3 Hearty Breakfast Ideas

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.)  

hearty breakfast ideas

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).     

hearty breakfast

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.  

hearty breakfast ideas

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!

Do you like this kind of post?  Please let me know in the comments!  I made these recipes (guidelines) as individual photos so that you can easily to save to your phone or Pinterest 🙂

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Katie Vail
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  1. Anonymous
    January 9, 2019 / 7:07 pm

    LOVE these breakfast ideas! Especially now as I am tackling a new work out routine as a New Year’s resolution. Thank you for sharing!

  2. January 9, 2019 / 9:53 pm

    These look so good! I get so lazy in the morning, I usually just do a slow scramble, but those pancakes look good!

  3. Anonymous
    January 10, 2019 / 10:21 pm

    YUM! Love these ideas, I’ll have to try them out!

  4. January 10, 2019 / 10:22 pm

    Thanks Kelsey! I had the eggs for breakfast, they never disappoint even though the cooking method is a little different!

  5. January 10, 2019 / 10:23 pm

    Thanks Kait! Yep the pancakes are so good. I'm hungry just thinking about it now. Oh and nutella on top makes them taste like dessert lol

  6. January 10, 2019 / 10:24 pm

    You're welcome, I hope you enjoy them! Good luck tackling your resolution and thanks so much for taking the time to comment 🙂

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