Thanksgiving is a day focused on food. All day we look forward to “The Big Meal.” But what about the meals in-between? Specifically, what is the best way to start our day, knowing we have a Thanksgiving Feast coming in a few hours? Here are a few of our favorite breakfast ideas for Thanksgiving morning:
Eggs and Veggies: My Instagram feed is full of Whole30 inspired healthy foods. While I don’t follow the Whole 30 diet, this is one breakfast that I have added to my breakfast rotation and it has become one of my favorites! It’s such a great way to sneak in an extra serving of veggies and also has the protein our bodies need. I swear, on the days I eat this for breakfast, I snack less throughout the day. Double win!!!
Yellow Squash slices
Saute yellow squash, zucchini, and sweet potatoes in coconut oil or EVOO until tender. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Move this mixture to your plate. In the same pan, fry your egg(s). To do this, crack the egg without breaking the yolk. Once the bottom of the egg is cooked, gently flip the egg over and cook the other side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and then add this to the top of your veggies. Sprinkle with cilantro and enjoy!
Blueberry Muffins: You can never go wrong with blueberry muffins for breakfast. Especially when they are glazed. My kids call these cupcakes. I think you can see where this is going….
1 container plain or vanilla yogurt
½ cup butter (melted)
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup blueberries
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons of hot water
Mix eggs, butter, and sugar together in mixer. Add yogurt and mix well. Add dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula just until moistened. Add blueberries and stir gently. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes. While slightly warm, dip the tops in glaze. Let cool on wire rack.
Smoothie: The last option is my go-to breakfast especially if I’m short on time. A smoothie is always filling and gives your body nutrients that will last throughout the day. My favorite smoothie includes a scoop of protein powder so I’m sure to stay full for a few hours. My favorite protein smoothie recipe is as follows:
½ cup of blueberries
Handful of fresh spinach
1 tablespoon of Chia seeds
1 tablespoon of flax seed
1 scoop of protein powder
1 cup of coconut milk
Mix these in the blender and enjoy!
Voila! Breakfast is done!