Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Breakfast definitely is one of the most important meals which is why I want to give you a bunch of healthy ideas.
The reason why breakfast is so important is because you are literally doing why the word says….. Breaking a FAST. You haven’t eaten for many hours (depending on when you ate dinner) so you are breaking a fast.
It also jumpstarts your metabolism.
Remember that eating helps you burn calories, so eating speeds up your metabolism…… That is if you make good choices. But I am going to give you a bunch of healthy breakfast ideas here so that you can have lots of options.
One thing I get all the time is…… “I am not hungry first thing in the morning”.
Well, my friend, if you are not hungry in the morning, that is NOT good news. That basically means you have a slow metabolism. Not being hungry is never a good thing. When you wake up hungry, that means your metabolism is going and that you are ready to burn burn burn.
I have heard it all when it comes to excuses as to why you can’t have breakfast, but I am going to help you, no matter what it is.
Problems You May Have With Breakfast
- I don’t like eating early.
- I’m not hungry in the mornings.
- I don’t have time to cook in the mornings.
- I don’t have time to eat in the mornings.
- My mornings are too busy.
- I feel nauseous in the mornings.
- I don’t know what to eat in the mornings.
1. I Don’t Like Eating Early & I’m Not Hungry In The Mornings.
This is probably because you are not used to eating in the mornings and because you have a slow metabolism. But FORCE yourself to eat. Just make it through 7-14 days straight of forcing yourself to have breakfast and then you will see that you will wake up hungry (that day will be good news that your metabolism is firing up).
2. I Don’t Have Time To Cook or Eat In The Mornings (mornings are too busy).
I get it! You probably have kids so you are rushing in the mornings to get them ready. If this is the case, have a protein shake ready, and chug it as soon as you wake up. At least it will get your metabolism going and after you get them off to school, you can sit down to eat breakfast.
You can also PRE-MAKE a bunch of breakfast meals and have them in your fridge so that while you are getting the kids ready, you can throw it in the microwave for 60 seconds and eat it while you are getting them or yourself ready. You can even eat it in the car. You can pre-make these things on a day during the weekend or an afternoon or evening when you have more time.
Here are some ideas for recipe:
3. I Don’t Know What To Eat In The Mornings.
If you are exercising first thing in the morning, you want to eat a healthy carb and some protein (fast digesting, if you are exercising shortly after you eat). In this case you can do a fruit and some egg whites or protein powder. You can do one of the smoothie recipes I just gave you.
If you are not exercising first thing in the morning, you still want to have a healthy carb and some protein, and you can also add some healthy fat. For example, you could have a bowl of oatmeal and some egg whites with avocado.
Ok, now that you have no excuse not to eat and you know how crucial it is, let me give you some healthy breakfast ideas.
Listen, it may be hard at first. It may take some getting used to if you are not used to eating breakfast. But just make it consistently for a few weeks and in a few weeks it will be a habit, it will be like second nature and you will actually be getting hungry which is good news.
One of the best things to do and something I always do is prep my breakfasts.
You can either do this every evening, and have it ready for the morning, or you can pre-make some things like the recipe I gave you above and just warm them up in the morning.
I do both.
Sometimes I will make some Protein Pancakes on the weekend and just heat those up in the mornings and eat them in the car on the way to work. I love these Pumpkin Protein Pancakes.
Other times I just prep my breakfast the night before. I will just put oatmeal and a little coconut sugar in a mug and put a spoon in it and leave it on my counter for a quick, add water and microwave while I make my coffee. then I also have my protein shaker bottle ready with powder in it and I just add water and drink it while my oatmeal is cooking. Super easy!
Just remember that PLANNING is key. So just make sure to have a plan as to what you will do for breakfast either on a weekly or daily basis.
I promise that eating breakfast consistently will help you get better results.
Would it make it EASIER for you if I have you a meal plan for the ENTIRE MONTH?
Let me help you, click on the following link to download for FREE my MMF 30-Day Fat Loss Meal Plan Calendar.
If you are having a hard time LOSING WEIGHT, it could be because your metabolism is slow. Start having breakfasts and you will see.
Also, you may be eating the wrong foods, if you are having a hard time losing weight. Especially if you are eating breads, bagels, cereals for breakfast.
There are 5 foods that can be preventing you from losing weight.
The reason is because these 5 foods are incredibly inflammatory and inflammation in your digestive track will make it incredible difficult to lose weight and burn fat.
So I put a list together with the 5 Foods you should take out of your diet immediately if you want to be able to lose weight and burn fat. I also put together a list of foods you should eat on a daily basis to get better results. And also a super short exercise video of my favorite 5 ABS EXERCISES that have actually helped me get defined ABS after 2 kids.
You can download all of that for free here: PDF & Video.
Maybe its time to make a change.
If you are willing to make a change, will you try this 14 Day Clean Eating Challenge?
I’m not restricting your carbs during this time.
I want to show you that you can lose weight and firm up while eating carbs.
Now, back to breakfast. I’m about to give you a bunch of healthy breakfast ideas so that you never get bored and so that you have different options depending on your taste and how much time you have available for getting breakfast done.
I give tons of options for breakfast and snacks in my Healthy Meal Plans because I know that your mornings may be difficult and they may be different every morning, so having options really helps.
My ladies love my Healthy Meal Plans, its crazy that they can lose 2-6 lbs a week by eating more. Pretty crazy right?
Healthy Breakfast Ideas
- Hard Boiled Egg Whites & Fruit
- Hard Boiled Egg Whites & Sliced Avocado
- Scrambled Egg Whites & Bowl of Oatmeal
- Scrambled Egg Whites with Spinach and Gluten-Free Toast
- Egg White Veggie Omelet and Sliced Avocado
- Veggie Frittata and Avocado (can pre-make this), here is a Frittata Recipe & another one here.
- Protein Smoothie (gave you recipe link above) (Protein Powder I use is Prograde)
- Oatmeal and Protein Shake
- Oatmeal and Protein in the oatmeal
- Oatmeal and Hard Boiled Egg Whites
- Oatmeal Casserole
- Protein Muffins (find tons of recipes for these here: Protein Muffin Recipes)
- Oatmeal Pancake (find recipes here)
- Protein Bars (the only ones healthy enough for me to recommend are Dale’s Raw Protein Bars)
There you go, now you have literally almost 2 weeks of different healthy breakfast ideas that you don’t even have to repeat.
I would try all of them and see which ones work for you in terms of the preparation, the timing and if you enjoy them.
Remember that its important to enjoy what you eat so that you can be consistent eating this way so that you can get great results.
Now lets get to cooking!