These Healthy Breakfast Recipes Are In My Weekly Rotation

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These Healthy Breakfast Recipes Are In My Weekly Rotation

Rise and shine its breakfast time! In today’s post, I’m sharing three healthy breakfast recipes. Why breakfast? Well, when it comes to maintaining a healthy relationship with food I follow two main guidelines:

Firstly, don’t demonize food, but categorize it into “every day eating” and a “sometimes treat”…

When you tell yourself you can’t eat the one thing you really want to sink your teeth into, you may end up overeating substitution foods that ultimately don’t satisfy the taste. (And let’s be honest, you may finish by eating the real deal anyway.)

Secondly, eat a healthy breakfast…

A good brekkie will kick-start your metabolism, satiate your hunger and balance your blood sugar. Not only will this make it easy to avoid mindless snacking, it also means that you’ve had at least one healthy meal, no matter what else transpires later in the day.

To keep things real, I’ll share that I am indeed writing this after a croissant-bacon-latte-filled weekend. And that’s cool too — I’m a fan of the occasional indulgence. But today my body is craving a healthy breakfast, and I know that eating the recipes below will get me back to feeling balanced in body, mind, and spirit.

3 Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Low Carb Protein Plate

While I don’t prescribe to any one way of eating, I do try to balance my overall macronutrient intake over the course of the day. What that means in real woman speak — is that if I know I’ll be chowing down on hearty carbs later on, I’ll choose a breakfast that is lower in carbohydrate, and filled with protein and nourishing fats.

Other days of the week I enjoy a good bowl of oatmeal or avocado and eggs on toast, but this is my go-to if I’m saving room for dinner mashed potatoes and bread or dessert!

Depending on whether you live in the northern or southern hemisphere will determine how you serve this meal. When its cold outside you need more warming foods when its warm you can have more cooling foods. There are no hard or fast guidelines for making up this plate, so feel free to add and subtract what you do and don’t like.

Use these tips to make it your own:

  • Eggs: cold hardboiled (warm climate); scrambled or poached (warm or cold climate)
  • Salmon: smoked (warm or cold climate); poached warm salmon (cold climate)
  • Avocado: raw slices
  • Haloumi Cheese: grilled or pan-fried
  • Veggie Slices: raw (warm climate — radishes, cucumber, zucchini, tomato); sautéed (cold climate — kale, broccoli, zucchini, fennel; cooked in a little olive oil with garlic)

High Fiber Breakfast Smoothie

Some days I really enjoy an easy-to-digest smoothie. In this recipe, I’ve added two sources of fiber (in addition to the veg): chia seeds and psyllium husk. These ingredients will help your digestive system on days when you need a little assist. 

In warm climates, you can add ice to this smoothie, and even try pre-freezing the zucchini slices to make it cold and creamy. In cold climates, you will keep this at room temperature, which means no ice or frozen veg, as its better for digestion and energy.

If I plan to have dessert later in the day I won’t add fruit to this smoothie (to keep my sugars balanced), otherwise, I’ll throw in a banana, some berries, mango, or kiwi-fruit

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon each chia seeds and psyllium husk
  • 1 scoop vanilla stevia-sweetened protein powder (I like Vega or Primal Kitchen)

Blend together all ingredients in a high-powered blender, add some filtered water if the smoothie is too thick. Top with unsweetened shredded coconut and/or nuts, and serve immediately.

Gluten Free Breakfast Crepes

This recipe has been a winner for all who have tried it! The crepe is a thin omelet and the fillings can be customized to your heart’s desire. Sweet? Savory? Why not both?

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Savory Filling (quantity is for one crepe)

  • 2 tablespoons whole milk ricotta or grass-fed cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons halved cherry tomatoes
  • small handful baby spinach or arugula
  • slices of smoked salmon, if you like

Sweet Filling (quantity is for one crepe)

  • 2 tablespoons whole milk ricotta or grass-fed cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons organic berries or grated apple
  • cinnamon to taste
  1. Heat one teaspoon coconut oil a small fry pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Crack one egg into a small bowl, add two tablespoons milk and whisk to combine.
  3. Pour egg into frypan and immediately turn heat down to low.
  4. Once the bottom of the egg-crepe has set, swirl the egg mixture around the pan to make a thin layer.
  5. Using a spatula, gently flip crepe over and cook 10 more seconds, or until just set.
  6. Remove egg from frypan and place onto a serving plate.
  7. Repeat with remaining egg and milk to make the second crepe.
  8. Divide fillings in between crepes (choose sweet, savory or make one of each). Roll up and enjoy!

Watch this video to learn how to make the crepes!

Its Your Turn To Take Action!

Are you willing to start your day in a healthy way? One that will keep you feeling well-balanced and bright? Let me know which of these three recipes is your favorite by leaving a comment below!

Happy eating and I’ll see you again soon.

With love,

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