We’ve all heard the term ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, but why is that, really?
Well, eating breakfast:
Helps keep your blood sugar steadier throughout the day. What that really means is you’ll be happier (because you won’t be irritable or grumpy from being hungry).
Helps you have more energy and give your brain the fuel it needs to work. Hello, let’s get more done in less time.
Helps you kick start your metabolism for the day and maintain your weight. Yup, I did say help maintain your weight. Pretty cool huh.
Breakfast is just that…Breaking your Fast from the time you finished your dinner (or light snack after dinner) to when you eat in the morning. Trying to make it to lunch without eating is NOT a way to lose weight, it will actually have the opposite effect in the long run.
Personally, I eat a huge breakfast, more like dinner size, because I reverse the size of my meals. Large breakfast, medium lunch, smaller dinner. My body works better this way, probably because I’m a morning person.
It all depends on how you as a unique individual works best.
So what should you eat for breakfast?
Protein, healthy fats and carbs. Don’t forget that fruits & veggies are carbs, so I don’t necessarily mean bread.
Example: Protein (eggs, greek yogurt), Healthy fats (nuts, seeds, avocado), Carbs (swiss chard, tomato, sprouted toast or wrap, blueberries).
Want some actual recipes? Look below for…
7 Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Quick, easy, and oh so yummy. Click on the image to download the pdf recipe.
Quick Green Eggs
This is one of my fave’s, probably because I love Swiss Chard. And yes, you can add a bit of ham if you like. Click on the image to download the pdf recipe.
Tasty Tuna Bagel
Don’t like tuna? No problem, change it up with salmon, eggs or chicken. Click on the image to download the pdf recipe.
Cynthia’s Favorite Shake
For those days when you want to fuel up at your desk. Click on the image to download the pdf recipe.
Greek Yogurt & Berry Cup
Quick, easy and oh so yummy. Click on the image to download the pdf recipe.
This is one of my favourite recipes. High in protein and super delicious. We generally double the recipe and freeze the rest. That way you can have pancakes any day of the week. Click on the image to download the pdf recipe.
This is a weekend recipe but make triple the amount to make a dozen and you’re set for days. These freeze really well for a quick breakfast during the week. Click on the image to download the pdf recipe.
Need know-how and support to help you with making healthy changes?
I’m Cynthia Brace a health & mindset coach, holistic nutritionist, author, educator, speaker, workshop facilitator, reiki practitioner, book worm with naturally curly hair and a passion for helping people get healthy, happy and vibrant (without it being hard or overwhelming).