Food File: 6 Easy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

Happy Monday everyone! I’m a firm believer that the way you start your day (and week), sets the tone for the rest of it so if you start your morning with a healthy and nourishing breakfast, the chances of staying on track with your diet will definitely be higher. Plus, you’ll feel energized and ready to tackle the day. So on that note, I wanted to share 6 easy and healthy breakfasts to give you some ideas on how to kick start your day on a healthy note without having to spend too much time in the kitchen. What I love about these is that besides being super simple, they are healthy and packed with protein. And what you’ll probably love about most of these is that they are perfect for making ahead and having in your fridge or freezer ready to warm up and eat!

Oatmeal is probably one of the easiest breakfasts to make (won’t take longer than 5 minutes!), but if you’re short on time on your weekdays, you can easily whip up some overnight oats and have it ready to go in the morning. For this protein packed blueberry oatmeal recipe just click here 😉

Have you tried sweet potato waffles? This recipe is basically sweet potato and eggs, and the best part is that you don’t even have to cook the sweet potatoes! I like making a batch of these and store them in a ziploc in the freezer. They are a great option if you don’t like starting the day on a sweet note. I like to top them with eggs (fried or scrambled) and add some greens. PS: for this recipe just click here 😉

Another great recipe that you can make ahead and simply warm up on your mornings is protein pancakes. Just like waffles, I make a big batch and keep in the freezer. In the morning I just top with some almond butter and fruit (Matthew would have them with maple syrup). You can find this recipe here.

Smoothies are a great way to get in a lot of vitamins and nutrients, plus, as a vegetarian, it’s one of my favourite ways to get in a substantial amount of protein. I normally just mix almond milk, protein powder and collagen, but sometimes, if I’m having it as a meal replacement, I’ll add berries, hemp hearts, chia seeds, maybe some spinach…Here’s the recipe for this blueberry smoothie 😉

 Here’s another recipe you can make ahead and just warm up in the morning: protein waffles. I often like eating these instead of bread as I know all the ingredients that go in, plus I make them high in protein. I like to top mine with almond butter and some fruit 😉 Here’s this recipe and another one I like. 

Last but not least, there’s nothing as simple as making some toast. Three super simple ones I like are: avocado (with or without eggs), almond butter and blueberries, and peanut butter and banana (I like to top the last two with hemp hearts, a drizzle of honey and some sea salt)