Breakfast for the Holidays

We’ve been told time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet still, many of us skip it. Why? Well, it’s easy to skip when we use coffee (or tea) as a meal substitute, which fills our stomach and gives us energy (in the form of caffeine). We also do it because we create a narrative in our head that we’ll be fine since we’re going to eat so much later in the day, especially around the holidays, so we can save calories if we just skip breakfast.

While that sounds fine in theory, it might backfire in reality. When we forgo breakfast in hopes that we eat fewer calories during the day, we often find ourselves getting hungry later on and having trouble controlling our hunger. Here’s the thing about hunger, It’s not meant to be controlled or ignored. Our hunger is meant to be acknowledged and fed.

What helps curb those late-afternoon or evening cravings? Breakfast. Eating breakfast provides the energy we need for the first part of the day.

Eating breakfast during the holiday season can actually help us feel more satisfied and energized throughout the day. Instead of skipping breakfast because you have a cookie exchange in the evening, eat breakfast and then go to your cookie exchange feeling rather than feeling ravenous and ready to eat every cookie in sight. Starting the day with a solid breakfast can help keep your blood sugar stable, your hunger satisfied, and your body feeling fueled and ready for anything!

Many recipes we come across during the holiday season are holiday themed drinks, entrees or desserts, but what about breakfast? Well, have no fear because our holiday breakfast recipes are here! Here are tasty holiday-inspired breakfast recipes to inspire and remind you to fuel up in the mornings!


Gingerbread Overnight Oats

Gingerbread cookies are full of delicious spices, so why not enjoy those same flavors for breakfast? Sounds amazing, right? Try these oats to enhance your holiday season. Overnight oats take no time at all to prepare. The great part is that you can make them the night before so breakfast will is waiting for you as soon as you wake up!

Two mason jars filled with gingerbread creamy overnight oats topped with almonds and raisins.


Snickerdoodle Muffins with Yogurt Frosting

These muffins are fun to make, but even more fun to eat! You will most likely have all the ingredients left over from your holiday cookie-making spree, so why not treat yourself to a filling breakfast muffin? The yogurt frosting really ties all the flavors in together. It even keeps you full longer, thanks to the added protein from the Greek yogurt and milk in the recipe.

Three snickerdoodle muffins with creamy yogurt frosting over a white table.


Holiday Chia Seed Pudding

This recipe will not only fill you up, but it will also give you plenty of holiday joy from its standout taste to the festive color from the cranberries. The pudding is simply delicious right out of the refrigerator, but you can also take the time to get creative with your toppings!

Three glass glasses of chia seed pudding decorated with whipped cream, shelled pistachios, and dried cranberries.