Breakfast is one of my favorite meals!
And although skipping breakfast might have it’s place if you are trying intermittent fasting or on another specialised diet plan. For most of us breakfast kick starts our metabolism and gets us going for the day ahead. It has been shown that generally those of us who do skip breakfast tend to eat more food at the next meal than if you did have breakfast. Skipping lunch too? Often this can lead to binges or eating something sugary as you become hungrier and hungrier throughout the day.
I know this is the case for me. If I happen to skip lunch I ended up wanting to eat more than usual at dinner. But hey we are all busy right & sometimes its not that easy to eat at set times. What I try and do if Im starving before a meal is have a salad first or with the meal. This starts to fill you up so by the tim you are eating your meal you do not feel quite so crazy hungry anymore!
Or take a couple of deep breaths and have a big glass of water before you eat.
So stuck for some awesome breakky ideas? Try some of these:
Want to know what I love most about Chia Pudding? Besides the fact that you can make it in sooo many different ways? That it is super easy to make. You make it the night before and then it is ready and waiting for you the next morning!! Here is a video where I explain how I love to make chia pudding (filmed at Silverstar Mountain Resort) or here is another chia pudding recipe I love.
Overnight Oats is another great option that you can make the night before and have ready for you when you wake up in the morning. This is my husband’s favorite breakfast at the moment. It’s so customisable, you can make all sorts of different flavors by using different fruits or powders like cacao. All you need is some rolled oats, some kind of milk (I like to use almond or coconut milk) and then everything else is customisable. This one here has some banana, dried mango and then some plain greek yogurt on top. Try adding chia seeds, maca powder, some berries or nuts to mix up your recipe. Just leave it in the fridge overnight and in the morning mix all together for a yummy, super easy start to the day!
Quinoa is such a nutritional powerhouse why wouldn’t you want to try this little protein packed grain for breakfast? Check out this link for awesome ways to try quinoa for breakfast! I love the Apple & Peanut Butter one!! So yummy!!!
Breakfast smoothies are an awesome way to get all the good stuff your body needs on the go. I have added a couple of smoothie recipes for you to try in this ebook. Or I also love this breakfast smoothie from Deliciously Ella!
Scrambled or Baked Eggs
This is such a yummy way to eat eggs in the morning! Check out the recipe here. I also love scrambled eggs with whatever I happen to have in my fridge that day. Think mushrooms, tomato, spring onion, spinach and a little salt and pepper or try this italian scramble from balancing paleo.
Avocado on Toast
Avocado on toast is super easy and a great idea for breakfast! Try it on my cauliflower bread for a gluten free, paleo friendly version. Check out both recipes here.
This recipe comes from my friend and awesome food blogger and holistic health coach Malika Smith over at Everythings Better Sprouted. Check out the recipe for these little paleo breakfast egg & bacon nests and they will totally become a breakfast staple!