During the hectic mornings, it’s difficult to make sure you eat a healthy breakfast. Those donuts and sugar-filled cereals make it hard. Below are 10 healthy breakfasts you can enjoy during busy weekdays.
Because we all know weekdays are hard enough…we don’t need the added stress of worrying if my breakfast is healthy or not.
You have probably heard most of your life how important breakfast is. Everyone tells you how important it is, but it’s also sometimes hard to eat a healthy breakfast or remembering to eat breakfast at all.
When I actually eat breakfast in the mornings, I make better food choices throughout the day.
I know there are days that I forget to eat breakfast. I have my coffee and sometimes that’s enough. But when I don’t eat breakfast, I want to eat everything in sight for the rest of the day.
5 tips to help you remember to eat breakfast:
- Set a daily alarm. This might sound silly, but it’s really helped me to remember to eat breakfast each morning. I usually set mine anywhere from 9am – 10am.
- Make breakfast first thing after you wake up. This has helped me in the past remember to eat breakfast. If it’s the first thing I do after I wake up, I’m more inclined to eat well and get a healthy mindset for the day.
- Prep ahead of time. Sometimes I need a quick grab and go breakfast to eat in the car. But that usually requires some prep ahead of time. When I’m pressed for time, this ensures that I eat well in the car and on the go.
- You don’t necessarily have to be hungry to eat breakfast. Some mornings, I’m not hungry after my coffee. But I still have breakfast because I know it will set me up for a successful day. If I wait until I’m hungry, it’s usually closer to lunchtime and I’ve missed my breakfast window.
- It doesn’t have to consist of eggs. This concept is newer to me, but breakfast doesn’t mean bacon and eggs. You can have avocado toast, or muffins of any variety. Eggs are a great source of protein, but you don’t need them all the time for breakfast.
Of the tips I shared above, I think one of the most important ones is the daily alarm. This has been a game changer for me because it reminds me (subtly) that I need to eat breakfast.
And it’s so easy because it’s automatically done from my phone. I can set it up to be a weekday (or every single day) recurrence and that truly helps me to stay on track.
Another big change that I have implemented is prepping and planning ahead. I lay out our dinner menus each week and we shop for groceries on Saturday mornings. But I’m also trying to plan and cook breakfasts ahead of time too.
With the cost of groceries increasing, I find that the frozen breakfasts are getting a bit expensive. And when I know I can usually make something for 1/2 the cost, it just makes sense.
I don’t always meal prep breakfasts over the weekend, but when I do, I know I have a healthy breakfast to enjoy during the week.
Again, meal prepping isn’t for everyone, but it has helped me tremendously to cook dinners consistently and to not bring too much junk into the house.
Below are 10 healthy breakfasts for busy weekdays:
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