Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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I’ve been getting questions lately about some healthy breakfast ideas.  So I figured I would do an entire post on it.

I know that people have various amounts of time in the morning to eat breakfast. It can vary from 5 minutes to 30 minutes.  So here are some ideas based on how much time you’ve got!  These are great options if you’re trying to lose fat or maintain your weight.

5 Minutes

  • 0% fat greek yogurt with a few berries, and 10 drops of stevia mixed in
  • Protein shake smoothie.  Pumpkin Pie is my current fave!
  • Protein shake mixed with water, handful of almonds
  • Low fat cottage cheese, with a few sliced grapes mixed in
  • Low carb, low sugar protein bar (use in moderation as its processed)
  • Egg white scramble with herbs (like Mrs. Dash) done in the microwave, salsa on top
  • Quick oats cooked with water, 1 scoop of protein powder & milk stirred in afterwards
  • Quick oats (not cooked), mixed with milk of choice, 1 scoop protein, berries.  Let sit for a few minutes, then eat.
  • 0% fat greek yogurt mixed with 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and 10 drops (or 1-2 packets) of stevia
  • Apple slices with a side of 0% greek yogurt with 2 Tbsp granola mixed in.
  • Breakfast in a jar or Overnight oats in a jar (takes 5 min to prep the night before)

Make Ahead Options (Grab & Go)

  • Muffins made with protein powder (I’ve got plenty recipes here.  Type in “muffins” in search bar near the top of the page)
  • Banana bread or pumpkin loaf (made ahead), and a protein shake mixed with water.
  • Overnight oats.  The night before, mix oats, greek yogurt, milk, your favorite fruit and a few nuts.  Let sit overnight.  In the morning, you have muesli! TIP: Some people like to use an almost-gone peanut butter jar!
  • Breakfast Wraps – (pre-made) . Scramble some eggs with veggies and sausage, let cool. Grate some cheese and assemble in tortillas. Wrap tightly in plastic, store in freezer…then its grab & go! If you don’t do eggs, same can be done with ground turkey & chicken with your favorite spices.breakfast wraps
  • Protein pancakes (pre-made). Spread on 1 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter & lower sugar jam.  Or peanut butter and sliced banana.
  • Mini frittata’s (pre-made).  Made with egg whites, veggies, and cooked in muffin cups
  • Protein waffles (pre-made).  I make these and keep in the freezer and pop in the toaster like Eggo’s!
  • Hard boiled eggs (pre-made) with toast, or cut up the egg, top with salsa and wrap in a whole wheat tortilla
  • Hard boiled eggs & an apple with peanut butter/almond butter
  • Bacon & cheddar protein muffins (instead of a McDonalds Egg McMuffin!)
  • Whole grain cereal (steel cut oats, rye, millet, quinoa, oat bran).  Pre-make a big batch, store in fridge and re-heat single servings.
  • Homemade protein bars

15 Minutes

  • Egg white scramble with veggies, side of oatmeal.  (My favorite scramble of the moment: 6 egg whites, red onion, red pepper, topped with a bit of goat cheese)
  • Scrambled egg, corn tortilla, melted cheese & a side of salsa
  • Protein pancake (single serving).  Blend 1/3 cup oats, 3/4 cup liquid egg whites, cinnamon, vanilla.  Cook like pancake.  Topping ideas: nut butters, berries, low sugar jam, low sugar syrup, coconut spread, pumpkin or apple butter
  • 1 poached egg, with scrambled egg whites.  2 slices whole grain (or gluten free) toast
  • BLT.  Egg white scramble, 1 slice turkey bacon, tomato & lettuce in a whole grain tortilla
  • Blueberry pancakes (gluten free)
  • Banana chocolate chip pancakes (gluten free)
  • Gingerbread pancakes (gluten free)

30 Minutes

Question!  Is there anything I missed?  What do you like for breakfast?