Top Spring Breakfast Choices
Registered dietitian and fitness enthusiast Carrie Walder shares her top spring breakfast choices for the active lifestyle.
Q: What are some of your top spring breakfast choices?
A: I love taking advantage of seasonal produce! Some great breakfast ideas include the following, oatmeal topped with fresh strawberries or cherries, topped with protein-rich nut butter. Or you could try a spring frittata or omelet, using ingredients like asparagus, peas, and leafy greens. These egg dishes can easily be paired with a slice of whole-wheat toast or roasted potatoes. Each of these breakfast ideas incorporates carbohydrates and quality protein, which are necessary for an active lifestyle.
Q: What are some quick and easy breakfasts?
A: If you’re short on time, I love breakfast items that can be made ahead. Overnight oatmeal, chia pudding, and egg muffins are some of my favorite grab-and-go breakfasts. You can use seasonal fruits or veggies in any of these recipes. If you need an idea for how to get started, you can check out my recipes for Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal, Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins, and 4-Ingredient Chia Pudding. Both you can make the night before a busy morning!
Q: What are some of your vegetarian and vegan choices?
A: All of the above options are appropriate for vegetarians. For vegan eaters, give a tofu scramble a try. I recommend adding warming spices like turmeric and cumin and throwing in tons of seasonal vegetables. Oatmeals and chia puddings can also easily be made vegan.
Q: What is your favorite dish?
A: I regularly rotate through all of these different breakfasts. That said, I’m more of a sweet versus savory breakfast person, so my number one would have to be a loaded oatmeal bowl!
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