4 Fall Breakfasts You’ll Never Want to Skip

Image courtesy of Nourishing Meals - http://www.nourishingmeals.com/

Image courtesy of Nourishing Meals – http://www.nourishingmeals.com/

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear again (because it’s totally the truth): breakfast is the most important meal of the day, for so many reasons.

Firstly, eating a healthy breakfast stabilizes your blood sugar, keeping your energy consistent all day long. It also pays off in the long run: by keeping your blood sugar levels stable, you can help prevent adult-onset diabetes. 

Secondly, investing the little bit of extra time it takes to pull together a nourishing breakfast will actually help keep the extra pounds off, by boosting your metabolism. You heard me: eat more, weigh less. No brainer!

Finally, it’s delicious! The right breakfast will not only keep you going all day long, but it’ll taste great. Protein is an especially important part of a healthy, balanced breakfast, so in the summer I tend towards fruit-based smoothies with pumpkin seed or organic sprouted rice protein powder thrown in for good measure.

Now that the weather has turned, however, I’m loving warmer, more hearty breakfasts. Oats, bars, and yes, even pudding make it onto my breakfast table throughout the fall and winter. Below are some of my favourite recipes from some of my favourite sites.

Steel Cut Oatmeal (with 4 recipes) from Oh She Glows

Steel cut oats are great for you – they move through your digestive system more slowly than quick or rolled oats, giving you lasting energy and cutting down on the inflammation that other oats can cause. These four recipes from Oh She Glows are awesome – for extra protein, trying adding pumpkin seed or  organic sprouted rice protein powder just after the oats have cooked.

Banana Protein Bake from Joyous Health

Pressed for time most mornings? Cook up a batch of these awesome breakfast bars from Joyous Health on Sunday night, package them up in Tupperware, and boom – grab & go healthy breakfast eats!

Quick Quinoa Breakfast with Warm Cinnamon Apples from Nourishing Meals

Quinoa has to be one of my favourite grains- and this recipe from Nourishing Meals with its apples & cinnamon is perfect for fall! Bonus: quinoa is one of the only plant-based whole proteins, meaning you don’t need to add any protein powder to this porridge!

Chocolate Chia Raspberry Pudding by Julie Daniluk

Nope, you didn’t read that wrong: you get to eat pudding for breakfast. That doesn’t quite mean reaching for the processed packages of Jell-o, though. This recipe from my friend Julie Daniluk is packed with super foods like chia seeds and raw chocolate, making it a-okay in my breakfast books.

 

Now go eat up! 

On September 29, 2014, posted in: Blog , Digestive issues , Nutrition , Recipes

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