We all have heard the saying, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But still, most of us decide to run out the door before grabbing a bite or going for a breakfast-on-the-go. Skipping breakfast is not just unhealthy but also leads to untimely cravings and overeating during other meals which won’t help you if you want to maintain a healthy weight. Here are ten healthy breakfast ideas which are also tasty and less time-consuming.
1. Banana Oat Bread
One of the easiest and most healthy breakfast options is Banana Oat Bread. While most bread use refined flour which is high in carbs and devoid of any nutrients, the banana and oat bread replaces all the bad with its goodness. You can also try the new avocado toast, where the avocado is coated with crispy garlic breadcrumbs before being topped with a perfect fried egg. These recipes are easy to make but equally nutritious.
2. Spinach Pancakes
These pancakes are made with whole wheat flour, milk, yoghurt and spinach with a mushroom and cheese filling which could be healthier. This wholesome meal is also a good choice for brunch. The twice-baked sweet potatoes are another great option for breakfast as it consists of eggs, sausage, spuds and will keep you full for a long time.
3. Easy Tofu Scramble Recipe
The popular vegan breakfast dish includes green onions, spinach, mushrooms and green bell peppers and has a similar texture to scrambled eggs. Wrap the cooked tofu scramble in a warmed, whole wheat tortilla, and you got your breakfast ready. Scrambled Egg Tacos are another similar dish that you can have in the morning.
4. Make-Ahead Breakfast Burrito
If you don’t have the time to make your meal in the morning make-ahead recipes are perfect for you then. Just like the Make-Ahead Breakfast Burrito and Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal. You can prep both of these dishes beforehand. You can add protein-rich eggs and avocado to the wholemeal wrap. Prepare the oatmeal with rolled oats, milk, chia seeds and a few other ingredients of your choice. You can also add maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla for a little extra flavour.
5. The Smoked Salmon Bagel
The ultimate smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon is filled with protein which will give you a truly pleasant breakfast. Add low-calorie pickled red onions and capers for some extra flavour to the whole-grain bagels. And if you want to go veg then Mini Sesame Zucchini Loaves packed with greens are a great choice for breakfast.
6. Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
There are many healthy cookies recipe out there that you can choose from. The Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies are made of, as you’ve guessed, banana, peanut butter, protein powder, and oats. You can add your choice of nut butter and also raisins or chocolate chips. Another tasty dish you can make with oatmeal is the Cinnamon-Oatmeal Pancakes. Pancakes are already a part of many of our breakfasts but these pancakes will be full of nutrition as they consist of whole-wheat flour and oats and are topped with a naturally sweet apple compote made with fruit, cider and honey.
7. Morning Glory Muffins
As cookies, there are also many healthy Muffins recipes you can find. The Morning Glory Muffins are oat-based and packed with healthy carrots and zucchini and lightly sweetened with raisins and a pinch of sugar which you can replace with a healthier substitute. The Chia Seed Pudding is another dish you can have for breakfast. You can make it ahead with Greek yoghurt, chia seeds and maple syrup.
8. Egg Breakfast Muffin
Egg Breakfast Muffin is another healthier substitute for regular muffins. Mix spinach, bacon, and cheese with the whisked eggs and bake it for 15-20 minutes in the muffin tins. You can make these beforehand and store them in the refrigerator. You can also make the Savoury Quinoa Egg Muffins With Spinach, just add Quinoa with spinach, onion, and melted cheese.
9. Quinoa Fruit Salad or Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Quinoa seeds are rich in protein, dietary fibre, B vitamins, and dietary minerals and they are gluten-free, so you can add them in simpler dishes like a plain old fruit cup to make it healthier. You can add your choice of dressing like honey, lime, and basil. As there are many recipes that you can add quinoa to, Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is a great one. Add chocolate, banana and berries and other fruit of your choice with a bowl of quinoa.
10. Savoury Oatmeal With Egg
If you’re bored with regular oatmeal, you can spice it up a little with a pinch of salt and pepper instead of any cinnamon or sugar topped with a poached egg and sprinkle with a little cheese. And as smoothies are also a great and easy option, you can try the Peanut Banana Cinnamon Smoothie if you are not in the mood for Oatmeal. Add a bit of cinnamon to the healthy combination of peanut butter and bananas to spice it up a little.