Start Your Day in a Positive Way: My Breakfast Pantry

Happy Monday everyone!

A few weeks ago I posted a blog that gave you a sneak peak of my daily habits. I shared what I do every morning in order to start my day in a positive way, daily menus and bedtime routine. It was a huge success! So many of you responded with requests to share more.

In today’s video I’ll show you the food staples I keep in my kitchen in order to have hearty, healthy breakfasts every day that fuel me appropriately for the needs of my day. You’ll learn what I eat on mornings that I have back to back appointments with little opportunity for snacks, as well as what I grab on the go on days that I have more command of my time. What I hope you’ll gain are not only ideas, but how best to organize your pantry and fridge so that you always have what you need to create variety in your menu, keeping your diet clean, healthy and delicious.

Variety is one of the greatest challenges my clients face. Because their hectic lives make it difficult to cook, they’ll identify one or two easy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner that they can grab on the fly and then stick with those day in and day out until they grow tired of the same old thing. From the get-go I offer them options so they can always enjoy something different while still staying on plan. Being prepared is key, and following through is essential.

In addition to the video, you’ll find a shopping list below of all the foods I’d recommend you keep on hand. I also provide links to the recipes I mentioned. Pick one or two recipes, stock the necessary ingredients and give them a try. Next week, try something different. As you explore these recipes, you’ll begin to establish a healthy breakfast pantry of your own.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the staples I keep in my kitchen for easy, delicious lunches that you can bring to work and dinners that are easily whipped up at the end of a busy day. It’s not hard to stay healthy with a little creativity, planning and determination.

I look forward to hearing your comments and feedback on the recipes! Till then, enjoy your Monday and I hope you have a happy week!

Shopping List

  • Eggs
  • Organic turkey sausage
  • Wild Alaskan salmon
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers for breakfast salads or to make green juice
  • Asparagus or other green vegetable for breakfast omelet
  • Shallots or scallions for tomato cucumber salad or for omelet (or for arugula salad)
  • Arugula to have with baked salmon
  • Assorted nuts and seeds, raw and unsalted
  • Nut butter
  • Fruit (berries and apples are best)
  • Chia seeds
  • Almond milk or coconut milk
  • Cacao nibs
  • Coconut flakes
  • Goji berries
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Cinnamon

Green Juice Ingredients

  • Cucumber
  • Baby bok choy
  • Broccoli, kale or asparagus stems
  • Lime
  • Green apple
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric