Does a quick and healthy breakfast seem impossible?! Not anymore! Here are our top 30 easy morning breakfast ideas to make your mornings better!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To kickstart your day, you wanna eat something healthy, but filling too, unlike the lunch or evening snacks. With the busy schedules, having a healthy meal becomes merely an impossible task. So, skipping breakfast is not a great idea.
While I’m lecturing you about the importance of a healthy breakfast, let me tell you, I myself have been the laziest person ever. I used to skip my morning meal and overeat for lunch. Um, actually lunch plus junk. Then the result was my tummy fat. Sigh! *regret face*
But lately, I have started indulging in a healthy lifestyle. During this journey, I have realized the importance of healthy morning breakfast. After 8 hours of sleep, you need the energy to refuel your body. So, having a protein rich breakfast is very important.
Healthy food doesn’t need to be boring, bland or time consuming! So, here are top 30 easy morning breakfast ideas on my menu on the days I have to rush to office. I rounded it off to 30 so you can have different morning meal the entire month! Wow! I’m making your mornings magical. Ain’t I?! I have included vegetarian and some egg recipes as I’m an ‘egg’etarian! This can be your complete go-to breakfast guide for those lazy mornings.
Easy Morning Breakfast Ideas
1. Scrambled Eggs with Toast
A timeless favorite breakfast recipe of mine, especially on Monday mornings. Eggs are filled with proteins and vitamins and make you fuller. Have it with toast or whole wheat bread.
2. Corn Flakes or Muesli with Milk and Fruits
When you’re running late, corn flakes and milk are a savior. Have it with your favorite fruit for a fulfilling hearty meal.
3. Banana Pancakes with Maple Syrup
Pancakes make a perfect easy morning breakfast. Banana pancakes are more filling and add fluffiness. Top it with maple syrup and your favorite fruit.
4. Roasted Veggies Sandwich
Veggies for breakfast? Yes, please! If you have leftover veggies from the last night. Sautée them and use as a filling for your sandwich. It’s filling and you won’t deal with the 11 AM hunger pangs! It’d work perfectly if you had a light dinner the night before.
5. Sprouts Sandwich
Sprouts are filled with proteins and provide enough energy to sustain until the next meal. Have them as a salad by mixing different types of sprouts with pomegranate seeds or use them as a filling for your cheese sandwich. Combine it with a yummy cup of English breakfast tea to brighten your day.
6. Waffles and Fruits
Waffles can be made healthy, too, by going for sugarless ones. Top them with a variety of chopped fruits and honey or maple syrup. Have them with fresh orange or watermelon juice. Perfect mid-week breakfast. Treat yourself to chocolate sauce on the weekends!
7. French Toast
Yet another easy morning breakfast-on-the-go, the traditional french toast is prepared by whisking eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt and sugar. Soak the bread in the mixture and toast each side until golden brown. You can have this with a bowl of freshly chopped fruits or a handful of nuts.
8. Cheese and Mushroom Omelet
Omelettes are a great combination with any food. Prepare lip smacking mushroom and cheese omelet instead of plain ones. You can try the combination of bell peppers and tomatoes, too! Have it with toast to make it more filling.
9. Oats and Fruits
Oats are again a savior for healthy morning breakfast. Combine rolled oats, yogurt, milk, cinnamon, chia seeds, your favorite fruits and nuts in a mason jar. Refrigerate it overnight and you can have ’em on your way to work.
An acai bowl is basically a thick smoothie that’s been topped with fruit, oatmeal or peanut butter. You can add coconut or almond milk for a richer taste.
11. Bread with Nutella or Peanut Butter (PBJ Sandwich)
All Nutella lovers would agree that this is the best breakfast combination ever. However, do not have it everyday as it’s loaded with lots of calories. You can try peanut butter and bread as a healthier option. The peanut butter and jelly or PBJ sandwiches make a perfect mid morning snack, too! Peanut butter is loaded with proteins and vitamins that give you the energy for the entire day.
The traditional bruschetta is consists of Italian bread topped tomatoes with a dash of olive oil and basil or olive seasoning. Also, this is Shilpa’s favorite breakfast as it’s simple and requires just five minutes to prep up.
13. Mashed Potato with Bread and Jam
Mashed potatoes are filling and a healthy choice for breakfast. Boil the potatoes the previous night to save time. Have it with bread and jam for a complete meal.
