There are two types of people in this world: those that eat breakfast and those that do not. Different things work for different people, but I am most definitely in the Must Eat Breakfast Every Day Club. One of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clients is “what do you eat for breakfast?”, so I decided to put together a list of my top 5.
1. High fiber English muffin with nut butter
This is my go to when I wake up craving something sweet. I am obsessed with Justin’s Nut Butter Honey Classic Peanut Butter. It is little pricey compared to other brands, but it is so good. I also add a good sprinkle of chia seeds for some extra protein, fiber, and heart healthy omega 3’s. Chia seeds swell in liquid and create a gel like mixture that will help you feel full and hold you over. I hope I didn’t make that sound gross because they aren’t, they are amazing.
2. Avocado toast
This is a super easy breakfast, but the avocado makes it feel more sophisticated than what it really is. I like using a hearty whole wheat bread, like Turano, and then mash a half avocado on top. If I am feeling extra fancy, I will add a sprinkle of kosher salt, radish slices (or any other veg), a squeeze of fresh lime, and a drizzle of sriracha. A whole avocado can be close to 300 calories so be careful with how much you use!
3. Bagel thin with fried egg, Laughing Cow cheese, and greens.
In case you haven’t noticed, I really like having some sort of bread in the morning. A whole bagel can be a bit much, but I recently discovered Thomas Everything Bagel Thins and they are the absolute best! One bagel is 110 calories and you get 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. I load it up with one fried egg, a Laughing Cow Cheese wedge, and greens (whatever is in the fridge- arugula, spring mix, kale, or spinach). Sometimes it gets messy.
4. Mini Egg Omelets from Skinnytaste (Anyone else have a major girl crush on Gina?)
Not only are these mini omelets super easy to make, but you can also make them ahead of time and just pop them in the microwave for a quick minute before you run out the door. This recipe is completely customizable and you can make it with lots of different veggies, meats, and cheeses.
5. Yogurt with cereal and chia seeds.
When I say yogurt, what I really mean is Siggi’s Icelandic-style yogurt. It really packs in the protein and unlike other flavored yogurt, there is very little sugar and no artificial sweeteners. The sugar in Siggi’s comes from that natural occurring lactose (which is in all yogurt) and real fruit (not flavoring). I like to add a sprinkle of chia seeds and some cereal (Barbara’s Puffins Cereal is my current favorite) for a little crunch. This makes for an easy breakfast on the go or for a snack later on in the day.
Lastly , timing (because you all love to ask about this as well). The timing of my breakfast really depends on when I am working out for the day. If I take an early morning class I usually have a small handful of nuts when I get up and then my normal breakfast when I get home. Nothing gets me through a hard workout like dreaming about what I am going to make for breakfast as soon as I get home. I’m sure I can’t be the only that does this, right? And if I am working out later in the day, I typically eat within an hour of getting up.
Be well my friends and don’t skip breakfast,