I've listed some different breakfast ideas because if you're like me, you are always searching for nutritious, easy-to-make breakfasts that will keep your stomach from rumbling! right? Last year, I left for school at 7:00 (eating breakfast in the car, of course) and didn't eat lunch until 12:55. Now, that was a LONG morning!
Disclaimer (well, actually, three of them):
- My family has a history of diabetes so I'm careful about how much sugar and wheat I eat. These recipes reflect that. They are ALL easily modified!
- I almost always eat breakfast on my way to school. Yeah, shouldn't do it, but somehow it always happens that way.
- I'm going to name some products that you probably have at home, but for the purpose of having pictures, I'll link them to amazon to show you where you can get them. I buy them locally. If that's not an option for you, get them online. Buying them through amazon gives me, oh I don't know, a nickel for my link. :)
1. BEST EVER PANCAKES !
These pancakes have turned many skeptics into delighted eaters, including everyone in my family and tons of friends! When I first started making these, people would ask what made them different and I said "cottage cheese." You can imagine the response. Now I don't tell anyone until they've eaten them. Try these! The cottage cheese gives them protein and 3-4 of these can hold me for hours! I eat them with fruit, but my kids pour on the syrup. Either works.
The recipe came fromThe Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions--Today and it calls for garbanzo flour. Use whatever you have. I typically use either a gluten-free mix or almond flour. They all work just fine.
There are so many ways you can eat these!
- Do ahead: chop up some of your favorite veggies and keep them in the fridge.
1. When you have some time, make up a batch of scrambled eggs. Add veggies, beans, cheese, whatever you need to keep you going. Then, in the morning, heat it up and eat. Or wrap it in lettuce leaves and eat (don't eat these in the car on your way to school, trust me!)
2. Make breakfast muffins
Here are a few of my go-to's:
- I like this recipe but if you search for "egg muffins" (add "paleo" or "whole 30" to get healthier versions) you'll find tons of recipes.
3. Make healthy egg salad - again, Pinterest is loaded with choices. For me: hard boiled eggs, avocado, mustard, chopped dill pickles. Mash a bit and mix. Enjoy!
Most smoothie recipes are too sugary for me. Just the fact that they're mostly made with fruit is part of the reason, but a lot of them call for very sugary fruits. If that's okay for you, by all means, drink up! But, you need to add this! Don't be put off by the slightly illegal-sounding name. These little seeds are chock full of protein and need to be added to your smoothie if you want it to carry you for more than half an hour. Three tablespoons of hemp hearts = 10 grams of protein!
Here are a few of my go-to's:
- Cranberry Oat Smoothie (I add hemp hearts instead of protein powder and sweeten with whatever I feel like using that day)
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Chocolate Black Bean Smoothie
- I have a great apple+greens one that I can't locate right now. If I find it, I'll edit this and add it!
There are lots and lots of other choices for breakfast, but I want to keep this post from getting too long. I hope this gets you started!
Have a great weekend!