If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I spent last week posting several new breakfast ideas. As a Registered Dietitian, I’m always looking to help people make healthy living choices. One of my top recommendations is that EVERYONE eat SOMETHING for breakfast.
Since the most common excuse I hear is that people don’t have time in the morning, here are 5 breakfast that can be ready in 7 minutes or less:
This is 1/2 c rolled oats cooked with 1/4 c banana slices and 1/2c skim milk. Topped with 2 tbsp pb, 1/4 c blueberries, 1/2 oz almonds & a few chocolate chips!
Fried Eggs & Pb Toast
This is a nectarine, whole wheat toast with 1.5 tbsp peanut butter, 2 Tbsp avocado and two fried eggs w/ 1 tbsp salsa! Protein, whole grains and fruit for your carbs and healthy fats!
Protein packed breakfast- layer 1/4 c leftover quinoa or wheatberries, 2-3 oz plain Greek yogurt, 2 tbsp defrosted/smashed strawberries. Repeat once. Top with 10-12 almonds, another 1/4 c berries and 2 tbsp granola!
Perfect for busy mornings. Combine some ice, frozen fruit, plain Greek yogurt and a couple handfuls of spinach or kale in a blender. Whirl until smooth and drink up! Add some ground flax seeds or chia seeds if you want.
Banana Sandwich with Eggs & Energy Balls
Super Simple: banana with pb, hard boiled eggs and energy balls (2 c chopped dates, 1.5 c almonds, 1/2 c pb in food processor until combined, then formed into balls)
So there you have it! Most of these can be made in under 5 minutes…the one with the eggs takes the longest and I timed it…mine was done in 7 minutes! Everyone can get up five minutes early to make time for breakfast. It’ll help jump start your metabolism, plus give you energy and help you focus!
And remember, you don’t have to eat traditional breakfast foods. If you aren’t a fan of eggs or yogurt, you could have a turkey sandwich, or some leftovers from dinner the night before. Just focus on getting a balance of lean protein, healthy fats and complex carbs!
Let’s chat: What’s your favorite breakfast?
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These are great ideas for those mornings when you’re just in a rush!
My favorite Breakfasts (especially when I need to hurry off in the morning) or simply oats I make the night before and just let them chill in the fridge overnight. So easy and I just grab them out and put some toppings on and I’m good to go!
Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit says
I’m a personal trainer and I always stress to my clients just how important breakfast is. Thanks for the ideas and proving that you don’t need a lot of time in the morning to make breakfast happen. With the heat wave where I am, I’m currently digging overnight oats. I’m also loving scrambled egg white & avocado burritos and lean turkey sausage. These both take very little time to prep/cook. 🙂
Lenka Istvanova says
Porridge, porridge and PORRIDGE again 🙂 !!! I’m addicted to oats – after morning run there is nothing better than oats with protein powder, berries, cocoa and almonds. I wouldn’t change it for anything. Scrambled eggs are good too!
Kerry @ The Adventures of ZandK says
Oatmeal is my new obsession. I could (and often do) eat it every day and never tire of it. That’s because there are so many variations/toppings/add-in options! My favorite though is the classic banana + nut butter + chia combo.
I love all of these ideas and can’t wait to try them 🙂 I always have oats and I absolutely love them but I think I might shake it up a bit (I especially like the look of the banana & pb.. I get through SO much nut butter).
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Lately I’ve been loving bacon eggs and fruit or my new pakeo granola crunch 🙂 great ideas!
Emma @ a mom runs this town says
I’m a Kashi cereal and fruit with almond milk kind of gal!
The Candid RD says
Wowza, so many great ideas! I go through fazes with breakfast, and thenI can’t get out of them. For example, I ate oatmeal for about 3 years, and before that it was cold cereal, now it’s yogurt with whey, PB2, frozen berries and chia seeds. I can’t stop!
She Rocks Fitness says
Love the banana and peanut butter…why have I not done that? HA! Lately I’ve been consuming large amounts of Greek yogurt with fruit and nut butter. Perfect for those warm sticky mornings!
Debbie @ Live from La Quinta says
I appreciate your great ideas for a quick breakfast. I always have cereal and toast, not the most sustaining, but at least it’s food in my tummy. I like that PB banana though!
smoothies are our go to during the summer! LOVE THEM! with a side of healthy bites of course!
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
I’m pretty sure that the promise of breakfast is a big part of the reason that I get out of bed in the morning. Love.that.meal. My favorite right now would be oatmeal with almond butter and honey, but I’m also partial to yogurt messes loaded with cereal, fruit, and AB. I may have to start looking in to smoothies though, because it is getting -hot- around these parts.
Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl says
I love all of these ideas! One of my faves is a two ingredient pancake- 2 eggs + 1 mashed banana = yum!
Great tips! I love egg over smashed avocado and banana with peanut butter. That quinoa parfait looks fun!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
I love all of these! Lately I’ve been all about savory breakfasts – I use a corn tortilla as a base for it and top woth tomato, greens, avocado, eggs… whatever I’m craving!
Fancy Nancy says
These are great ideas! Lately I have been making egg “muffins” with a slice of turkey bacon and asparagus in the egg!
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles says
I’m all about the oatmeal or green smoothies for breakfast these days! I don’t really get it why people insist that they don’t have time for breakfast in the morning, especially with options like these that you can make and eat in 10-15 minutes.
Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family says
I love baked oatmeal or breakfast burritos I make on the weekends and freeze. Fast, delicious, and good for you!
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I love the peanut butter/banana hot dog 🙂
Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness says
That green smoothie looks soo good! Especially after a morning workout that is ex-act-ly what i’m craving right now.
