Four Healthy and Easy Breakfast Swaps
Hi everyone! This is Allie from the blog and Instagram account @midwestmunch. I teamed up with ToYou for an Instagram giveaway a few weeks ago, and now I want to share some delicious recipes I’ve made with my favorite ToYou bars.
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why it’s so important to kickstart your day with a healthy breakfast. Sugary breakfast cereals and processed carbohydrates cause a spike in blood sugar levels, which is responsible for the resulting “crash” in energy. Here are some healthy (and easy!) swaps that will leave you feeling energized and ready to take on the day ahead.
Blueberry Mango Chia Pudding Topped with a Mango Yogurt ToYou Bar: This chia pudding is the perfect swap if you find yourself getting tired of your regular bowl of oatmeal. It’s quick and can be made with a fruit of your choice, simmered on the stovetop with water (or your favorite non-dairy milk) and chia seeds. On the go? Toss it in a mason jar for a portable breakfast.
Strawberry Goji Smoothie Bowl topped with a Raspberry Lemon ToYou Bar: Smoothie bowls are probably my favorite thing to make--I never get tired of them! Although most people associate smoothie bowls with tons of fruit, I mix it up and add a bunch of veggies to my smoothies and smoothie bowls. My favorite veggies to add are zucchini, carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it--if you steam and freeze the vegetables, they add so much creaminess without adding a “veggie” taste!
Blueberry Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Toast topped with a Coconut Mocha ToYou Bar : Tired of multigrain toast and nut butter in the morning? Look no further! This sweet potato toast gives you your daily dose of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6--the list goes on and on. This toast is so incredibly easy; just chop a sweet potato in ¼ inch slices and pop them in the toaster. Top with whatever toppings you want, whether it’s bananas, peanut butter, chocolate chips, coconut, or all of the above!
Banana Peanut Butter Rice Cakes Topped with a Banana Foster ToYou Bar: Rice cakes and peanut butter are another one of my favorite snacks. They’re light enough to snack on, but there’s a perfect amount of protein to fill you up for a little while. The Bananas Foster Bar I topped these rice cakes with is one of my favorite bars in the entire ToYou box!
Enjoy! If you try any of these recipes, make sure to post your masterpieces and tag @midwestmunch and @toyousnacks! And if you want to find more recipes like this, we've got plenty on the feed-- happy snacking!