Healthy Breakfast Ideas + The Importance of a Balanced Breakfast

Having a healthy and balanced breakfast every morning should be an essential in your morning routine. It sets you up for a happy, healthy, & successful day if you nourish yourself right away and prioritize that you are sending a signal to your body that you are taking care of your health today! Skipping breakfast will lead you to binge later in the day and keep you in a bad cycle. Break the cycle by nourishing yourself ahead of time before your body gets into primal hunger states.

To beat the afternoon slump & brain fog, prioritize a BALANCED breakfast! This means that you have everything from each of the following food groups in your meal.

To ensure you are eating a healthy and balanced breakfast make sure it contains

Protein: helps build muscle and keeps you fuller longer

  • examples: eggs, nut butter, protein powder, hemp seeds, tofu, etc.

Healthy Fat: great for skin and brain health

  • examples: avocado nuts, chia seeds, nut butter, coconut oil, etc.

Fiber: keeps you full longer and aids digestion

  • examples: any carbohydrate, fruit, vegetables, chia flax or hemp seeds

Carbohydrate: gives you sustained energy and provides many essential micronutrients, fruits, vegetables

  • examples: bread, oats, sweet potato, quinoa, etc

20 Healthy + Balanced Breakfast Ideas

banana peanut butter and date smoothie

green smoothie

avocado toast

overnight oats w PB and fruit

three-ingredient pancake

omelet

coconut yogurt bowl 

greek yogurt bowl

chia pudding

quinoa bowl with egg and avocado

nut butter toast

breakfast sandwich with avocado, eggs, tomato

banana muffins

almond flour banana bread

sweet potato oatmeal muffins

breakfast tacos with tofu scramble or egg scramble

no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars

toast with bruschetta and poached egg

black bean breakfast bowl

healthy breakfast egg cups

You can’t go wrong with any of these recipes- they are all healthy so don’t force yourself to eat anything you don’t like! What is important is that you look forward to your breakfast. It should be a treat to yourself that makes you happy in the morning. Turn it into a meditative act of self-care by staying present & mindful! Try playing your favorite calming music and really take a moment to enjoy yourself before your day starts.