Healthy breakfast options to keep you full until lunch
When it comes to breakfast, the possibilities are endless. Pancakes or waffles? Bacon or sausage? Muffin or pastry? While those options are delish, they're not the best for keeping you full and focused throughout the school day. It may seem difficult and costly to find healthy breakfast foods that will help you power through until lunch (especially on busy mornings) but it's actually easier than you think.
Here are some nutritious breakfast food options that will pack in the energy you need to survive your morning classes and make it to lunch without crossing into hangry territory.
Whole grain toast with Nutella and banana
Though Nutella contains saturated fat and sugar, it supplies a good amount of key vitamins and minerals that you need for your health. Bananas also contain a fair amount of fiber, so that—along with the whole grain toast—will contribute to keeping you full, too.
Oatmeal with almonds and agave nectar
Even in small amounts, almonds do a great job of keeping tummies happy. Oatmeal is hearty and good for you, obvs, and agave adds a touch of natural sweetness so you don't have to go overboard with the brown sugar.
Greek yogurt, blueberries, and granola
There's nothing better than a simple three-ingredient recipe. This is *so* easy to throw together in the AM. Greek yogurt keeps you full and—as long as you *don't* choose a "fruit on the bottom" option—it's low in sugar, too. Blueberries contain fiber, and granola is crunchy and yummy with just the right amount of sweetness to start your morning and carry you through until lunch period.
Strawberry oats smoothie
Smoothies *always* make for an amazing brekkie. This oats smoothie makes that even more true. Simply blitz the oats in a food processor (this ensures the smoothie is actually, ya know, smooth) and add them to your fave fruit and veg combo in the blender. We recommend using vanilla soy milk for major flavor to combine it all into a filling breakfast treat.
Kale and cauliflower frittata
Eating veggies in the morning will set you up for a health-filled rest of the day. Kale has endless benefits (Vitamins C, A and K, Iron, calcium) and eggs are packed with protein. Whip this up on Sunday evening and reheat slices each day to make things super easy in the AM.
What's your go-to stay-full brekkie? Share in the comments.