It may not seem like a big deal, but eating a nutritious breakfast really can make or break your day; it refuels your body so you have the energy to get things done and it keeps you from having cravings and overeating later in the day.
I know it’s tempting to hit the drive-thru and grab a coffee and muffin on the go, but you’re not doing your body any favours by eating processed, sugar-filled foods.
Also, preparing a healthy breakfast doesn’t need to be an arduous task!
All you need is 10 minutes and 3 simple ingredients – a protein, a carbohydrate and a fat. Plus, it's WAY cheaper to prepare your meals at home (and boy, do I love to save money)
So what do you eat in the morning when you don’t have time and can’t be bothered to make a hot meal?
Here are 3 super simple breakfast ideas that will keep you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal.
1. Boiled Eggs and Toast
Super, super EASY! It takes about 10 minutes to make and eat and then you’re out the door.
Boiled eggs are good for 3-4 days in the fridge, so make them in advance. Boil 6 eggs in the evening and then stash them in the fridge for later. You now have eggs for the next 3 days (you can even peel them in advance if you don’t want to allow yourself any morning excuses).
Grab your eggs from the fridge, pop 1-2 pieces of whole wheat bread into the toaster and then slap on some natural peanut butter. That’s it! A delicious meal with all 3 essential macro-nutrients!
You have to admit, that seems doable, right?
2. Yogurt Parfait
Again. Crazy simple! This one is also great because you can take it with you and eat it when you get to the office if you need to.
Protein, Fat, Carbohydrate – Done! Easy, Peasy, right? Eating a nutritious breakfast really can be that simple.
I’ve never been a big eater in the morning, but I know how important breakfast is, so I always start my day off with a smoothie filled with nutritious goodness. It only takes a few minutes to make and you can easily toss it in a cup and take it with you.
Here’s a great balanced recipe:
I also like to throw in a handful of spinach to ramp up the healthy goodness. It’s so yum!
So there you have it - 3 quick, simple and inexpensive breakfast ideas to start your day of right and keep you from succumbing to fast food temptation.
Which one are you going to try first?
My name is Carmen Lisa MacPherson and I'm a self proclaimed humanitarian, wellness advocate and wannabe super hero.