I want to give up cereal. It’s my breakfast of choice and I love my morning bowl, but it’s not the healthiest, most nutritious meal. I typically eat some sort of Kashi cereal, which is lower in sugar and higher in protein than most brands, but still, I could eat something “real” if you know what I mean.
I spent Sunday morning brainstorming alternative breakfast ideas. My criteria: meals had to be quick, filling and made of real, whole foods. Here are some of the ideas came up with.
Acai or Smoothie Bowls
This picture comes from The Fitnessista. The link has Gina’s recipe. I’m thinking I’ll probably stick to a smoothie bowl since I don’t have a health store nearby where I can buy the acai packs the recipe calls for. Instead I plan to use fruit as the base, add some almond milk, maybe some protein powder and then toss on some filling toppings like granola, sliced fruit, coconut or nuts.
This picture and recipe is from Kalyn’s Kitchen. The link will take you to the source. This is something I would make ahead of time while I meal prep on Sunday. Then I’d throw it in the fridge and heat up a muffin or two for breakfast.
Microwaved Scrambled Eggs
Pic and recipe from I Can Teach My Child. I don’t have time to wash a frying pan in the morning, but I do have time to microwave eggs and stick the dish/cup in the dishwasher before running out the door.
Picture and recipe from Something Swanky. The link will take you to a post with 75+ ways to eat oatmeal. Not all of these ways are healthy, but I’d consider most of them as a good alternative to cereal.
Any ideas to add to this list?