27 Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

December 04, 2015

27 Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

It’s one thing wanting to eat healthily and browsing the Internet for perfectly balanced breakfasts for busy mornings, and a whole other to turn your good intentions into reality. In between packing your kids’ lunches and getting yourself ready for work, when are you supposed to find the time to slave over the stove and put together that breakfast you found on Pinterest? To set yourself and your family up for the day, you need to be able to provide sources of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and nutrients, and you need to do it quick. So, here are 27 recipes that will help you do just that. Enjoy!

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  1. Spicy Salsa-Stuffed Avocados

    Avocados are a great source of healthy fat and combined with a salsa made of tomato, onion, and fresh cilantro, they make a tasty breakfast snack. This one is quick to prepare and easy to transport, making it the perfect healthy snack for a busy morning breakfast. Check out number 13 on this list to learn more!
  2. Breakfast Smoothie

    This is one of the best ways to start your day, especially when you’re pressed for time. Breakfast smoothies can be a great way to get protein, fiber, and carbs so that you have energy throughout the day.  Give your smoothie an extra burst of protein with one of our Core4 Top-Rated Protein Powders.
  3. Start the Day with Eggs

    Eggs are regarded as a complete source of protein as they contain all eight essential amino acids; the ones we cannot synthesize in our bodies and must obtain from our diet. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids, which is great for preventing many health problems. Don’t be afraid to spice these up a bit and add some veggies and meat! Follow this link to learn more.                      fried eggs fast breakfast
  4. Breakfast Burrito

    Breakfast burritos are a great, easy snack to keep on hand. Make a bunch, wrap in foil, and keep in the freezer for whenever the craving hits. Protein from the eggs and black beans will keep you fuller longer, and the spicy salsa keeps things interesting. Check out number 5 on this list for the recipe!
  5. Yogurt and Fruit

    Yogurt, specifically greek yogurt is a great source of animal protein, with the average being around 9 grams per 6oz serving. In addition, there are other nutrients found in yogurt, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. So, the next time you’re rushed on time, reach for some yogurt and fruit and you’ll be on your way!
  6. Apple Sandwich with Almond Butter and Granola

    These are the perfect quick breakfast. Although they are a snap to whip together, they are totally kid-friendly and pack a protein-rich punch to ensure their bellies stay full until dinner. Check out this link to learn more about these delicious apple sandwiches.           apple and almond butter sandwich
  7. Egg, Cheese, and Veggie Muffin

    These little muffins are great for a busy breakfast lifestyle and one of the best parts is that they only yield 100 calories! These portable muffins are great for any time of day! Check out number 2 on this link for the recipe. Enjoy!
  8. Flourless Greek Yogurt Banana Oat Muffins

    You won’t believe how good these will taste and they’re full of protein and healthy carbs your body needs. These muffins are a new, mind-blowing way to eat your oatmeal, yogurt, and fruit on the go in the morning. Follow this link for the recipe.
  9. Berry-Beet Acai Breakfast Bowl

    The acai berry is a purple berry that contains antioxidants, which are substances that fight harmful molecules, known as free radicals. Think of this breakfast bowl as a smoothie you eat with a spoon. Simply toss some fruit and coconut flakes on top just before serving and you have yourself the perfect breakfast on the go! berry beet acai breakfast bowl
  10. Microwavable Oatmeal

    Oatmeal is a carbohydrate and protein-rich source that provides calories and energy. The complex, slow digesting, carbohydrates will give your muscles the energy it needs to have a better workout or simply get through the day. Don’t be afraid to add some fruit, milk, or nuts to change up the flavor!
  11. Honey Nut Granola with Cherries

    Dried cherries and crunchy pumpkin seeds are a nice early autumn combo, but this simple granola is so adaptable. Feel free to substitute equal amounts of any of your favorite dried fruit and nuts. Enjoy with some peanut or almond butter for the perfectly balanced breakfast on the go!
  12. Ezekiel Toast with Avocado Spread

    Ezekiel bread is a special, unique combination of six grains and legumes with benefits beyond what we normally expect from our breads, pastas, cereals, and other foods. It is a great source of protein, fiber, and vitamins. This, when combined with avocados, is a great breakfast option if you’re always rushed in the AM. ezekiel toast with avocado busy morning
  13. Fruit and Nut Granola Bars

