Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas for People “On The Go”

You know that breakfast is important but you’re short on time and just want to grab something quick. We get it – mornings are hectic but breakfast doesn’t have to be a sugary pop tart or calorie-laden deli muffin. Back away from that doughnut! We have 12 healthy breakfasts that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized instead of full and sluggish.

Yogurt Parfait

Pair plain Greek yogurt with fruit of your choice. Frozen fruit works too! Sweeten it up with a little honey and sprinkle your favorite granola on top.

Overnight Oats

Mix ½ cup of rolled oats, ½ cup of berries or ½ a banana – sliced, 2 tablespoons of nuts, a dash of cinnamon and 3/4 cup of milk in a container with a lid. Refrigerate overnight and you’ll have breakfast ready to “grab and go” in the morning. blueberries-531209_1920

Peanut Butter and Banana Roll Ups

Take a small whole wheat or corn soft tortilla, spread with 1 – 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and place a small banana in it.

Quick Microwaved Eggs

Beat 2 eggs, throw in a microwave-safe container, add 1 handful of your favorite veggies (cherry tomatoes and spinach leaves work well), and a sprinkle of cheese. Zap the mixture for 30 seconds, stir, and cook another 30 seconds, or until eggs are solid.

Sweet Cheese Waffles

Mix ¼ c ricotta cheese and ¼ c blueberries with 1 tsp sugar. Top two whole grain toaster waffles (preferably organic) with the cheese and berry mixture for a sweet filling breakfast.

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Heat ½ c of leftover cooked quinoa and ½ c unsweetened almond milk, top with fruit of choice.

Apple Bowls

Cut an apple in half, remove the core and fill each side with 2 tsp almond butter. Top with a tablespoon of granola.

Coffee Smoothie

Blend ½ cup of cold coffee, ½ cup of milk, 1 small banana, 1 tablespoon of nut butter and a few ice cubes for a quick breakfast with a kick.

“Instant” Oatmeal

Make your own oatmeal packets. Portion out ½ c rolled oats with 2 tablespoons of nuts or seeds, 2 tablespoons of raisins and cinnamon into baggies. Grab a baggie and heat oatmeal with 1 cup of almond milk in a large microwave safe bowl on medium power for 5 minutes.

Avocado Toast

Top 2 slices of toast with ½ a mashed avocado, sprinkle with salt and top with a sliced hard-boiled egg.

Sweet Potato with Peanut Butter

Microwave a small sweet potato for 2.5 minutes, top with 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter and sprinkle with granola for a little crunch. Drizzle with honey if desired.

No time to put anything together? Here are a few more to literally “grab and go”: a string cheese, an apple and whole grain crackers; a banana, an individual packet of almond butter (we like Justin’s Natural) and a plain yogurt; a hard-boiled egg and an avocado.

Share your favorite quick and easy breakfast recipe with us, @eatsmartscales.

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