Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. Who am I kidding? I love eating good food at any meal. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, I look forward to the tasty healthy meals I've made or planned to make. My goal is to use organic ingredients whenever possible. Organic foods are more nutrient dense which means you will stay fuller longer. Also, when you stay fuller longer, you naturally lose weight because you don't get hungry as fast.
Conventionally grown foods have fewer nutrients which leads us to overeat because we don't feel full. Also, conventionally grown foods contain chemicals and pesticides that our bodies do not know how to process. This can cause our immune system to become fatigued and unable to fight real sickness and disease. Think about it this way, when we eat chemicals our immune system becomes distracted and doesn't know when or when not to fight for our health. Our bodies want to be healthy. They will fight for us every step of the way. We need to return the favor by giving them the nutrients they need to do their best work.
My breakfast is usually on-the-go. I have a long commute and I typically workout before work. I have to workout in the morning, by the end of the day I am exhausted and would never be motivated to go to the gym. So I need portable options. Also, I need options that can be eaten cold or at room temperature. I've stopped microwaving food. Microwaving food results in the food becoming harder to digest. This is because the microwave shortens the amino acids in foods which causes havoc on our digestive system.
Below are some of my favorite on-the-go healthy breakfast options. Enjoy! If you make any of the recipes I share, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @heatherleehurst and use the #heathershealthhabits hashtag. I love seeing how you make the recipes your own!
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RECIPES & PRODUCTS I LOVE
Overnight Oatmeal. If you have not made overnight oatmeal yet, you are missing out on an easy, filling and healthy breakfast. Why so healthy? You can customize your add-ins. I typically add ground flax seed, hemp seeds and organic cacao powder. Plus, organic frozen blueberries. The recipe is very simple for 1 serving. Use 1/2 cup oats and 1/2 cup of your favorite non-dairy milk. Mix in your add-ins and put in the fridge. In the morning, the oats have soaked up the non-dairy milk and is ready to eat. I make at least 3-4 of these on Sunday and eat them throughout the week. If you want to heat them up, you can. Microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute. If you need more overnight oatmeal inspo, below are other recipes:
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats from Life Made Sweeter.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats from Fit Foodie Finds.
Overnight Oats Five Ways from Cooking Classy
Organic Protein Bars. A girl cannot live on overnight oatmeal alone! One way to keep eating healthy breakfasts and not get bored is to have variety. I like having a protein bar for breakfast when I need something different to eat. I am currently loving Orgain Organic Protein Bars and Health Warrior Bars. Not only are they organic, but they are plant-based. I eat a plant-based diet at least 3-4 days a week. So these bars are perfect because they support my lifestyle any day of the week.
Muffins! Making a batch of muffins on a Sunday means you can eat them right away and have enough for the rest of the week. Muffins can be made healthy from scratch or you can find mixes that are organic. Below are some healthy muffin recipes to try.
No Flour, Sugar-Free, No Oil, Healthy Oatmeal Muffins from Bren Did
Healthy Blueberry Muffins from Well Plated by Erin.
1 Bowl Carrot Apple Muffins from Minimalist Baker
Healthy Banana Muffins with Oats from Jessica Gavin
Smoothies. I know, I know. Smoothies, really? Yes, really. The one thing I struggle with is always having the ingredients on hand to make a smoothie. While I have a few recipes below, I wanted to let you know about a subscription service I use to get healthy smoothies delivered to my door. Daily Harvest is a unique company that delivers smoothies, soups and even overnight oats right to your door. I am the only person in my household that has a smoothie for breakfast and I typically only have it once a week. You can set the subscription to as frequently or infrequently as you like. I may get a delivery of 6 smoothies every 6-8 weeks - sometimes longer. If you want to try Daily Harvest, you can get 3 free cups by clicking here. Below are healthy smoothie recipes you can make yourself.
Cocoa Almond Protein Smoothie from Kristine's Kitchen
Kiwi & Spinach Smoothie from Dinners, Dishes & Desserts
Kale Pineapple Healthy Breakfast Smoothie from Well Plated by Erin
Dairy Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie from Joy Food Sunshine
I hope this post inspired you to think about healthy on-the-go breakfast options for you and your family. If you make any of the recipes above or try any of the products I recommended, let me know what you thought!