It can be very difficult to cook something healthy for breakfast everyday. You may have very little time to cook in the morning, so you end up preparing and eating the same old breakfast everyday, or skip breakfast all together. Well, you don’t have to worry about breakfast anymore, because we compiled a list of quick breakfast ideas that will keep it fun, healthy, and delicious
Egg White Omelet with Vegetables
Cook and Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Lightly grease the hot pan with olive oil spray, and cook some onion and garlic. Then add the egg whites with the vegetables mixed in.
The following vegetables taste great together:
Red Bell Peppers
Add any combination of the vegetables listed, and, any combination or choice of, the following herbs:
OPTIONAL: Add salt and pepper to taste. And/Or add your choice of fresh parmesan or feta cheese.
Fold the egg in half like a beautiful egg taco, and bon appetit!
2. Breakfast Burrito
Cook and PrepTime: Varies
Most breakfast burritos include a starch (like potato, sweet potato, or rice), egg (sometimes with vegetables mixed in), a meat or bean, and a leafy green (like baby spinach).
You can make a quick and easy breakfast burrito with the leftovers in your fridge. Or make it ahead of time and freeze it - when you’re ready to eat it, all you have to do is put it in the microwave for 60 to 90 seconds to reheat.
OPTIONAL: Add cheese, or dip in plain greek yogurt or low fat sour cream for an extra oomph! Et voila! A quick, healthy, and delicious breakfast on-the-go!
3. Overnight Oats
It’s called “overnight oats” because you’re basically soaking oatmeal oats in milk (dairy-based or plant-based) or water in the fridge overnight to make them soft enough to eat.
You can prepare them in your choice of container. Popular containers used to prepare overnight oats are:
Glass or Plastic Containers Usually Used for Leftovers
If prepared in a tightly sealed container, the oats can last up to a week in the refrigerator.
Use old fashioned, rolled oats or gluten free oats.
What really makes overnight oats delicious is what you put in them. All of these ingredients are optional, but have their own unique health benefits:
Chia Seeds. They are full of nutrition, and help give the oats a pleasant pudding-like texture. We highly recommend you always use them.
Vanilla Extract. It can enhance all the flavors, and give the oats some sweetness without adding sweetner. We recommend you first mix it into the liquid you will pour in the container for a smoother, more uniform flavor.
Yogurt. Greek or vegan work great, and give the oats a creamy texture, tangy flavor, and extra protein.
Sweetener. Agave syrup, honey, or maple syrup are tasty options to add some favor to the otherwise bland oats. Again, we recommend you first mix it into the liquid you will pour in the container.
Toppings. This is where you can really have fun! The list is truly endless, but here are some ideas:
Spices (like cinnamon)
You can see from the ingredients why this is a healthy breakfast option, but here’s the quick part: once the oats are left overnight, you can eat them straight out of the fridge, or heat them up in a microwave-safe container. It’s the quickest, most customizable, grab-and-go breakfast. Just remember to grab a spoon!
Cook and Prep Time: Quick to Prepare, But Requires Waiting Overnight to Eat
4. Avocado Toast
Cook and Prep Time: Approximately 5 minutes
The star of this dish is a ripe avocado. Give the avocado a gentle squeeze to make sure it’s not too mushy, and if you find any brown around the pit, remove it before mashing it.
The base of the avocado toast is a nice bread. We recommend a thickly-sliced whole grain bread, toasted golden brown, so it provides a crunch to contrast the mashed avocado.
While mashing the avocado, add a pinch of salt for flavor. To kick it up an extra notch, add garlic salt or garlic powder.
Avocado toast can be enjoyed plain, or with the following optional toppings:
Sliced Cherry Tomatoes or Tomato Slices
Crumbled Feta Cheese
Your Favorite Hot Sauce
Everything Bagel Seasoning
A Poached Egg (this will add more cook time, but the flavor explosion from that runny yolk will more than make for it)
And the list goes on…
This is probably the crème de la crème of quick and healthy breakfasts, and so worth the time it takes to prepare.
Now, go and make yourself some delicious and healthy breakfasts.
And if you just don’t have the time or ease of cooking breakfast for yourself, our Sweet Monae Chefs would be happy to prepare something you can just grab, heat, and eat. Or we can set up a delicious, and healthy brunch for your family and friends! All exquisitely prepared, and graciously served!