Whenever I do Instagram Q&As, I always get a ton of questions about what I eat for breakfast so I thought I’d make the answer into an entire blog post! I tracked my breakfasts for a week at home and then for another week on vacation so you can see the full picture of how I start my days.
At home, it’s usually pretty rushed because I’m feeding the baby and myself at the same time while getting her ready for daycare. But when I skip breakfast or don’t eat enough I get hangry by 10 or 11 and it’s never worth it so I try to get in some protein before 8:30am. When we’re on vacation, I keep it as healthy as possible without being too strict!
What I eat for breakfast in a week (at home)
At home I pretty much repeat three or four things, but try not to eat the same thing two days in a row, otherwise I get sick of it. In addition to the below, I always have a mug of jasmine green tea unless I’m really tired then I pull out the big guns and go for a black tea with almond milk and a dash of maple syrup. I don’t drink coffee because it makes me too jittery.
You’ll see me mention ghee a lot and I know I’ll get questions about that so let me explain. I use it in place of butter because it is easier for me to digest and, in my opinion, tastes better. I put it in oatmeal and a lot of Amalia’s meals too so she gets some good healthy fat.
Monday: A Daily Harvest mint + cacao smoothie with added collagen peptides, chia seeds, and almond butter. (Use code LEMONSTRIPES for three free smoothies!)
Tuesday: I made scrambled eggs for Amalia so I added another egg for myself and ate that over leftover brown rice that I sautéed with spinach and topped with an avocado and hot sauce. Breakfast bowls are so quick and easy and delicious!
Wednesday: Gluten free toast with ghee, almond butter, strawberry jam, and chia seeds.
Thursday: Scrambled eggs with spinach, a side of sliced avocado with Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel seasoning, and a cut up nectarine. Anel took the baby to day care this morning so I had time for to make and enjoy a proper breakfast!
Friday: A Daily Harvest mint + cacao smoothie with added collagen peptides, chia seeds, and almond butter. (Use code LEMONSTRIPES for three free smoothies!). I also had a veggie packed toddler muffin from a batch I had made the night before.
Saturday: I made banana pancakes (banana, egg, baby oatmeal, salt, cinnamon) for me and Amalia.
Sunday: We took Amalia out for brunch and I ordered huevos rancheros with no cheese aka my favorite brunch food of all time!
What I eat for breakfast in a week (on vacation)
When I eat breakfast out, I try to add as many veggies as possible and skip the gluten when I can. If I get toast with my eggs, I end up eating way too much and feeling sick afterwards. I try to follow my vacation rule of limiting myself to one unhealthy thing per day and that usually comes with dinner or dessert. Breakfast is an easy meal for me to keep relatively clean and it sets me up for a day of feeling strong and energized so for me, it’s usually worth it to pack in protein and greens in the mornings, even when we’re out of town.
Monday: (Home- We left after breakfast this morning) I wanted to be full for our car ride so I made a big omelette with eggs (duh), spinach, onions, and parmesan cheese along with a piece of gluten free toast with ghee.
Tuesday: (Out) This was a rushed morning because I had a photo shoot at 8:15. I ate an almond croissant and a matcha latté with almond milk and that was it! Of course I ended up being starving by 10am.
Wednesday: (Out) Omelette with spinach and bacon, hash browns, and salsa with a side of berries.
Thursday: (Out) Breakfast sandwich on multigrain bread with eggs, spinach, kale, and avocado and a matcha latté with almond milk.
Friday: (Home) We made Simple Mills Paleo banana muffins and added walnuts and had those and scrambled eggs with Parmesan cheese before heading to the beach.
Saturday: (Out) Breakfast burrito with eggs, black beans, avocado, and salsa. And a few bites of blueberry pancakes that we ordered for the table. When I go out for breakfast with my whole family, we always get something sweet for the table which is nice because you can indulge a little without eating an entire order of French toast or pancakes.
Sunday: (Home) Smoothie with almond milk, berries, spinach, almond butter, collagen peptides, and chia seeds. Toast (not GF) with peanut butter.
What are your go-to breakfasts at home or out?
I usually have oatmeal with peanut butter and blueberries or scrambled egg and egg white with Ezekiel bread topped with either avocado or peanut butter and some kind of fruit. I agree with you, it’s the easiest meal to keep clean!
I think I OD’ed on oatmeal last winter but I’m going to bring it back this fall because it’s just so easy and healthy and versatile!
My go to breakfast lately is avocado toast on really good bread with sliced tomato and an egg. So delicious! My daughter also loves a banana sliced log wise with peanut butter; oatmeal sweetened with mashed, ripe banana and some frozen berry; or a veggie scramble.
Yum, so good. Now that tomatoes are in season, I need to remember to eat them for breakfast too, good call.
I know you are mostly dairy-free but I wonder your opinion on greek yogurt with fruit, granola for breakfast. Its one of my favorites but I wonder if its too much sugar to start the day, even if most of it is naturally occurring??
I’m an RD so I thought I would offer my option… Greek yogurt with fruit and cereal can be a great choice depending on the specific types you choose. Go for a high protein yogurt with little to no added sugar. Siggis is my favorite. When it comes to toppings evaluate how much sugar is in your granola as well. Look for something with some fiber. (Chopped walnuts or slivered almonds are another great choice for topping your yogurt) A mix of fiber from the fruit and topping and protein from the yogurt will help keep you full.