I have been having the hardest time getting back on the meal prep wagon. Yes, even the self-proclaimed “Queen of Meal Prep” loses motivation sometimes. The hardest meal for me to prep for is the most important meal of my day. That would be breakfast, y’all. Not only do I sometimes find myself waking up late but, for some strange reason, I’m genuinely just not that hungry in the morning.
When you’re tired of boiled eggs, oatmeal, and egg muffins - what’s a girl to do?! I knew it was/is time to get creative and come up with some other choices! While oatmeal, boiled eggs, and egg muffins can really get the job done as it pertains to meeting your goals, sometimes you need that switch up. Seriously. That said, I know some of you probably feel the same so, I figured we’d tackle this together with a few new additions to the breakfast rotation:
Here’s the thing about avocado toast: VARIATION. Choosing a whole wheat muffin or bread option is essential as whole-wheat contains a heck of a lot of fiber! Adults need about 25 to 35 grams of fiber daily, and whole grains contain two types (soluble and insoluble) which are both beneficial to your health.
I can’t say enough great things about avocados; I swear I would marry them if I could, but aside from the amazing taste - this healthy yummy goodness is packed with heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. This makes avocados the fattiest plant foods in existence.
Check out some of these game changing avocado toast recipes here.
Sometimes you need a quick change and your resources may be a little limited. Since I am always stocked with eggs, it is really easy to compile some type of “scramble” made up of whatever healthy goodies I may have in the fridge. The base always consists of scrambled egg whites and then, I just throw in any veggies I may have. My favorite combination: egg whites, sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, mushrooms, black beans and pepper jack almond cheese! I’m salivating just thinking about it…
Check out another scramble option here.
3. Yogurt and Granola Parfaits
This is easy-peezy to prep which is why it is a great choice. I put this in my favorite mason jar and it just works. The catch with this combo is picking a healthy brand of granola without much (if any) added sugar and preservatives. My go to brand is Bob’s Red Mill Crunchy Coconut Granola.
The main reason I love this brand is that you can actually recognize all seven ingredients in Bob’s recipe – and that’s very important for both me and my mini. It has a decent amount of fiber and protein that keeps me feeling full longer, and no sodium. Zero. Win and win. Plus, the coconut adds a little something extra for anyone tired of bland breakfasts.
Parfait anyone?! Click here.
Hopefully these suggestions helped you just as much as they helped me! What are some things that you are currently eating for breakfast? Is it keeping you energized until your mid morning snack? Don’t keep it all to yourself - sharing is caring!
Until next time…