Today kicks off the February Clean Eating Breakfast Challenge! You can still join us, just register for free so you receive the weekly emails and then start sharing your daily meal with #bestfoot. See the full challenge details and why we are focused just on breakfast.
Your morning is just too busy to focus on breakfast? No, it’s not that’s just your way of saying it isn’t a priority. You don’t have to eat a huge meal, but breakfast is consistently one of the key factors in maintaining weight loss, curbing cravings and providing energy for the day.
Don’t feel like eating breakfast? If eating first thing isn’t your cup of tea, then start your day with a protein shake. One of the keys to the breakfast challenge is getting protein in your morning meal. An 8oz glass of water with protein powder will at minimum start your day with some hydration and nutrition.
Stay away from protein powders filled with chemicals!!! You can use whey or pea or rice or whatever works for you, but look at the label and make an informed decision. Obviously I use Vega as noted in multiple posts about my need to go dairy free.
Following are some recipes to get you excited and make sure you read Clean eating defined >>
(1.)Green smoothie breakfast: For those of you looking to get back on the green smoothie bandwagon here is your chance! I’ve got a whole green smoothie guide you can checkout with recipes and add-ons or
(2.) checkout this Tropical Quinoa Smoothie.
(3.)Egg breakfast: Checkout the 3 minute veggie and egg dish I shared with Shape.com
(4.)RTTF Hearty Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats -- Bob’s Red Mill makes Gluten Free
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 1 scoop protein powder or hemp seeds or chia seeds
1. Put oats, water and carrots in to microwave safe bowl
2. Heat for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes - watch it so it doesn’t boil over
3. Stir in remaining ingredients -- you want it to be a little watery coming out of the microwave so the protein powder can be absorbed. If it’s not watery add a little more.
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup fruit (I love honeydew)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 dropper vanilla stevia or honey
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots
Combine all ingredients, cover and refrigerate overnight!
(6.) Orange Infused Overnight Steel Cut Oats
(7.) Roasted pumpkin and collard crustless quiche -- good hearty make ahead vegan option
(8.) Avocado egg salad - Another great make ahead meal with fats to keep you full
(9.) Paleo oatmeal -- I like having some grains, but this is a good option if you are following this plan
(10.) Warm cinnamon raisin quinoa breakfast - Great gluten free option! Sub in blueberries for more anti-oxidants
(11.) Southwest breakfast muffins - portion controlled and a meaty option if you are getting the whole family involved
(12.) ToneItUp protein pancake
(13.) Healthy Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup unflavored almond or soy milk
- 2-3 potatoes sliced thin with mandolin or diced
- 1 can black beans
- 1/2 diced red pepper
- 1/2 diced green pepper
- 1/4 cup green onions
- 2-3 tbsp fire roasted green chile
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Salsa and avocado for topping
1. Layer potatoes, meat and peppers in crockpot
2. Beat eggs, milk and spices together
3. Pour mixture in to crockpot
4. Cook on low 5 hours
5. Serve with avocado and salsa!
(14.) Homemade Trail Mix Bars + apple
(15.) Quick wrap: Gluten free wrap + 1 tbsp nut butter + 1/2 sliced pear + 1/4 cup shredded carrots
I won’t lie after the overwhelming number who signed up for the Eat Clean Challenge and Green Smoothie Challenge last year, I had to laugh at the small numbers. The bad news is a lot of folks are missing out on creating yet another small habit that will lead to great changes. The good news is these folks are ready to kill it:
|Katie @ Peace Love & Oats||http://peaceloveandoats.com||@PeaceLoveOats||@PeaceLoveOats|
|Beth P|| ||@bethp262|
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