Breakfast is very important to me. I am the type of person who has to eat as soon as I wake up otherwise I get really bad cramping and I am just off the rest of the day. I try my hardest to eat a good breakfast because I feel mentally stronger the rest of the day when I do that-- and not to mention physically satisfied as well.
Most of my breakfasts are jam packed with protein because they’re after a workout or simply because my body needs tons of protein because of the amount that I workout during the day. They are typically low in fats because I use turkey-based meats, egg whites (usually), and I don’t typically add almonds anymore (when I am eating oatmeal).
Different types of foods are good for different types of people. Some people are gluten or dairy free. You may exercise more or less than me. Some people are trying to cut or bulk. So therefore, my serving sizes and choices in food may not be the most ideal for everyone. Luckily- there is a modification for just about everything! If you like some of my recipes or ideas, reach out to me so we can figure out a modification if it isn’t listed here.
(For some parts I use measurements, for some I just eyeball it.)
½ cup steel cut oats
Almond milk (I like vanilla flavored)
A pinch of brown sugar
A pinch of chia seeds (optional)
A pinch of sliced almonds (optional)
½ sliced banana (optional)
2: Egg sandwich with 1 slice of fat-free bologna
1 egg or egg white equivalent (add salt & pepper)
1 slice of fat-free bologna
1 slice of toast or a 100 calorie english muffin
Fresh spinach (optional)
3: Egg whites with spinach
(I don’t normally use measurements here)
Pour some egg whites into a pan (add salt & pepper) and mix in spinach
4: A slice of toast with peanut butter
Self-explanatory. Using gluten-free bread is an option here as well!
I normally only eat this when I am in a rush or I have an intense day of exercising ahead of me. For example: if I am exercising in the morning or I am teaching class as well as completing my own workout that day.
5: Protein shake/smoothie
My favorites right now are Quest, Premier Protein, and also Muscle Milk. I usually will add in some frozen fruit or maybe a scoop of powdered peanut butter.
6: Breakfast burrito
I prefer on a whole-wheat tortilla with salsa! I normally make with eggs versus egg whites to get more nutritional value.
7: Eggs with rice & salsa
One of my all time favorites! I like to make this one with egg whites. I like to add rice into the mix instead of things because it doesn’t contain gluten (therefore I don’t feel bloated) and it contains fiber!
8: Overnight oats
I normally just go to Pinterest and pick out a recipe that sounds the best to me! They have so many great options. For some reason- these always fill me up like crazy though and I only end up eating about half the serving.
9: Kodiak cakes
The first day I tried these- I’ve been obsessed ever since. I follow the exact recipe on the box. I normally add water, but if you add milk & eggs, you get even more protein per serving.
10: Protein/energy bar
My favorite bars are Luna and Power Crunch! They both are completely different tastes so it’s nice to switch between them.
DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST! Even if you just have something small- make sure you eat it! I always feel the best when I have a bottle of ice-cold water with or before my breakfast. Eating breakfast helps kick start your metabolism for the day. Starting your day off with the right nutrients and a smart choice will help you want to make better choices throughout the day.