If you ever hear of a day when I don’t eat breakfast, alert the press. Because soon there will also be a bigfoot sighting, flying pigs and a Unicorn crossing the road.
I ❤ breakfast food. Admittedly, I could PROBABLY eat breakfast for every meal of the day. Breakfast for dinner is SO a thing in our house. Frittata’s anyone? There’s just something, simple, comforting and well, inexpensive 😀 about breakfast.
And Yet I talk to SO MANY PEOPLE that just don’t “do” breakfast. I get it, mornings are busy, but l’ll be the first to admit, if I didn’t have a few bites of breakfast, the only thing I WOULD be biting off, is people’s heads.
Cranky pants over here without the breakfast.
So, for the good of humanity, I eat breakfast, and I think you should too.
But you’re my favorite people and not just any breakfast will do for you. 😀 You need a breakfast that sets you up well for the day! A breakfast filled to the brim with nutrients and boasting a good amount of protein & fiber.
-Your metabolism will burn more effectively all day long
-it’ll stabilize your blood sugar levels and keep you satisfied throughout the day (IF you’re eating the RIGHT breakfast)
-you’ll eat fewer calories at lunch because you won’t be starving and wearing cranky pants
-you’ll have more energy and better mental focus.
-Breakfast eaters have a lower BMI than non breakfast eaters
-people who eat breakfast regularly have a significantly lower risk of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes
BUT, here’s the deal. You wouldn’t put Maple Syrup in the gas tank of your car and expect it to run right? Same goes for your body. You can’t throw Captian Crunch and a Bagel down the hatch and expect to feel great.
All white carbs all the time will set you up for what a friend of mine calls “glucose bang bang.” They’re very Science-y.
Your blood sugar will spike and crash and that will be the end of it your mood and your energy levels. BUT if you eat a Healthy breakfast packed with Protein and Fiber…well, now we’re talking! 😀
So if you’re looking to ad to your breakfast repetoir AND still get out the door on time you’re about to be so excited that you stopped by 😉
Here are (in no particular order) My Top 6 Favorite Quick & Healthy Go-to Breakfasts!
Also, they’re all Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and they’re even a few Paleo & Vegan Options 😉
This is a new favorite that I’ve grown to love for a few reasons. It’s easy, so versatile, takes 3 minutes and totally tastes like carby comfort food without actually being carby comfort food. #Winning.
Here’s the original recipe! And here are a few variatons I’ve been playing with:
Berry Banana Coconut Cake
-Original recipe (2 egg) Add in a handful of berries, a few drops of stevia and lemon zest
Savory Breakfast Cake
-Omit Banana, Lemon Zest & Vanilla extract.
-Add 2 generous spoonfuls of canned Pumpkin, sliced mushroom, chopped spinach, a sprinkle of goat cheese, fennel seed, garlic powder, sea salt & pepper
If a Pancake and an Omlette had a baby, it would be this breakfast. Need I say more?
I love a good green smoothie. And even though pumpkin screams “autumn.” I still make this bad boy year round. I’m a season rebel like that. I’ve also been known to wear white AFTER labor day. #GettinCrazy Check out the recipe here.
While were on the subject of Green Smoothies, I told you about this little gem a few weeks ago and have been making it about every other day since then. The main ingredient is a little crazy, BUT if you don’t like boring food, you’re gonna love it!
(ALSO…my hubs makes a pr-ett-y mean smoothie himself. AND he’s promised to show that to your cute little No Small Life very soon. Rumor has it, he may even vlog it! #What)
The interwebs are crawling with Chia Pudding recipes and for GOOD reason! They’re yummy. They’re loaded with protein, fiber, and a myriad of other nutrients. (Check out all the goodness here) AND you can make them ahead of time.
When I travel I usually bring little Ziplocs with 3 Tbs of Chia seeds & cinnamon, a carton of berries, a few walnuts, a carton of cashew milk, and stevia. Then I pack a couple of paper bowls or even cups, stir it all together the night before, stick it in the hotel fridge AND I’m done. Breakfast is ready. Of course, I’ll do this at home too, but just trying to give you a few options 😉
When I was a little girl, I loved Cream of Wheat. So. Much. I thought those days were long long gone with food allergies. However, Chocolate Covered Katie, revived that breakfast dream in an allergy friendly way with Coconut Flour and I am smitten once again! Check out the recipe here. One tip: Buy your coconut flour at Trader Joes. It’s SOOOO much cheaper 😉
Once upon a time, also known as last May, I blogged about How to make an Omelet in the Mircowave. I got a lot of flack for making an omlete in the microwave UNTIL… ya’ll tried it. An Omlete that you don’t have to babysit and you can get dressed WHILE it’s cooking. Now THAT’S an Omlete that you can get on board with Monday-Friday. Check it out Here.
So avoid “glucose bang bang” and don’t let your mood or metabolism get hijacked by having crazy food or *gasp* NO food in the morning.
Eating a healthy breakfast regularly is one of the easiest ways to add some health, clarity, energy, and overall “niceness” to your No Small Life.
I’d love to hear what’s your favorite go-to breakfast?
Until Next Time,