Friday, January 20, 2017

My Favorite Healthy Breakfast Recipes


Good morning and happy Friday! You guys have been requesting more content on eating healthy/wellness tips, so today I'm sharing some of my favorite healthy breakfast recipes. Sometimes it's difficult to find the time to make breakfast in the morning (especially if you're late for work) but it really sets my day on the right track when I wake up early and have some quiet time while I cook and enjoy my breakfast and coffee. Plus making the decision to eat a heathy breakfast can influence your food decisions throughout the rest of the day (to continue eating healthy!).

3-Ingredient Protein Pancakes

This first recipe you guys have seen a lot on my snapchat over the years! I discovered these 3-ingredient pancakes a long time ago on Pinterest but they're still one of my go-to's. These ACTUALLY taste like real pancakes, you would never know that they were filled with vitamins, potassium, fiber, protein and all that good stuff. Chia seeds are the secret ingredient: despite their tiny size, they're one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. A single serving of these pancakes makes a huge stack, which feels really indulgent - they always fill me up and keep me full until lunchtime.

3-Ingredient Protein Pancakes
Ingredients:
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- 1 scoop of chia seeds

Instructions: 
1. Blend the banana, eggs and chia seeds in a blender until well mixed. 
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Working in batches, drop small portions of batter onto the skillet and cook until golden brown, 1-2 minutes per side. 
3. I stack all of my pancakes on a plate and then top with a tiny bit of maple syrup and a bunch of fruit! 

Healthy egg muffin cups

This next one is another favorite, but can be made in advance. This recipe makes 12 at a time, so I usually cook them on Sunday and then have breakfast for the whole week! (They're also great if you're feeding a large family.) Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4 days... they can also be frozen. I pop them in the microwave in the morning because I like them warm! Also... feel free to play around with this recipe. You can add ham, bacon or even sautéed spinach to these :)

Healthy Egg Muffin Cups
Ingredients:
- nonstick cooking spray
- 5 large whole eggs
- 5 large egg whites
- 1/4 tsp salt
- ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1 cup diced bell pepper (I like getting different colored bell pepper to make them colorful)
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons diced jalapeno (optional)

Instructions: 
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray a standard 12-slot muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and egg whites and season with salt and pepper. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
4. Pour the egg/veggie mixture evenly into the prepared muffin pan.
5. Bake 15-20 minutes or until the tops are firm to the touch and eggs are cooked. 
6. Cool slightly and serve!

Greek yogurt bowl with chia seeds, granola & fruit

This is another one that can be customized to your taste buds. I loooove this breakfast in the spring/summer when berries are in season! Greek yogurt is sooo good for you: low in carbs, high in protein and probiotics that are great for your gut. Plain greek yogurt doesn't have the best taste in the world, which is why I add fruit and a drizzle of honey to make it sweeter. This breakfast is also pretty easy to eat on the go - instead of putting all the ingredients in a bowl, you can layer it in a cup or mason jar for easy transport.

Chia Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
Ingredients:
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup fresh fruit (I like mixing different fruits: strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi, raspberries, etc)
- 1/8 cup granola
- 1/2 tablespoon honey

Instructions: 
1. Mix together the Greek yogurt and chia seeds in a bowl.
2. Top with granola and fresh fruit.
3. Drizzle honey on top (I usually eyeball this and don't measure it out!) 
4. Enjoy!

I'd love to hear your favorite healthy breakfast recipes if you have one! xoxo

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37 comments:

  1. I would love to have this right now - although it is not breakfast time :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  2. I totally want to try those protein pancakes! YUM!

    Katie | Willow and White

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  3. All look yummy and I've been getting pretty tired of cereal so these will be a nice change. I think the pancakes are something I need to try.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  4. The banana pancakes is such an easy recipe! Definitely have to try that tomorrow morning :)

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  5. These look so delicious! Thank you for sharing these amazing recipes! Definitely trying them this weekend :)

    xx
    Verena

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  6. Great post! I agree with others---I'd love to continue to see more posts about healthy eating, wellness, etc. :) -Anne

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  7. The healthy egg muffins are my favorite go-to breakfast when I know it's going to be a crazy busy week. So easy to make and just grab and go!

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  8. Great ideas! Everything looks so yummy!

    xoxo
    Sharan
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  9. That yogurt bowl looks amazing! And how gorgeous is your hair?


    Paige Flamm
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  10. Everything looks so delicious!!! Need to make those pancakes
    The Color Palette

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  11. Yum! These all sound so good!

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  12. Great ideas. I love this.
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  13. I'm loving the healthy recipes post! Those pancakes sound and look amazing!

    Kim

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  14. I've been in a serious breakfast rut lately, thanks for sharing these ideas!!

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  15. Everything looks great! ;)

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  16. I want to try the pancake recipe for sure. I have made the muffins before and they came out great.

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  17. Great post!! I'm always looking for something I can make in batch for the week and the muffins tick the box. Thanks for sharing

    Amy | www.yankified.com

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  18. OMFG! That's SO HEAPs YUMs! I'm going to cook that for breakfast tomorrow! hehe!

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  19. I never tried the banana pancakes with chia seeds, but I imagine it tastes very good! I'll try it next time I make mine ;) Thanks for the tips!

    xoRosie // Rosie's Life

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  20. I love your T-shirt! The egg muffin cups look fab x

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  21. The yogurt bowl looks so good!! <3
    XO Janina
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  22. Your pancake recipe is my fave! I add cinnamon and it's even better ;)

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  23. These look great. My fave brekkie of late - whisk one egg with splash of water, make into crepe and top with greek or coconut yoghurt, fruit, walnuts, flaked coconut and maple syrup :)

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  24. The chia yoghurt breakfast bowl looks delicious! I love making mine with coconut yoghurt ♥

    Amy // www.snippetsofamy.co.uk

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  25. Yum! All of those recipes sound amazing!

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  26. These all sound amazing, I love fruit in the morning for breakfast.
    xo, kelsey | petiteinherpearls.blogspot.com

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  27. YUM, love these food posts - would love to see more of these! :)

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  28. Looks amazing!!!! I want to try some!

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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  29. I usually do a yogurt bowl in the morning but I am definitely going to try out some of these recipes!

    Lauren,
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  30. Great post! It all looks so delicious!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
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  31. These look so quick and easy. Can't wait to try the eggs in the muffin tin!

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  32. The chia seed pancakes look great! How much is a scoop? a cup or tablespoon etc.?

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    1. I just use a regular spoon from my silverware drawer! Like one you'd eat cereal with!

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  33. I make those pancakes and add cinnamon, will try chia seeds! I also ❤ A slice of Ezikel bread or fitness bread with mashed avacado tomato and a little salt!2nd option - top with egg whites, a slice of melted American cheese and top with everything bagel crunch!

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  34. Love the ideas. Gonna try them in the morning. Well, no more procrastination this time. Lol.
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  35. These sound so good, love the look of the pancakes! :)
    Life As Lissy

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