I really love breakfast foods, always have. In fact, breakfast-for-dinner is one of my favourite meals to whip up when I can’t think of anything to make for dinner. It’s always super simple and filling and satisfies the lazy cook in me something fierce.
Eggs are what I eat most often. I don’t really love super sweet things in the morning so the savory goodness of scrambled eggs is exactly what I crave.
Eggs sometimes get a bad rap because of their cholesterol content but unless you suffer from high cholesterol and have been told to avoid them by your doctor or naturopath, you should be fine.
The good stuff in eggs far outweighs the perceived bad. They are low in calories, full of essential amino acids – the kind we have to get from our diet, and are loaded with protein.
This Mexican-Inspired Egg scramble is something I eat about 3 times a week for breakfast.
I love it that much. I also love how saited I am after eating it. I never feel the need to snack on junk an hour later because I’m full of protein and healthy fats. It’s the best.
Make sure you’re getting your eggs from a quality source so that they’re full of all of the healthy stuff you want. Hens fed a nutrient dense diet produce better eggs and are therefore better for you. Don’t buy the crappy ones from factory farming – they’re junk and not worth it.
Fun fact: Did you know that eggs are not baby chickens? It’s true folks; they’re actually unfertilized so they’re not chickens at all. Did I just blow your mind? I hope so.
If I’m not having eggs my other go-to is a smoothie. Now, you may be sick of hearing about smoothies because it seems like everyone in the world is toting some kind of smoothie recipe but there’s a reason for that. It’s because they’re awesome. Some mornings I just don’t feel like eating a big meal and that’s when I whip up my meal in a glass. I don’t make the same smoothie everyday. It changes depending on the season, my mood and what I happen to have in the fridge at any given time. But that’s the beauty of smoothies.
You can literally put whatever you want in them and they taste great. There are a few ingredients that I do put in every recipe and I’ll list those below. They are my secret weapons for an extra healthy punch and they are great to have on hand to throw into your smoothie. Another great thing about smoothies is that if you take too much you can pop it into an airtight container and have it for a snack later or pour your leftovers in a Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold and enjoy a late night treat!
My Healthy Smoothie Additions
Protein Powder (I use a vegan one but you can use whatever you like)
Basically overnight oats are quick oats that you soak overnight and eat in the morning once they’ve softened. That sounds pretty boring, I hear you but that’s because I didn’t tell you the best part. You get to add whatever you want to the jar they’re soaking in to create a flavour explosion for your mouth.
For example: one of my favourite recipes uses
- cashew milk
- slivered almonds
- maple syrup
- and a big ol’ blob of natural peanut butter
It’s like a healthy Reese’s peanut butter cup!
Get creative with yours. Add nuts, dried fruit, seeds, coconut, fruit…whatever you like! You’re only limited by your imagination here!
Now, it’s your turn: are there any breakfasts you love for when you’re on the go? What are your morning go-to’s? Share with me in the comments below!