14 super simple and healthy breakfast combinations
A food post! You guys are hungry for more food, so food is what I’ll show you today. You know what’s funny? I primarily post food photographs over on my Instagram, but I really don’t post THAT many over here on the ol’ blog any more showing you what I’m eating like I used to with “What I Ate Wednesday.” Maybe it’s time to share the love? A couple of weeks ago, I posted these 11 super easy lunch ideas, and today, it’s all about that first meal of the day. Brekkie.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. And while I know a lot of people are into that whole “intermittent fasting” thing, in which they go a long time between meals and oftentimes skip breakfast in order to stay slim and trim, that’s just not for me. I go to bed thinking about my breakfast. I love it, and I feel like I need it to have energy throughout the first part of the day.
So let’s get into what I’ve been dining on in the morning lately. And you’ll see a lot of the same ingredients on repeat, like Greek yogurt, bananas, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and almond butter. (By the way, you can find many of my favorite food products and supplements here.) Also, it’s clear I’m definitely a sweet breakfast person, rather than savory, and I reserve the salty stuff, like eggs and meat for lunch or dinner.
14 super simple and healthy breakfast ideas
Every single morning, in addition to whatever breakfast combination I choose, I always have a big mug of warm green tea, sweetened with a little bit of stevia, raw coconut milk and filled with collagen peptides, for some additional protein. And here’s what I’ve been eating alongside the tea …
A beautiful bowl of mashed sweet potato (the instant kind from Trader Joe’s), full-fat Fage Greek yogurt, topped with Manitoba Harvest hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds have magnesium, Greek yogurt has protein and hemp seeds have omega 3s, so this one is full of nutrition.
A two-party toast! One slice of BFree gluten-free bread covered with raw almond butter on one side and full-fat Greek yogurt on the other side, also covered in Navitas Organics chia seeds and raw pumpkin seeds, with a banana on a side. Yes, you can put yogurt on toast, and yes, it’s delicious.
One of my faves! A toasted sprouted grain Food for Life Baking English muffin, covered in Trader Joe’s raw crunchy almond butter, mashed sweet potato and Manitoba Harvest hemp seeds.
A banana split, if you will. One large banana cut in half with a heaping scoop of full-fat Fage Greek yogurt, pumpkin seeds and about a tablespoon of healthy chia seeds. A great pre-workout small breakfast!
Such a good bowl of roasted white sweet potato slices and full-fat Fage Greek yogurt. I sliced up the potato, coated it in coconut oil and cinnamon and roasted it at 425 for about 30 minutes. And I ate this with my hands, using the potatoes as dippers. It worked.
Superfood overnight oats made with Navitas Organics products. This delicious and filling bowl was made the night before and stored in the fridge. It contains: 1/2 cup of oats, 1/2 Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of maca powder and 1 tablespoon of hemp powder. Topped with banana slices and golden berries for some extra zing. Mmmmm!
A simple and no-cooking required yogurt parfait containing full-fat Fage Greek yogurt, a banana, Navitas Organics chia seeds, raw Trader Joe’s pumpkin seeds (they are SO good), and some delicious and minimal-ingredient Frontier Bites granola squares. Love the crunch!
One beautiful banana topped with almond butter, hemp seeds and Navitas Organics golden berries. Another perfect pre-workout small breakfast.
Seen this one before? A baked purple sweet potato, with full-fat Greek yogurt and topped with pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. Purple potatoes are my favorite!
Chia seed pudding, mmmm! Sort’ve like overnight oats, I made this the night before and put it in the fridge to soak. It’s totally thick and creamy. The recipe looks like this: 1 scoop of almond butter, 4 tablespoons of chia seeds and 1 cup of coconut milk, topped with a banana.
This was a great on-the-go work-day breakfast, because no dishes were dirtied in the process. Pour some pumpkin and chia seeds straight into the Greek yogurt container, grab a banana and a healthy juice. Perfection.
