During the week, breakfast is usually a make ahead option or something pretty quick.
Luckily, I have complied a list of easy and delicious healthy week day breakfast options…
So on the weekends (and Mondays), I like to do something a little more fun. For example…Pancakes! Yes, this blog is full of them. Mostly because they can be made quickly, offer tons of flexible options, and fuel a morning workout.
This morning, I went with a twist on the 2 Ingredient Pancake adding in some leftover quinoa for protein and texture and cinnamon because that just makes everything taste better.
I ended up with a plateful of tasty mini pancakes that I couldn’t wait to devour!
There’s just something about starting off your day (and week) with a warm breakfast that just feels fun!
By 10am, the weather had gotten about as warm as it was going to get for the day. At 57 degrees, I was slightly disappointed, but it was time to climb onto my bicycle. Over the last week, I didn’t get in all of my workouts (because it was busy AND because I was recovering from my half marathon), so I knew today needed to be worthwhile!
I was happy that I added a long sleeve shirt before going outside because on my bike, the wind was chilly!
I had the most peaceful and enjoyable 11 mile ride this morning. The 45 minutes whizzed by as I soaked up the sunshine. All of the water from the flooding is gone, and I swear that the grass and trees look even brighter than a week ago.
I finished up my ride, returned my bike to the garage, and headed inside for half a Larabar and to change my shoes. I have retired my original Pure Cadence shoes after the half marathon, and thought that this morning’s BRICK would be the perfect slow and steady run to start breaking in my new shoes.
BTW, I can’t even begin to express how excited I am to have purple running shoes! Although the same shoe (Brooks Pure Cadence) this is the second generation so it did feel a little different on my feet. I ran for 30 minutes and this time took off my long sleeve layer to the heat and sun. As I was walking out the door, the BOY started talking about lunch. When I arrived home, he had a rich beer on the container with chicken prepped for the grill.
I showered and got started on laundry, and the BOY excitedly manned the grill out back.
He made himself a colorful Buffalo Chicken Wrap.
And I stuck with simple grilled chicken, a sweet potato, and veggies.
He made extras so I’d have lunch for the week. AWESOME!
The sun is calling my name, so I am heading out back to hang with the BOY.
Banana and Quinoa Pancakes
1 overripe banana, mashed
1 egg + 1 egg white
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
Cinnamon to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
Preheat skillet or pan over medium/high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Drop batter onto skillet with 1/4 measuring cup. After ~5-7 minutes flip pancakes if ready. Let sit another 4-5 minutes.
Serve warm with fruit, syrup, nut butters, coconut or your favorite toppings.
What is your favorite easy week day breakfast?
What do you like to make for breakfast on the weekends?