Last week I promised I would share with you some simple, easy, balanced breakfast ideas.
Well, here we are!
In planning any of your meals, you want to have a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. A good general rule of thumb is 50% of calories of the meal coming from carbs, 25% from protein, and the other 25% coming from healthy fats.
Side note: contrary to popular culture, neither carbs nor fats are evil, only the overindulgence of either can be detrimental to healthy weight management and/or weight loss.
Breakfast will get your metabolism going and fuel your mind and body to tackle the day. It will also support healthier eating habits the rest of the day – you will be less inclined to grab high-fat, high-sugar foods to curb your hunger.
Here are the resources!:
- Refrigerator Oats – (my personal fave!) make the night before and eat in the morning!
- Breakfast Egg Cups
- Raspberry/Blueberry Almond Muffins – pair with 2 eggs prepared however you like, hard-boiled included
- Pumpkin Muffins – also pair with eggs or another protein to complete the meal
- Banana Bread – pair with protein to complete the meal
- Slow-Cooked Chicken
This list is NOT exhaustive. I hope that I have, however, given you a number of good ideas to start from. Stay in the realm of that macronutrient breakdown that I gave above – 50% carbs, 25% protein, and 25% healthy fats.
If you want even more ideas, check out this artlcle from Greatist – 56 Cheap and Healthy Breakfast Recipes. They’ve also got a great article on 33 Healthier Breakfast Alternatives. The last one that I enjoyed looking through was 39 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings! Just remember to balance your meal!
Next week, I will be sharing meal prep tips to help you stay on track with your nutrition goals and eating habits. Stay tuned! 🙂
Want more help in planning your meals and nutrition? Reach out to me and let’s have a conversation about what your goals are, where you are today, what challenges you’re facing, and how I can help! As a holistic personal trainer, I work with each of my clients individually to help you to create solutions that work for you – your tastes, your resources, your lifestyle!