You guys, how is March already over? I feel like I blinked and the whole month went by. Unfortunately I didn’t get around to shooting any new recipes for you this month which I feel really bad about. Now that it stays light outside past 5 o’clock it should be much easier to do. I like in a townhouse so we have very minimal natural light which makes things tricky. Anyways, I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is really true! It’s not just some marketing slogan to convince you to buy toaster strudels and cereal.
Breakfast serves to break your fast after not eating for 10-14 hours since dinner time and to rev up your metabolism of the day. Plus, breakfast food is the absolute best so why would you want to miss out on that? I know mornings can be tough, trust me! Getting my 5 year old ready in the mornings is a daily struggle. Today I’m sharing 15 quick, easy and not to mention healthy breakfast options that can help you get out the door quicker and set the tone for your day of eating.
Note these are also included in my fitness programs along with 15 lunch options as well.
15 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Berries
Prepare oatmeal according to package directions. Top with 1 tbsp vanilla coffee creamer or half and half, 1 tsp shredded coconut, 1/2 cup blueberries, 5 large sliced strawberries.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 328 Carbs: 54 G Fat: 10 G Protein: 8 G
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples & Cinnamon
Prepare oatmeal according to package directions. Top with 1/2 chopped granny smith apple + cinnamon and stevia to taste.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 189 Carbs: 34 G Fat: 3 G Protein: 6 G
1 cup black coffee, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use this one), 6 ice cubes blended until smooth. Top with 4 tbsp whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 171 Carbs: 6 G Fat: 5 G Protein: 24 G
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1/2 banana, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 8 oz water, 6 ice cubes (optional), cinnamon to taste – blended until smooth. Top with 2 tbsp whipped cream and cinnamon.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 259 Carbs: 28 G Fat: 5 G Protein: 26 G
Tropical Smoothie Bowl
1/2 cup frozen pineapple, 1/2 cup frozen spinach, 1/4 avocado, 1 scoop protein powder, 1 small banana, 8 oz water – blended until smooth. Top with 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp shredded coconut, 2 tbsp cheerios, 1/4 cup mango.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 475 Carbs: 57 G Fat: 14 G Protein: 31 G
Chocolate Nut Butter Smoothie Bowl
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup raw spinach, 1/2 tbsp nut butter, 1/2 cup water, 6 ice cubes – blended until smooth. Top with 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips, 1 tbs shredded coconut, 1/2 tbsp chopped nuts.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 238 Carbs: 19 G Fat: 12 G Protein: 18 G
Egg White Scramble
3 egg whites, 1 1/2 cups spinach, 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers. Sautee bell peppers over medium heat for 4 minutes, add egg whites and cook for additional 2 minutes then add spinach and mix together thoroughly. Serve with side of organic whole grain toast.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 262 Carbs: 26 G Fat: 7 G Protein: 17 G
Avocado Toast and Egg Whites
1 slice organic whole grain bread topped with 1/3 mashed avocado. Serve with side of 3 egg whites.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 241 Carbs: 24 G Fat: 9 G Protein: 16 G
Clean Classic American Breakfast
2 slices bacon, 2 egg whites, 1 slice organic whole grain bread topped with buttery spread, stevia and cinnamon.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 219 Carbs: 19 G Fat: 14 G Protein: 19 G
Fried Eggs and Toast
2 “fried eggs” cooked in cooking spray on 2 slices of organic whole grain bread.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 360 Carbs: 40 G Fat: 8 G Protein: 20 G
Protein Bagel and Egg Whites
Dave’s Killer Bread Everything Bagel with 1 tbsp whipped light cream cheese served with 2 egg whites.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 319 Carbs: 48 G Fat: 7 G Protein: 20 G
Clean Breakfast Sandwich
Thin Bun ( I use Sara Lee brand from Costco), 2 egg whites, 1 ultra thin slice cheddar, 2 strips bacon.
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 278 Carbs: 21 G Fat: 12 G Protein: 22 G
Pancakes and Eggs
Kodiak Cakes prepared to package instructions, topped with 1 tbsp pure organic maple syrup. Serve with a side of scrambled eggs (1 whole egg and 1 egg white).
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 344 Carbs: 45 G Fat: 7 G Protein: 27 G
Protein Pancakes and Eggs
1/2 cup Kodiak Cakes mix with 1 scoop protein powder and 1 tbsp chocolate chips. Serve with 2 egg whites.
Nutrition facts: Calories: 316 Carbs: 26 G Fat: 8 G Protein: 36 G
I hope you find these helpful! Enjoy!