New year, new you? No thanks. This year, we’re opting out of January’s onslaught of healthy eating content and going back to basics that we’re pretty sure everyone can agree on, like the value of starting the day with a well-balanced meal. We’ll never ditch cereal (we’re not monsters!), but we are collecting fresh ideas for making quick, well-balanced breakfasts. And nothing that requires us to give up sleep is allowed.
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The Most Important Meal of the Day
Is breakfast truly the most important meal of the day? Many think so, but more to the point: it sets the tone and your energy. The only problem is that many healthier breakfast ideas require an amount of work — or level of liveliness — that we just don’t have on most mornings. So this week, the emphasis is on shortcuts that make well-balanced breakfasts actually attainable.
Here are the recipes mentioned in this episode:
Homemade fruit on the bottom yogurt (with a fruit compote recipe)
Fruit on the bottom yogurt using chia seed jam with granola (using the plastic cup trick to keep the granola crunchy)
PS: you can use the upcycled plastic cup trick for any kind of snack pack! (pictured above)
Meghan’s Seedy Protein Mix (the healthy version of her Sprankles Mix — ha!)
How to Make Instant Oatmeal as Nutritious as the Slow Cooked Kind
How to Cook Quinoa Perfectly (no bitterness!)
Perfect Scrambled Eggs made with eggs cracked right into the pan (no whisking bowl!)
Stacie’s Instant Pot Egg White Bites
Easy Breakfast Meal Preps at @workweeklunch
How to Make Frittatas (Stovetop or Baked)
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These are some of our favorite products mentioned in this episode:
Our fave Justin’s nut butters: Classic Peanut Butter, Honey Peanut Butter, Classic Almond Butter, and Vanilla Almond Butter
Our fave Non-Stick Frying Pan
Stacie’s favorite collagen peptides and fave protein powder
Our editor, Sam’s favorite protein powder
Stacie’s fave, Good Culture Cottage Cheese
Our fave store-bought egg bites: Organic Valley Feta and Chives and Organic Valley Sausage and Pepper Jack (they have a bite!)
Ellenos Greek Yogurt (she’s crushing on this flavor in particular paired with muesli)
Get Social With Us
Be sure to join our private Listener’s Group on Facebook (our favorite cocktail is WHISKEY — you’ll understand when you try to join). This week, we’ll be getting your favorite ideas for quick, easy, well-balanced breakfasts. ALSO: we want to know if your kids would be into beans for breakfast – yay or nay?
OH! And did you pick up on the shade that Meghan threw at the end of the episode? We’re going to see if y’all caught it!
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