I’ve recently started having some eggs for breakfast, and I feel so much fuller throughout the day. The wonders of protein…! 🙂
Kierston @candyfit says
The banana sandwich looks amazing!
Well, as does everything else you posted!
Love my oats 🙂
Linz @ Itz Linz says
great post! i get so mad when people don’t eat breakfast!! itz SO important!!! my favorite breakfasts are smoothies or eggs. so easy and so versatile!
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen says
Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day!!! I am a HUGE fan of smoothies, oats, veggie scrambles, and yogurt parfaits (especially with quinoa!!) I am also a HUGE granola lover, but I tend to save that for special treats since it is very easy for me to eat my bodyweights worth 🙂
I love oatmeal, but during the summer months, it’s hard to want to eat it! I end up eating a lot of eggs or yogurt. I really love these ideas!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat says
These are some awesome idea! My favorite quick and healthy go-to breakfast is often a smoothie!
Beth @ Mangoes and Miles says
My favorite breakfast is definitely oatmeal. It doesn’t take a whole lot of time or effort, and it’s very easily customizable depending on what you’re feeling that day. I’ve been obsessed with the oatmeal + nut butter + 2% greek yogurt combination lately, though!
Amanda Kay says
My favorite quick breakfasts are omelets and toast. I like to switch up my omelets just by using whatever leftovers I have in the fridge. If I’m feeling lazier, I microwave some oatmeal and protein powder!
The banana sandwich is one I hadn’t heard of! I like fried eggs and some bacon or sausage. Gotta get that protein in!
Greek yogurt pancakes (1/2 of a 6 oz. container of Greek yogurt, 1 egg white, 1/4 c. flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda. Use the remaining yogurt as “syrup”) or egg white scrambles.
Though I did finally get around to making your quinoa breakfast bars and I am mildly obsessed! I can’t wait to play around with different dried fruits and nuts in future batches!
love putting yogurt in my pancakes AND on top. a lot of people think yogurt instead of syrup is weird, but that’s how i grew up eating them!
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
Fried, dippy eggs with toast are a go-to breakfast for me. Add in some avocado and sea salt and it is AMAZING!
I love egg scrambles with lots of veggies in them! Lightly saute some onion, spinach, and black beans then add an egg. Add a tablespoon or two of milled flaxseed for a nutty flavor. So good!
Also – breakfast burritos are great. Basically the same as the above except I add a tablespoon of salsa and wrap it in a whole wheat tortilla. Keeps you full for awhile!
oooh great idea with the flaxseed!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast says
Great suggestions! I definitely get in a breakfast rut- eggs or oatmeal almost every morning. I love the parfait idea!
Yum! Thanks for these quick ideas! Breakfast is my favorite time of day ;).
GiGi Eats Celebrities says
My favorite breakfast?! OMG I am totally loving CHICKEN right now – just a straight up whole chicken! Or I love sauteed squid and scallops and mussels! There is this Asian market near me and I can buy these things in BULK! Boom shaka-laka! 😉
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What great breakfast ideas, Lindsay. I always either eat oats or pb toast for breakfast with a cup of coffee. I will try making some sort of breakfast using quinoa and see how it turns out. The parfait looks good, so I might try that.
Kelsey @ Fueling Strong says
I am a creature of habit, so I eat oatmeal everyday with 1/2 a scoop of vanilla whey protein, chia seeds, peanut butter, and blueberries.
I recently made a quinoa parfait. I fell in love! I actually spiced my quinoa by cooking it with a cinnamon stick then mixing in some honey, nutmeg, and a little extra cinnamon.
I’m a huge yogurt, granola and fruit fan. Can’t seem to handle anything more complicated in the AM but love these simple ideas!
Alexis @ Hummusapien says
Loving the chocolate chips in oatmeal! It makes all the difference having a bit of chocolate in the am 🙂
yeah it does!
I love to make breakfast sandwiches with fried egg whites or overnight oats with a chopped apple and some peanut butter is always a winner in my world. I just have to remember to make the oats the night before.
love egg sandwiches!!!
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats says
I love homemade banana spelt bread. I make a batch and freeze it and it is a great grab and go breakfast. I love oatmeal and overnight oats as well as Bircher muesli. I also love granola, yoghurt and fruit purée together. On weekends it is poached eggs or homemade healthy pancakes 🙂
Jody - Fit at 55 says
Love this post & you show them it can be done – no excuses!!! 🙂
Erica @ Abbie and Erica's Adventures says
My favorite standby is oatmeal. I usually do it with banana and almond milk, but lately I’ve added in chia and PB! yum…
This morning it was leftover chicken salad from last night. I feel so much better w/ more protein in the AM. Love that all yours are so packed with protein. Love the quinoa parfait idea!
Ari @ Ari's Menu says
I love all of those!! I also love Greek yogurt with granola and fruit!
What great ideas! I have been all about the smoothies lately. I am going to try that quinoa parfait! Looks fabulous!
Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes says
I just hit “publish” on a post about some of my favorite breakfast ideas on my blog and then opened bloglovin’ to see you had just done the same! I guess great minds think alike. Haha. If I had to pick a favorite, I would go with oatmeal with lots of toppings!
haha i love it! just checked yours out 🙂 some good ones!
Kaycee @ FitFace says
absolutely ANYTHING to do with eggs, or a big steaming bowl of oatmeal/custard oats (with 2 eggs. YES!) with a side of fresh fruit.
breakfast of champions!
yum! love me some eggs 🙂
I love this list! Finally a healthy list that is actually cheap ad doable