Healthier Breakfast Options For You and Your Family!
Breakfast on the go is very common - or even if you’re home breakfast in a hurry is common too. There's nothing wrong with something quick, but if we can try to be more careful in our choices, it could made a world of difference in the energy you bring to you day.
Here’s a video I watched that kinda had this idea to gather up some quick and healthy options. Bonus, if you use the same nutrition plan I use, Portion Fix, most of these have the measumrents listed for you in the link and I’ve also added them to the list for ease.
I LOVE breakfast so it’s hard for me to narrow down my favorites, and by NO means am I saying I’m perfect, but here’s 5 options, maybe try one or two next week and get back to me about what you tried and what you thought.
If you follow me on social, ya'll know how much I love a super quick smoothie or shake. I typically with use Daily Sunshine, Shakeology or Vega.
Shakeology is daily for my vitamins and to give me a mid afternoon pick me up, but I know some people who love it first thing in the morning. My top recipes can be found in this file (shh I normally only give this to my clients who’ve joined my private community, but alas, it’s yours too!)
Daily Sunshine or Vega are go to’s for me since I stopped eating a little less animal protein. My daughter LOVES Daily Sunshine, which in Chocolate or Strawberry Banana flavors, it mixes awesome with just 8-10 oz of unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
Vega is what I use along with my Energize, sweet potato and spinach as my pre-workout meal, I use Vega Greens Almond Berry flavor and really like it w/ 5 oz each of water and almond milk.
Berry Quinoa Parfait
This is one I LOVE to make ahead. (1Y 1P 1R)
½ cup cooked quinoa
¼ cup sliced fresh strawberries
¼ cup fresh blackberries
¼ cup fresh blueberries
¼ cup fresh raspberries
¾ cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
¾ tsp. raw honey (optional)
1. Evenly layer half of quinoa, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, yogurt, and optional honey in a tall glass. Repeat with remaining half of ingredients.
2. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): Calories: 320 Total Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 9 mg Sodium: 64 mg Carbohydrates: 46 g
Fiber: 8 g Sugars: 20 g Protein: 23 g (yes it is high in sugar but it’s mostly from the fresh fruit, so consume in the morning if you can get sugar highs vs as an evening treat)
Sweet Potato Egg Cups (1R 1Y 1/2 tsp): https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/sweet-potato-egg-cups
Veggie Egg Cups (1R 1/2G): https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/mini-vegetable-egg-cups
Veggie & Egg Tacos (1G 1R 1Y 1tsp from oil used/oil in the mushroom mix)- this is a favorite of mine that I make EVERY day almost - I used 1/2 a cup of each Trader Joe’s brand Frozen Mushroom Medley and Frozen Roasted Onion & Pepper - put it in a skillet on medium and cook until done. I then cook two eggs - sometimes I put them in a bowl, mix them up, combine in my veggies after they are cooked, and toss it back onto the skillet for about 3 minutes covered, flip and cook another minute (pending on your pan, you may need to add 1/2-1tsp coconut oil or butte to keep from sticking. I also just cook the eggs over medium or scramble them into the pan with the veggies still in the pan after the veggies have cooked. I will have them taco style with 2 small corn tortillas. Portions 1G 1R 1Y 1tsp (from oil used/oil in the mushroom mix)
Full disclosure I also just make a two egg omelet for my girls many mornings. I will give them a little freshly shredded cheese and I sometimes add sauté spinach in there if I chop it really fine. I personally don’t think it takes long to make an omelet but I’ve also done it for so long so I’m practiced at it.
When going for a breakfast bar, I like the RX Bars or Beachbars Here’s how the top bars rank up
These are the Beachbars and they are really good - moist without being sticky, and just enough to keep you satisfied with a cup of coffee on the side <3
Baked Oatmeal Cups with Raisins and Walnuts (1/2P 1Y 1/2B) https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/baked-oatmeal-cups-with-raisins-and-walnuts
Blueberry Blender Muffin (1/2P 1Y 1/2 B): https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/blueberry-oatmeal-blender-muffins-recipe
Chocolate Shakeology Muffins (1/3R 1/3Y 1/2P if you make 6 muffins) https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/blueberry-oatmeal-blender-muffins-recipe
Donuts (sorry no container count): https://www.tamarabratton.com/single-post/2018/02/04/Donuts-Donuts-Donuts