This superfood toast is totally made by the golden berries on top, but you can swap those out for goji berries if you prefer. It’s a slice of BFree gluten-free toast, with raw almond butter, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds.
As you can imagine, we go through a lot of almond butter in our house. And an empty jar is always the perfect vessel for the next day’s breakfast. This one is full of oats, Greek yogurt, coconut milk, chia seeds and cinnamon, as well as all those yummy almond butter remnants in the jar.
You can definitely take this one on the road with you. A toasted Food for Life Baking sprouted grain English muffin filled with delicious almond butter. It’s a classic, and there’s a reason why.
And there you have it! Happy eating, my wonderful friends. Remember, it’s great to eat healthy food and like to look at and talk about food, but there’s a lot more to life than food. For instance, puppies, TV shows, nice long walks, group fitness and spending quality time with people in person away from your phones. Don’t obsess too much about it! And don’t forget the healthy fat and protein, along with the sweet and carbs, and you’ll be good to go.
For more insight into what my grocery shopping looks like, check out this busy gal’s guide to healthy and easy staples at Trader Joe’s or my meal prep plan. And see these 11 super simple and healthy lunches. See you soon!Need some food inspo? Check out these super easy and #healthy #breakfast ideas ... Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
What’s your go-to breakfast each day? Sweet or savory?
What’s your favorite meal of the day?
I have to have the balance of sweet and savory! Like some berries in cinnamon egg white oats, and then a baby chaser of some chocolate. But I can’t go ham on sweet breakfast. I DEFINITELY could when I was younger!
Yes, with all your dietary restrictions, I’m sure it’s not super easy to find the perfect breakfast. But hey, at least you get some chocolate as a chaser — that makes everything all right heheh! Happy Wednesday, Susie!
So many great combinations! I’m in need of switching up my breakfast so this is great!
Sweet! Let me know what you switch it up to, Heather! 🙂 Happy Wednesday, lady! LOVE that you went social media free — so important to do that sometimes!
Wow so much deliciousness! Thanks for the breakfast inspiration! I think breakfast is my absolute favorite too–I go to bed and think about what I will have too 😉 I almost always go sweet for breakfast but sometimes love some savory—especially like on the weekends!
I’m a sweet breakfast person ALL the time, but it’s nice to switch it up on the weekends. I’m glad to know you go to sleep thinking about breakfast too hahaha! Happy Wednesday, Heather!!
Oh haiiiiii there new blog profile photo! Looking GORGE per usual!
Love all of these ideas! Can you believe that I have NEVER made overnight oats? I’m so ashamed to admit that! I feel like such a fit food fraud! I need to get on that ASAP…
OMG, Courtney, overnight oats are WAYYYY more tasty than regular oats. You should make some to have after your Saturday morning Orangetheory sweat sesh and put some Shakeology in there to up the protein intake. It’s SOO good! And it’s fun to store it in a cute mason jar too hehehe. 🙂 And you are NOT a fit fraud because you haven’t tried overnight oats. You check all the other boxes hahaha!
You take such great photos!! All of these look delicious and I love the nut butter features. My go to is hard boiled eggs and peanut butter- always peanut butter 😀
That’s right, and I need to try that strange combo that you LOVE heheh! 🙂
Love all of these combos! I really need to try yogurt on toast. I typically end up eating the same thing for breakfast, a smoothie with some oatmeal. Today I actually switched things up and had a yogurt bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, peanut butter, and half a banana. It was delicious!
My kind of breakfast! Nice one, Patricia. Sometimes it’s good to switch it up, but always have your standards on hand, so when you are ready to eat you can quickly make your usual if need be. 🙂
I love these posts Ashley! I use ALL of your ideas for my own meals.:)
Hi Laura! Oh yay! That makes me so happy to hear! 🙂 What’s your favorite combo??
Love these combos! Gives me some great new ideas to try 🙂
Hi Myra! Great! I love the hear that. It’s helpful to look at other people’s food sometimes, right? 🙂 Have an awesome day!