen spinach
  • Frozen berries
  • Protein powder
  • Pb2 or natural peanut butter
  • Plain greek yogurt

Combine everything into a blender, and bleeeend away.

EGGS AND AVOCADO

  • 2 slices of ezekiel or sprouted bread
  • 2 pasture-raised eggs
  • avocado (I usually use 1/4 - 1/2)

Top toast with avocado and eggs, cooked to your liking.

COOKED OATMEAL

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 - 1 cup liquid (water or milk of choice)
  • 1 serving of protein powder (optional)
  • Toppings: berries, coconut flakes, natural peanut butter, chia seeds, etc.

Bring liquid to a bowl, and add oats. Simmer for 3 minutes. Mix in protein (optional). Add toppings and enjoyyyy.

EGG & VEGGIE BURRITO

  • 2 pasture-raised eggs
  • 1 sprouted tortilla
  • Veggies of choice (I love spinach, tomatoes, onion, and peppers)

 Cook eggs and veggies together and load onto tortilla.

PROTEIN PANCAKES

  • 1/2 cup Kodiak protein cake mix (I buy it from Costco)
  • Toppings: berries, natural peanut butter, raw honey, etc.

Cook pancake mix according to package. Add your favourite toppings!