Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Yeah, Yeah, we all know that right?
But despite being a personal trainer with a degree in nutrition, I’ll admit to skipping breakfast. On any given morning, I am either leaving the house at 5am under a shroud of silence to ensure my family stays asleep for a few more hours or hustling and bustling about to get everyone else fed, dressed and entertained.
It not that I don’t like breakfast, or don’t have anything in the house, but by the time I think of myself, I often settle for a Latte, maybe a banana. OR a pastry from the coffee shop.
As part of my New Years Resolution, I committed to put my own heath first more often and breakfast seemed like a good place to start. I operate better when I have a plan, so I made a list of quick, healthy breakfasts on a sticky note and put it on my fridge;
A hard boiled egg and a piece of sprouted wheat toast with butter: The easiest to peel recipe I have found is to cover the eggs with cold water, bring to a boil, then turn of off the heat for 10-12 minutes. The secret ingredient is to add a heaping tablespoon of salt to the water while you’re boiling the eggs, makes them super easy to peel.
Apple slices with peanut butter: This is also a great snack for after a workout or when you need a ‘treat’ but are trying to avoid sugar
A whole wheat tortilla with almond butter and banana slices rolled up: This is another easy one to take in the car.
A high quality meal replacement bar and an orange: This is my go to early morning breakfast. I can actually put it in my bag the night before, no hassle in the morning! My favorite brand of bar is the “Kind” brand. I love the almond/coconut!
Steel cut oatmeal with almonds and raisins: Wait, you say, steel cut oatmeal takes 30 minutes to cook? Yes, but you can make a big batch over the weekend and just reheat it during the week. You can even make it in the crockpot overnight.
Greek yogurt with berries: Even frozen berries work great.
a handful of frozen spinach
protein powder or scoop of nut butter (optional)
Now I have no excuses to not eat a healthy breakfast and I can save the pastry for a doughnut date with my 3 year old!
What is your favorite quick, healthy breakfast?