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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 May 21, 2019

                                                              13 Bad Habits You Need to Quit Right Away

                                                              13 Bad Habits You Need to Quit Right Away

                                                              Creating your productivity ritual — a routine that helps you to maintain a peak level of energy can get you the best out of your days.

                                                              Part of creating your productivity routine involves removing activities that drain you (what I call “kryptonites”), and that includes your bad habits.

                                                              Like it or not, bad habits are bad for you — mentally, physically, emotionally and even socially in some cases. While some bad habits are harder to quit than others, it doesn’t change the fact that you need to get rid of them. Here are 13 bad habits to quit right away:

                                                              1. Stress Eating

                                                              I used to be a serious stress eater. I would eat whenever I felt unhappy, stressed, disappointed, anxious, or even… happy! My eating had nothing to do with being hungry, and everything to do with using food to fill my emotional voids.

                                                              While eating would comfort me, this feeling was momentary and would disappear right after I was done eating. Instead, what I had left would be the same emotional void that triggered me to eat in the first place (be it unhappiness or stress), a 2,000 excess calorie intake over what I should have eaten for the day, and anger at myself for having stress ate.

                                                              I’ve since overcome stress eating. I have healthy eating habits and a healthy relationship with food today where I no longer use food as a tool to fill my emotions.

                                                              If you are a stress eater, don’t fret — here’s how to manage your stress better:

                                                              How to Manage Stress (A Step-by-Step Guide to Turn Stress Into Success)

                                                              2. Nail Biting

                                                              Not only is nail biting unhygienic, it is also socially repelling, leads to dental problems like malocclusion of the anterior teeth,[1] potentially cause stomach problems,[2] and lead to severely deformed fingernails in the long run.

                                                              People who bite their nails tend to have shorter nails than the average person; their nail plates also experience scarring and may eventually become absent.[3]

                                                              Understand what triggers your nail biting behavior and replace it with another neutral to positive habit. Make habits to break habits.

                                                              For example, if you bite your nails when you are stressed, go for a walk or listen to music instead the next time you feel stressed.

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                                                              3. Hanging out with Naysayers

                                                              We all know these people — people who play devil’s advocate to every idea you have and every goal you want to pursue. We are already our greatest self-critics, so it doesn’t help when there’s someone beside us, ever ready to pounce on what we say and tear it down.

                                                              Hang out less with these naysayers and spend more time with supportive people who share constructive feedback instead. You will be much happier this way.

                                                              Learn how to get rid of naysayers with these 10 Ways to Ignore the Naysayers and Achieve Your Dreams.

                                                              4. Being with People Who Don’t Appreciate You

                                                              Haven’t all of us been in this situation before? Trying to please people who don’t appreciate us? Bending over backwards to be there for people when they are never there for us?

                                                              While we give without expectations of return, we need to draw a line with people who don’t value us because these people damage our souls.

                                                              Stop spending time with people who don’t appreciate you, and spend more time with people who do instead.

                                                              Unsure who you should get rid of? Learn about it here: 5 Kinds of Toxic People That You Need to Get Rid of Now

                                                              5. Smoking

                                                              Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death globally.[4]

                                                              In just the United States alone, about 500,000 deaths are attributed to smoking-related diseases annually. A recent study estimated that as much as one-third of China’s male population will have significantly shortened life-spans due to smoking! Gender-wise, male and female smokers lose an average of 13.2 and 14.5 years of life respectively — that’s over a decade of life right there.[5]

                                                              Not only that, smoking causes pre-mature skin aging (i.e. wrinkles), yellowing of teeth, bad breath, and worse of all — jeopardy of the health of people around you, including your loved ones. Studies have shown that non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke are at risk to many of the health problems associated with direct smoking.[6]

                                                              Smoking risks

                                                                6. Excessive Drinking

                                                                All of us know that drinking too much alcohol is bad for us, but do you know how bad it really is?

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                                                                According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, drinking too much — be it on a single occasion or over time — can seriously damage your health:[7]

                                                                • Brain problems: Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, making it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.
                                                                • Heart diseases: Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle, Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat, stroke, high blood pressure
                                                                • Liver diseases: Steatosis or fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis, cirrhosis
                                                                • Pancreas problems: Pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion.
                                                                • Different types of cancer: Mouth, esophagus, throat, liver, breast

                                                                If you drink a lot, perhaps cutting it out right away will be tough. Cut down the number of glasses you drink each time, followed by the number of times you drink a week.

                                                                If need be, seek help from an AA group — you aren’t alone in this. Change starts from today.

                                                                7. Eating Junk Food (Including Diet Soda)

                                                                Junk food — they are everywhere in our society today. From McDonald’s, to KFC, to Burger King, to 24-hour takeouts, junk food such as fries, highly processed burgers and sodas has become a staple in our society today.

                                                                If you think, “Hey, but junk food is tasty!”, think again:

                                                                A study by Paul Johnson and Paul Kenny suggests that junk food consumption alters brain activity in a way similar to addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin.[8]

                                                                “After many weeks with unlimited access to junk food, the pleasure centers of rat brains became desensitized, requiring more food for pleasure.”

