Breakfast: eat this, not that
We’ve all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but not all breakfast foods are created equal. There’s a huge difference in how that bowl of overnight oats is going to fuel your body and how that sugary donut is going to cause a rollercoaster of blood sugar highs and lows all morning long.
To help you pick the healthiest and most delicious plant-based breakfast foods, we’re sharing an eat this, not that! breakfast edition.
Breakfast: Eat This Not That
#1 Coconut Milk Yogurt Bowl vs. Parfait
While yogurt parfaits are a convenient and yummy way to start your day, they are also loaded with sugar and dairy. Instead, put together a dairy-free coconut milk yogurt bowl and sweeten with fresh fruit.
Want an added boost? Sprinkle on some hemp seeds for some added fiber and plant-based omega-3s and protein.
#2 Veggie BLT vs. Regular BLT
Skip the bacon in the traditional BLT, and make a plant-based nutritious version that will keep you full all morning. Swap bacon for some tempeh and enjoy with tomato, avocado, and sauerkraut for an added gut boost.
#3 Veggie Scramble vs. Scrambled Eggs
Want to up your veggie intake before you even start the day? Try making a veggie scramble using tofu, bell peppers, and onion.
Want a done for you plant-based omelet? Try Veestro’s Omelet Primavera, made with vegan eggs, and lots of veggies and flavor!
#4 Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl vs. Instant Oatmeal
While oatmeal makes a great way to start your day, instant oatmeal is often full of added sugar. Instead, try Veestro’s Oatmeal Breakfast Pie that’s made with lots of wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, sweet potatoes, and apples, and none of the artificial junk commonly found in store-bought versions.
#5 Green Smoothie vs. Artificial Protein Shakes
Grabbing a quick smoothie on the way out the door to work is a convenient breakfast option, but not all shakes are created equal.
Instead of starting your day with a protein shake made with dairy-based protein, artificial sweeteners, and fillers, try making a wholesome green smoothie instead.
Blend together unsweetened almond or coconut milk, with a frozen banana, some frozen berries, a handful of spinach, superfood seed of choice (hemp, flax, chia), and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
Enjoy this as a wholesome, delicious, and easy way to start your day.
Take Your Breakfast to the Next Level With These Healthy Choices
Fueling up on a nutritious breakfast is a great way to start the day off on the right foot. Not only is it the meal that kickstarts our metabolism and helps stabilize blood sugar, but it can also help keep us full until lunch, making it less likely that we’ll grab something unhealthy when that mid-morning hunger kicks in.
So, make the most of what a healthy breakfast can bring to the table by using these five eat this, not that hacks. These may be exactly what you need to help transform your eating habits, starting with the most important meal of the day.