Breakfast is one of the most important meals for the day, giving you the energy to face your daily life activities. This guide contains a list of some healthy breakfast ideas that take only a few minutes of your busy schedule to prepare.
Here are some simple and healthy breakfast ideas that you can adopt.
Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal
Oats are one of the most wholesome foods you can have for breakfast. This recipe uses simple ingredients; 1 cup rolled oats, 1tbsp chia seeds, ½ tsp ground cinnamon, ¼ cup almonds(toasted), 1 medium banana and ¼ cup dried cherries. Additional ingredients include ½ cup plain yogurt, 2tbsp maple syrup, 1 cup milk, ¼ tsp vanilla extract and salt to taste.
For preparation, mix all the ingredients except the banana and almond in a container. Cover it and leave it in the refrigerator overnight or for about 8 hours. The next morning serve the oatmeal in a bowl and top it up with the banana and almonds. This breakfast can serve two people and can stay in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Avocado and Poached Egg Toast
Avocado and poached egg is a combination that will keep you energized throughout the day. The ingredients for this power breakfast are; ½ avocado (mashed or chunk), 1 egg and 1 slice wheat bread. You may also splash some salt, black pepper or your preferred hot sauce. To prepare, toast your bread until slightly browned but still soft. Mash your avocado or leave it chunky and sprinkle some salt on it. Poach your egg or fry it, whichever way you prefer. Spread the avocado on the toasted bread, add your egg, and then sprinkle some black pepper or splash your preferred hot sauce. Your healthy and yummy breakfast is ready in just 12 mins (preparation 2 mins and cooking 10 mins).
Honey Apple Toast
Honey apple toast is a healthy breakfast idea that takes only 2 mins to prepare. The ingredients are; 2 slices of whole-grain wheat bread, 1 apple (thinly sliced), 2tsps honey, ½ cup cheese. Toast the bread slices until slightly browned or to your desired texture. Spread the cheese evenly on each toasted slice. Now spread your thinly sliced apples over the cheese. Drizzle some honey over the apple slice and enjoy your breakfast.
Use 10 mins from your busy morning schedule to prepare this mouth-watering recipe. Your ingredients for one serving are; 4 eggs(beaten), 1/3 cup chicken (cooked and shredded), 2tbsps chopped spinach, 1 tsp olive oil,2tbsps shredded cheese and salt and black pepper to taste.
To prepare and cook, whisk the eggs in a bowl and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a pan and pour the eggs. Swirl the eggs to coat the entire bottom of the pan and let it cook under low heat. Warm the chicken slightly and then add it plus the cheese and spinach to cover about half of the omelet and let it cook for about 30 seconds. Fold the other half of the omelet to cover the fillings and let it cook for another 30 seconds or until the cheese melts. Your breakfast is now ready for you to enjoy. You can serve it with a crusty bready and spinach salad.
Peanut Banana and Cinnamon Smoothie
You can also start your day with a boost of energy from a healthy peanut banana cinnamon smoothie. To make this healthy smoothie, you need 1 large ripe banana, 1 cup skim milk, 2tbsps natural peanut butter, ½ tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp honey, 3 ice cubes. Place your banana, milk, honey and cinnamon in a blender and blend to get a smooth paste. Add the ice cubes then pulse to crush them. Pour your puree in a glass and sprinkle some cinnamon. This smoothie takes only 5 mins to prepare.
Scrambled Eggs With Pepper and Tomatoes
Scrambled eggs are a common breakfast option that can be served with bacon, bread slices or sausages. It only takes 20 mins to prepare and cook. Here, you will need 8 large eggs, ¼ cup milk, 2tbsps butter, 1 medium tomato(chopped), 1 tbsp red bell pepper(chopped), 1tbsp green onion(chopped), ½ cup cheese (optional) and salt and pepper to taste. Beat the eggs in a large bowl and add milk plus a pinch of salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a pan and pour your mixture. Let it cook under low heat while stirring gently. When the eggs are almost cooked but still soft, fold in your tomatoes, pepper and green onions. Stir and let it cook for a few more seconds and then serve it. You may also top it using the shredded cheese. This breakfast is enough for 4 servings.
In conclusion, with the above healthy and simple to prepare recipes, you should not have an excuse for not eating a healthy breakfast despite having a busy morning schedule. However, you also have the option of ordering in your breakfast through delivery service kits operating within your area of residence.