What’s the best thing to eat for breakfast? All the good things! This roundup of 37 quick and easy, healthy and delicious breakfast ideas will give you all the sustenance and energy you’ll need to keep you going all day long.
When the alarm goes off in the morning, rudely interrupting your peaceful slumber to alert you it’s time to get going, breakfast is likely the last thing on your mind.
But it should be.
Food is fuel, and after being asleep all night, we need a major refill come AM. It’s time to get the energy we need to be alert and power through our day (with a little nudge from our friend caffeine, of course).
Whether we eat breakfast or not, and what that meal might be determines how we’ll feel for the next several hours — dazed and confused, or energized and ready to slay the day. We think we’ll take the latter.
But let’s be real for a minute. We admit, we’re not always on top of our breakfast game, especially on hectic mornings as we wait out traffic. On other frenzied mornings, it becomes something we sacrifice all together for five more minutes of sleep. And as delicious as those few extra z’s may be, they’re nowhere near as delicious as a hearty breakfast burrito or a piping hot bowl of oatmeal with all the fixins.
We know we can do better, we just need a little inspiration and a game plan.
Even if you’re not a morning person, with a bit of planning, it is possible to hit the snooze and have your breakfast, too. And if you’re not a breakfast person, we bet you will be after browsing through these easy, healthy, and totally tempting recipes.
So let’s rise and shine with this list of yummy brekkies!
How to Make an Easy Breakfast On the Go
We all have mornings where we’re lucky if we can get out the door on time, and with matching socks no less. On mornings like those, breakfast tends to get demoted to the bottom of the priority list, or something that escaped our attention entirely.
That’s where these dishes come in.
You can whip them up on the fly, and some can even be prepped the night before, so no matter how early your AM wake up call, you can just grab and go!
Microwave Egg Caprese Breakfast Cups from FoodieCrush
5-Minute Pesto Arugula Breakfast Sandwich from A Couple Cooks
Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bark from Go Eat and Repeat
Microwave Egg and Vegetable Breakfast Sandwich from FoodieCrush
Veggie Packed Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos from Ambitious Kitchen
Goldilocks-Approved Porridge and Oatmeal
Oats are one of the most nutrient-dense foods out there, boasting an abundance of health benefits, including plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and avenanthramides (which have anti-inflammatory effects, and may also help lower blood pressure). These sweet and savory porridges will warm your belly and keep it full well until lunch time!
Savory Steel Cut Oatmeal from Cookie and Kate
Chunky Monkey Porridge from Clemfoodie
Cherry Berry and Banana Overnight Oats from FoodieCrush
Sweet Quinoa Porridge with Maple Roasted Pears from Fork Knife Swoon
Blueberries ‘n’ Cream Amaranth Porridge from Naturally Ella
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats from Fit Foodie Finds
The Incredible, Edible Egg
We can always count on the nutritious, protein-packed, ever versatile egg to deliver on the breakfast front and help carry us through the day. Be it a casserole, a scramble, or a frittata, there’s no doubt eggs are one of our biggest morning staples.
Healthy Green Breakfast Tacos from Love and Lemons
Easy Low Carb Keto Breakfast Casserole with Sausage from Food Faith Fitness
Breakfast Egg Muffins 3 Ways (Meal Prep) from Cafe Delites
Easy Breakfast Migas from Little Spice Jar
Spinach and Mushroom Egg White Frittata from FoodieCrush
Epic Chorizo Breakfast Burrito from Aberdeen’s Kitchen
We still haven’t grown tired of the “food in bowls” obsession. There’s just something about the care and intentionality of building and layering a colorful meal that ignites our creativity and gets us excited about healthy eating.
Vanilla Overnight Oat Breakfast Bowl with Fruit from The Forked Spoon
Hummus and Veggie Breakfast Bowls from Gimme Some Oven
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl from Bakerita
Butter Toasted Oat Breakfast Bowls from How Sweet Eats
Savory Pesto Quinoa Breakfast Bowls from Simply Quinoa
Acai Bowl of Goodness from What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today
Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Bowl from Pastry Affair
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl with 6-Minute Egg from A Thought for Food
Savory Oatmeal Breakfast Bowls from Root and Revel
Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl from Running with Spoons
Healthy Carby Things
Who says you can’t have a weekend-worthy breakfast on a Monday morning? These lofty pancakes, moist muffins, and the like will satisfy your carb cravings without derailing your diet (they’re high in protein and low in calories and sugar, and some are even refined sugar-free).
Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies from Baker by Nature
Healthy Yogurt Oat Flour Pancakes from Rhubarbarians
Chocolate Banana Flax Muffins from The Butter Half
High Protein Homemade Granola from The Lemon Bowl
Morning Glory Loaf from Wholehearted Eats
Strawberry Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies from Amy’s Healthy Baking
The Best Protein Pancakes from Pinch of Yum
Healthy Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies from Broma Bakery
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Waffles from Ambitious Kitchen
No-Bake Almond Butter + Strawberry Jam Breakfast Bars from Blissful Basil
This recipe round-up was curated and written by FoodieCrush contributor Hayley Putnam of Seven Day Weekend. Follow her foodie tastes and other flights of fancy on Pinterest and Instagram.
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