31 Healthy And Quick Breakfasts For Busy Mornings
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You could say it breaks fast and gives you the energy you need to tackle the day. But with all that said, some people are too busy. Either you sleep in, don’t feel like eating breakfast, or you’re late getting ready. In those cases, it doesn’t make sense to have a gourmet breakfast.
In fact, for many people this isn’t a realistic everyday goal to have. That being said, grabbing the nearest high-sugar and carbs snack isn’t the smartest decision either.
When it comes to healthy breakfast ideas or any kind of meal, there is actually a multitude of recipes and ideas that are quick and extremely easy to make. The amount can simply boggle the mind.
To show you, here are 31 breakfasts that are quick, easy to make, and are extremely healthy for you too. There is no limit to what you can make in the morning.
You’ve heard of avocado toast, well tomato toast isn’t that far off. This particular dish is a vegan spin to a classic summer breakfast sandwich. The only difference is the mayo is swapped with nuts, garlic, miso paste, and nutritional yeast. Topped up with tomatoes and spread over some toast and you got yourself a quick breakfast with plenty of nutrients.
On the note of tomato toast, avocado toast is also a good option as well. But if you’re someone who is tired of plain avocado, you can mix it up by adding a fried egg on top. This recipe is easy and has plenty of protein to wake you up.
If you are looking to spice up your toast in another way, the last option is nut butter, banana and chia seeds toast. Similar to the other toasts mentioned above, this one is pretty straightforward as well. On a nutritional standpoint though, there is a lot of nutrition packed into this. The chia seeds alone offer a lot of nutrients despite their appearance.
Breakfast Smoothies & Parfaits
For those in a hurry this is another solid option and requires little to make. If you got milk, a blender, and some fruits, you can make these smoothies or parfaits easy. Here are some suggestions to consider:
- First on the list is a berry and yogurt smoothie. It’s made in under five minutes and only needs frozen fruit, greek yogurt and a liquid of your choice. The recipe linked yields two servings, so make sure to freeze the other overnight.
- The second consideration is a berry breakfast parfait. It is one of the tastiest out there with classic berries and yogurt. Like with any other smoothie, a parfait can be stacked in any way you like. Pick the berries that are season appropriate. The only thing to avoid are frozen berries if you can. If you’re in a pinch, make sure you thaw the berries beforehand.
- For those wanting more energy, consider the peanut butter and banana smoothie. Blend frozen bananas, peanut butter, milk of choice, greek yoghurt, honey, and some ice cubes and you got a drink that makes you think you’re sipping on a milkshake. For extra protein, you can always toss in some chocolate or vanilla protein powder into the mix too.
- The last smoothie to consider is a seasonal one, but a good one too. It’s pumpkin granola yogurt parfait. All you have to do with this is layer rich pumpkin pie cashew cream with plain greek yogurt, granola, and a dash of cinnamon.
Seeds and grains are one of those things that are small, but they pack a ton of nutrients and are surprisingly filling. If you want to incorporate these into more breakfast dishes and you’re in a hurry, here are some options:
- First is the quinoa fruit salad. Fruit salads alone are great as is, as they provide more texture and body. However, by adding quinoa to the mix you’re getting a handful of protein from it too.
- The second option to consider is the blueberry almond overnight oats. As the name suggests, this is something that you make the night before and have it the next morning. This is ideal for those working early in the morning and don’t always have time in the morning for breakfast. All you need is oats, chia seeds, blueberries, vanilla, almond milk, and maple syrup. After that refrigerate it after sealing it.
- Oatmeal is another solid option, but this particular recipe goes a step farther. It makes it savory. How so? Well, it’s oatmeal that is then topped with egg and mixed with white cheddar cheese. There’s even diced red pepper and onion. As unusual as it is, it’s wonderful and can be made in a microwave easyly.
- For the quinoa fans, you can look at ham and cheese quinoa cups. These are essentially mini breakfast quiches. They’re light and fluffy and this recipe allows you to incorporate various veggies and cheeses into the mix.
- Another quinoa alternative is quinoa and chia porridge. Surprisingly, cooking quinoa in milk with healthy spices infuses flavor. This is a creative alternative to the traditional hot breakfast cereal. It’s also high in protein.
- You may have had peanut butter and banana toast before, but this is a new twist to it. Instead of toast, it’s a pudding. It’s healthy and all you need to do is add in some chia seeds to give it some form.
- The last recipe we’re offering on here is the zucchini bread oatmeal. Zucchini bread as is a quick bread to make over the summer, but converting it into oatmeal is also interesting. All you need to do is add some shredded zucchini and chia seeds in your oatmeal and you get more nutrients in it. You can also add in walnuts to add some crunch to it too.