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30 Healthy And Tasty Recipes For Breakfast That You Can Make The Night Before

30 Healthy And Tasty Recipes For Breakfast That You Can Make The Night Before

Many of us are pressed for time in the mornings but starting your day with a healthy breakfast may not be as hard as you think. Here are 30 recipes that you can easily make the night before. This way you can start your day the best way possible. Enjoy!

1. Raw Banana Cinnamon Chia Pudding

Banana Chia Pudding

    Chia seed puddings are a great way to start your day and are so easy to make. Chia seeds give you a huge amount of nutrients, are loaded with antioxidants and are high in quality protein which should keep you feeling fuller for longer. These can be made in mason jars and stored in the fridge for a few days.

    2.  Apple-Quinoa Breakfast Muffins

    apple quinoa

      Quinoa is high in protein and is a complex carbohydrate with a low glycemic index which is said to be good for weight management. These tasty muffins can be made ahead of time and you could also make up a big batch and store some in the freezer.

      3. Spring Veggie and Potato Frittata

      Spring vege fritata

        Check this article out to see just how good eggs are for breakfast. Frittatas are an easy way to add eggs to your diet. This recipe includes asparagus and potato but you could also include things like spinach leaves, mushrooms, zucchini, sweet potato, feta – whatever you fancy.

        4.  Blueberry, Buckwheat + Chia Seed Muffins {Gluten-Free; Naturally-Sweetened}

        buckwheat muffins

          The amazing creator of this delicious breakfast muffins said “I made it my business to come up with the healthiest version of a muffin that I could: nutrient-dense, full of healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants.” Sounds perfect to me!

          5. Green smoothies

          green smoothie

            “The most powerful way to up our mineral consumption is to consume a plant-based drink every day, by either blending or juicing vegetables and fruit together,” says Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist and detox specialist. This is why green smoothies are the perfect way to start your day. They are so easy to make the night before. Just chuck all of your ingredients in the blender and store it in a mason jar in the fridge. Perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go.

            6. Overnight oats

            overnight oats

              Overnight oats are extremely versatile. You can top them with nuts and seeds, berries, fruit, natural yoghurt, honey, grated coconut, the options are endless. Oats have many beneficial nutrients including protein and fibre. They keep you feeling full and may help to reduce cholesterol.

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              7. Yoghurt and muesli parfaits

              yoghurt parfait

                Yoghurt is a source of protein and has several other nutrients including calcium, Vitamin B2 & B12, potassium and magnesium. Make sure you are consuming a natural yoghurt as many of the flavoured yoghurts contain large amounts of sugar. Match your natural yoghurt with some fruit and muesli and you have a delicious, healthy breakfast.

                8.  Baked Egg Breakfast Casserole with Mushrooms, Spinach & Salsa Recipe 

                Baked egg breaky

                  This one will take about 35 minutes of your time the night before and is a perfect way to include more greens in your diet. Spinach and other leafy greens are important for skin, hair and bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals.

                  9. Bacon and egg cupcakes

                  bacon-and-egg-muffins

                    I absolutely love this one. These are so easy to make and are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. Just line a muffin tray with bacon, crack in an egg, sprinkle some herbs and bake.

                    10. Sweet Potato, Kale + Feta Muffins

                    kale muffins

                      This ‘meal-in-a-muffin’ is full of protein and vegetables. A perfect healthy breakfast or snack when you are on the run.

                      11. Raspberry, walnut + buckwheat breakfast pudding

                      raspberry pudding

                        Diets that contain buckwheat have been linked to lowered risk of developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure and this recipe is a perfect way for you to incorporate it. Put it in some jars with rice/almond milk, walnuts and raspberries and you have a nutritious way to start your day.

                        12. Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie

                        mixed berry smoothie

                          Here is another amazing recipe from Sarah Wilson. All you do is chuck your favourite ingredients in the blender, blend and go.

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                          13. Banana Oat Smoothie

                          banana smoothie

                            Another simple smoothie recipe but this time you are including Banana and oats. This article from Foodmatters.tv explains just how powerful Bananas can be if we include them in our diet for example they “aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.”

                            14. Paleo Bread

                            paleo-bread

                              Many of us like a quick piece of toast in the morning, but why settle for white refined bread with very little nutritional value when you can eat this paleo bread packed full of fruit, seeds and nuts.

                              15. Blueberry Chia and Seed Bowl

                              Blueberry-Chia-Seed-Bowl

                                This one is so simple and so nutritious. Just put your seeds, nuts, dates and yoghurt into a blender and blitz until combined. Then top with other ingredients of your choice. This one uses goji berries, blueberries, nuts and dried coconut. Make it into a mason jar and have it for breakfast.  Yum!

