Overnight French Toast Casserole

Since I’ve finally started my Couch to 5K program, I’ve been thinking more about how I start my day, so I decided to change things up a bit with some healthy recipes! While it’s important to eat dinner every night at a reasonably early time, it’s just as important to eat breakfast. I can’t eat right when I wake up – I think my body has been programmed this way since beginning my thyroid treatment seven years ago. I have to wait an hour after taking my medication to eat, which sometimes is my downfall because I get busy with the kids and just plum forget.

It’s important to eat breakfast every day and on time to rev up your metabolism, which is equally important if you are running after kids all day and/or exercising with your brand-new Reeboks. According to LiveScience, there are 4 great reasons never to skip breakfast:

    1. Diabetes: Skipping breakfast may increase a woman’s diabetes risk.
    1. Heart Disease: Eating breakfast was associated with a lower incidence of heart disease in men between ages 45 and 82.
    1. Memory: Eating breakfast is likely to improve cognitive function.
  1. Weight Loss: In one recent study, people who ate breakfast as their largest meal lost an average of 17.8 pounds over three months as opposed to those who ate most of their calories at dinner and only lost an average of 7.3 pounds each over the same time period.

So I am giving you a week’s worth of good, hearty and healthy breakfast ideas to fill you up and keep you satisfied longer. I would love to add to this list so I am opening up the comments section for more healthy recipes!


Overnight French Toast Casserole

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Spinach and Gruyere Quiche

Protein Pancakes Recipe with Brewer’s Yeast {Kid Friendly}

Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Oatmeal, Egg, Toast or Granola

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For more healthy meal plans, check out the Healthy Meal Plans page!

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  1. Honestly, after being on this earth for half a century you’d think I would know those reasons. Like you I cannot jump out of bed and eat. I have to take a lot of meds for my Lupus first thing. Then like you I just forget. But I need to lose some weight so I’m going to try and try hard. This recipe looks awesome!

  2. This recipe looks so good! I bet if it soaked overnight it would have that luxurious custard texture. I am going to have to try this 🙂

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