Quick and Healthy Breakfasts

Breakfast

Even though you often hear it’s the ‘most important meal of the day’, it also seems to be the meal people are most likely to miss.  Or sometimes people want to eat breakfast, but they just don’t think they have enough time in the morning.

And while breakfast is one of those meals I always eat, I totally get the time issue.  In the morning I’m busy getting myself and two 50lb Pit Bulls ready for the day, so stopping to eat is something I could easily talk myself out of doing.

Thing is, I have a few really quick and easy breakfasts I rely on every morning which are not only healthy, but also taste really good!  :-)

Okay, here are some of my favorite stand-bys:

Eggs in a Whole Grain wrap

Eggs on Tortilla

2 – 3 eggs (I love Nellie’s Free Range Eggs!)

Non-stick Cooking spray

1 tsp. Olive Oil

2 cups of uncooked spinach (this is optional  :-) )

One whole grain tortilla (my faves are La Tortilla Factory)

Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (Optional, but it tastes so good!)

Salt & Pepper

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Cook the Spinach until it’s soft in the Olive Oil.  Then cook the eggs in the non-stick spray, salt and pepper to taste.

Place the tortilla in the pan to heat it up, but turn the tortilla before it starts to bubble (it’ll be slightly brown).

Place the eggs and spinach onthe tortilla and let it sit for about 60 seconds, then add the (optional, but delicious!  ;-) ) Hot Sauce.  Fold the tortilla in half, let sit for another 60 seconds, and voila – you’re done!  You have a delicious breakfast with lots of protein, less than 300 calories and 40% of your Daily Fiber!

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Protein Shake

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One cup of unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (you can use Cow’s Milk if you prefer)

One scoop of Chocolate Protein powder

1 tsp Natural Peanut Butter

2 Tb of Ground Flax Seed

Three ice cubes

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Put all ingredients into a Blender, blend for 2 – 3 minutes and you’re good to go!

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Greek Yogurt with Fruit

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One cup of Fage Yogurt, any flavor

1 Tb of ground Flax Seed

1/2 cup of fresh Berries or 1/4 cup dried fruit

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Mix everything together in a small bowl, and let sit for 1 – 2 minutes to give the Flax a better texture.

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Hopefully those super-quick meals make it more likely you’ll eat first thing in the morning.  And if a yummy chocolate shake doesn’t motivate you, just keep in mind people who eat Breakfast are 30% less likely to be overweight! :-D

Comments

3 Responses to “Quick and Healthy Breakfasts”
  1. Vince says:

    It also kicks your metabolism into high-gear so the calories for something healthy and early barely count

  2. I’m never sure what to put in a protein shake, so this recipe is very helpful, Ann! Thank you!

  3. Elisa says:

    Agreed! I tend to go with a protein shake for breakfast, it’s great if you don’t have a lot of time in the morning and you can select really healthy ingredients for it!

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