I used to be a cereal girl but these days I need a heartier breakfast since I’m always chasing around toddlers and normally work out after I take Jack to school. Have you ever heard the saying “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper?” It essentially means you should start your day with a large and filling breakfast so that you have energy to get you through your day. Then your lunch should be filling but smaller, and then dinner should be your smallest meal since you’re about to go to bed. (Truthfully my dinners aren’t all that small, but I whole heartedly believe in the “breakfast like a king” part.)
I typically rotate through the three breakfasts I’ve included here, or have plain Greek yogurt with fruit, granola and a little honey (though honestly that normally isn’t enough to keep me going either). These meals do a great job of holding me over longer than a bowl of cereal does so I’m not as tempted to snack through out the morning. I make the overnight oats in mason jars and just take them out of the fridge and throw them in my gym bag in the morning. I’ll eat a little right before I work out and then will eat some more after my workout while I use my second hour at the gym to work on my computer. It’s become a nice little routine for me, along with a cup of coffee that stays hot in a YETI tumbler (we have 3 of these and I LOVE them).
I’ll often place the quick eggs/microwave omelet/whatever you want to call it on top of avocado toast, or if I’m in a hurry I’ll wrap it in tin foil and eat it in the car or once I get to the gym.
The banana pancake takes a little longer to make but it’s really filling and Caroline loves it so we’ll typically share it. I love how it tastes with almond butter, even though I’m traditionally a peanut butter girl!
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