February 14, 2017 | | Nutrition

Best Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

We’ve always heard the age old saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” but it really does hold true. It was quite literally named because it refers to breaking the fasting period of the night prior and has an effect on you that’s different from any other meal. In fact, studies show that a healthy breakfast can improve concentration, increase strength and even help you lose weight. If you’ve tuned in to the latest podcast, Jim and his guest, Brandy Hollaway, owner of the Foodcierge, a local meal prep delivery service with Jim White Approved options, discuss healthy recipes to eat for breakfast.

Trust me when I say that we’ve heard all of the excuses in the book for why people don’t eat breakfast but the most common reasons are that they don’t have enough time in the morning or they just aren’t hungry. While these reasons could be valid, we’re here to help squash them so we’ve provided some of our favorite Jim White Approved recipes that you can make on your own from the Foodcierge below.

EASY EATS

Breakfast options under 300 calories


Breakfast Cake

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, whole
  • 6 egg whites
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 cup coconut or Almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine eggs, milk and oats together and mix. Add in Nutella and blend well, then add the strawberries.
  3. Pour mixture into a pan coated with non-stick cooking spray or coconut oil and bake for 25 minutes or until center is thoroughly cooked.
  4. Allow to cool in pan and slice into 8 even pieces.

 


No Bake Breakfast Bar

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 0 minutes | Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 5 cups quick oats
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Optional:

  • coconut flakes
  • dates
  • almonds

Instructions

Line a rectangular pan with parchment paper. Mix oats, peanut butter and honey (and any additional ingredients you decide) with clean hands or wooden spoon. Flatten the mix into pan. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Cut into 12 bars and enjoy!

 


Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cups Almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line an 8×8 pan with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, mix the eggs, milk, honey, and cinnamon.
  4. Add in the cooled quinoa and combine mixture.
  5. Pour the mixture into the lined pan and spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until set and golden. Remove from the pan and let cool. Cut into 4 squares and enjoy.

 


Stuffed Breakfast Peppers

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 24 minutes | Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 bell pepper, cut in half
  • 2-4 eggs
  • 2 ounces of cheese
  • 2 ounces of diced onions
  • 2 ounces of salsa
  • 2 ounces of spinach

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pour water into a small baking dish and place peppers in the dish cut side down. Place in oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Pull peppers from the oven and turn over with tongs. Sprinkle cheese, onions, salsa in the peppers, layer with spinach and then crack 1-2 eggs over top.
  4. Place back in the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes (over easy) or 20-24 minutes (hard).

 


Skinny Breakfast Burrito

Prep time: 25 minutes | Cook time: 8 minutes | Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 ounces of cheese
  • 1 large whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 ounces of diced onion
  • 2 ounces of diced peppers
  • 4 ounces of spinach

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Saute peppers and onion in light oil for 5 minutes. Pour in eggs and scramble well.
  3. Place spinach on tortilla and place egg mixture on tip with cheese (add salsa if you’d like too!). Wrap tightly, cut in half and enjoy!

We hope you enjoy a few of these healthy recipes. Remember that most of these can be made the night before so you can just easily heat-up and go for those busy mornings! If you try one of these recipes be sure to tag the Foodcierge and JWFNS and let us know how you enjoy it.

 

xx, K

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