5 Quick Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Busy People

Jul 06, 2019YesWellness.com


If you find yourself rushing out the door in the morning with nothing but a granola bar for breakfast, then you'll love these 5 quick healthy breakfast ideas.

From Monday to Friday, it is easy to gloss over your first meal since mornings are the busiest time of day. But, there’s no better way to kick-start your day than with a healthy and nutritious breakfast.

Unsurprisingly, adults and children tend to be more irritable and lethargic when missing their initial meal of the day. As a result, their attitude at work or school may suffer.

Thankfully, there are tons of quick healthy breakfast ideas that will fuel your day (while taking no more than a few minutes to prepare!).

In this post, we will be sharing 5 simple options for you to try this week. Let's dive into it!


1. Avocado Toast


Avocados are loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids that are great for your cardiovascular system and satiating your rumbling stomach. Mashed or sliced, mixed with a tablespoon of chopped red onion, and topped with a little salt and pepper, avocados provide you with an abundance of energy to start your day. Experiment with different combinations to give yourself the perfect breakfast.

Recommended recipe: Healthy 5-Minute Avocado Toast


2. Protein Smoothie


Maybe you have to deliver five kids to three different schools all while making sure that they have their lunches, schoolwork, and proper clothing for the day. Rushing those little bodies around the house and out the door doesn’t give you much time to stop for a proper meal. This is where I find that whipping up a green protein smoothie can keep me going until I can sit down for a full meal. For added convenience, I prepare the fruits beforehand and then freeze what I can. I have one to two cups of fruit in each bag in portions that are ready to throw into the blender.

Recommended recipe: Scrumptious Protein Smoothie Recipes


3. Fruit Parfait


With a name so close to perfect, parfaits are only as healthy as you make them. The best choice is to go for organic, no-added-sugar yogurt as the groundwork for a healthy cup. Fresh, organic fruit like strawberries, apples, or kiwis add a natural sweetness much better for you than added sugars. Additionally, feel free to mix it up every few days to get different nutrients from different fruits and to keep your palate guessing.

Recommended recipe: Make Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits


4. Protein Balls


Some mornings, I admit I am unprepared and scrambling to find enough food to scrape together for myself and my kids. Freezers allow me to whip up and store large batches of protein-filled energy balls. They only need a few minutes to thaw out, so they are the perfect time-savers. My kids are so used to my stockpile of energy balls that they check the freezer automatically when there’s nothing on the table! OK, they do seem like snacks, but the energy balls are super healthy because I can control the sweetness, and I use healthier alternatives such as almond butter and organic honey.

Recommended recipe: Easy No Bake Protein Balls


5. Oatmeal


On chilly mornings, your stomach yearns for something warm and nutritious like a piping hot bowl of oatmeal. Oatmeal is high in soluble fibre and has a healthy amount of protein, which will give your stomach the feeling of being full. Stick with steel-cut oats or rolled oats when possible to cut down on added sugars. You can prepare the oats on the weekend and simply reheat a bowl in the morning, adding your own toppings for additional flavour.

Recommended recipe: The Only Basic Oatmeal Recipe You'll Ever Need


Closing Thoughts

Hopefully, you found some inspiration from this post.

Now, we want to hear from you! Which quick healthy breakfast idea are you going to try first? Let us know in the comments below.

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