                                                                And you wonder why you seem to crave fast food when you just had some the day before?

                                                                While it may not be possible to remove junk food completely from our diet right away, we can reduce our junk food consumption starting today. Instead of soda, opt for a fruit juice (fresh juice, not the carbonated kind) or mineral water. Instead of fries, switch to mashed potato, a salad, or rice (many food outlets allow for this today). Instead of a fried meat patty, go for a grilled one.

                                                                Where possible, opt for healthy food joints like salad bars and delis as opposed to fast food outlets. Every little step goes a long way.

                                                                Here’re some healthy snacks ideas for you: 15 Healthy Snacks You Should Always Have At Home

                                                                8. Eating Too Much Red Meat

                                                                There has been conclusive evidence that consumption of red meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer; and suggestive evidence that it increases the risk of oesophageal cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and endometrial cancer.

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                                                                In addition, some studies have linked consumption of large quantities of red meat with breast cancer, stomach cancer, lymphoma, bladder cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer![9]

                                                                Personally, I’m a vegetarian so I don’t consume red meat, but for those of you who consume red meat, do watch out and limit your intake — better still, cut it out of your diet. World Cancer Research Fund recommends limiting intake of red meat to less than 300g (11 oz) cooked weight per week, “very little, if any of which to be processed.”

                                                                Of if you’re thinking about becoming a vegetarian, check out this guide: 5 Practical Tips For Starting a Vegetarian Lifestyle

                                                                9. Watching Too Much TV

                                                                I stopped watching TV since eight years ago and I have never regretted it. Every once in a while I will switch on the telly to see what is on, and then I will switch it off because it’s just the same boring shtick over and over again.

                                                                Watching TV, particularly well-written dramas, can be a good way to unwind. However, remember that TV isn’t your life.

                                                                Spending three hours every night watching TV will not change your life for the better. Rather, using that time to reflect on your life, take stock, and take action on your goals will.

                                                                It’s not easy to remove TV from your daily routine right away, but follow these 6 Steps To Remove TV From Your Life.

                                                                10. Being Late

                                                                Not only is being late being rude to others, it also means that you’re always rushing from one place to another, playing catch up in your agenda, and having to apologize to every person you meet.

                                                                Stop being late and not being punctual, but practice being early instead. Target to arrive 15 minutes earlier before any appointment and bring along something to do in those 15 minutes (or longer if the other person turns out to be late). Then you can stop playing catch up and stay ahead in life.

                                                                Learn more tips about how to be more punctual here: How to Be On Time Every Time

                                                                11. Being in Bad Relationships

                                                                Are you always dating the wrong guys/girls? Do you end up with jerks all the time? Well, you may not be able to stop yourself from meeting bad partners but you can certainly stop yourself from furthering contact with them, spending time with them, or even… entering into a relationship with them.

                                                                I used to invest myself in this guy who was nothing but toxic for me. After a good five months of experiencing nothing but getting burned over and over again, I realized that he was a total waste of my time and I deserved better. I decided to cut him off, and it was soon after that I met my soulmate.

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                                                                Learn about why you shouldn’t stay in a bad relationship and how to deal with it if you’re in one: Why Trying Hard to Stay in an Unhappy Relationship Is Not Love, but Fear

                                                                12. Leaving Things to the Last Minute

                                                                Burning the midnight oil isn’t fun — it’s exhausting.

                                                                Those of you who got through college by burning the midnight oil would have learned this the hard way. Not only is it damaging for your body, it is also mentally draining as you’re constantly in a hyper-tense mode, feeling anxious about whether you can finish your work on time.

                                                                Start today on a new note. Rather than react to your deadlines, be proactive about them by planning ahead, identifying what needs to be done for the week, and getting things done in advance.

                                                                By staying ahead of your tasks, you can also use your extra time to plan ahead in your life and get more things done.

                                                                Take a look at this guide and learn how to stop procrastinating: Procrastination – A Step-By-Step Guide to Stop Procrastinating

                                                                13. Focusing on the Negatives

                                                                In every situation, there are two ways you can react: zoom down to the problem areas and crib about how things aren’t the way you want, or celebrate the areas that are going well and work on making everything better.

                                                                Many of us see the importance of doing the latter but in practice, we do the former. Why though? Criticizing and focusing on the negatives is easy but it doesn’t empower nor inspire us to be better.

                                                                Make a change — for every negative encounter you run into, I challenge you to identify three things that are good about it. Practice doing this for one week, and by the end of the week you’ll find that your first instinct is to think positive, not negative.

                                                                And here’re even more ways to help you stay positive: 11 Tips for Maintaining your Positive Attitude

                                                                The Bottom Line

                                                                So here you find the 13 most common bad habits and their consequences on your mind and body. The good news’ you can quit them all.

                                                                Just spot out your own bad habits and take my suggestions to quit them. Then you’ll find your life a lot healthier and happier!

                                                                Need more tips to break your bad habits? Check out these articles:

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