Never skip breakfast again with a few helpful tips that can help you stay on track with eating healthy all week!
The most common thing I hear in my nutrition counseling sessions is “I don’t eat breakfast, because I don’t have time”. I know you’ve heard it time and time again, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The word “breakfast” literally means ‘breaking’ your ‘fast’ from your last meal the night before. When you don’t eat breakfast, your body enters into a prolonged fasting state. It starts to believe that you won’t be eating any time soon. These breakfast skippers tend to eat more food than usual at the next meal or grab high calorie snack to stave off hunger.
How can you solve this breakfast skipping problem?
[Make, Freeze, Reheat, Repeat]
This is a big timesaver for me during the week. There are many breakfast foods that you can make in advance that store well in the freezer, then to be quickly reheated on busy weekday mornings.
1 . Whole Grain Get-Up-And-Go Bars (pictured above that I made from the Cabot Creamery cookbook)
2. Love Muffins
3. Protein Pancakes
[Prep the night before]
With a little effort the night before, you can feel okay about hitting the snooze button in the morning knowing your breakfast is about ready to go as you rush out the door. For smoothies, I even put everything in the blender and pop in in the fridge and all I have to do is maybe add a little ice and blend and go.
1. Protein Smoothie
2. Overnight Oats
3. The Easiest Deviled Eggs
[Grab & Go]
Let’s be honest, sometimes the tips mentioned about don’t necessarily happen. There are some pre-packaged foods that are made with real food ingredients that you can grab in the morning. Add a piece of fruit or a yogurt on the side to make it complete.
1. KIND bars
2. Garden Lites – Veggie Muffins
3. Siggi’s yogurt
Just always make sure to keep your breakfast balanced with a mix of carbohydrates, fats, and protein!
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Those bars look yummy. Would love to win a copy of the book 🙂 As for breakfast, we’re big into pancakes around here …. and cheese omelets.
Great tips. I always have a batch of egg muffins in the freezer, perfect for those days I’m running late. And every so often I make a batch of hard boiled eggs, so if we need to grab and go we take one with a cheese stick.
I make a big batch of hardboiled eggs and always have oatmeal on hand for a quick breakfast in the morning! :]
Following both you + Cabot Cheese on twitter! :]
I follow you and Cabot Creamery on Facebook
Oatmeal is usually my go-to breakfast during the week and sometimes I make a giant batch in the crockpot on the weekends and portion it out into separate containers so I can add my own toppings of whatever I am craving each day.
Tweeted, and follow you both! I like yogurt and a banana for a quick breakfast on the go, but these recipes look great.
Hi Stacey! Congrats on winning the Cabot cookbook giveaway. Please e-mail me at [email protected] to receive your prize 🙂
I’m always amazed at people who don’t want to eat breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day! But you’re right… for some people, it’s really just about being sure there’s something good on hand. Great choices 🙂
I often prep something the night before (cut up my fruit or lay out food I’m going to take with me on the go!)
Make sure to incorporate protein (cheese/eggs) in your breakfast.
I eat oatmeal for breakfast every day – fills me up and keeps me from snacking before lunch.
Thanks for the tips. #2 seems to be difficult one for me. 😀
Thanks, tips are very helpful 🙂
I always have a batch of egg muffins in the freezer, thanks for your suggestion