Top 5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas: How to Think Outside the Cereal Box

by JJ Virgin on September 1, 2016

To be the best fat burner, support your immune system, and maintain steady energy throughout the day… you’ll want to break your fast smartly! 

Breakfast might be the day’s most important meal… but making the wrong choices can do more harm than good.

Yes, cereal, frozen waffles, and muffins are convenient. Unfortunately, they also guarantee a mid-morning blood sugar crash that leaves you restless, cranky, and yet oddly craving more of that same food. (Forget being at your best for that 10 AM meeting!)

Steer clear of these high-sugar impact catastrophes! When you break your fast intelligently, you’ll feel full and focused all morning long.

These five choices create a healthy breakfast foundation that will help you perform like a champ!

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Chia seed pudding

Chia seeds come by their superfood status honestly! They have plenty of filling fiber, plus they pack in lots of energizing protein and brain-enhancing omega-3 fatty acids.

Pudding for breakfast? Yes, please… This Chocolate Berry Chia Pudding recipe doubles as a decadent dessert.

Breakfast wraps

Sometimes your hectic morning schedule calls for a meal on the go. Breakfast wraps made with brown rice tortillas or coconut Paleo wraps are a quick, nutritious option without energy-crashing sugar and gluten.

For savory wraps, try pairing scrambled eggs and guacamole (if you don’t have an egg intolerance) or make a classic BLT with nitrite-free bacon. Want a sweeter wrap? Layer thinly sliced apples with unsweetened coconut yogurt and walnuts, or go with fresh berries and almond butter. Easy to grab-and-go, and so yummy that leftovers won’t be a problem!

Loaded smoothies

My favorite, whether you want a plant-based or Paleo-inspired option. (See them all here.) Have you tried my Chocolate Paleo-Inspired All-in-One Shake? Drool-worthy!*

I’ve got plenty of fab loaded smoothie recipes (here are over 60!), but feel free to improvise. Sneak in leafy greens (you won’t taste ’em!), antioxidants from berries, unsweetened shredded coconut, or cacao nibs.

Dinner for breakfast

Eating breakfast for dinner is always a hit, but why not do the reverse? A hot bowl of quinoa pasta with no-sugar-added marinara is filling and nutritious. The same goes for sloppy joes over brown rice or gluten-free chicken tenders with a side of sweet potato fries. You might even do double the recipe for dinner… and warm up the leftovers the following morning. Break out of the (cereal) box!

Breakfast bars

Granola and cereal bars have the right idea, but all the wrong ingredients. The sugar and empty carbs in most brands make them a closer relative to candy than a nutritious breakfast.

I fixed those issues with my bars. While the fiber, protein, and healthy fats differ in each one, one thing is steady… They are all low-sugar impact.

My favorite? The Dark Chocolate Coconut Fiber Bar that enrobes tender, sweet coconut in rich dark chocolate. Every bar packs healthy fats with 7 grams of fiber… but only 2 grams total sugars. * 

Need some new smoothie ideas? I’ve got over 60 top-shelf recipes in this Smoothie Guide… so you never get bored with having a smoothie to break your fast! Get your FREE guide here

The views in this blog by JJ Virgin should never be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. Please work with a healthcare practitioner concerning any medical problem or concern. The information here is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or condition. Statements contained here have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.