You hear it all the time:
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”.
The thing is, you generally wake up feeling tired and in a rush. Those extra minutes in bed feel much more valuable than getting up early. You’re used to eating at your desk anyway. Plus, you’re bored of the usual breakfast foods.
There’s so much “noise” around health that you just don’t want to think about it any more. Eat breakfast or fast until 3pm? Avoid carbs or have oatmeal? You just don’t know what to do. Most breakfast foods revolve around pancakes, toast and cereals anyway….
Here are 5 great ways to boost your breakfast according to your chosen eating style.
1 – Best Low Fat Low Carb Breakfast:
Egg White and Veggie Muffins
Easy to make and take. Warm oven to 375 degrees. Grease your muffin pan. Add any veggies you want in the bottom of each muffin cup. We like chopped spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and grated broccoli. Pour egg whites into each cup (¾ full). Season with sea salt and pepper, and bake for 20 minutes. Try different herbs and veggies to add variety. You can even top with cheese if that’s in your food plan.
2 – Best Low Carb High Fat Breakfast:
Baked Avocado Egg Boats
These are easy and will keep you going all morning. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Slice your large avocado in half and remove the pit. Gently scrape out a bit of the avocado to make the hole a touch bigger. Eat the removed avocado 🙂 Then crack an egg into each avocado half. Top with bacon, pancetta or shredded cheese and bake for 15 minutes or until the egg is cooked to your liking.
3 – Best Paleo Breakfast
Avocado Sweet Potato “Toast”
Next time you’re baking some sweet potatoes, add some sweet potato slices to your pan to save for your morning breakfast. In the morning, warm them up in your toaster oven. In the meantime, smash an avocado with some fresh lemon juice. When your “toast” is ready, top with smashed avocado. Sprinkle some Himalayan sea salt, cayenne and nutritional yeast for a savory and nutritious breakfast.
4 – Best Vegan Breakfast
Overnight Chia and Fruit Oats
Grab a mason jar and your creativity to make this easy grab-n-go breakfast. Add a ¼ cup of gluten-free oats, 1 tbsp chia, 1 (or more) tbsp of maple syrup (or any liquid sweetener), ⅔ cup of coconut milk (or any other milk alternative) to the jar and refrigerate a minimum of 3 hours. That’s your base. You can add fruit at the same time or when you’re ready to eat. We also suggest adding nuts, nut butters and seeds before or after refrigerating overnight.
5 – Best Gluten-Free Breakfast
If you’re tired of regular smoothies, this is promised to be a new favourite. Make your usual smoothie a little thicker than you would normally make it. (We suggest spinach, blueberry and coconut milk). Pour your thick smoothie into a bowl and top with any variety of nuts, seeds, fruit and grains. We like unsweetened shredded coconut, cashews, almonds, semi-sweet chocolate chips, almond butter, chia, pumpkin seeds and even avocado cubes.