Losing weight can be tough! Part of the struggle is knowing what to eat, and the other part is actually eating what you tell yourself to eat. There have been plenty of times when I have had my plan in place and I still didn’t stick to it.
But, the better I have myself set up in advance, the more likely I am to succeed. So, how do I set myself up? I have a lot of go-to meals that I enjoy eating. Also, I make sure each weekend I plan for the coming week, by shopping and prepping my meals ahead of time, so there are no surprises. I also leave myself a few options to choose from, so if I really don’t feel like a smoothie one morning, or I’m craving oatmeal, I can be flexible.
It also works well to have some quick, grab and go, eat in the car options for when I’m running late.
Breakfast is usually a really rushed affair in my household, and I like to make sure that my options are as quick and easy as possible.
Here are 5 of my favorite easy breakfasts.
Raw Granola with Greek Yogurt and Berries
I love granola and yogurt in the mornings, but when I’m trying to eat less refined carbs like oats and sweeteners, I opt for this raw version that I created. I don’t know what makes granola technically a granola, so I can call this a granola if I want to. I mix up a batch on the weekend and then measure out about a 1/4 cup serving. Any raw unsalted nuts and seeds would work for this, but I prefer to use a combination of almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and raw unsweetened coconut. Chopped cashews, macadamia nuts, chia seeds and pistachios would be other fun choices to add in. Try the bulk bins at a natural supermarket to get some inspiration.
As for the yogurt, I use Oikos Triple Zero vanilla yogurt. It’s my favorite Greek yogurt, and from having read most of the labels, it passes my inspections.
Finally, I add whatever kind of fruit I feel inspired by, usually berries, or cherries, but peach slices or banana slices, or just about anything else would work.
2. Kale Berry Smoothie
This is one of my favorite smoothies. It’s so easy to throw together in the mornings, and I often drink it in the car. The kale flavor isn’t even noticeable, but you could certainly use baby spinach, or any other green you wanted.
I usually make frozen berry packets from fresh berries, but buying frozen berries is an affordable option as well. Especially in the winter, when berries aren’t in season. You could use water, or any type of non-dairy milk, like unsweetened almond milk, and a scoop of protein powder. I like to use whey.
I’m not a fan of smoothie recipes with 20 ingredients, especially because they don’t seem to taste that different than smoothies with just a few, and who has time for all that in the morning?
Here is the link to the original post with this smoothie. It was part of a five day reset and refocus plan. Still a great plan, it also has some nice meal ideas and an easy soup recipe.
3. Egg and Veggie Scramble with Avocado
Scrambled eggs are a high protein, quick, easy choice in the morning. I try to add as many veggies as I can. Two eggs, a big handful of baby spinach, some cherry tomato halves and about half of an avocado make a really healthy well-rounded breakfast!
Of course you could add in any veggies you wanted, and if you wanted to make eggs ahead of time so all you have to do is warm them up in the morning, try this healthy breakfast casserole recipe.
4. Chocolate Cherry Almond Oatmeal
Oatmeal can sometimes be a nice option in the morning. Especially if I’m not on a lower carb day. The good thing about this one is that it has raw cacao in it, which is a super food. I also added some whey protein powder for an extra protein boost.
You can check out the recipe in the original post. These are pre-made packets that just need to be mixed with water and microwaved when you’re ready to eat them. They are really versatile too, and can be made with all sorts of combos.
5. Protein Bars
I know these aren’t always the best option, but they really do work in a pinch. The best I’ve found are some of the options above. The Lärabar’s don’t have a lot of protein, so I pair these with a smoothie or a few hard boiled eggs. They taste great though, and they are made with natural ingredients. The Combat Crunch bars are the priciest of the options, but they have a lot of protein and an amazing taste. The Pure Protein bars are very reasonably priced and taste pretty good as well.
There you are! 5 Healthy and Easy Breakfasts!
What is Fuxion? Check it out here.