Breakfast is a super important meal of the day. Is it the most important? Many would argue yes, as it is your body’s main fuel after a long period of fasting. Regardless, every one of our meals should be treated with conscious intent as to what we put into our bodies.

Some people choose to start their day on a lighter side, while others with a big breakfast meal. Ultimately, breakfast is an important part of optimal health and I never recommend skipping it – no excuses.

The time has come where more and more people are awakening to a healthier way of living. We see the statistics and we are connecting the dots – what we eat has a direct correlation with the state of our health and well being.

If we eat processed, chemically enhanced, dead food – we tend to have low energy, frequent infections, headaches, irregular bowel movements and problems maintaing a healthy weight. This is normally just the start of brewing, bigger chronic health problems.

If we eat whole, natural, nutritiously dense food – we tend to be naturally energetic, pain-free, have great elimination and overall good well being, staying disease-free for the most part.

We will get really practical for all those of you, who are ready to choose healthier food options, but are not quite sure where to start, without compromising nutrition, taste and convenience.

If you like: Healthy Substitution
Bread

(white or brown spongy, or heavily processed whole grain)

Choose the healthiest, least processed, most nutritionally dense breads like Ezekiel bread or Sprouted Grain Bread
Bagels Sprouted grain or whole, multi-grain, least processed bagels

Consider less bulky, healthy bread options above

Nutella Spread Hazelnut Butter with Raw Honey

Any natural, unsweetened nut butter with sliced bananas on top

Jam Homemade, fresh fruit spread:

Banana – mash ripe banana in a bowl and use as a spread or topping

Berries – mash desired berries in a bowl and use as a spread or topping

Eggs

(fried or scrambled)

Scrambled Organic firm tofu

Hard-boiled eggs – choose local, organic, free range eggs

Cereal

(boxed, dry, processed)

Cooked real whole grain (steel cut oats, oatmeal, amaranth, teff, oat bran, kamut, etc.)

All natural (unsweetened) Musli, Granola, or other grain flakes - Bob’s Red Mill Grains

Homemade granola

Bacon or Sausage Sorry, there is no healthy substitute for these food choices. For optimal health, they should be avoided. Not even the vegan/vegetarian mock versions of these items are healthy.
Cheese To spread – use hummus (homemade or most natural store bought varieties)

To drizzle – use cashew & nutritional yeast ‘like cheese’ sauce

To slice – use Organic Firm Tofu

Coffee or Tea Eat more greens and focus on getting more sleep for better, more regular energy levels

Green Tea

Herbal Tea

Orange Juice

(processed, store bought)

Peel and blend fresh oranges in a blender with water/ice cubes
Granola or Energy Bars

(boxed, processed)

Lara Bars, Vega Bars, Weil Bars, Organic Food Bars, Oskri Coconut Bars, other all-natural Fruit & Nut bars

Homemade granola or fruit & nut bars

Doughnuts Sorry, there is no healthy substitute for these high sugar, high bad fat food choices.
Muffins

(store or restaurant bought)

Homemade muffins (opt for healthy ingredients, eliminating bad fats, sugars and chemical additives)
Milk Raw, organic milk

Organic Brown Rice, Soy or Almond Milk (choose least processed brand)

Make your own milk like Banana Milk (blend banana with plenty water in blender), or Almond Milk.

Yogurt Organic Kefir

Organic, natural, unsweetened yogurts (add your own fruits, nuts or raw honey to sweeten)

Fruit Juices/Drinks Blend fresh fruits together using a blender (add more water to make a juice, or less water to make a smoothie)

Use a juicer to make a homemade fruit and/or vegetable juice

Protein Shakes Hemp Protein or Hemp Seeds blended in fruit smoothie
Pancakes, Waffles or Crepes Make your own homemade (from natural ingredients) versions of these items (top with fresh fruits & nuts, raw honey, maple syrup, brown rice syrup) – homemade crepes

Sweet Potato pancakes

Potatoes

(fried/hashbrowns)

Steamed, Baked or Boiled sweet or regular potato

Sweet Potato pancakes

Food additive: Sugar

(white or brown)

Raw Honey

Brown Rice Syrup

Maple Syrup

Agave Syrup (must be organic & raw certified)

Food Additive: Salt Sea Salt – must be grey or pink (not white and refined for maximum benefits)
Other Healthy Options Green Smoothie

Fruit and/or nut and/or vegetable salad

Potato Salad (homemade, no mayo, or processed dressings)

Bean Salad (from cooked, not canned beans)

Raw nuts

Hemp seeds