4 Fantastic Breakfast Options to Fuel Your Day

Starting your day with a hearty, healthy, balanced breakfast is not always easy but with these 4 breakfast options you can be prepared to get the energy you need to achieve your fitness or weight-loss goals.

 

Best for Everyday

  Yogurt, Berries & Bran   Calories: 350 kcal  Fat: 6g  Carbs: 43g  Fibre: 13g  Protein: 41g

Yogurt, Berries & Bran

Calories: 350 kcal

Fat: 6g

Carbs: 43g

Fibre: 13g

Protein: 41g

 

Yogurt, Berries & Bran

This is my go to breakfast everyday. All you need is 5 minutes to make it. It tastes great, has a great texture like a gourmet parfait and its packed with everything you need to fuel your day and keep you satiated until your next meal.


Recipe:

175g 2% Plain Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup Frozen Berries

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

1/3 cup All Bran Buds

Directions:

  1. Heat frozen berries in microwave for 35-45 seconds

  2. Combine yogurt with protein powder(a whisk works best).

  3. Add warmed Berries

  4. Top with All Bran Buds

 

Best To Fuel a Work Out

  Peanut Butter Toast & Banana   Calories: 383 kcal  Fat: 11g  Carbs: 62g  Fibre: 8g  Protein: 12g

Peanut Butter Toast & Banana

Calories: 383 kcal

Fat: 11g

Carbs: 62g

Fibre: 8g

Protein: 12g

Peanut Butter Toast & Banana

Choose this breakfast when you want to work out in the morning. I will also eat this as a pre-work out meal/snack later in the day. The banana provides quick energy in the form of fructose as well as a host of B vitamins and Niacin to help utilize that energy. Whole grain toast and peanut butter will sustain you through your work-out or game and keep you going strong to the final minute


Recipe:

2 Slice Whole Grain Toast

1 tbsp Peanut Butter

1 Medium Banana

 

Best in a Hurry

  Cottage Cheese and Peaches   Calories: 180 kcal  Fat: 2.5g  Carbs: 23g  Fibre: 2g  Protein: 15g

Cottage Cheese and Peaches

Calories: 180 kcal

Fat: 2.5g

Carbs: 23g

Fibre: 2g

Protein: 15g

Cottage Cheese and Peaches

Two ingredients, throw them in a bowl and you’ve made and eaten breakfast in less time than it takes to read this sentence. Cottage cheese is a super food. Some people can’t get past the texture but the lean protein it brings to the table is a goldmine for people looking to lose fat and build muscle.


Recipe:

1/2 cup Cottage Cheese 2%(sodium reduced if you can find it)

1/2 cup canned peaches(leave the syrup in the can…)

 

Best on the Road

  Tim Horton’s - Egg and Cheese English Muffin   Calories: 280 kcal  Fat: 11g  Carbs: 29g  Fibre: 1g  Protein: 14g

Tim Horton’s - Egg and Cheese English Muffin

Calories: 280 kcal

Fat: 11g

Carbs: 29g

Fibre: 1g

Protein: 14g

Tim Horton’s - Egg and Cheese on an English Muffin

Let’s face it, it’s not always possible to get out of the house in the morning with a full stomach. This breakfast sandwich finds it’s way through my open driver’s side window more than I’d like to admit. But part of any good nutrition program is finding the things that will work for you in less than ideal situations. This sandwich may not be the optimal start to your day but it is low calorie, has a decent mix of protein, carbs and fats and it tops all when it comes to convenience.


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About the Author

Aaron Williamson

is a certified member of the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals and C.E.O in the software development sector. With a passion for personal fitness and helping others achieve their best health and performance Aaron coaches nutrition and exercise programs at Elite Personal Training in London, On.