Have you ever noticed that we demand quite a bit from our breakfast? We want it to taste good, feel good, and we want it when we want it. Even for dinner. Maybe it’s because somewhere between the screaming growls of hunger, and the ingraining of breakfast being “the most important meal of the day,” we developed a desire to do this meal our way only.
And how do we want it? We want it to be affordable, nutritious, and to fulfill whatever personal X factor comes with having our unique food preferences.
Choosing a breakfast that falls in the sweet spot of these dynamics isn’t always easy, but the GR8 news is, we’ve dug up some pretty solid options.
Pour oats into a jar and add your choice of milk or water. Mix in any fruit, chopped nuts, or spices you wish. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy cold in the morning.
Oats in the morning are rich in antioxidants, can regulate blood sugar, and will keep you full.
Pair chia seeds with almond or coconut milk and stir to make a chia pudding. Add cinnamon, coconut flakes, nutmeg, or crumbled nuts for extra kicks.
This one is full of omega 3 fatty acids and fiber, which can help fight inflammation and aid in digestion.
Egg Avocado Toast
Choose your favorite type of bread, spread smashed avocado, and add a sunny egg side up on top.
This one will keep you full with a firm serving of carbs and essential fats.
Granola Greek Yogurt Parfait
Go for low-fat Greek yogurt and incorporate berries, honey, nut crumbles, and granola for a low-cost out-for-breakfast favorite.
Greek yogurt provides probiotics and gets major points with your gut.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Mix peanut butter, banana, and almond or coconut milk in a blender to create this creamy treat on the go.
This beverage is a serving of sweet protein and dense in vitamins.
Place fresh spinach at the bottom of a mug and pour omelet mixture of eggs, bell peppers, and choice of cheese on top. Microwave for three minutes to create a mini, microwave quiche.
One mug is full of protein, probiotics, and green nutrients that are sure to energize you.
Each of these recommendations can be made more decadent or simplified by adding or subtracting ingredients. They all provide adequate health benefits, are sweet and savory in taste, and can be made for approximately under $5 each, at home.