To be honest, as much as I talk and share about food, I’m not one of those people that wake up thinking about dinner and go to sleep thinking about breakfast. I’m a “eat to survive” kinda girl, not a “live to eat” type of girl. And honestly, kind of scared to admit that because here I am sharing about wellness and giving advice about how to eat, but I’m not passionate about food. Let’s just say I’m a walking contradiction.
Let me explain.
I could eat the same thing over and over and over and over (you get the picture) every single day for the next year. I don’t need variety or crazy flavors. I want it to taste good. I want it to make me feel good. And I want it to nourish my body. Beyond that, I don’t require much more from food. Let’s just say this: I’m not a foodie.
There. I said it.
No shame over here. I just hope that you’ll continue to trust me as I dish up some recipes to you. Yes, pun intended.
I say all of this because eating meals is hard for me. I’d really rather snack on Perfect Bars and Kettlecorn and green grapes all day rather than spend time making three delicious intricate meals every day. Just writing that makes me feel exhausted. I like easy meals that require few ingredients but are packed with nutrients. And taste good! All at the same time.
Is that too much to ask?!? I don’t think so.
But! Since snacking my way through the day without any vegetables isn’t the best choice, I choose to make easy meals for breakfast and lunch (and snack on those aforementioned snacks in between), and then spend my energy cooking dinner (like 4 times a week...LOL).
If you’re reading this and nodding along, well first, let’s be friends. And second, read on. I’ve written out some easy, nutrient-packed “meals” for breakfast.
If you’re reading this wide-eyed shaking your heading wondering how someone can be such a lunatic, well first, let’s be friends too. But you could probably skip to a different blog post. Love you, though.
Alright, moving on!
Three Easy Breakfast Ideas
These three “recipes” are basically my rotation of what I eat for breakfast. They can be whipped up quickly and they keep me full until lunch!
Sprinkle of Flax Meal
Mash the banana in a bowl. Add the egg and whisk it all together. Stir in the flax seed. Pour “batter” onto a greased pan (I make 3 pancakes) and cook on medium for 8-10 minutes. Flip and cook for about 5 more minutes. The key here is letting them cook long enough. I’ve also found that using a banana that’s isn’t super ripe yet, results in a thicker pancake. I like it that way, but others might not.
Over-Medium Eggs and Avocado and Fruit
2 Pasture Raised eggs
½ cup berries
Grease (with butter if you are feeling salty) and then heat a skillet on medium heat. Crank eggs over pan and let cook on medium for a few minutes. Until most of the white is cooked. Flip eggs and let cook for a few more minutes until yolk is starting to harden. Immediately take off heat and serve on plate. Slice avocado and put on top of eggs. Dust with salt and pepper and enjoy with a side of fruit.
I know this isn’t really a “recipe” but this breakfast is loaded with healthy fats and proteins, and then you get some carbs from the fruit!
1 cup almond milk
½ cup frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana
1 handful of spinach
1 TBSP raw cacao powder
1-2 TBSP organic natural peanut butter
Blend spinach, bananas, milk, and blueberries. Add peanut butter and Cacao powder. Enjoy!
I hope these "recipes" help you eat a quick and nutritious breakfast!