It’s important to start your mornings off right with a filling, healthy breakfast. Becky and I are breaking down our favorite go-to recipes that help us start our mornings off right.

Here are some of our personal favorites:

  • Oatmeal
  • Spinach and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
  • Yogurt Parfait
  • Avocado on Toast
  • Granola Bars
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs

Recipes and Tips

Becky’s Morning Oatmeal

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats

1 Cup 2% Milk of choice

1 Scoop Low Sugar Protein Powder

1 TBSP Ground Flaxseeds

Dash of Cinnamon

  1. Measure 1/2 cup old fashioned oats and 1 cup 2% milk of choice into a microwave-safe bowl or large mug. Stir, cover loosely and microwave for 90 seconds. Remove and stir and continue microwaving an additional 90 seconds.
  2. Time to Add some toppings – 1 scoop low sugar protein powder (Becky loves chocolate, but you could add whichever you prefer), 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds, and a dash of cinnamon.
  3. Stir thoroughly.
  4. Top with 1 Tablespoon chopped nuts and 1 Tablespoon of cacao nibs or mini dark chocolate chips. Yum!

Spinach and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients:

3 Eggs

1/4 Cup Frozen, Chopped Spinach

Pepper and Hot sauce, to taste

2 Slices of Whole Grain Bread

  1. Beat 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach and stir.
  2. Spray a large, wide soup mug with nonstick cooking spray. Dump egg mixture into mug. Sprinkle it with black pepper and a dash or two of hot sauce.
  3. Cover loosely and microwave for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir, breaking up spinach. Return to the microwave for another 90 seconds.
  4. Meanwhile, toast two slices of whole grain, seeded bread. Butter each slice lightly.
  5. Remove cooked egg from the microwave and turn onto toast. Cool for a few minutes then top with the second slice of toast and enjoy!

Yogurt Parfait

Start with some unsweetened Greek yogurt in a bowl.

Sweeten to taste with honey.

Add toppings! Allison’s favorite are berries with some low-sugar granola

Avocado on Toast

Toast some hearty whole wheat bread in the toaster.

Add a nice thick layer of avocado on top. Salt and pepper to taste.

Additional toppings are up to you! Try adding a hard boiled egg for extra protein, some hot sauce for some kick, or a sprinkle of cheese for flavor.

Granola Bars

Not all granola bars are created equal. When choosing a granola bar for breakfast, make sure to check the label for fiber and sugar.

Why check for fiber? Higher fiber will keep you fuller longer. 

Why check for sugar? A lot of sugar will not sustain you throughout your morning. So make sure the bar has 10 grams of added sugar or less.

Some good brands to check out:

  • Kind Bars
  • Kashi
  • Luna Bars
  • LaraBar

Comment below with your favorite quick and healthy recipes!

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