You can either see breakfast as an opportunity to prepare a hearty meal or something quick, there is always someone who enjoys cooking. Regardless of how you feel about breakfast, some people believe that it helps them maintain their weight loss goals and enjoy food when they don’t have much time in the mornings. There are many different ways to fix this problem, yet what matters most is what works best for you!
If you are an individual who has limited time then having breakfasts planned ahead will be helpful because they require minimal time once they are prepared. In addition, preparing these types of meals first thing in the morning will allow you to eat quicker so that you won’t waste any precious minutes on making anything elaborate from scratch.
In order for you to have the best breakfast possible and start your day off on the right foot, we created a list of some of our favourite breakfast recipes. Seasonal or not – these breakfast ideas will give you enough energy to last throughout the entire day! If you’re an all-around busy person and need something quick, check out one of our fast breakfasts that only take 10 minutes to make (with kids too!). We also compiled 100 simple recipe examples – but let’s save those until later.
Spinach and Mushroom Omelet
For a savory breakfast, whisk together 2 eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. In a frying pan, melt one tablespoon of butter then add mushrooms. Cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add spinach and cook for 30 seconds or until wilted. Transfer to the pan containing the scrambled eggs on low heat stirring occasionally. Top with feta cheese or goat cheese; once it has melted remove from heat when desired doneness is reached.
Egg Sandwich With Pastrami and Swiss
Our minds weren’t blown when we found out that you can put pastrami and Swiss cheese together – they’re what makes up a delicious sandwich after all! But then, someone reminded us about this dish called scrambled eggs made with butter – so finally, the idea of putting these two together was born. The result? Scrumptious!
Egg and Avocado BLT
Instead of saving that Sunday bacon for Monday’s lunch, why not double down on my bacon habit and have it for breakfast again? But this time I’m going to go with a BLT style sandwich
Raspberry-Peach Swirled Smoothie
Besides the usual frozen fruit such as raspberries and peaches, we add a banana, orange juice, and Greek yogurt– along with some honey for extra sweetness–to create one of our healthiest easy breakfasts.
As if you needed another reason to whip up a quick meal in the morning, we spoke with an NYC Chef on how to make an omelet. This dish has always been my go-to breakfast of choice because it requires so few ingredients but yet can provide me enough sustenance for the day ahead.
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Ready for some delicious, easy food for breakfast? This peanut butter overnight oats recipe is bound to become one of your favorites! It only takes about 10 minutes to make the night before, so all you need to do in the morning is grab it out of the fridge and go.
Sunrise Sandwich With Turkey, Cheddar, and Guacamole
Not all hands-on breakfast bites are as virtuous due to the addition of high levels of carbohydrates and fat. In this recipe, we use lean turkey in place of Canadian bacon, adding Lycopene from Tomato, and topping it off with a healthy spread of Guacamole for good measure.
10-Minute Baked Eggs With Mushroom and Spinach
These little ceramic dishes are perfect for storing foods such as eggs, meats, cheeses, and vegetables. After baking them in an oven for 10 minutes you will have a beautifully cooked meal of an egg with its whites soft but still firm around the edges of the dish and its yellow surface ready to break once you cut through it followed by all sorts of other goodies around it.
Start with the best breakfast bread there is – whole wheat English muffin – and go from there. Add salsa as your sauces to start, followed by eggs, ham, and cheese for flavor, substance, and plenty of protein.
This refreshing drink is made up of coconut milk, orange juice, pineapple and ginger syrup to create a sweet drink that tastes as though you are on vacation even if you are at home.
Spicy Pumpkin Parfaits
This fall inspired parfait will bring joy to anyone who takes a bite. It tastes like pumpkin pie and has the perfect level of sweetness and spice for the cooler autumn months.
Blackberry Cashew Chia Pudding
Blackberries are often used in puddings, but you can substitute them for any type of fruit (or even leave them out completely).
Instant Oats with Protein Powder
For a quick and easy way to start your day off right, add protein powder to your usual oats, milk and topped with whichever fruits you love. You’ll also want to add flax seeds for that extra fiber boost!
Mango-Ginger Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are perfect for busy mornings when you don’t have time to cook. But if you eat them every morning, they can become boring with the same old toppings like cinnamon or blueberries. Try spicing up your cooking routine with this mango-ginger overnight oats recipe instead!
Red and Green Breakfast Salad
This delightful red and green breakfast salad will awaken your taste buds – no matter what time of day it may be.
Peaches and Kale Smoothie Bowls.
You’ve heard of peach creams before. But how about something new? Peaches and Kale! It may not sound appealing, but when you see how easy it is to make, you’ll want to try it out for yourself!
Icelandic Yogurt With Granola & Fresh Berries
One of the easiest, simple breakfasts to prepare would be yogurt with an accompanying granola. You can do this by picking out a high protein yogurt such as Siggi’s Icelandic Skyr, which contains roughly 15-17g of protein per 5.3 ounce serving. Mix in your favorite fruit (berries are recommended), add some whole grain, low sugar Granola and voila! You’re all set to start your day off right.
