So, how are you? I am back after a two-week holiday break with my family! The time off did my good. What about you? I needed to recharge more than I realized, and the delicious food and drink I indulged in made vacation even better. For me, it is always about the food. Even on vacation, I am planning what I am going to eat. We went to Mammoth with another family for a few days to celebrate New Year’s Eve, and I still created my weekly meal planner to make sure we were properly (and deliciously!) fed.
Now that we are back home and all my kids are back in school (today!), I am back to eating healthy and purging my diet of all the special foods I ate over the holidays (um, time to cut back on the gourmet vegan cheese!). It is said breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I thought I’d share some of my favorite healthy breakfasts to kickstart a healthy new year. All of the healthy breakfasts below are plant-based and dairy-free, of course, great options for those cleansing and detoxing. They are also full of protein so you can count on them to carry you through the morning until lunch.
A Week’s Worth of Healthy Breakfasts
These dairy-free parfaits are light and quick to make. My favorite brand and flavor is Kite Hill’s vanilla, and I prefer berries, but customize with your favorite flavors and fruits.
I love to start my day wth a green drink. This breakfast is a fun twist on a green smoothie.
A hearty breakfast scramble is a great way to start the day. Full of fresh veggies, this Mediterranean Tofu Scramble is one of my favorites.
Gourmet Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is always such a treat for me. When I top it with fresh greens like arugula, radish, and heirloom baby tomatoes, I feel like I am eating a decadent treat fit for a queen!
This is one of my favorite breakfasts. The chickpea flour makes for a hearty crepe packed with protein, but the sauteed vegetables keep things light. Top with freshly sliced avocado for a delicious combination.
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