I love breakfast! I actually don’t, but I do love what it does for me. Here’s the thing: if I get eat something healthy first thing in the morning, I feel successful all day long. Even if lunch and dinner slide down the slippery slope of “less than healthy” at least I have one victory under my belt. It also helps to curb hunger and cravings during that first part of the day, setting me up for better choices later. I know it feels like the last thing you want to think about when you’re trying to hustle out the door but I have some ideas that might help. See if some of these ideas work for you:
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
I know, again with the smoothies. BUT! It’s my duty as a nutritionist to talk to you about them. Blend 1 frozen banana, 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter, 1 cup of regular milk, and some ice cubes. (Add a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein if you have it handy).
Zapped Scrambled Eggs with Veggies
Yes, it’s possible (and easy!) to make really good scrambled eggs in the microwave. Beat 2 eggs in a microwave-safe container, add 1 handful of veggies, cherry tomatoes and spinach leaves work well and a sprinkle of cheese. Zap the mixture for 30 seconds, stir, and cook another 30 seconds or until eggs are solid. Eat it now or store the raw mixture in a fridge until ready to heat and eat.
Who doesn’t love a burrito? Scramble 2 egg whites, add ¼ cup black beans, 2 tablespoons salsa, and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. Wrap in 1 small tortilla. Protein from the eggs and black beans keep you fuller longer, and the salsa spices up the flavor
Try this sweet take on a classic sandwich the next time you’re eating on the go. Prepare 1 toaster waffle (whole grain if you can get them) and slice in half. Spread with 2 tablespoons nut butter and layer 2-3 sliced strawberries on top in place of the traditional jelly (to cut down on sugar).
Easy-peasy! I’m so excited to know what you think. Please let me know how these healthy and time saving breakfast ideas are working for you.