We all KNOW we should start the day with a healthy breakfast. Right? But how many times have you opted for something processed or skipped breakfast entirely because you’ve been rushed or had too much on? Lots, I’m guessing, if you’re anything like me.
And even if you do manage to have a healthy breakfast, do you often find yourself eating the same thing over and over? I definitely do. Meaning you miss out on the variety and nutrition that can come from mixing it up. So, with the aim of starting the week off right, today we’re sharing with you a bunch of healthy breakfast ideas. One for every day of the week in fact! And a few ways you can prep in advance to make it a wholllle lot easier. Having these ideas on hand has really helped me to quit my coffee and croissant habit.
Because we know that it’s hard to remember what to have, we’ve created this illustrated cheat sheet for you! Hopefully, this should give you some ideas.
One Week of Healthy Breakfasts:
Monday: Granola Bowl
Granaola, with its mix of nuts, seeds and oats is one dish that’s healthy and bound to keep you fuller for longer thanks to all that fibre. It’s the perfect breakfast and also a great snack.*
- Granola – Home Made Granola , Turmeric and Ginger Granola, Simple Nutty Granola.
- Yoghurt or Milk (Almond Milk or Greek Yoghurt are my go to)
- Fruit – Berries, Banana, Figs etc.
Make it: Layer the ingredients and tuck in!
Meal Prep Tips: This one is great for meal prepping on a Sunday, and takes only a few minutes to put together. Try our recipes:Tuesday: Avo Toast
Tuesday: Avo Toast
Not just good for that Instagram grid, the old avo toast is a classic that (thanks to good fats and fibre) will keep you full for hours. And if you make it at home you’ll still be able to afford that house mortgage! (Aussie’s will understand that one).
- 1 Ripe Avocado
- Sea Salt & Pepper
- 2 Slices of Wholegrain/Sourdough Bread
Make it: Peel and slice up the avocado evenly and lay across each slice of toast. Add some salt, pepper, and chilli flakes, along with a squeeze of lemon juice. If you’ve got time, eggs cooked any way you like are a great (protein rich) addition.
Meal Prep Tips: This is one of those dishes where freshness rules, but make sure to have these items on your shopping list on Sunday!
Wednesday: Green Omelette
Recently I’ve become more conscious of getting five serves of veggies a day, and this yummy breakfast certainly helps to get a few under my belt early in the day – the mix of good fats and vitamins help to keep you focused and full until lunch time too!
- Two handfuls of Greens (Spinach, Kale, Broccoli)
- Half a red onion
- An assortment of herbs (basil, mint, parsley, dill etc)
- 2 or 3 Eggs
- Butter or coconut oil
- Salt and pepper
- Handful of fetta cheese (optional)
Make it: Chop up your onion and add it to the butter in a pan. Cook until the onion is translucent, and then add the greens and herbs and allow to cook for a minute to two. Then, pour over the beaten eggs and mix together, creating a thin layer. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes until set. Then, add any extras such as feta cheese on top. Fold in half and let cook for a further 30 seconds before putting on a plate.
Meal Prep Tips: After you do your shopping, wash and chop your greens in advance, putting them in a Tupperware container so there’s no downtime when you go to make your omelette.
Thursday: Bircher Muesli
Looking for something that’s totally grab and go and can even be eaten on your daily commute? Then a delicious bircher is for you. Like granola, Bircher gives you a great dose of fibre first thing in the morning, along with vitamins from the fruit and good fats from the yoghurt. Drizzle a bit of honey and you’ll be in breakfast heaven.
- Half a cup of Rolled Oats
- ¼ tsp Cinnamon
- Half a cup of Milk (Almond or Coconut Milk work well)
- Half a Green Apple, grated
- Chopped Nuts
- A spoon of Honey
- A spoon of greek yoghurt
- Extra Fruit (Berries, Bananas or Pears are great choices!)
Make it: In a bowl combine the oats, cinnamon, milk and grated apple. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When you’re ready to serve, mix in the yoghurt and nuts, honey, and top with your fruit.
Meal Prep Tips: You can make a big batch of bircher in advance, and eat it throughout the week because it lasts well in the fridge for 3 – 5 days.
Friday: Banana Smoothie
Fridays are one of those days that can be a total shambles, as you try to finish everything that needs to be done before the weekend. Instead of skipping breakfast or grabbing something dubious from Starbucks on your way to work, make yourself this super quick smoothie filled with healthy fats and protein.
- 1 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 frozen Bananas
- Handful of almonds
- 2 tsp Honey
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- Protein powder (optional)
Make it: Add all your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a glass over ice and you’re good to go!
Meal prep tips: Make it easy on yourself by slicing and popping your bananas in the freezer in a tupperware container.
Saturday: Baked Eggs
It’s the weekend! Which means you’ve got more time to dedicate to breakfast making. With loads of protein and vitamins, baked eggs are both delicious and nutritious, so there’s no excuse not to have a go. Don’t hold back with improvisation either, this is a dish ideal for experimenting with your favourite ingredients.
Make it: Try our recipe for delicious spiced Shakshuka (middle eastern baked eggs) here.
Sunday: Banana Protein Pancakes
Salvage any overripe bananas and add them into your pancake batter. The best thing? These pancakes feel like a total indulgence when in reality they’re healthy(ish!).
Make it: Check out our recipe here.
*If there’s one thing I’ve craved throughout this pregnancy it’s been granola. Crazy right? I usually make about 2 kg of it on a Sunday and it’s gone by the end of the week. I’m always like ‘Ben did you eat this’ when faced with an empty jar and invariably he hasn’t at all.