Whole Wheat Bread and Lox
You can add omega-3s to your diet with a healthy breakfast of smoked salmon paired with toast and cheese. Smear whole grain bread with whipped cream cheese or goat cheese before topping it off with slices of tomatoes, onions, olives, and capers.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle
Two high-quality waffles will be put in the toaster for this meal – we suggest something like Kodiak Cakes’ Buttermilk & Vanilla Power Waffles or Kashi’s 7-Grain variety. Cover one of the sides with our favorite no-sugar-added peanut butter, such as Maranatha Creamy. On the other side either spread some jelly or add some strawberries for a flavorful start to your day!
Scrambled Eggs with Toast
A hearty breakfast is hard to come by. You know what’s really tough? Trying to find something that has at least 12 grams of protein and whole grains – which means you can’t go wrong with eggs on toast! And if you’re feeling extra fancy, add some calcium-rich cheddar or goat cheese for an added zing.
There are no sugary drinks at this place! Berries might not be as popular for making a smoothie due to their smaller size and tart flavor but they’re also lower in sugar content than most other fruits. In fact, berries fall on the low-sugar side of the fruit scale when it comes to carbs so you can’t really go wrong there.
Oatmeal With Peanut Butter and Banana
This oatmeal with peanut butter and banana recipe is perfect for those looking to start their day off right. With so few ingredients, it takes only moments to make and leaves you feeling satisfied without the guilt of other indulgent breakfast dishes.
Fig & Goat Cheese Toast
Slice up some bread, slather it with goat cheese, sprinkle cinnamon on top of that before adding fig slices over the whole thing and finishing it off with honey – spiced or not.
Breakfast tacos! Try scrambling eggs with fresh spinach and chunks of chorizio sausage or mushrooms for a savory breakfast taco. Serve it in soft corn tortilla shells, then add black beans, sliced avocado, shredded cheese, and spicy salsa for an unforgettable meal.
Broccoli-Cheese Eggs in a Mug
If you want a quick and healthy breakfast, but are too lazy to wash all the dishes afterwards, then this egg in a cup recipe will make things much easier for you. It makes one serving at a time so it’s great if you’re really hungry or need some quick dinner recipes when you’re running late.
Quinoa with Raisins and Walnuts
Combine cooked quinoa in a saucepan with half cup of milk, golden raisins, a touch of brown sugar, and toasted walnuts. Cook until thickened.
Mango Banana Smoothie
For a hearty and sweet drink, mix together half a cup of coconut water, half a cup of almond milk without sugar added, one whole banana (cut into small chunks), one handful of frozen mango cubes (cut up), then add in some cinnamon and top it off with half a container (about 3/4 cups) of plain greek yogurt that has been mixed until smooth.
Waffle with Honeyed Yogurt and Bananas
Toast a whole-grain, high protein waffled until crisp. Top with sweetened yogurt, sliced banana and slivered almond.
Hash Brown Avocado Toast
Grab a bag of frozen hash browns, we like Alexia Organic Hashed Browns and fry them up. Top with freshly cubed avocado and an over-easy fried egg or use vegan mayonnaise instead to make it vegetarian friendly. If you’re looking for ways to add more greens, try grating some fresh zucchini into the mixture before frying it up.
Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to some dry oats, top with chopped apples, crushed walnuts, and cinnamon for a deliciously filling breakfast.
Pancakes are one of the best easy breakfast ideas you can make, but they’re usually high in carbohydrates and don’t provide enough protein for a satisfying morning meal (just telling it like it is). But adding protein powder can totally fix this problem!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
If you are a fan of chocolate, then this smoothie is perfect for you. It will leave your tastebuds wanting for more with its rich yet subtle taste. Mix together one scoop of cocoa protein powder, one cup of almond milk, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 1/2 frozen banana, a few spoonfuls of walnuts and some cinnamon- to create an intoxicating flavor combination.
Ricotta Toast and Berries
Did you make a lasagna for dinner last night? If so, save some of the leftover ricotta for this delicious breakfast idea. Spread it on two slices of whole-wheat toast and top it off with fresh berries and chia seeds before popping it in the oven until lightly browned (approximately 3 minutes).
Omelet with Leftover Broccoli, Ham, and Cheddar Cheese
When you happen to have some leftover broccoli left over from last night’s dinner, toss it into an omelet with some cheddar cheese and cubed Canadian bacon.
A simple, yet delicious breakfast to start the day off right. Toast a slice of whole-wheat bread and spread it with either peanut or almond butter. Add slices of banana atop the toast, then drizzle honey over top while adding chia seeds for added nutrition.
Granola with Berries
When feeling adventurous, I’ll make a breakfast of granola and dairy or pea protein milk (both 12 grams per serving). If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional milks, try Bolthouse Farms’ pea protein milk!
Ham, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich
Pop an English muffin in the toaster. Fry an egg in a pan alongside two slices of Canadian bacon and cook thoroughly. Add shredded cheddar cheese over-top until it melts completely. Place under the broiler unit for just enough time so that the cheese will turn golden brown while bubbling lightly at its surface before removing from heat entirely.
In place of the traditional white flour tortilla, we swapped it with a healthy dose of whole wheat. In place of fatty pork sausage, we substituted it for healthier varieties such as lean chicken or turkey. To counterbalance this swap in meat and bread, added fiber-rich beans and cholesterol-free avocado to give us more health benefits without sacrificing flavor!