I was never raised in a family that made breakfast a priority which then translated into eating anything I could get my hands on when I was hungry. Having a balanced and nutritious breakfast helps stabilize your blood sugar levels which helps you to crave less throughout the day and also helps you eat less. Something about eating a healthy filling breakfast sets the tone for my whole day. It’s so important to be mindful of what you’re putting to your body in the morning as it has the power to influence the tone of the rest of your day.
A healthy filling breakfast is can be yummy and easy to make!
- Avocado on toast with and egg
This is one of my favs! Super quick and simple to make. Avocados are a source of healthy fats. Healthy fats lower your risk of heart disease as well as keep you fuller for longer. Add the egg to the equation which is your protein and you’ve set yourself up for success. To save on time, I boil my egg the next before and chop it up in the morning.
- Whole-wheat toast with peanut butter and bananas.
If I have to be really honest I’m not a fan of peanut butter or any kind of nuts really but this combination is super yummy and super easy to make.
- Plain homemade yummy oats.
I didn’t want to make oats number 1 to show my bias but I LOVE oats and its awesome properties. Oats is packed with protein, vitamins, fiber and minerals which help with weight loss and lowering sugar levels. However I’ve found that when I eat oats just alone, I get really hungry in a short space of time. So now I eat a banana and a boiled egg after right after my oats and that combination sustains me longer.
- Protein shake
Whenever I’m in a hurry and I simply add 2 scoops of my protein powder, one banana, a hand full of strawberries, three tablespoons of plain yoghurt and some water and I blend away. Super yummy, nutritious and quick to make.
- Eggs with veggies.
Three eggs with a handful of spinach, mushrooms, peppers and any other veggies you can get your hands on. Eggs are a great source of protein and the veggies bring all the nutrition to the party. Just be careful that you don’t use sunflower oil or margarine to cook your eggs. Use olive oil or coconut oil instead.
Make breakfast a priority every day! A healthy nutritious breakfast will go a long way in helping you accomplish your goals.
With love, Nollie.
Disclaimer: I am not a registered personal trainer or a registered dietician nor do I claim to be. Everything I write about comes from personal experience. Please consult a doctor or a registered trainer before trying anything I have written about.