Healthy and Delicious Breakfast Recipes That Don't Take FOREVER to Make!
This blog post is not going to lecture you on “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”– nope. This is not to debate about whether to skip breakfast or not — either one is fine (did I just say that in a post dedicated to breakfast recipes? Yes. I did. Read on– ). If you are on a fitness journey and want to lose weight, the most important thing you need to do is be in a caloric deficit– however you do that is up to you. (P.S. to understand why caloric deficit is the single most important factor for weight loss- CLICK HERE to listen to my interview with Jordan Syatt– life changing.)
For what it’s worth, I typically DO practice intermittent fasting, and have done it for years– but I use it as a tool- and I’m wise enough to not be obsessive about it. Because you need to know, there is no miracle that happens when you fast a 16:8 protocol or whatever: you are simply shortening your eating window and thereby eating less. It’s easier to eat less when there are less hours to stuff your face. 😉
Now- the cool thing is– YOU CAN HAVE BREAKFAST MEALS– AT ANY TIME OF THE DAY!
My Top 7 Healthy and Delicious Breakfast Recipes: for the time crunched and fitness focused.
So, now that we realize- whether you are in to intermittent fasting (and thereby probably NOT eating breakfast regularly at breakfast time) or NOT- but if you are on a diet or trying to lose weight and build muscle- then you will LOVE these breakfast recipes– and I’ll tell you right now- for sure- I’ve made all of these at one time or another (or many times) for LUNCH or dinner. None of these take longer than 15 minutes to make and all are macro and calorie friendly. You’re welcome.
My Favorite Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets For Making Healthy Meals- FAST.
Before I share some of the recipes– these are some of the gadgets that I’ve bought that I swear by. My friend Hannah told me about this gadget from Hamilton Beach— OMG it’s brilliant and I also make pancakes from Birch Benders in this bad boy. It’s killer. CLICK HERE to get yourself one via Amazon.com.
We are obsessed with this Ninja Blender kit. Seriously it’s 1/3 of the price of Blendtec or Vitamix and IMO it’s just as legit. You’ll use this for acai bowls and protein shakes and smoothies– then later for salsas and nut butters. GET ONE NOW!
The Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes.
This is a repeat meal all the time in our house- my man loves it. So easy. How do we make ours? I toast Ezekiel bread then in a separate bowl I usually have the man simply MASH UP a whole avocado — we add Everything But the Bagel Seasoning and some pepper. That’s it. Spread that on your toast. Then I use the Egg Maker (above) and make one egg per piece of toast- slap that on top- cover with some hot sauce of your choice– we like Cholula Hot Sauce— but you can do any- and that’s it. Some people add tomato and some go nutty and level it up with LOX– MMM. This is – if you are careful- also potentially portable but I recommend eating it at home with nice cappuccino.
Protein Shakes and Smoothies.
This is a no-brainer and one of the fastest meals- full of (obviously) protein. It’s also an easy way to throw in some vegetables like spinach or kale and cucumber and some herbs…when you have some fruit in there it balances out the bitterness.
One of my favorite combos is a chocolate peanut butter shake:
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder + 1-2 Scoops PB FIT + crushed ice + Almond Milk (I always use Blue Diamond) + MACA or CACAO powder (read this post to learn the difference) + Cold Brew Coffee (this latest addition makes the world go round) — add sweetener if you need it. MIX IN BLENDER.
What’s your favorite combo?
I am an overnight oats obsessed addict. There are soooo many different combos out there but this is my GO-TO favorite- soooo refreshing!!! And about 350-400 calories.
Take 1/2 cup oats (please note — stop buying cheap oats- I was using Quaker until I found out how much ROUND UP is in them!! and I was getting a tummy ache every time I had some– not lying- we now use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free–it’s more expensive but our gut health is worth it!!) — add to a bowl. Add 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt and 1/4 cup almond milk (if you want your oats more liquidy — add 1/2 cup milk vs. 1/4 cup- I prefer my oats thicker). Mix up- I then add in NOW FOODS STEVIA. You can add sugar or honey. Then I add in whatever fruit I like- for me it’s usually chopped strawberries blueberries and blackberries/raspberries. MMMM. Stick in fridge. That’s it. My man adds granola on top- can you blame him? I’m truly obsessed and will have this for a lunch- to break my fast– a LOT!! What’s your favorite overnight oats recipe?
Since then, my friend Jenny Lynn has a recipe I use a lot and it’s so simple: take out your Ninja Blender. Add about 6 egg whites (I think it’s about 1/2 cup) + 1/2 cup oats + Stevia and a ton of cinnamon- + Protein Powder- + water if needed to thin it out– it’ll be a THIN batter, not very sexy. Add to a pan with PAM (no judgement please) and let cook- then top with butter spray and real maple syrup- you don’t need a lot. Easy Peasy.
If you want to take the easy route– BUY SOME BIRCH BENDERS PALEO PANCAKE MIX.
Acai Protein Bowls
Looks complicated but not. Here’s our favorite- and we use a huge cast iron pan and this makes one HUGE egg skillet that we cut in half.
First– add some butter (grass fed) and cook MUSHROOMS til at that yummy phase. Then add a TON of fresh organic spinach. Let it wilt/cook. Add chopped up grape tomatoes (not too many or your skillet will get too watery). In separate pan- if you do pork- cook thick bacon- drain. Chop up and add to the mushroom/spinach/tomato situation. You could also add peppers and onions here, Then in a bowl mix up 6 pasture raised eggs– season with garlic salt ( we only use and are obsessed with Lawry’s Garlic Salt) and pepper. Pour right over the veggies– and then BE PATIENT just don’t touch it- let it cook. When most of the liquid seems to be cooked– add shredded extra sharp cheddar or pepper jack cheese. We also add jalapenos cuz we like it hot.
When it’s done, cut in half and enjoy. It’s divine. While this does take up more pans/dishes/chopping boards – it doesn’t take a lot of time.
Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches
Who doesn’t love biscuits?? Come on. So- what could be better than a biscuit breakfast sandwich? We learned about these Carb Quick Biscuits and are– you guessed it- obsessed. SO fast and easy to make. 20 minutes. Make a bunch in advance. Then when you are ready- cook an egg in your egg cooker (listed above) and top with cheese of choice and maybe ham or canadian bacon. Warm up in a panini grill or in the microwave so it all melds together. You’re welcome.
So- which one of these breakfast concepts appeals to you most? Did I miss anything that you swear by?
Let me know.
Also- some other posts you might want to check out — if you want to be able to eat all the yummy food and still stay on the weight loss track. CLICK HERE on how to lose weight working out from home, even in quarantine. CLICK HERE for how not to gain weight during the quarantine times. CLICK HERE to read how I’m getting fit and losing weight during quarantine times. Want to know the Top 20 Reasons Women Don’t Lose Weight? Finally CLICK HERE to read the real secret to losing weight and keeping it off.
Note: this blog contains affiliate links that allow you to find the items mentioned in this post and support this channel at no cost to you. While this channel may earn minimal sums when a viewer uses the links provided, the view is in NO WAY obligated to use these links. Thank you for your support.