Hello Balanced Brekkie!

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” -John Gunther 

I’m kind of OBSESSED with breakfast… There’s just something wonderful about waking up to a bright and balanced plate of goodness and a cozy cup o’ joe! It’s the only way to start my day. But honestly, it’s not only the way to start my day– I love breakfast food any time of day. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner… BREAKFAST is always a good idea, if ya ask me! 

So today, I want to share what I believe is the KEY to a balanced little brekkie plate. What I put on my plate varies from day to day, but my breakfasts always follow a basic formula that I’ve followed for YEARS. I start with a lean protein source, a portion of starch, and a side of fruit. I always make sure my meal includes some healthy fat to nourish my body (egg yokes, almond butter or some fresh avocado).

Simple and satisfying. I know this combo of macronutrients will keep me going until lunch. The fiber in the fresh fruit keeps me full and the healthy fat keeps me satisfied. The starch gives me quick energy and the protein gives me lasting energy. 

In terms of a starch, I usually love a slice of gluten or grain free toast, but a baked sweet potato or a pile of mini potatoes (pictured above) are other delicious options! An egg or 2 are my usual protein source- but sometimes I’ll add some lean bacon, grilled ham or chicken sausage. My fruit options vary from day to day based on what I have in my fridge.

So there ya go! The perfect filling, satisfying, nourishing, and delicious breakfast to keep your energy levels up and your hunger at bay!

How about you? What’s your go-to breakfast?!



  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    All of these breakfasts look perfect!

    My go to breakfast is ALWAYS baked oatmeal with nut butter and fruit! <3

    February 6, 2017 at 4:35 am
    • Reply Cailee

      YUM! The perfect go to brekkie! Oats are just so cozy!! Thanks girl!

      February 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Kat

    I love your breakfast plates. You always do them right! I actually don’t have normal breakfasts unless its the weekend because of my morning schedule. I typically will eat some kind of energy ball/bite [homemade] around 7am before my gym session and then have a giant smoothie when I get home around 10am. Then roughly an hour later I have lunch 🙂 On the weekend though I am all about the oatmeal combos!

    February 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Your breakfast plates always make me excited about breakfast. I often have a first breakfast if I exercise in the morning and a second breakfast. But I like to have some carbs, some fats, and proteins so I won’t get really hungry right away. My favorites are toast, yogurt bowls, oatmeal, and some times cereal!

    February 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    What a perfect breakfast! I’m more of a healthy cereal or oatmeal gal with fruit but your plates inspire me!! They are gorgeous.

    February 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv

    I always love seeing your colorful breakfast plates on Instagram! You do such a great job balancing your macronutrients at breakfast. Do you have any tips for balancing your nutrients with a big bowl of oats? I love oatmeal and eat it almost every day but it is a carb-heavy breakfast for sure! (I do usually add a scoop of collagen peptides for protein!)

    February 10, 2017 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

    I love your beautiful breakfast pictures! I’m with you, I never miss breakfast. When people tell me that they aren’t hungry in the morning, I’m all, “Whatttt? I wake up with my stomach growling!”

    February 14, 2017 at 4:53 am
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