Most Important Meal of the Day!

September is Better Breakfast Month! You know… the most important meal of the day! Sometimes, it’s the easiest meal to forget, too. Just picture it: snoozed alarm clock, running out the door, getting stuck in traffic, can’t find a parking spot… ugh! It can be hard to fit a quick breakfast into the equation. Eating a healthy meal (or even a snack) in the morning is super beneficial to your health. Studies suggest a healthy breakfast for a boost in energy, avoiding overeating later in the dayand even fighting diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Here are 5 ideas for a healthy breakfast that you can make in 5 minutes or less!*

*From huffpost.com

1. Avacado Toast – with a Kick!

Instructions: Toast whole-wheat bread in the oven or toaster. Top with ripe avocado and use a fork to smash. Top with 1-2 tablespoons of vegan parmesan cheese and a pinch of red pepper flakes. You can also add toppings like seeds, leftover roasted veggies, or hummus.

2. Smoothie Bowl

Instructions: Add 1 frozen banana and 1 cup of frozen mixed berries to a blender and blend on low until it looks like Dip ‘n’ Dots (remember those?!). Then add a 2-3 tablespoons of non-dairy milk of choice, and 1 scoop of protein powder if you’d like. Blend again on low, scraping down the sides until smooth. Top with coconut flakes, chia seeds, granola, nuts, or more fruit!

3. Honey Yogurt Parfait

Instructions: Mix ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt with ½ cup of cooked quinoa and honey to taste. Layer half of the yogurt mixture into the bottom of a round glass. Cover with a low-sugar cereal and pomegranate arils (or your favorite fruit), and repeat layers once more. Serve immediately. Lifehack: cook a big batch of quinoa and refrigerate to use throughout the week.

4. Breakfast Tacos

Instructions: On a griddle heated to 350 degrees, crack 3 eggs, and break yolk, season eggs with all-purpose seasoning, and cook for about 1 minute per side. While eggs are cooking, heat up fully-cooked pork sausage links according to package directions, 1 link per taco. Remove eggs, turn griddle off, and warm tortillas on still hot griddle. Slice eggs into 10 strips, and layer each tortilla with a piece of egg, a piece of fully cooked sausage, a slice of avocado, a sprinkle of cheese, and garnish of your preference.

5. Oatmeal Power Bowl

Instructions: Prep is key! The night before: Grab a bowl and mash 1 ripe banana until smooth. Now stir in 2 tablespoons of chia, 1/3 cup rolled oats, a big pinch of cinnamon, 2/3 of almond milk, and 1/3 cup of water until combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, scoop the oat mixture into a medium pot. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat immediately to medium-low, and stir frequently until heated throughout and thickened. Pour oats into bowl. Garnish with your desired toppings.

Disclaimers:

You can definitely enjoy these delish meals any time of the day, not just for breakfast! And remember, feel free to customize your recipes! Make it vegetarian for a ‘Meatless Monday’, use different fruit to experiment with flavors, or try a different topping every day. Create a breakfast meal plan for the week so you can be excited to wake up and get the day started.

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 Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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