Healthy Breakfast Challenge Update!

How has the Healthy Breakfast Challenge been going for everyone??

We have been having some major fun here. My roommates and I enjoyed a baked pumpkin French toast casserole, a la Chocolate Covered Katie, on the weekend. I used xylitol and stevia to sweeten and my non-veggie, regular-eating roomies didn’t even detect the different sweeteners or the tofu used. It was a hit!

Yeah, it didn’t come out too cleanly, but it tasted great…

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To be honest, I didn’t taste the pumpkin that much, so I would say you could quite easily make it without – perhaps up the other sauce ingredients a bit, or not. However pumpkin does provide a fantastic array of nutrients so you could do the opposite and try increasing it to 1 cup of pumpkin for the recipe. I haven’t tried this but let me know if you do!

Thanks to everyone for sharing the news about the challenge – Elle, Annie, SaraKarey – and for all of you for participating! Some of you have been great about sending in your breakfast pics regularly, using the hashtag #healthybreakfastchallenge – if submitting on Twitter – and I have loved seeing all of your posts; they have definitely given me inspiration for quality breakfasts!

And because so many of you live on-the-go lifestyles there are some great ideas in here for healthy rushed breakfasts too. So take a peek at what you guys have been enjoying…

Clare at Flake and Cake has had a variety of breakfasts over this past week!

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- Yogurt and fruit when in a rush

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- Oats with yogurt and berries when there’s a bit more time to cook at home

Elle at We Can Begin to Feed cooked up some delicious and healthy concoctions, like:

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- Banana protein cake with yogurt and fresh blackberries picked locally in BC

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- Flourless protein pancakes with cooked apple and yogurt

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- Quinoa with yogurt and peach slices canned in spring water – all in a Tupperware for on-the-go nutrition!

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- Oats with protein powder, cinnamon, yogurt, berries and hemp hearts

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- Eggs on sauteed veggies with half a fresh pair

Karey at Nutty About Health came up with some droolworthy dishes:

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- Strawberry French toast with chocolate peanut butter and sugar free syrup

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- Chocolatey peanut butter pancakes

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- Stacked French toast with bananas, chocolate peanut butter and turkey bacon on the side

Nadja (on Twitter here) sent in some breakfasts also:

- Oats with a mashed banana

- Amazing breakfast smoothie with banana, lemon juice, orange and apple

- Baked apple filled with ground hazelnuts and a little lemon juice

- Oats with sliced-up orange

Lucie at Fit Swiss Chick sent in:

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- Oatmeal with banana, cinnamon and almond milk

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- Blueberry protein cream made with 100g lowfat Greek yogurt, 1 scoop Sunwarrior vanilla protein powder, 1 T stevia, dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

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Sara at My Less Serious Life sent over her breakfast cereal mix:

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- Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs with All Bran, sliced banana and cow’s milk

I’m so impressed with how much variety and creativity you all have with coming up with healthy breakfasts. I can’t wait to continue to see what you come up with as the holidays draw nearer. Remember that breakfast fuels us for the day so starting off with a healthy one is always key!

If any of you have any concerns about your health or diet please drop me a line! I’m still studying so can’t coach anyone yet but I would love just to try to help in any way I can!

And remember – if you want to participate, info is all here.

Keep those Challenge pics coming in now…and I will link this post up to Healthy Diva Eats’ Marvelous in My Monday link party!

Comments

  1. So many ideas for a yummy breakfast meals! I have been in a rut for breakfast, only want certain things. So glad you linked up! <3

    Happy Monday!

  2. yay for healthy breakfasts! thanks for including me!

  3. Karey at Nutty About Health says:

    Ooh, that Baked Pumpkin French Toast Casserole sounds like something I’d love! I’m still going strong with the healthy breakfasts & loving every one! The French toast & pancakes seem to be my go-to’s usually. I’m addicted.
    Thanks so much for the love & featuring my breakfasts!!! You rock! The Healthy Breakfast Challenge is such a great mission… keep up the good work! :)

    • Your French toast and pancakes look sooooo amazing – I wish you could make me breakfast every day! Thanks for your kind words Karey, please feel free to keep submitting breakfasts for me to drool over!

      • Karey at Nutty About Health says:

        Aww, thanks! Ok, I’ll keep up my mission to make you drool. Thanks again for including me in your post! :)

  4. Ahhh I’m so slacking on this! I decided to do a sugar-free challenge and as a result my breakfasts haven’t been super interesting. I’ll definitely try to work on this!

    All those breakfasts look amazing :)

  5. Yum everything looks great here! Some great ideas for healthy breakfasts! I need to switch it up sometime:)

  6. Wow! Look at all these marvelous breakfasts! Unreal… thanks for including mine and I will keep them coming. I am going to pin this post for reference cause these ideas all look so great! Keep ‘em coming!

  7. Mmm the stacked french toast sounds delicious!

  8. Aaawww thank you so much for including me! All these breakfasts look so good! Will try to switch my ruts, so will submit new ideas! It’s such a great idea, thank you!!! xxx

  9. wow i wasn’t expecting at all to be in that post!! Thank you very much for this challenge, it juste reminds me to start every day in a healthy way! And i also love seeing all these pictures, give me some great ideas of recipes to try!

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