Blog post written by: Madelyn Trefzger
You know what they say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” And, well, they may be right! Fueling your body throughout the day (starting in the morning) is vital to meeting your energy needs.
It is difficult for many people to eat breakfast most days due to a limited appetite, no time to prepare, or just not knowing what to make. Of course it’s much easier to grab a breakfast bar on your way out the door, but this leaves you hungry in about an hour. Choosing a carbohydrate to be paired with a protein, fruit and fat will help to keep you satisfied and full for longer (and keep you from feeling hungry at the end of the day). Let’s learn how to build a quick and easy yet fulfilling breakfast with a list of ideas:
Make it simple. You have a busy day ahead of you and breakfast should be an easy first decision for the morning. Keep prepackaged options on hand to focus your breakfast around.
Give yourself some variety. Choose different flavors of yogurt, a couple varieties of fruits, and multiple protein options to help meet any morning craving you come to breakfast with.
Nutritious Breakfast Ideas:
Greek yogurt with granola, sliced banana and peanut butter
Instant oatmeal cup with berries topped with greek yogurt, turkey sausage
Bagel with butter and an egg, side of fruit
Protein shake made w/banana topped with peanut butter, and muffin
Frozen breakfast burrito, mixed berries, milk
Breakfast bar, greek yogurt mixed with peanut butter and berries
Premade berry protein smoothie, waffle with peanut butter and maple syrup
Two toast slices, peanut butter, two hard boiled eggs, berries
Frozen breakfast sandwich, 2 cutie oranges
Frozen protein waffles, nut butter, mixed berries (or banana slices), milk
Overnight oats with greek yogurt, nut butter, and mixed berries