Like a hot bath or a massage, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But you don’t always have time. If you’re running around like a headless chicken and getting ready for work, or have little time to cook in the morning, we have searched for quick healthy breakfast ideas that busy people can use.
You can take your healthy morning routine to the next level and integrate these ideas for luxury and healthy breakfasts as unique ways to speed up your work day and still be healthy.
If you’re like me, you might think a quick healthy breakfast is only possible at the bar around the corner from your office. But those aren’t always considered great options for healthy eating. You can make a fast, nutritious meal at home with these quick healthy breakfast ideas.
The good news is that there are plenty of quick and easy options for a healthy breakfast that don’t require much time or effort to prepare and can be made in advance to save you time in the morning. Given what we know about how important breakfast is for getting our metabolism going, it’s worth making time for a healthy morning meal.
People who regularly eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight, have heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and have a more nutritionally sound diet overall. But many people can’t find the time to make a healthy, filling breakfast in the morning.
Enter: these quick (but still healthy) breakfast ideas, which are packed with protein and nutrients to keep you full until lunchtime. The best part: They take only 5 minutes to whip up.
1. Avocado toast
Avocados are packed with nutrients and perfect for a quick breakfast. Spread avocado on toast and add your favourite toppings. Some suggestions include: tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, shredded cheese, salmon, or spices like pepper or cumin.
2. Whole-wheat toast, butter, honey, nuts or banana
Doesn’t this remind you of childhood? It’s sweet, it has the necessary amount of fibre and nutrients to get you started and has the benefit of slow sugars to keep you going until lunch time.
3. Almond butter & banana on whole-wheat toast or English muffin
Almond butter is a great source of protein and healthy fats that keep you feeling fuller for longer. Toasting whole-wheat bread or an English muffin adds fibre to your meal as well.
4. Yogurt parfait made with fruit, yogurt and granola or nuts
Yogurt is packed with protein that keeps you full for hours, and it’s delicious! This is a great option if you’re really short on time because it takes so little effort. Just place some fruit into a blender with some yogurt, the nuts of your choice and blend together until smooth.
Sweet, fruity and satisfying, this parfait is the perfect delicious indulgence.
An extra tip! Treat yourself to the ultimate breakfast: a spectacular parfait filled with sweet and tart raspberries, creamy yogurt, and crunchy granola.
5. Overnight oats
Overnight oats are prepared the night before so you can enjoy them in the morning without having to wake up earlier to make them. You can fill them with your favourite fruits, nuts, or seeds to get added protein and fibre. You can flavour them with vanilla extract or cinnamon. If you prefer sweeter oatmeal, add a drizzle of honey or a spoonful of sugar.
6. Scrambled eggs with whole-wheat toast
Eggs are one of the most versatile and nutritious foods out there, filled with protein that keeps you full longer than carbs. For an even healthier meal, you can try scrambling two egg whites for every whole egg you use.
Mornings are tough. The last thing you want to do is spend your precious few moments of alone time cooking, particularly if you’re already pressed for time. Food delivery services have been a tremendous boon for the busy. But what happens when your breakfast needs change? Instead of the same old routine—toast, egg, coffee, anyone?—try these 15-minute healthy breakfasts for busy people instead. After a month or so of full-on experimentation, you’ll have new favourites that require zero preparation and fit nicely with your schedule. I guarantee it.