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I will admit that I often struggle to find good quick, easy, and healthy breakfast ideas, especially on those busy days when there are places to be and people to see. But through the years I’ve come up with some things that have worked well for me. So here are a few easy ways to simplify your breakfast!
There is nothing quicker than having some grab-and-go options. Things like fruit, hard-boiled eggs, or yogurt can make the quickest options. If you select yogurt for breakfast, be sure to choose varieties that are lower in sugar.
Easy whole food recipes
I’m all about easy whole-food recipes. Whole foods can make breakfast both simple and nutritious. One of these recipe ideas may help you simplify your breakfast!
Mix oats with milk or a dairy-free alternative, add some fruits and nuts, and let it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you’ve got a ready-to-eat breakfast. I have a few overnight oat recipes. This apple cinnamon recipe is a favorite, especially during the fall and winter!
Chop up some fresh fruits the night before, store them in the fridge, and grab a bowlful in the morning. Add a dollop of yogurt or a sprinkle of nuts for extra flavor and nutrition.
If you like a savory breakfast option, this may be for you! Make a slice of whole-grain toast and top it with mashed avocado for a quick, delicious breakfast that provides healthy fats. You can add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and maybe some cherry tomatoes for extra flavor.
I love this idea a lot and have even used these smoothies as a post-workout pick-me-up. Pre-pack your favorite smoothie ingredients in individual bags or containers and store them in the fridge. In the morning, just toss the contents into a blender with some liquid, and you’ve got a nutritious drinkable meal.
I did mention these in the grab-and-go section, but this is something I always keep on hand. They are great for breakfast, as part of a quick lunch or dinner, or even as a snack. One thing I like to do is to boil a batch of eggs at the beginning of the week. Grab one or two in the morning for a protein-packed breakfast.
Greek yogurt with toppings:
Greek yogurt is a great source of protein. Add fruits, nuts, or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for extra flavor.
Nut butter on whole-grain bread:
Spread almond or peanut butter on whole-grain bread for a quick and satisfying breakfast. Add some fruit on top to make it even better!
The key to simplifying your breakfast is to do as much prep as you can ahead of time so that your mornings are stress-free. Prep takes time and getting that done the night before will speed up the time it takes to make these recipes. What’s your go-to breakfast these days?