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
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.