Breakfast, brunch, first meal, brekky, b-fast, whatever term you prefer it is a great way to start your day! Most of us know by now that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While it is worth the effort to eat a healthy one and meal prep, sometimes it is the hardest thing to make time for. Whether you are an early riser or a 4x snoozer we have found some simple (from Real Simple) recipes and tricks that will be sure to help you kick start your day!


What is a Balanced Breakfast?

There are hundreds of resources about balanced breakfasts and how to make the most out of your meals. Whether you are a creature of habit or like to try new options, a good rule of thumb is to start your day with a little bit of everything to get and stay energized! Whole grains, protein, fruit, veggies, and fiber are all elements to help rev up your day. When you’re in a hurry and need a quick fix, here are some easy tips to remember:

  1. Whole Grains (complex carbs) – Oatmeal, sprouted bread, & whole grain English Muffins
  2. Protein – Eggs, nut butters, bacon, turkey sausage and hard cheeses
  3. Fruit/Veggies – Try to get at least one fruit and one veggie; coconut, kale, spinach, apples, berries, or bananas
  4. Fiber – Whole grains, chia seeds, flax seeds and flax meal, potatoes
  5. Healthy Fats – Avocado, olive oil, nuts and nut butters


Gift Ideas to Brighten your Clients and Employees Mornings

Have a brunch lover, health nut, foodie, or go-getter in your life? GiftTree caters to all personalities with meaningful gifts that will kick off any day!

  • Personalized Copper Lidded Tumbler: Ideal for professionals, travelers and anyone with an on-the-go lifestyle, this travel mug makes a great gift, especially with complimentary engraving of a chosen initial on the copper lid. Solid stainless steel construction with a dark matte finish and lustrous copper lid achieve a modern, contemporary look and feel. Holds 17 ounces.


  • Blackberry Farm Exclusive Brunch Gift: This exquisite collection delivers a perfect morning in a gift curated exclusively for GiftTree by Blackberry Farm. Delicious griddle cake and biscuit mixes are paired with delightfully sweet toppings, like blueberry jam and Appalachian maple syrup. Arranged with premium meats and two pounds of grain and nut granola, this plentiful menu promises to deliver a truly Tennessee brunch.




  • Personalized Tea Glass with Infuser: Send warm wishes with this gift for tea lovers and those new to the world of tea alike. This 15 ounce glass tea mug holds a stainless steel deep infuser, perfect for loose leaf tea. Simply place the loose tea inside the diffuser, pour hot water and let it steep. The end result is a soothing mug of hot tea made just for your friend or loved one.


  • Nuts and Fruit Harvest Crate: Dried fruits and plump nuts are fresh from the orchard in this enduring crate. Four sections are filled to the brim with healthy snacks and a little indulgence, perfect for the gourmand in your life.






25 Fast, Healthy (and Delicious!) Breakfast Ideas by: Real Simple

Our top picks to keep it fresh, healthy and fun: