Are you sick of the same old thing every morning?
You are certainly not alone!
While the rest of the globe enjoys charcuterie plates, miso soup, and even fish for their morning meal, Americans are slogging through repeat breakfast performances that are leaving us bored and wondering what else.
Below are 21 breakfast ideas that are that are personal trainer approved, protein-packed, require minimal meal prep, and are guaranteed to start your day right.
I love leftover dinner for breakfast. This morning I had crockpot roast with olives, and carrots on a bed of wilted spinach.
2. Mashed avocado and organic turkey on rice cakes.
I like to have two of these babies with a side of semi-thawed frozen mango (organic Trader Joe’s frozen mango is the BEST).
3. Quinoa flakes with a scoop of quality of protein powder and a teaspoon of nut butter.
I love quinoa flakes because they cook in 90 seconds. My favorite variation of this dish is with finely chopped granny smith apple and cinnamon on top. Or just use any of your favorite fruit.
4. Two hard-boiled egg halves wrapped in organic ham slices with a side of kale chips or fruit.
5. Organic Greek yogurt parfaits
Take 1 cup unsweetened, organic Greek yogurt and stir in your favorite frozen fruit (slightly softened under running water), a bit of water, and a little stevia. You could also add coconut flakes, chia seeds, etc.
6. Organic cottage cheese topped with blueberries and a side of turkey bacon
7. Turkey bacon boats
Toast 3 pieces of turkey bacon and top with mashed avocado and cherry or grape tomato halves.
8. Morning antipasto plate
1 slice Havarti cheese, 2 hard boiled eggs, raw carrots and tomatoes, plus a few gluten-free crackers.
9. Protein shakes
Take one part protein (Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, egg, or quality protein powder), add your favorite fruit, greens if you wish, and sweeten with stevia to taste. For more delicious recipes, check out my latest recipe collection here.
10. Scrambled eggs and sliced ham and avocado on rice cakes
I like to add a few greens on top of my avocado.
11. Everything But the Kitchen Sink Skillet
Find a protein and vegetable and sauté it in a pan. Voila. Add a carb or a piece of fruit if you wish.
12. Pigs in a Blanket
Warm and wrap two grass-fed hot dogs in sprouted corn tortillas with hard-boiled egg slices or egg whites and the toppings of your choice.
13. Overnight Protein Oats
Soak oats overnight and rinse the next morning,. Then add more water or your favorite milk, stir in your favorite quality protein powder and fruit.
14. Protein Pancakes
Stir together one scoop quality protein powder, one egg, cinnamon, and 1 tsp nut butter into a batter. Pour into a coconut-oiled pan on medium heat and cook on both sides.
15. Lettuce wrapped breakfast tacos
Add scrambled eggs and protein of your choice with a little salsa and raw cheddar cheese to a collard green leaf or lettuce wrap. You could also use sprouted corn tortillas.
16. Fish 😉
I like to sauté wild-caught cod or salmon in a teaspoon of coconut oil, squeeze with lemon, and enjoy with a salad and/or steamed broccoli and fruit. It makes me feel like a million bucks for the rest of the day and is ready in five minutes.
In advance make your favorite homemade, high-protein soup. These one pot wonders allow for lots of vegetables, nutrition, and a no-fuss morning.
18. Ham and fruit
Warm a serving of a nitrate free, organic ham steak and enjoy with fresh berries and leftover sweet potato.
Add peanut butter, turkey bacon, and low-sugar jam to a sprouted corn tortilla or brown rice cakes.
20. Egg and Meat Muffins
In advance, stir eggs, pastured meat, and veggies of your choice together and pour into a muffin pan. Bake at 350 until cooked through.
21. Breakfast salad
Take your favorite breakfast ingredients and toss them with greens! Just drizzle with a little lemon juice snd/or red wine vinegar for your dressing. Salad for breakfast feels so good!
All of these recipes are gluten-free and can easily be adjusted to be dairy free.
Some other breakfast tips!
- Scrambled egg mixtures can be prepped the night before and even cooked
- Choose organics whenever possible
- Prep your protein shake the night before by having all the ingredients ready in the blender
- Make breakfast for the week on Sunday or the night before
- Cut yourself some slack. If you didn’t get to it just swing by the Whole Foods hot food bar. Don’t forget to include your greens!
I hope these ideas are helpful!
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