Do you skip breakfast in the mornings? When you feel overwhelmed by your schedule, and you’re constantly racing from one appointment to the next, it’s often a popular decision to skip breakfast entirely. After all, when you’re already scurrying around in a race against the clock, it seems like an impossibility to find a chance to sit down for breakfast, on top of everything else.
I’m sure your mother told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, but in case you need another reminder… it’s time to make your morning meal a priority and find time to eat breakfast. After all, you just went the entire night without eating, and you need to refuel your body for the day ahead. Breakfast is the perfect time to get in those important vitamins and nutrients your body needs to function well throughout the day.
Eating breakfast helps improve concentration, memory and even helps boost your mood. Finding a simple, healthy breakfast that works for your busy schedule is quite easy – so no more excuses for skipping breakfast. Try these tasty ideas:
Toast with avocado and an egg. This breakfast tastes great and can be made within a couple of minutes. The avocado is full of healthy fats, and the egg provides you with some protein you need to fuel your body well for the day.
Fruit, nut and yogurt parfait. Simply layer some yogurt, nuts, fruit, nut butter and honey to create a delicious breakfast full of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Make-ahead breakfast mini-muffins. When you have absolutely no time in the morning, prepare these ahead of time and even take them with you. Simply whisk some egg, spinach, other vegetables you desire into muffin tins, bake these at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, and they are ready to go.
Overnight chia. Mix in oats, chia seeds, honey and some nut-milk into a jar and then leave it overnight in the fridge. You can add other ingredients you may desire to make this to your taste, like cacao, blueberries or peanut butter.
One final tip: don’t overcomplicate it – that’s exactly what causes the feeling of overwhelm that holds you back from eating breakfast daily. It’s time to reclaim and revise your morning routine to include a simple, satisfying breakfast to start your day on the right track.
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Sara Wolfsen is a Certified Health & Lifestyle Coach who specializes in helping people make their own healthy changes by providing private health coaching, nutrition education and wellness classes, and gentle weight-loss guidance and support. Schedule your complimentary coaching session and learn more online at www.sarawolfsen.com.