When I’m rushed for work in the morning, I always grab what’s quick and easy to prepare and eat. Unfortunately, what’s always “quick and easy” is typically “unhealthy and starchy”. However, with a little prep, it doesn’t have to be that way. That’s why I’d like to share 9 healthy breakfast ideas for busy mornings.
A gourmet breakfast isn’t a realistic everyday goal. But that doesn’t mean we should settle for a sugar rush that’ll leave us sad and hungry a half-hour later. You’d be surprised how many healthy breakfast ideas require very little effort when put into practice. Here are 9 healthy breakfast ideas to get you started on the right track.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Apple Bites
Healthy? Yes! Credit to Comfort of Cooking blog for this delicious recipe idea. This is a perfect pick for apple season. Cut your favorite kind of apple into wedges and scoop nut butter onto each slice. Sprinkle with oats or granola and cinnamon and drizzle a bit of melted chocolate on top. As my five-year-old daughter describes it, the taste is, “Yummy in my tummy!”
Make-Ahead Breakfast Burrito
You can spend time prepping these burritos on Sunday and then reheat them during the workweek. That way you can power your day with this quick and delicious make-ahead wrap. Find the recipe here.
Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Overnight Oat Parfaits
I am in love with strawberry rhubarb, so naturally, I wanted to try this recipe. And guess what? It didn’t disappoint! Credit to Love and Lemons blog for sharing this simple yet pleasing recipe that’s both vegan and gluten-free.
Cottage Cheese with Minted Pineapple
Protein-rich cottage cheese and a serving of juicy, sweet fruit. Yes, please! You can even go ahead and make a few of these easy breakfasts by layering the fruit and dairy snack in mini glass jars. The juices from the fruit will slightly sweeten the cottage cheese. Thanks to Real Simple for this inspiring and easy breakfast combo!
Broccoli and Bacon Muffin Frittatas
This easy make-ahead breakfast will have you set for a week. These little Italian omelet cups are a hot, savory breakfast on the fly. Make them up to four days ahead; simply reheat in the microwave for about a minute. You get two mini frittatas per serving for only 168 calories. You can pair it with a piece of fruit for a satisfying breakfast.
Simple, yet effective. Get your daily dose of protein with this pancake recipe that includes oats, whey protein powder, and Greek yogurt. Credit to iFoodReal for this cool recipe.
Berry Quinoa Breakfast Meal Prep
Sweet Peas and Saffron shared this recipe and I have to dish…it’s incredible. What a great alternative to oatmeal! Simple and delicious with chewy quinoa, crunchy almonds, and sweet berries prepped in under 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Peanut Banana Cinnamon Smoothie
Smoothies are an easy way to start the day and this breakfast smoothie is no different. Kids and parents alike will love this! Just a little bit of cinnamon adds an unexpected burst of spice that brightens the whole drink.
Start with the ultimate breakfast bread—the fiber-dense whole-wheat English muffin—as your base and salsa as your sauce, then add eggs, ham, and cheese for flavor, substance, and plenty of protein. Thank you Eat This Not That for the delicious recipe.
Are there any healthy breakfast ideas that I missed? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Also, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to receive more great tips straight to your inbox each Friday. If you want to know what to avoid, I recommend you read 7 Worst Breakfast Foods to Start Your Day. Enjoy!