I find that when it comes to healthy eating, people tend to complicate things (actually, people tend to complicate things when it comes to most areas of life, but that's a topic for another day).
Keeping things simple has been one of the biggest lessons I've learned recently. When I look back at some of the challenges I had throughout the past year, most of them were because I (yes, me) over-complicated the situation for no reason.
Today, I am going to show you how to make starting your day with a healthy breakfast super SIMPLE and not overly complicated at all. The reason I want to focus on breakfast is I find that people who start their day off on the right foot STAY on the right foot for the rest of the day. The opposite is also true. Those people who start their day off with a junkie breakfast, have a hard time reeling it in and choosing a health lunch and dinner later that day.
So let's take a lesson on keeping breakfast simple from my 2 kiddos (Christian and Marcos), who both wake up with appetites larger than most men 10 times their size.
Since the morning routine around my house can be pretty crazy and hectic, things MUST be simple, otherwise someone is going to end up screaming... and that usually will be me.
Here is the super easy equation I use when preparing everyone's breakfast (and you'll notice they are all quick and easy).
PROTEIN + FRUIT + GOOD FAT = BREAKFAST
If you just remember this simple equation, you can create a long list of easy-to-make breakfasts that should take you 5 minutes or less to put together.
On a typical morning, my kids eat:
- 2 scrambled eggs (protein)
- cooked in coconut oil (fat)
- with strawberries and blueberries (fruit)
- 2 eggs (protein)
- cooked in butter (fat)
- along with a bowl of homemade applesauce (fruit)
Here are some other great ideas for easy breakfast options that fit the Super Simple Breakfast Equation. (Note: Nuts and nut butters count as a protein in your Beyond Diet plan but are also a great source of healthy fat.)
- Greek yogurt (protein), blueberries (fruit), and walnuts (protein and fat)
- Cottage cheese (protein), strawberries (fruit), and almond butter (protein and fat)
- Almond butter (protein and fat) on 1 banana (fruit)
- 2 hard-boiled eggs (protein) with 1/2 avocado (fat and fruit), and sliced tomato (fruit)
What did you eat for breakfast this morning?