Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day. It provides us with the energy necessary to kick start our day on the right foot, and can be that little boost we all need to take on the tasks for the day ahead. I went many years without incorporating a hardy breakfast into my diet, and once I made it a point to grab something quick, it made a world of difference. I noticed three main things when I started emphasizing the importance of breakfast within my diet: 1. I ate smaller portions throughout the day, 2. I stayed full much longer, and 3. I didn’t crave high sugar or fatty foods nearly as much. Here are some of my favourite quick and easy breakfast ideas that I grab on my way out of the house. These things can be incorporated into meal prep or just made for when you’re on the go. Enjoy!
Topped toast is one of the easiest ways to incorporate vitamins and nutrients in your morning routine. There has to be over a million combinations including fruit, veggies, eggs, smoked salmon and so much more. A couple of my personal favourites include mashed avocado and egg, berries and cream cheese, and thinly sliced apples with peanut butter. Linked are various other combinations that you can try out!
These are so easy and one of my favourite recipes for meal prepping. Eggs are so high and protein and one of my favourite foods all around. I love egg muffins because you can throw some of your favourite veggies in and there minimal work required. My favourite combination includes spinach, mushrooms, and diced tomatoes.
Chia Pudding Parfait
Chia pudding is perfect for anyone looking to satisfy a sweet tooth while staying “on track”. It’s so easy to make and can be turned into a classic parfait in minutes. Just add a little bit of fruit and enjoy. Chia pudding is so easy to store in the freezer and grab whenever you’re in a hurry! My favourite chia pudding recipe calls for :
- ¾ cup milk of your choice (almond milk is my favourite)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- In a half-pint (8 oz) mason jar, add all ingredients, screw on the lid tightly, and shake all ingredients together.
- Set jar in the fridge for 8 hours, or overnight (perfect for meal prep!)
- In the morning, pudding will have gelled together and thickened. Top with your favourite fruit and take your chia pudding to go!
I tried an oat smoothie for the first time about a week ago and I was so hesitant to take on the texture. I was shocked at how delicious it was and surprisingly didn’t mind the texture at all. Since then I’ve been searching for similar recipes to include into my breakfast routine and stumbled upon a few that sparked my interest (or taste buds). Linked are some delicious ways to incorporate the nutritional value of oats and fruit into your morning routine. These can also be stored in the freezer and prepared on the go!