Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus six to 12 cups of fruit … just for my 3 boys.
If you think I’m joking—just ask PJ.
Because of that, I have learned the importance of healthy breakfasts that are simple and cheap, and to prep our weekly breakfasts during my Sunday prep.
But it’s my nutritional training that taught me that eating breakfast within 30-60 minutes of waking is important to start your metabolism, give you energy, and keep blood sugar levels steady. It’s also a proven method for weight loss or weight maintenance.
So for all those breakfast haters out there, you have no excuses—read on!
If you hate eating breakfast because you don’t feel hungry when you wake up …
Try swapping your morning snack with your breakfast. Instead of force-feeding yourself a hefty breakfast upon waking, try eating an apple before you head out the door and then at “snack time” eat your breakfast (which you have obviously brown bagged and made healthy). Voila.
If you hate eating breakfast because you are tired of the same-old, same-old …
Then you’re in for a treat, because we’re giving you five recipes we love, so you will start singing breakfast-time praises.5 Breakfast Recipes We Love! Egg & Avocado on Wasa Crackers
- 4 eggs
- 1 avocado, thinly sliced
- 4 wasa crackers
Cook eggs, sunny side up, until cooked through.
Top each wasa cracker with 1 egg, and 1/4 avocado.
Serves 2 (a serving is 2).
Fruit Salad Overnight Oats
- 1/3C old-fashioned oats
- 1/3C unsweetened almond milk
- 4-8 drops liquid stevia
- 1 slice each of watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew, peels removed, cut into chunks
In a container, place oats, almond milk, and stevia and stir to combine.
Top with fruit (mix in if desired), and let sit in the fridge overnight.
- 2C watermelon, cubed
- 2C cucumber, cubed
- 2 Tbsp fresh mint leaves, diced
- 2 Tbsp hemp hearts
Mix all ingredients together and divide into two bowls.
Frozen Fruit Yogurt
- 1 1/2C plain, non-fat Greek yogurt (approx. 1/4C per popsicle)
- 1-2 kiwis, skin removed & thinly sliced
- 2-4 strawberries, tops removed, thinly sliced
- 1/4-1/2C blueberries
- 6 popsicle molds
Add yogurt to popsicle mold until half full.
Add a slice or two of kiwi, strawberries, and some blueberries.
Top with yogurt until mold is to fill line. Place stick in.
Repeat until all molds are filled, and place in freezer for a minimum of two hours.
Serves 3-6 (a serving is 2, a snack is 1).
Yam and Spinach Frittata
- 1 yam, peeled and cut into small pieces
- 2C spinach, cut into small pieces
- 12 eggs
- 1C egg whites (optional)
Preheat oven to 400F and spray muffin tin with EVOO.
Beat eggs and egg whites together. Mix in yam and spinach.
Divide among 12 muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes.
Serves 6 (a serving is 2).
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