Lately I feel like I am always on the go, even on weekends; running from one meeting to the next. When you have a packed schedule it is sometimes hard to stay healthy, because you tend to eat when it is convenient and the best options are not always available at that time. I have been looking for quick breakfast/brunch meals that are nutritious and delicious, and will keep me energized for a good chunk of the morning. I thought I would share two of my breakfast Go-To meals:
· ½ Avocado Mashed
· ½ teaspoon Olive Oil
· ½ teaspoon Lemon Juice
· Slice of Whole Wheat Toast
· 1 Boiled Egg (optional)
This is such a simple and satisfying breakfast option. Half of an avocado contains 3.4g of fibre which will help you feel full for longer. I just mash the avocado will a little bit of olive oil, lemon juice, some salt and pepper, and spread it on a slice of whole wheat toast. You can also top it off with an egg to add some protein. It is easy to make the avocado mix ahead of time and the lemon juice will keep it from browning.
· ½ cup of Greek Yogurt (any flavor )
· ¼ Cup of Special K Cereal
· 1 tablespoon of Dark Chocolate Chips
· 1 tablespoon of Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
· 1 tablespoon of silvered almonds
· ¼ Cup of Strawberries
· ¼ Cup of Blueberries
Parfaits are a really great quick morning option. I use Greek yogurt because it contains lots protein, which will help you stay full for longer. Usually yogurt parfaits are made with granola; but I like to make my own crunchy and delicious topping. In a food processor I mix together the Special K Cereal, dark chocolate chips, almonds, and shredded coconut. You don’t want the texture to be too fine, give it three or four turns on the food processor so everything is incorporated. Layer the yogurt, Special K mixture, and the berries in a glass or a container if you are taking it to go, and you are all set!