Whenever I’m bored of eating the same thing every morning, I turn to my healthy food lists! It’s the perfect way to keep things interesting and new. In this post, I show you guys how to use these lists to create your own personalized healthy breakfast options.
All you have to do is choose at least one item from each list and you’re good to go! You’re breakfast can be as simple or as fancy as you like. That way you have no excuses to skip breakfast and you’ll never get bored.
1. Fruits and Veggies
Choose at least one fruit or veggie from the following list. The more the merrier of course!
Don’t forget that you can use frozen fruits and veggies or even dried fruits!
Choose one protein from the list below. Some of the proteins are also included on the fat list because they contain both.
Examples of different nut butters include peanut butter, almond butter, and cashew butter. Examples of different nut varieties include almonds, peanuts, pistachios, walnuts, cashews, and pecans. For different yogurt options you can try greek yogurt, regular yogurt, or (my favorite) Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt!
Choose one fat from the list below. Examples of different oil options include olive oil and coconut oil. Examples of different cheese options include goat cheese, ricotta, mozzarella, feta, cheddar, brie, muenster, monterey jack, etc.
4. Grains (Optional)
I personally don’t like to eat grains with every meal, so I left this one as optional in case you want to leave it out. If you do choose to include a grain, I recommend choosing only one.
For the bread, try to stick with whole grain or freshly baked options. I like freshly baked breads from Whole Foods Market and Ezekiel Bread (which can be found in most stores—check the frozen section as well). Try to stick with whole grain or whole wheat wraps. One of my favorite tortilla brands is Engine 2 Plant Strong.
5. Choose a Final Product
Once you’ve selected your healthy items from each list, you have to decide what type of breakfast you would like to create. You can choose to keep things simple and just eat whatever items you selected. No fancy recipes, just pure delicious nutrients. OR you can choose to create a smoothie, an omelette, egg scramble, yogurt parfait, breakfast sandwich, etc. Here are two examples:
- Quick and Easy No Recipe Breakfast: 1 banana, a handful of blueberries, 1 serving of plain greek yogurt, and a handful of almonds. You can eat everything separately or throw it all in a jar and make a delicious yogurt parfait.
- Veggie and Egg Sandwich: 2 tomato slices, a handful of arugula, 1/2 avocado mashed, 1 fried egg, and 2 slices of whole grain/ezekiel bread with peach slices on the side.
The combinations are literally endless! And they can be as simple or as complicated as you like. This is one of my favorite systems for creating the perfect breakfast each day 🙂 I hope you guys found this helpful! If you liked this post, check out my post on healthy eating for beginners.