14. Tofu Sandwich and Half Boiled Egg
Tofu for breakfast is mouth watering. It’s filled with protein, iron and calcium. Slice tofu into cubes and marinate with yogurt and other dry spice powders of your choice. Use it as filling for the sandwich or have it as a salad by adding bell peppers and cherry tomatoes with hummus for a protein-rich breakfast.
15. Breakfast in a Mug
Breakfast on a plate is a passé. Breakfast in a mug is the new millennial thing 😉 Haha! A convenient and healthy breakfast option when you’re really running late. From muffins to egg omelet to french toast, they all are tasty and healthy.
16. Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is a popular breakfast item. Personally, I don’t like this combination. But on lazy days, avocado comes to my rescue. Have it with mocha for a lip smacking meal.
17. Boiled Eggs
Boiled eggs are healthier, appetizing and take least preparation time. Sprinkle salt and pepper to treat your taste buds. Have ’em with a cup of cappuccino!
Sprouts are full of vitamins, proteins and antioxidants. If you’re health conscious, then this is the best choice for breakfast. Have it as a soup by boiling in water or as a salad by adding flax seeds and cherry tomatoes.
19. Flavored Yogurt
Flavored yogurt is tasty and easiest breakfast-on-the-go idea. You can refrigerate the yogurt and use it for a week or so. Add freshly chopped fruits to the yogurt like strawberry, banana or mango. Or even whisk ’em together.
Crepes are the thinner version of pancakes. Top them with freshly chopped fruits or use chocolate sauce as a filling. You can also try veggie crepes by filling ’em with sautéed peppers and onions. Combine with earl green tea or black coffee.
21. Smoothie in a Bowl
A smoothie is a refreshing and healthy choice for breakfast. You can even make it thicker and have it in a bowl with your favorite toppings of fruits and nuts.
22. Banana Bread and Coffee Coconut Smoothie
Homemade banana bread is nutritious and the healthiest. You can prepare them in a mug instantly, too. Combine it with frozen coffee and coconut smoothie for a rich breakfast.
Muffins are the ideal go-to snacks. But when you’re rushing to work, these tiny miniatures are a go-to option in the mornings. Try berries and flaxseed muffins as they are healthy and tasty. Combine with coffee to kickstart your mornings.
24. Egg Sandwich
If you love eggs for breakfast like me, then this one’s for you. Add cheese, sliced tomatoes and boiled egg as filling for English muffins. Have it with your favorite juice.
25. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito
Black beans are rich in proteins and vitamins. They make a great breakfast. They are also great for lunch. If you’re having a meeting in the noon and you know you gonna be late for lunch, then have them as brunch so you won’t starve!
26. Frozen Banana Skewers
Dip bananas in peanut butter and top with your favorite nuts and freeze them. Your mornings can’t get better than this! Bananas are filled with proteins and potassium and are perfect for an easy morning breakfast, especially for summers. Here in Chennai, it’s hot and humid almost the entire year. So, frozen breakfasts are perfect for me. Have it with dry fruit milkshake or your favorite smoothie.
27. Tofu Scramble
If you have leftovers like bell pepper, tomatoes, kale and more, use them to make the healthiest breakfast. Combine all the veggies, grated tofu and stir fry with one egg. And voila! The healthiest breakfast meal will be ready.
28. Banana, Peanut Butter and Chia Pudding
Soak chia seeds in milk and top them with peanut butter and banana. I usually use a mason jar and the yummiest pudding is perfect for the weekend breakfast! When you don’t wanna get out of the bed but still can’t starve, go for this healthiest pudding.
29. Sautéed Zucchini
Slice zucchini and add onion, garlic and sautée in a pan. Top two slices of whole wheat bread with it. Or try an open zucchini sandwich by topping bread with zucchini slices, and cheese with garlic and herbs and grilling for 2-3 minutes!
30. Croissant with Berries
Croissants make easy morning breakfast. Have them with berries or nutella and a cup of coffee. A perfect meal to start your weekend!
So, these were our list of healthy and easy morning breakfast ideas. Which ones are you gonna try? Do you have interesting recipes to share with us? Tweet us @shilpa1ahuja!
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Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, having pursued yoga for 6 years now. She’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career.
Sahana is an engineering graduate and has worked in an MNC, Tesco, for more than a year as an Operations Support. It was her sheer love for fashion that made her quit the monotonous 9 to 5 job to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She’s originally from Bangalore and is currently settled in Chennai (she’s loving the city)! For any queries and discussions, contact her at [email protected] You can also tweet her at https://twitter.com/Sahana_17