                                16. Blueberry and Banana Bread

                                banana-and-blueberry-900

                                  This one will take you about 1 hour and 35 mins the night before. You can whip it up while you are cooking dinner and leave it in the oven to cook while you finish your meal. I promise you the delicious results are worth it! Just try not to eat it all that night.

                                  17. Mini Make-Ahead & Freeze Frittatas

                                  mini frittatas

                                    This is another great recipe that sees you utilising your muffin trays!  Just mix up your ingredients, pour them into the tray and bake.  So easy and simple! If you want you can make two trays worth and store them in the freezer.

                                    18.  Orange Maple Polenta 

                                    polenta

                                      Polenta is a low carbohydrate food rich in vitamin A and C making it a good source of the caroteinoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. This dish can be served hot or cold, which means it is a perfect option for you to make the night before.

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                                      19. Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

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                                        Chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast? Yes please! This wonderful recipe from Vegan Heartland is packed with nuts and seeds and are rich in protein, fibre, antioxidants and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

                                        20. Fruit Salad

                                        fruit salad

                                          What a better way to start your day then with a refreshing salad bowl. Cut up your favourite fruit the night before and store it in a container. In the morning, just add yoghurt and muesli and you can be on your way.

                                          21. Avocado toast with egg

                                          avocado egg toast

                                            This one is very simple. You can boil your eggs the night before or even in the morning. Then just toast your bread, scoop on your avocado and slice up your egg.

                                            22. Breakfast Burrito

                                            breakfast burrito

                                              These are a delicious and easy snack to keep on hand. Cook your ingredients the night before and wrap them in a small whole-wheat tortilla. You can make a few of them and then keep them in the freezer.

                                              23. Brunch Egg & Cheese Cups

                                              egg cups

                                                I can’t help but include more egg cup recipes in this list. I think it’s because they are so tasty, easy and nutritious. This one uses onion, cherry tomatoes and thyme.

                                                24. Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

                                                zuchinni oatmeal

                                                  I know zucchini in your oatmeal may seem a little crazy but I love this recipe from Oh She Glows. Zucchini is a good source of potassium and contains antioxidant vitamins that help boost immunity and support healthy aging. I don’t know why, but it just works in this recipe. Give it a try!

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                                                  25. Hard Boiled Eggs

                                                  boiled eggs

                                                    Hard boiled eggs are easy and affordable. Boil a few up at a time and leave them in the fridge for a couple of days. They are a great source of protein.

                                                    26. Six-Grain Slow Cooker Porridge

                                                    slow cooker porridge

                                                      I love using my slow cooker as it is so quick and easy but I have never thought to use it for breakfast!  Put some grains, oats, seeds, fruit and milk in the night before and wake up to some delicious slow cooked porridge.

                                                      27. Crockpot Cobbler

                                                      apple crock pot

                                                        This easy and delicious recipe will take a few minutes to prepare and tastes like apple crumble. It looks naughty but is actually a great healthy alternative. Why not cook it the night before and take some for breakfast in the morning. Top it off with some yoghurt and berries.

                                                        28. Banana Split with Yogurt and Jam

                                                        banana split

                                                          This healthy twist on a banana split is a great healthy breakfast. Top your banana off with some natural yoghurt, coconut, granola, honey or a little bit of jam.

                                                          29. Avocado Breakfast Pudding

                                                          Avocado breakfast

                                                            Avocados are full of healthy fats and are an excellent source of potassium. They are rich in vitamin K, B, C and E. Research suggests that there may be a number of other benefits including: lowering cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of diabetes, promoting lower body weight, and preventing cancer.

                                                            30. Berry Breakfast Quinoa

                                                            berry breakfast

                                                              Berries and quinoa are a perfect breakfast combination. This is a great recipe but I would use natural/full fat yoghurt. In my opinion, full fat is always a better option and you can read why here.

                                                              Featured photo credit: Blueberry Chia and Seed Bowl/Changing Habits via changinghabits.com.au

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                                                              Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                                                              How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                                              How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                                              We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                                                              We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                                                              So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                                                              Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                                                              What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                                                              Boundaries are limits

                                                              —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                                                              Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                                                              Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                                                              Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                                                              Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                                                              How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                                                              Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                                                              1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                                                              Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                                                              You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                                                              To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                                                              You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                                                              • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                                                              • When do you feel disrespected?
                                                              • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                                                              • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                                                              • When do you want to be alone?
                                                              • How much space do you need?

                                                              You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                                                              2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                                                              Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                                                              Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                                                              3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                                                              Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                                                              That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                                                              Sample language:

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                                                              • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                                                              • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                                                              • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                                                              • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                                                              • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                                                              • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                                                              • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                                                              Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                                                              4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                                                              Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                                                              Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                                                              Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                                                              We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                                                              It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                                                              It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                                                              Final Thoughts

                                                              Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                                                              Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                                                              Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                                                              The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                                                              Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                                                              Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                                                              They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                                                              Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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