Even if you’re short on time, it is possible to eat a tasty and healthy breakfast every morning. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare one of these breakfasts. There are plenty of options for wholesome breakfast foods in healthy food stores such as Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, but sometimes it’s so much more fun to create your own combinations of food and come up with something that you will not find anywhere else but your own kitchen. A healthy breakfast will help boost your metabolism and help avoid weight gain; people who eat a nutritious breakfast regularly are more likely to incorporate the recommended intake of vitamins and minerals to their diet and tend not to overeat later on during the day. When you’re planning to spend your day at school or work, there’s nothing better than filling your body with wonderful nutrients that will give you energy, better concentration and an overall good mood.
It takes just 10 minutes to prepare one of these tasty breakfasts:
Overnight Oatmeal: Overnight oats is a great option if you have limited time in the mornings. Simply combine oats, milk, and your choice of other ingredients to a bowl or a jar and cover and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, give it a stir and enjoy it cold, or heat it up in the microwave if you prefer it warm. Try this recipe for Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats, perfect for fall mornings.
Super-Fast Smoothies: The best part about smoothies is that they require zero cook time! Make smoothie packs for quick breakfasts: Split two 1-lb. bags of frozen fruit among six quart-size resealable plastic bags. Add half a peeled banana to each, seal, date, and freeze. On a busy morning you can just dump one into a blender with milk or juice. Add whey protein powder for an extra boost post workout.
Breakfast Polenta: A great alternative to oatmeal, this breakfast is also great for before and after a workout. This breakfast polenta is gluten-free, vegetarian-friendly, and the perfect balance of protein and carbohydrates. Top with slivered almonds and dried fruit.
Avocado Tartine: This is an easy way to dress up simple avocado and toast to make it more delicious. Slice a fresh avocado, place it on a piece of toast, season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil, and enjoy! Other ingredients that could be added include hot sauce, an egg, or smoked salmon.
Protein Pancakes: What better breakfast than delicious fluffy pancakes? This pancake recipe is a satisfying 350-calorie breakfast that contains 33 grams of protein to give you a jumpstart on the day. You can even make a large batch and store them in the freezer to heat up quickly in the morning.
Tropical Breakfast Boat: Cut 1 ripe papaya half and discard the seeds. Fill the papaya half with a large scoop of plain Greek yogurt, raw oats, coconut flakes, goji berries, cacao nibs, mulberries, cinnamon, and chia seeds. Optional: squeeze some lime on top.
Quinoa Scramble: This satisfying, vitamin-packed quinoa spinach scramble is simple and quick to prepare. If you have cooked quinoa on hand, it takes less 10 minutes to cook, making it a great before-school breakfast.