Do you hate eating breakfast?
Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, 2-3 dozen eggs, 3 loaves of whole-grain bread, 1kg tub of yogurt or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus 6-12C of fruit … just for my 3 boys.
If you think I’m joking – just ask PJ.
Because of that, I have learned the importance of healthy breakfasts that are simple and cheap and to prep our weekly breakfasts during my Sunday prep.
But it’s my nutritional training that taught me that eating breakfast within 30-60 minutes of waking is important to start your metabolism, give you energy and to keep blood sugar levels steady. It’s also a proven method for weight loss or weight maintenance.
So for all those breakfast haters out there, you have no excuses – read on!
If you hate eating breakfast because you don’t feel hungry when you wake up …
Try swapping your morning snack with your breakfast. Instead of force-feeding yourself a hefty breakfast upon waking, try eating an apple before you head out the door and then at “snack time” eat your breakfast (which you have obviously brown bagged and made healthy). Voila.
If you hate eating breakfast because you are tired of the same old, same old …
Then you’re in for a treat because we’re giving you 5 breakfast recipes we love so that you will start singing breakfast time praises.
5 Breakfasts Recipes We Love!
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Egg & Avocado on Wasa Crackers
1 avocado, thinly sliced
4 wasa crackers
Cook eggs, sunny side up, until cooked through. Top each wasa cracker with 1 egg and 1/4 avocado.
Serves 2 (a serving is 2)
Fruit Salad Overnight Oats
1/3C old-fashioned oats
1/3C unsweetened almond milk
4-8 drops liquid stevia
1 slice each of watermelon, cantaloupe & honeydew, peels removed, cut into chunks
In a container place oats, almond milk and stevia and stir to combine. Top with fruit (mix in if desired) and let sit in the fridge overnight.
2C watermelon, cubed
2C cucumber, cubed
2 Tbsp fresh mint leaves, diced
2 Tbsp hemp hearts
Mix all ingredients together and divide into two bowls.
Frozen Fruit Yogurt
1 1/2C plain, non-fat greek yogurt (approx 1/4C per popsicle)
1-2 kiwis, skin removed & thinly sliced
2-4 strawberries, tops removed & thinly sliced
6 popsicle moulds
Add yogurt to popsicle mould until 1/2 full. Add a slice or two of kiwi, strawberries & some blueberries. Top with yogurt until mould is to fill line. Place stick in. Repeat until all moulds are filled and place in freezer for a min of 2hr.
Serves 3-6 (a serving is 2, a snack is 1)
Yam & Spinach Frittata
1 yam, peeled & cut into small pieces
2C spinach, cut into small pieces
1C egg whites (optional)
Preheat oven to 400F and spray muffin tin with EVOO. Beat eggs & egg whites together. Mix in yam & spinach. Divide among 12 muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes.
Serves 6 (a serving is 2)
Breakfast lovers – what’s your favourite thing to eat in the morning?