Did you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? I know that I have heard that many times, but I am realizing that it is actually true. If I fuel up early, I have energy for the day, I dont dip early, I have a clear mind, and it really sets the pace for healthy eating all day.
Here are some easy, quick and healthy ideas for some breakfasts.
I always put in 2 big handfuls of spinach
handful of almonds
one slice of lemon with the rind cut off
then I either put in frozen berries, or
frozen mango-pineapple and strawberries, or
fresh fruit in season
sometimes a handful of baby carrots
sometimes a handful of chard or kale
then either plain greek yogurt or
1 scoop or whey protein and soy milk
sometimes chia seeds....
Another quick and easy idea is cracked wheat, whole wheat berries, brown rice or quinoa that I have pre-cooked and heat quickly...add a touch of coconut sugar and craisins, dried coconut and almonds, or fresh berries, or bananas, or a chopped apple. Sprinkle with cinnamon...all amazing and SO filling.
Another fun and good idea is a whole wheat tortilla, spread with a touch of NATURAL peanut or almond butter, a spoonful of plain yogurt, 1/4 biscuit of shredded wheat ( the old big ones), some nuts, some golden raisins or craisins and 1/2 banana sliced...roll up and GO.
Another easy good breakfast is 3 egg whites with one yolk, handful of spinach, some chopped tomato and a sprinkling of pepper jack cheese. red pepper adds a pretty color and some vitamin C. cook in a bit of olive oil with cracked black pepper and sea salt. This is good to make more of and wrap in a tortilla for lunch too:)
Yogurt and fruit chopped with a bit of oats or natural granola
Frozen grapes or blueberries stirred in plain yogurt with a touch of coconut sugar.
Whole wheat bread with coconut oil spread and a cup of chilled, chopped honeydew melon with a lime squeeze
If you are in a hurry, grab a high-fiber, low fat energy bar.