5 Breakfast Menus: Endless Possibilities 4 comments


5 Breakfast Menus: Endless Possibilities

Do you ever find yourself eating the same thing over and over again at mealtimes? Like if you’re trying to eat healthy, you have 3 meals to choose from? Really, you just don’t know what to eat?

I know the feeling, and after polling our Facebook page last week and talking to class-goers and friends, it seems none of us are alone here.

So, for the next three weeks, we’re sharing recipe and menu ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner to help you avoid the “same menu every week” rut!

First up, breakfast.

When choosing what to eat for breakfast, I think the most important thing to consider is what will keep you full for the morning (and rest of the day). I’ve heard (and see this in my life) that if you eat breakfast, you’re less likely to overeat during the rest of the day. Whereas no breakfast means you’re making up for those missed calories the rest of the day and likely overcompensating and overeating.

Now, we don’t want that. We want breakfast foods that are delicious, satisfying and FILLING that will give us energy for the day.

 

Below, I’m sharing five breakfast menus for you to try over the next week.

The five ideas listed below can be used as your breakfast templates, and you could easily create 30 totally different breakfasts from these FIVE simple ideas. Pretty good, right?

 

5 Breakfast Recipes: Endless Possibilities

 

  1. Whole grain bread with spread:
    • enjoy whole grain toast, bagel, english muffin, etc.
    • spread avocado, peanut butter, jelly, hummus over your toast
  2. Shredded wheat cereal with grape nuts, fresh fruit, nuts and flaxseed. Serve with almond milk or soy milk:
    • top with apples, dates and cinnamon
    • top with pear, honey and raisins
    • top with banana, walnuts and maple syrup
    • top with cinnamon, maple syrup and raisins
  3. Oatmeal topped with:
    • maple syrup and raisins
    • banana and walnuts
    • banana and peanut butter
    • fresh fruit, almond milk and honey
  4. Homemade oatmeal bars, oatmeal cups or muffins
    • make banana peanut butter oatmeal squares
    • bake apple cinnamon muffins
    • bake maple and nut quickbread
    • make oatmeal cups with cinnamon and maple syrup, topped with fresh fruit
  5. Tofu scramble made with firm tofu scrambled with:
    • kale and garlic
    • zucchini and onion
    • peppers and onion
    • tomato, basil and spinach

The possibilities are endless! These ideas can be the base of your breakfasts, tweaked to fit what YOU like to eat.

 

A few tips…

  1. Make a batch of whole grain muffins or oatmeal bars at the beginning of the week. That way you have breakfast made ahead of time and have a treat to start your day! Who can turn down a delicious homemade muffin?
  2. Eat what works for you– if you have no time to prepare breakfast, throw together cereal or toast an english muffin as you get ready for work. Breakfast can be as involved (or uninvolved) as you’d like.
  3. Chop up fresh fruit in one big batch and eat for the week. That way, adding fresh fruit to cereal or oatmeal takes two seconds!

 

Now, I’d love to hear…

What breakfast idea is your favorite that you’ll try in the coming week?

Answer by scrolling down to the comments section. Also, if you have other meal suggestions, please share them! More breakfast ideas could never hurt 🙂

PS Check out our Pinterest board for breakfast recipes here. 

 

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