Why Breakfast Is So Important & BananaBread Protein Bars

Breakfast is one of the most essential meals of the day, yet most people skip this meal.

Why?

Probably a whole MESS of reasons…….. 

  • No time
  • Can’t stomach it
  • Don’t know what to eat
  • Getting kids ready

 

None of these are reasons enough to skip the most essential meal of the day.  

I mean, you have been “fasting” for as many hours as you have been sleeping.  Sometimes even more because a lot of people eat dinner early.  

 

Skipping breakfast can SLOW METABOLISM which will not allow you to BURN CALORIES effectively and quickly.  

It can also make your body to utilize your lean, toned muscle you work so hard for to use for fuel.  So you end up slowing metabolism more and burning less calories every day.

 

So, take my advise and eat breakfast.  

Plus, breakfast food is so yummy.  And it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

Actually, it can be quite easy if you pre-make some healthy breakfasts on the weekends when you have a little more time.

 I have Pinterest Boards full of healthy recipes that include dinners, snacks and breakfast recipes. And they are all healthy and fit.  So check it out.  They are also here on my blog, so browse around and save some to your boards and make a commitment to try 1-2 new recipes a week.  Make it a fun thing.

This recipe that I’m giving you today is so yummy and so easy and if you pre-make it, you can eat this in the car on the way to take your kids to school, on your way to work, while you’re getting your kids ready……..  

Really, there is no excuse.  

If you can make recipes like this once a week, you will have plenty available for a quick, on-the-go and healthy breakfast and you can even do double-duty with it and have it as a snack.

banan bread protein bars

My kids love these 🙂

I know that it can be overwhelming to eat healthy.

The hardest part is figuring out what to eat.

But if you have a plan.. it makes it so much easier to eat healthy.

You go to the grocery store once a week, stock up and bam, it makes it so much easier to eat healthy.

 

If having a plan and figuring out what to eat is what is hardest for you, then I’m about to make you so much happier lol

I made a 30-Day Healthy Meal Plan Calendar for you with 5 meals a day planned out for you.

The recipes are delicious and easy to make and its gonna make eating healthy so much easier.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MEAL PLAN CALENDAR FOR FREE

 

Back to breakfast, if you don’t have time to make a healthy baked recipe like this or you run out or you just really don’t like to eat, you still need to have breakfast.

In this case, it may be a good idea to have a PROTEIN SHAKE for breakfast.

You can make a smoothie if you want or you can just add water or milk and shake it up and have it on the go.

I use mPower Protein Powder because it is insanely delicious and it also counts as my multi-vitamin and its a meal replacer. It is medical grade quality and you just can’t beat the price for medical grade quality.

It’s insane how delicious it is.

 

Click here to see what other benefits you get from mPower Protein Powder and what other moms are saying about it.

 

Now, take a few minutes, literally, minutes and make this recipe and start enjoying a yummy and healthy breakfast.

 

Healthy BananaBread Protein Bars

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Why Breakfast Is So Important & BananaBread Protein Bars

  • Author: Michelle Marie

Ingredients

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  • 2/3 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup Almond Meal
  • 2 scoops mPower Protein Powder for Women
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 freeze dried bananas, chopped
  • 23 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp gluten & dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 24 tbsp agave nectar or coconut sugar or brown sugar (depending on sweetness)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 8×8 square pan with coconut oil or spray or avocado oil or spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the bananas, almond butter, agave or sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. Then add cinnamon, oats, almond flour, protein powder and mix well.
  5. If you need to, add a tablespoon or more of applesauce to loosen the mixture.
  6. Fold in the walnuts, chia seeds, freeze dried bananas and chocolate chips if using.
  7. Mix well and pour the batter into the pan and with a spoon, make sure it is even.
  8. Bake for ~ 25 minutes or until done. Let it cool before serving.

 

I’m telling you, this is delicious, and super easy to make.  You can even double it up and make in a larger pan and use it for breakfast and snacks.  Just pack up a piece in a ziplock bag and throw it in your bag.  

And hey, your kids may love this too!  Both my kids love it.  

So take the time, and try this, its so worth it.  

 

And before you go, check out My YouTube Channel, I have tons of healthy recipes, and healthy cooking strategies in there to help make your life easier and healthier.

 

 

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