Sugary cereal. Frozen waffles. Greasy fast food.
These are just a few of the not-so-great choices I’ve made for breakfast in a hurry. (The others I’m too embarrassed to name, but I know we’ve all been there.) You woke up late, you’re rushing to make your commute, and you grab whatever is the closest, most convenient meal you can find.
Breaking the bad breakfast habit is one of the best choices you can make when it comes to your overall health. Sometimes the best way to plan for a healthy meal is to make everything ahead of time, and keep it in the fridge so it’s ready when you wake up. But even the most well-prepared person slips up every once in a while. And in those times, it’s better to have an action plan in place.
If you’re like me, “running late” usually means you have about ten minutes to grab what you need and head out the door. I love each of the super easy, healthy breakfast recipes on this list because they don’t skimp on filling ingredients.
At the same time, they have all the most necessary nutrients to boost your energy first thing in the morning. Protein, carbs, and healthy fats will get your body up and running, whether you’re re-fueling after a workout or fueling up to take on that office meeting.
Plus, there’s something for everyone or every day of the week, and you can use ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. So go ahead and dive into a healthier lifestyle with these 10-minute breakfast recipes.
That classic peanut butter and fruit combo is something I actually crave in the morning, even when the hunger hasn’t set in yet. You can’t go wrong with this breakfast! Bread takes just a couple of minutes to toast and topping that toast with creamy peanut butter and your choice of fruit takes just a few seconds. With only three ingredients and less than five minutes, you can enjoy this healthy, dreamy breakfast. I also like it because I can mix it up each day by picking a different fruit, so it doesn’t get old.
Did someone say avocado toast? Because I am definitely here for it. This is another 3-ingredient toast recipe that you absolutely can’t go wrong with. Healthy fats in avocado combined with creamy feta and crunchy toast. This is the alternate option to the peanut butter toast recipe above. Perfect for those mornings when you’re craving something savory instead of something sweet! Fall in love with the flavors of smooth avocado and feta cheese with this recipe that also provides you with 9 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber.
This parfait is perfect for busy mornings not only because it’s quick and easy, but also because you eat the bowl–it’s a papaya! Hooray for no dirty dishes to clean before dashing out the door! On top of that, this Papaya Boat Parfait is also absolutely delicious with it’s combination of creamy Greek yogurt, sweet fruit, and crunchy almonds. You get your vitamins, fiber, and other nutrients straight from the fruit, while almonds and yogurt give you a little extra protein.
Dessert for breakfast? Who would say no? You can really satisfy your sweet tooth first thing in the morning with this banana split recipe made with only wholesome ingredients. It’s a great way to get in protein before before your day even begins–there are 15 grams in one serving. It would even be great for kids. If you can’t say no to dessert for breakfast, how could they?
Once again, a minimal-ingredient recipe has come to the rescue. I love a parfait on those days when I’m craving a sugary cereal and need something healthy instead. This Berry and Chia Yogurt Parfait gives you 13 grams of protein, no fat, and only 252 calories. Enjoy it right before rushing out the door to start the day with protein and deliciousness, and to keep you energized for the rest of the day.
You now have multiple quick and easy breakfast ideas under your belt for those busy mornings, so start your days off right and get to making them!