Hey everyone! A while ago, I posted some “healthy” breakfast ideas, however, I realized I only provided “inspiration”, no recipes!! (And honestly, those foods were the “cheat” kind of healthy! *winks*)
So, let’s get creative about breakfast beyond that same old bowl of cereal, with some filling, fun, and fantastic recipes!! 👊
Before we get into the recipes, let’s cover some of the basics – what your body needs in the morning, and how you can get those elements by choosing carefully the foods you eat.
First of all, you need breakfast. (Well, maybe not need it, but … I did research! 🤣) Without it, your metabolism may not start up early enough in the day. If you skip breakfast, not only will you be hungry and low on energy, the lunch at noon will all be converted into fat. 😮 Yep, so grab those plastic containers and meal prep if you must, because breakfast is an essential! (Now, there is a debate on this, so don’t just take my word for it. Go ahead and research it, and plan your day according to what you decide is best for you! 😉)
What you feel like having at breakfast-time really depends on your lifestyle and how you feel. I try to consume an even balance of everything at breakfast (which a mixture of fruits, veggies, eggs, and dairy), have a protein-packed recovery lunch right after my workout, and eat meat and mostly carbs at supper. That’s just what works for me, but everyone should reason through their own schedule in an effort to feel the best they can throughout the day. It totally depends on your lifestyle too – more active people will need more protein to sustain them throughout the day.
I have some general rules for my “diet”…
- Enjoy what you eat. Make it satisfy, and make it count.
- Don’t measure calories to the decimal. Just flow with estimates.
- Never turn down a home-made cookie! 😉 (Haha, I’m such a cookie girl!)
…. in addition to specific rules like …
- No processed foods (pasta, store-bought bread and sweets)
- Greens every day, y’all! *throws on a cowboy hat*
- Eat until 8/10ths full – then stop.
- Throughout the day, keep in mind a measure of about 50% carbs, 30% protein, and 20% fat. (Of course, be sure to do your own research on what percentages you use. For some people, it might be overkill, but for me, on some days it’s good to have a rough estimate.)
Now, let’s get into these articles, which are jam-packed with great ideas and recipes for the best breakfast ever! 👏😄
Breakfast for Teenagers (& Athletes): 8 High Protein Ideas | Jill Castle RD
This link contains some super-quick breakfast ideas! Most of them aren’t really recipes – just taking a few ingredients and making a meal out of them!
Healthy breakfast Ideas for your Teen – Mom Junction
Omigoodness y’all! These ideas are so full of variety and honestly – I want try them all!! From quiche to smoothies, there are so many great ideas for delicious breakfasts, most of which are pretty quick!
21 Easy Breakfast Ideas Your Teen Might Actually Like – Raising Teens Today
Oh. My. Cheesepuffs. All of these recipes look SO DELICIOUS and are really easy! If you check out any link look at this one, I’m begging you! There’s variety, sweet and savory, filling and healthy, it’s pretty much a comprehensive list! Make four or more of the recipes on the list and you’ll pretty much have a breakfast banquet! Speaking of which, please see below ….
How to Throw a Stunning Breakfast Banquet – Not So Perfect
Megan’s post is so fun!! I loved the concept of her breakfast banquet!! If you and your family normally eat breakfast together, this is a great reference for a simple yet great-tasting smorgasbord-style breakfast table! Aaah, my mouth waters!!😂
Well, see ya later friends! I hope you try some of these, and that you are now armed and empowered to be able to make your own breakfast everyday … and enjoy it! 😅
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What are some of your favorite breakfasts? Should I add any more article links to this post? Let me know in the comments!