We’ve all had those days when we wake up feeling stressed, sad, or anxious. When you start off feeling fragile, a breakfast that provides a combination of protein, complex carbs, and healthy fat fuels you to face the day by promoting stable blood sugar and energy. Specific nutrients in foods can also affect our body’s stress response and brain function to help support a better mood. As a registered dietitian and health coach, I help people come up with ways to navigate those tough days.
I use this stuff in my own life, by the way. When I was 29 and finding my sea legs after a breakup, this breakfast got me through many a morning when I had to show up for work at the hospital and be a functional adult who could go an hour without crying.
If you’re short on time in the morning or need to bring your breakfast to heat and eat at work (been there), you can make this the night before—even make a big batch and portion it out into single-serving containers. It’s all about making your life easier and powering up to face the day no matter what side of the bed you woke up on.