It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how many people actually sit down and eat a healthy meal every morning? If you don’t, don’t worry, you are not alone.
Whether it’s because you’re pressed for time, not in the cooking mood or simply do not have an appetite, breakfast tends to get pushed to the back burner for many.
The good news is that you don’t have to make major life changes to introduce breakie into your daily regime. Instead, keep these three tips in mind to help turn morning meals into a daily habit — even on the busiest of days.
Take It To Go
For all you busy bees out there, the idea of adding one more thing to your morning routine is a no-can-do (even if it is eating). If this sounds like you, try taking your grub on the road instead. Pack something quick and easy to chow down on at your desk while you brief for the day ahead, or power-up with a smoothie that you can drink on the go — a surefire way to brighten up your commute!
This energy-boosting smoothie is sure to put a pep in your step.
Take A Stab At Meal Prepping
Take the stress out of cooking every single morning by prepping your meals in advance. This can be as simple as setting aside a cup of yogurt and some granola to take with you to work. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, take some time out of your Sunday to bake a few egg cups for the weekdays ahead. Whatever your groove is, you’re probably more likely to eat an early meal if it’s all set to go the morning of.
Meal prep like a pro with these healthy egg cups.
Switch Up Your Workout Routine
**Fair warning, this one is probably only going to work if you’re an early bird at heart.**
If you usually wake up without an appetite, try hitting the gym in the AM instead. This can change the relationship you have with food in the mornings. Whether you decide to eat before or after your sweat sesh (or both!), breakfast goes from a meal you can skip to a meal that you need to get the most out of your morning workout.
Refuel post-workout with this decadent and protein-packed chia seed pudding.
Get out there and get your breakie on! What’s your favorite breakfast-time hack? Share what works for you in the comments below!
Thank you to the lovely and talented Niki Waters for this amazing illustration!
Illustration: Niki Waters