I’m not very good at eating breakfast. I will make a cup of tea or coffee and dive right into the day’s work. I like to go for a run or yoga class in the morning and I even have to set an alarm to make sure I make it out the door. So one of my New Year’s resolutions was to start my day with some healthy eating. I decided that the only way to accomplish this was to make some things I could grab quickly and make ahead of time.
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I knew I was going to have to love what I was eating, so I decided to base my recipe around something I adore, blueberries. AND, they are available all year through. (Yes, seriously.)
I gathered my ingredients:
I started with some mason jars. I love using these because they are easily washed, keep the contents fresh and I can see what’s inside. They are also easy to grab and eat on the go. The high sides prevent spilling and the wide mouth can easily be accessed with a spoon. I have labels on the top of mine so I can write the date I assembled the breakfasts.
So what do I put into my breakfast jars? I start with yogurt. I like greek yogurt, either vanilla or plain.
Then, I add in some slivered almonds. You could use walnuts, pecans, or any nut you like. I add nuts to add protein and give the yogurt a little crunch.
I added in some chia seeds next. These add protein, fiber and lots of nutrition. I love adding them ahead of time like this so they soften up and you don’t even notice them in the mixture.
Finally, I add in the blueberries. They are sweet without having to add sugar. It’s a great way to FEEL like I’m eating something decadent for breakfast without artificial colors, sugars or calories. You can have a whole cup of blueberries for 80 calories! I can cure a sweet tooth craving with a handful of blueberries. Sweet and bite size, they are a snack that doesn’t take healthy 🙂
Screw the lids back on tightly and my on the go breakfasts are ready for my week ahead! Lately, I’ve loved these so much that I’ve had some as snacks in the afternoon 🙂
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What would you put blueberries on?
What is your small change that you’d like to make this year?