    These delicious, nutritious homemade bars are great to throw in your bag as you run out the door in the morning. Make a big batch on the weekend to prep ahead for the week. Give this recipe a try for the perfect quick breakfast or snack.
  14. Chia Pudding

    Chia is a nutritionally-dense seed, high in fiber. It also happens to make a great pudding that requires barely any effort! Mix up your pudding and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days. Add different fresh fruit toppings and nuts or granola. Give number 10 on this link a try for the ultimate busy morning breakfast.
  15. Kale Quiche with Cheddar Rice Crust

    Kale is a superfood full of vitamins, magnesium, copper, potassium, and calcium and is considered the king of all healthy greens. Although this one is a fairly quick recipe, this is one you may want to make the night before, especially if you're super rushed on time in the mornings. Check out this link to learn more about this amazing recipe! kale quiche with cheddar crust
  16. Sweet Potato Breakfast Burrito

    Make them in advance, then wrap them up and freeze. When you wake up in the morning, simply pop one in the toaster oven to heat while you’re getting ready, then take it with you on the go. Follow this link for the recipe.
  17. Coconut Quinoa and Cherry Compote with Toasted Almonds

    This dairy-free, gluten-free layered masterpiece is full of protein and fiber that will keep you full until lunch rolls around. It’s an incredibly tasty and healthy breakfast to take with you on busy mornings. So, check out number 9 on this link and give this one a try!
  18. Puffins

    A puffin is a combination of a muffin and pancake. The basic recipe is easy and you can eat them on the go since they are essentially muffins. The best thing about them is that they are great for sneaking in extra fruit and whole grains, and if you are particularly ambitious, you can customize each one to suit someone's tastes. breakfast pancake muffin busy morning
  19. Rice Pudding with Dried Fruits

    Rice pudding, when made with natural ingredients, can be a healthier alternative to other breakfast options. With fewer calories than other dairy treats, rice pudding offers around 4 grams of protein per ½ cup, a good doae of calcium and is low in cholesterol. Follow this link and give this one a try.
  20. Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Up

    This one is so simple. Spread a whole grain tortilla or ½ whole wheat lavash bread with peanut or almond butter. Lay a peeled banana at one end of the tortilla roll up. Substitute sliced apple, pear, strawberries or other fruits if desired. This one is great for the kids on a busy school morning! Check out number 11 on this list for more information.    If you are peanut butter-obsessed like we are, check out these 10 protein-packed items for your PB cravings!
  21. Broccoli Cheddar Quiche Muffins

    This recipe is perfect for you if like to hit the snooze button on your alarm multiple times every morning, leaving you with no time to cook breakfast. Packed with veggies and full of flavor, this breakfast option is easy to prepare in the morning or can be made ahead of time and reheated. Check out this link for the full recipe. broccoli quiche muffins
  22. Quinoa Balls

    Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains 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. These nutritionally packed balls taste amazing as well! Follow this link for the recipe and give these quick, protein packed quinoa balls a try!
  23. Yogurt Parfait Breakfast Popsicle

    This recipe is basically a yogurt parfait, but frozen on a stick. It has layers of yogurt, fruit, and granola, which may sound odd, but it’s actually surprisingly very good. You have to try this fun and unique breakfast that you can grab and go.
  24. Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free Energy Bites

    These no-bake breakfast treats are a great way to start the day. For a treat that takes only 5 minutes to throw together, you really can’t go wrong by keeping these stashed in the fridge for a quick and healthy breakfast treat! Pair with some fresh fruit and you are good to go. Check out number 4 on this list for the full recipe. raw vegan energy bites breakfast
  25. Smoked Salmon Muffin Sandwich

    Wake up to a meal that is both protein-packed and palate-pleasing. Not only is this one great for breakfast, but you can enjoy it any time of the day as well! The smoky salmon flavor combined with the fresh veggies make this a very tasty and nutritious meal. Follow this link and check out number 10 for the full recipe.
  26. Ham and Cheese-n-Egg Cups

    These savory little self-contained cups pack a punch of protein in the morning. Mix things up and boost nutritional value by adding veggies like spinach, diced red peppers, or chopped broccoli.
  27. Healthy Paleo Cranberry Orange Scones

    Made with all natural ingredients, these paleo-friendly, gluten-free breakfast delights taste incredible! What makes them so quick is that if you make a batch the night before you put them in the freezer. The next day you will have a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Check out this link for the full recipe!

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