Quick, Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast

Today I’m sharing 7 of my favorite breakfast recipes from Greatist.com. I love breakfast food! I’ll eat it any time of the day…but I’m also lazy. It’s important that my meals are quick and easy to prepare. These recipes are a healthy alternative to fast food. If you take the time to prepare, these options can be just as quick as McDonald’s minus the crappy stuff. Hopefully you can use some of these recipes in your own meal plans. As always, modify anything to fit your specific needs.

PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA SMOOTHIE

Blend 1 frozen banana, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 cup almond milk, and a few ice cubes. If this is a morning snack, keep it in a tight-sealing container and throw it in a gym or work bag. For an afternoon boost, prep it the night before and freeze, remove in the morning, and it will be thawed and ready to enjoy after lunch. Tip: Add a scoop of your favorite chocolate or vanilla protein for an extra protein boost.

ZAPPED SCRAMBLED EGGS & VEGGIES

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. Throw a top on the container to eat later, or store the raw mixture in a fridge until ready to heat and eat.

BREAKFAST BURRITO

Scramble 2 egg whites, 1/4 cup black beans, 2 tablespoons salsa, and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, and wrap in 1 small whole-wheat tortilla. For an extra serving of veggie goodness, add some greens and bell pepper too! Make a bunch, wrap in foil, and keep in the freezer for whenever the craving hits.

FRUITY BREAKFAST QUINOA

Cooking quinoa in (plant based) milk and adding some sweet spices and fruit makes for a great substitute for classic hot breakfast cereals. Plus, it’s high in protein and essential amino acids like lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair. Simply cook quinoa according to package instructions, but substitute milk for water, and add some cinnamon or nutmeg instead of salt and pepper. Top with fresh berries and chopped roasted nuts.

EGG SANDWICH

Who doesn’t love a classic egg sandwich? Simply sautée a hefty handful of spinach and fry 2 eggs with a dash of salt and pepper. You can also add avocado, sauteed bell pepper, onion, mushrooms…whatever suits your fancy. Place on top 2 whole-wheat English muffin halves (or toast) and enjoy!

BERRIES & OATS MICROWAVE MUFFIN

Muffins from the microwave? Yep, it’s possible! Add 1/4 cup quick oats, 1 egg, a handful of berries, and a sprinkling of brown sugar to a mug and mix until evenly combined. Microwave on high for 1 minute, remove to take a look, and keep cooking for 30 seconds at a time until the muffin looks firm. For a fall inspired twist use cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin spice and top it off with your favorite in season fruit.

Let me know if you try any of these recipes! If you want to receive updates when I post new info, follow and subscribe below. Join The Tribe.

-Erin


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