With being so busy in the morning, I always find it hard to find the time to make myself a tasty, nutritious breakfast. I manage to make a coffee and rustle through the fridge – often, coming up empty handed. Don’t get me wrong, I love breakfast but cooking anything so early is not appealing to me at all. I’ve always made well rounded breakfasts for the kids, as to make sure they aren’t hungry during the first 15 minutes of class. Well, I have scoured all the best quick breakfast routines and am happy to say the last few weeks I’ve made some.
When planning the perfect breakfast for yourself think about how much time you have for preparation. If you’re like me, time is of the essence. I want something I can grab and go. These recipes are perfect and hopefully you find one that you’ll love.
Everyone knows quinoa (can you pronounce it?) is one of those special superfoods that are great for us, but why? Well, quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains loads of iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. That’s why I found the perfect quinoa breakfast recipe on The Recipe Critic’s blog. Click the link to see beautiful photos of the recipe.
Easy To Prepare Healthy Breakfast Recipe
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa (I used tricolor)
- 1½ cup strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 mango, diced
Honey Lime Glaze:
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
My kids and I do all the prep work the night before – this meal also packs well if mixed together. We cook the quinoa and let it chill overnight, cut up the fruits of our choice and make the glaze. In the morning, we put it together and the prep is only a few minutes.
Avocado is another super food. Avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and is a naturally nutrient-dense food, containing nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
We love to have avocado toast at our house. The kids love it and its quick and easy to make. Ingredients are simple: bread, avocado, egg, salt, pepper and any sauce you like; I use hot sauce for flavor. Avocado toast can be made a variety of ways. We always make it with a fried egg on top. But feel free to leave that off and add whatever you like. Unsure of how to tell the avocado is ripe, click here to get all the info you need.
Egg Breakfast Muffins are my favorite grab and go breakfast. I make these ahead of time, freeze some and pull them out as needed. Think of them as egg cupcakes. You beat together eggs, diced vegetables of your choice (we use peppers, mushrooms, cooked spinach) and then cheese. Mix all ingredients together and then pour them into a muffin tin. Bake and voila. Find the full recipe here.
If you have younger children, I find this breakfast is always a hit. Apple Sandwiches are super easy to make and with only three ingredients: 1 apple, nut butter and granola they are equally as fast. You can customize them however your children like as well, with peanut butter and dried fruit, almond butter and chia seeds. You can also let the kids get in the kitchen and make their own apple sandwich creations.
Overnight oats are the fastest breakfasts. Everything is made the night before in containers/mason jars and you take it to go. Don’t forget the spoon. I love so many different combinations of overnight oats that it’s hard to narrow down my favorite. So, I won’t. I’ll tell you how to make the basic recipe and then from there click here to see how many ways you can make them!
This is the classic recipe:
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup (heaping) rolled oats
- 2/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
Why Not Add These Superfoods To Make It Even Healthier
Add things like fruit, nuts, nut butters, cocoa powder, anything you enjoy! Be sure to click above to get inspiration.
My last complete and fast breakfast to go is the smoothie. This has endless possibilities. I’m sure everyone knows the idea of what goes into a smoothie, but I have found a visual guide to show you, that has many ideas to keep your routine fresh and full of nutrients.
Hopefully this helps you and the kids stay on top of breakfast and kickstarts your day. Enjoy!