If you are like me, a new year usually brings healthy resolutions that you forget about halfway through January. But then reality sets in and you are reminded of those resolutions when the weather starts getting more sunny. So I have started watching what I eat and I constantly hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So I have made sure to pay special attention to my breakfast, and what I have noticed is that it is easier to stay on course if I have delicious meals. In addition, it is even better if I have different breakfasts so I look forward to my mornings.
I will take you through my week of different breakfasts. I made sure to make meals that I can adapt according to what I have in my fridge and depending on what I feel like having or how my week will be.
So here we go:
Mondays usually are chaotic for me, so I went for a very hearty meal that would keep me full for a long time. This meal is also perfect because it has a lot of carbs so it can give you energy to push through the first work out of the week or power through school/work. I started by cooking my oatmeal with water and pecans and when it was almost cooked through I added the almond milk for the creamy texture I enjoy. I also sweetened it with honey and added strawberries and a banana.
After a pretty hectic monday, I felt like having a nice salty breakfast to curb my afternoon cravings. I halved an avocado and scooped out some of it so an egg fit in it, then popped it in the oven. While it was in the oven, I started making some homefries by sautéeing some onions and adding the potatoes. Then once they were almost cooked through I seasoned with cajun seasoning. I felt like my meal was very small so I added a half of a toasted everything bagel.
On Wednesday I woke up late, but I had to make sure to have a nutritious and filling breakfast. So I opted for a simple granola and yogurt breakfast. I made sure to have greek yogurt since it has more protein than regular yogurt.
On Thursday I was feeling inspired by all the breakfasts I have been having and decided to try chia pudding. This is one of those things that are really trendy and I have yet to try. Because it was my first time trying it, I didn’t go for an overnight chia pudding. Instead I warmed up some almond milk and added a 1/4 cup of chia seeds, then mixed it around and turned off the heat. While I let the chia sit, I cut some apples into a container and added some cinnamon, honey and lemon. I tried not to make it too sweet since at the end of the day it is breakfast and not dessert. I topped the chia pudding with the apple mixture and it tasted amazing. I have to be honest that now I know why people love chia. I was SOO full!!! I mean so full that I have to warn you. I have a very sensitive stomach so maybe that is why, but please beware or thread lightly just in case.
After my Thursday Breakfast I wanted something simple yet delicious, so I went for a simple avocado toast. I only wanted one slice of bread so I packed it with cheese, turkey breast and avocado seasoned with some cayenne pepper and regular pepper.
After a late Friday out on the town, all I wanted on Saturday for Breakfast was something refreshing and to me that means one thing: Açaí. I love açaí, and bowls have become a thing so I thought I would give it a try. As expected it was delicious and I added almond butter because I like the flavour. Honestly, in bowl or smoothie form it always tastes delicious. You can have a green smoothie, any smoothie at that to have a refreshing start of your day!
Sundays are errand days for me but I also like having nice breakfasts. Since pancakes aren’t always the healthiest and I have yet to find a healthy AND delicious alternative, I opted for a nice omelette. I love omelettes, especially because you get to use up any vegetables you have in your fridge. Just in time for your weekly grocery shopping.
I hope you liked this list of my breakfast meals! Let us know which were your favorite and if you think we missed one.