For nearly half of Americans, January is an inspirational and exciting month for goal setting in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. But as hard as we may try, statistics show that by the time March rolls around, those ambitious goals start to seem a little lofty and momentum starts to slow. In a study of 1,273 online respondents, 42.4% said they usually drop their New Year’s resolutions after just three months, which is barely enough time to see any results!
Well, we’re here to help. If your goals this year are food-related it’s important to find healthy choices that taste good, so that you can stay on track for a longer period of time. And even if they’re not food-related – a healthy breakfast is the right way to start a productive day. We’ve rounded up four delicious breakfast ideas that will get your days (and year) started right!
1. Fruit Smoothie Bowl with Cashew, Oak or Almond Milk
This super-simple meal could be enjoyed as a breakfast – or a dessert! Mix a combination of berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries – you name it – with a fresh banana, figs or any other fresh substitute. Then add some ice and a dairy-alternative of your choice into a blender and whip it up. Top with some fresh granola, more fruit or even dark chocolate shavings. The choices are endless. Enjoy!
2. Tomato & Ricotta Toast
A perfect option for someone who needs to make something quickly and take it to-go. A whole-wheat bread is always a great staple to eat first thing in the morning for energy that will last you throughout the day. Spread a thin layer of ricotta or goat cheese, top with some sliced cherry tomatoes and then sprinkle with some olive oil, salt and fresh basil for a simple, yet sophisticated treat.
3. Overnight Oats
A quick breakfast or snack that you can make the night before for an easier morning. It involves soaking rolled, uncooked oats in liquid overnight. Take a half cup of dairy-free milk + ¾ tablespoon of chia seeds + half cup of rolled oats. Then, add some honey and peanut butter – or other sweet and filling supplements – then cover and leave in the fridge overnight. There are so many variations of this you can create as well, so you never have to worry about getting bored.
4. Eggs + Fresh Fruit
There’s a reason this healthy classic never goes out of style. If you’re in a rush, or maybe it’s been a minute since you went to the grocery store, as long as you have eggs and some fruit you’ve got a great healthy start to your day. You can opt for a fried, hardboiled, poached or scrambled and then pair it with any fresh fruit you have laying around. Already you’ve made a smart choice for the most important meal of the day!