You’ve all heard it a hundred times before: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day… Don’t skip your first meal… Make sure you eat your breakfast… Well – we’re not here to tell you something you already know!  Instead, we want to address some of the most common issues you may face when it comes to filling Half Your Plate at breakfast.

OBJECTION 1: I don’t have enough time!
Breakfast time can be really hectic.  You’re getting yourself ready for work and trying to round up the kids for school all while sticking to a tight schedule.  Whatever the reason may be, we understand that mornings can be the craziest part of your day!

SOLUTION:

Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta This delicious breakfast comes together in 15 minutes start to finish!  It’s a twist on your classic bruschetta with all the yummy flavours of breakfast time.  Shave off a few minutes by hard boiling the eggs the night before and all you’ll have to do in the morning is assemble. avocado-bruschetta

Orange Berry Smoothie It takes no time at all to make this orange berry smoothie.  Just put your ingredients into the blender and enjoy!  You can even put it in to go tumbler and drink on the go.

Other grab n’ go suggestions:

  • Yogurt topped with mixed berries and oatmeal
  • Peanut butter and banana on a slice of whole wheat toast
  • Zap some scrambled eggs in the microwave mixed with last night’s leftover veggies
  • Smoothie of choice, blend up leftover berries and greens with some yogurt for a healthy start

OBJECTION 2: I’m hungry shortly after I eat!

If you find yourself getting hungry mid-morning, then you probably need to add some protein to your breakfast – It will get you going and keep you full into lunch time!

SOLUTION:

Broccoli Omelet This delicious omelet is healthy, low in fat and high in protein.  Serve with a piece of toast and your favourite fruit for a real treat that will keep hunger pains at bay.Sensational Bean and Egg Skillet

Quinoa raspberry Muffins Make these superstar muffins on the weekend for quick breakfasts all week. Packed with quinoa and bran, these muffins will keep you full right until lunch!

Sensational bean and egg skillet Between the beans and the eggs in this skillet you’ll get a great amount of protein for a morning full of activities!

OBJECTION 3: I need to feed an army!

We get it!  You’ve got the in-laws, the friends, the cousins, and the neighbors over for breakfast and you’re in charge of making sure no one starts their day hungry.  These recipes are easy to make and double up well so you can make a big batch for everyone!

SOLUTION:

Bell Pepper and Sweet Onion Strata This strata is a total crowd pleaser.  It can even be assembled ahead of time so that all you have to do is put it in the oven in the morning.  Doubles or Triples well!

Strawberry Mango Feta Toast Buy all these ingredients in bulk and seStrawberry Mango Feta Toastt them out on the table to let everyone assemble for themselves.  It’s the perfect breakfast balance of sweet, savory and tangy!

NEW RECIPE ALERT!

Looking for something creative to try this weekend? Check out our newest recipe, Carrot Apple Pancakes! Adding vegetables and fruit to your pancakes adds lots of nutrition and big flavour to your breakfast or brunch.

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