It can be super easy to get caught up in the rush of the morning, to grab a handful of cereal or a donut on the way to work to feed our stomachs something.
But what happens when those on-the-go, sugary-filled breakfasts don’t satisfy us anymore?
Breakfast is vital for a full day of functioning.
It serves as a base for our energy and nourishes our body.
So, the question is this:
Why don’t we take breakfast more seriously?
It isn’t difficult to prepare healthy breakfasts.
Doing so might even help save time in addition to getting you on the right track for your health!
Here is Top Brunch Spots list of healthy breakfast ideas:
Fruit salad is one of the easiest recipes in the book and incredibly healthy, too.
All you need do is simply cut up some of your favorite fruits (mango, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, blackberries, etc.) and mix it in a bowl.
A fruit cup is a classic recipe that is healthy.
Better yet? Add in some quinoa and a bit of lime dressing to give this meal an extra kick with some extra protein!
We have all seen this recipe take off. More people than not are eating avocado toast every day, and there are two great reasons for it: it’s healthy and it’s easy to make!
Simple is good. Just grab a couple slices of whole-grain bread, lightly toast them, and then top it off with smashed avocado.
Add a dash of salt and pepper to satisfy any cravings, and if you’re really feeling daring, you can even add a sunny-side up egg for extra protein!
While we all know that muffins are typically high in carbs and sugar, these ones are not!
Simply whisk eggs and add any ingredients.
From spinach to bacon or cheese, you have complete control over what goes in your mini-muffins!
Mix everything together and pour into a muffin-tin. After fifteen minutes, you’ll have egg muffins that can last up to a whole week!
Smoothies can be tricky. Sometimes it is tempting to add in more honey or sugar to sweeten the drink, but there are also ways to make smoothies that are good for you!
For example: frozen bananas, a scoop of peanut butter, yogurt, ice cubes and almond milk can give you a filling and nutritious on-the-go drink!
Granola Apple Bites
Craving granola bars but don’t want the carbs? We’ve got the perfect solution! Slice your favorite apples into wedges.
Then, scoop a spoonful of peanut butter (or almond butter!) onto each wedge and sprinkle oats or granola on top.
For an extra sweet taste, you can even drizzle chocolate on top! Healthy and refreshing!
Overnight oats are the easiest thing to make for anyone! Simply layer oats, blueberries, chia seeds, and almond milk into a sealed container.
Let it sit overnight, and then in the morning, add a bit of fruit and nuts to the top!
If you’re in the mood for something warm, you can easily heat this in the microwave and add just a splash of maple syrup to satisfy a sweet tooth.
For those mornings when you are on crunch time, but you still want something fulfilling to eat, microwave quiche is the best option!
Begin by simply mixing eggs and milk and then adding some cheese and any other ingredients into a mug.
Then, you just have to microwave it for three minutes, and boom! Quiche is hot and ready.
Parfaits are always refreshing! Better yet, you can always change the ingredients in them!
From a classic Greek Yogurt with strawberries and granola, to adding in a scoop of pumpkin during the fall, parfaits are super adaptable and always healthy!
Green Eggs and Ham Sandwich
Missing those breakfast sandwiches?
No need! You can still enjoy them!
Stuffed between two whole-wheat slices of bread, you can enjoy eggs with a dash of pesto sauce (hence the green), some arugula for flavor (more green), and a slice of deli-meat (specifically ham!) to channel your inner Dr. Seuss.
Don’t want to drink breakfast? No problem! Smoothie bowls are the new answer.
By blending any mixture of fruit and taking away just a bit of milk and yogurt, you can have a thick consistency for a base for a smoothie bowl!
Then just top it off with some favorite ingredients: granola, almonds, coconut, sliced kiwi—the options are endless!
Quick and easy, breakfast wraps are satisfying, filling and always yummy!
You can make these in accordance to what you’re feeling: craving Mexican
Simply put some egg, black beans, corn, and salsa on a wheat tortilla, roll it and enjoy!
Quinoa is one of the best forms of protein.
Using it as a base, mix in some favorite greens and toppings, such as avocado and tomatoes, and warm it up for a filling breakfast!
Energy Peanut Butter Bites
No baking needed! By mixing flax seed, peanut butter, oats, honey and chocolate chips into tiny balls and then freezing them, you can have bite sized breakfast snacks for a whole week!
These are filled with protein, fiber and healthy fats, which will keep you full and give you more energy for the whole day!
Trying to cut out carbs completely?
Replace tortillas or wraps with eggs!
By using the egg as a base, you can stuff it full of yummy foods such as turkey and avocado, giving you lots of protein, but no carbs!
Breakfast doesn’t have to be hard.
In fact, it can be a lot of fun once you realize all of the endless options you have.
But more importantly, breakfast can be healthy.
You don’t have to stick to your previous routines of eating bagels or doughnuts out of habit and convenience.
Starting your days with a healthy meal will give you the energy you need to make it through the day, to fill you up, and to give you a boost toward a healthier lifestyle.