A healthy breakfast is the best way for a busy mom to start the day! But sometimes you need something fast so you can get out the door. A quick and healthy breakfast is possible with one of these delicious ideas below.
Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Are Also Fast
These are the breakfast recipes that I eat that are quick, delicious and on the healthy side.
Related: Banana Avocado Smoothie Recipe
It was a sad, sad day when I realized that Pop-Tarts were not the best idea for breakfast anymore. In an effort to quit off and on dieting, I decided that I need to makeover my breakfasts.
21 Healthy Breakfast Recipes
These quick and healthy breakfast ideas are perfect for busy moms on the go. They are easy to make or make a head and better for you than anything that comes in a box.
Easy Overnight Oats make the fastest breakfast ever! It's filled with rolled oats, almond butter, and non-dairy milk, so it's both healthy and delicious.
This protein-packed Microwave Egg Cup Recipe is full of beef, eggs, and vegetables and it's ready to go in just minutes!
No measuring and no babysitting the stove is required for this simple and healthy Herb Baked Eggs Recipe. Just pop it in the oven and have breakfast in 20 minutes.
You don't often think of making breakfast in the refrigerator but this copycat Corner Bakery Overnight Oatmeal recipe comes together without heating up the kitchen. They are made with healthy ingredients like almond butter, rolled oats, and non-dairy milk. So quick and easy.
Raw oatmeal, bananas, and Greek yogurt combine to make this quick grab-and-go breakfast. It's perfect for sitting in the car line on busy school mornings.
Avocado Toast Recipe
Avocado Toast with bright lemon and fresh avocado is a yummy breakfast when you need a quick meal. Rustic bread and customizable toppings make it so simple.
No Bake Energy Balls
Want an easy make-ahead option? No-bake energy balls are made with just 7 delicious and good-for-you ingredients, including creamy peanut butter, honey, vanilla, rolled oats, coconut, flaxseed meal, and even chocolate!
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
These Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats are so healthy and the topping options are endless. Have a healthy breakfast in just 20 minutes.
Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
This Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl with frozen fruit, almond milk, and natural sweeteners like honey is a perfect quick breakfast for busy mornings. Your kids might like it too!
Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
This Easy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is savory and delicious. Made with sausage, eggs, cheese, and of course hash browns, you can double the recipe and freeze a spare for later!
Overnight Blended Oats
You can prep these Overnight Blended Oats the night before and have a healthy breakfast waiting for you when you get up! You can even tailor the recipe that's full of frozen fruit, your choice of milk, and nutritious chia seeds to fit your dietary needs. So simple and so delicious.
Feta and Spinach Egg Muffins
These Feta and Spinach Egg Muffins with eggs, bell peppers, and feta cheese are a scrumptious quick breakfast when you're running out the door. They are grab-and-go and can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Eat dessert for breakfast? Try these Apple Pie Overnight Oats and you might feel like you are, but it's guilt-free! It tastes like your favorite caramel apple pie recipe, but it's filled with healthy ingredients like apples, rolled oats, and maple syrup.
Herb Scrambled Eggs
These Quick and Easy Herb Scrambled Eggs with fluffy eggs and fresh herbs are a great breakfast for busy mornings. A protein-packed 20-minute breakfast and so simple!
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
This Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole with is made with eggs, ham, green onions, and cheddar and is the perfect healthy breakfast for busy mornings. It's a great way to use up leftover ham too!
These Easy Baked Eggs with broccoli, tomatoes, your favorite cheese, and fresh herbs are perfect as a weekday breakfast. They are easily customized to suit everyone's taste.
Ricotta & Sausage Breakfast Casserole -Low Carb, THM S, Keto
This Sausage and Ricotta Egg Bake with tomatoes, basil, sausage, and ricotta is the perfect breakfast for low-carb enthusiasts. Easy to make and will also impress weekend guests.
Almond Butter Peach Toast
This Almond Butter Peach Toast with whole wheat bread, almond butter, basil, and fresh peaches is a delicious quick breakfast. It only takes 5 minutes!
Acai Bowl Recipe - How to Make Your Own Acai Bowl
This Acai Bowl Recipe with acai berry puree, fresh fruit, granola, nuts, and seeds is a quick and delicious breakfast option. Options to make it vegan as well.
Healthy Oat Flour Banana Pancakes
These Healthy Oat Flour Banana Pancakes are made with ripe bananas, large flake oats, eggs, milk, and cinnamon and since they are whipped up in a blender it's a quick breakfast too!
5-Minute Over Hard Eggs — Marley's Menu
These 5-Minute Over Hard Eggs with 4 simple ingredients - eggs, olive oil, and salt and pepper are the ultimate quick breakfast. A great basic recipe if you're just getting started.
More Healthy Breakfast Ideas
I think I've mentioned it before, but the Tone It Up girls have a meal plan that I really like to follow. It focuses on whole foods, eating 5 small meals a day, and not depriving yourself.
That's right up my alley.
Everything in moderation, right? Their plan has a lot of great fast, healthy breakfast ideas including this Almond Butter Toast which is perfect when you are craving something sweet!
Of course, a piece of avocado toast would also be a great idea for those days when you need something a little more savory.
I do one piece of Ezekiel toast, ¼ of an avocado, smashed, and top it with some sea salt and red chili flakes.
I basically laughed at this recipe the first time I tried to make it.
I was like, "there is absolutely no way this will fill me up or satisfy me." And I was TOTALLY wrong!
These pancakes (I usually just make one big one) are so tasty (I usually follow this recipe and add in a splash of vanilla and cloves, nutmeg, and ginger along with the cinnamon).
And a tiny bit of honey, heated up, and drizzled on top feels super decadent!
This is another one where it is easy to play around with flavors. I usually reserve this breakfast idea for the days when I'm not feeling super stressed out and have to rush off to do something.
It takes a little bit longer to put together but totally worth that time.
Egg White Scramble
Even though this one requires a little bit of cooking time, it still comes together super fast.
I've become obsessed with making egg white scrambles. They are super fast because I found an amazing product that makes them delicious!
Clever Foodies' Scramble is pre-prepped veggies and seasonings (in a few different flavor profiles) that you literally just have to spoon into egg whites right in a pan.
They heat up as the eggs are cooking and in no time, you have a gourmet breakfast. I usually eat this over a bed of arugula. You can find several varieties of egg mix-ins at Sprouts.
Do a Juice Cleanse
When I'm really feeling like I need to get back on track with my eating I do a one-day juice cleanse.
I've tried a 3 day before and didn't complete it. A one-day cleanse is hard but doable and I feel so much better after I do it.
I don't do juices often, as I know fruit juice has a lot of sugar plus I usually end up eating something too. But a juice cleanse is a mix of juices, some including protein to keep you feeling more full.
The one day also has you drinking one every 2 hours which keeps you from feeling like you want to eat your leg off.
A lot of instant oatmeal has tons of sugar in it.
I like to use the plain packets (since I hate taking the time to cook it myself on the stove) and then make it taste good. I know that oatmeal is a healthy breakfast staple but I could never get through a bowl.
I finally figured out how to jazz it up enough that I actually looked forward to it.
After cooking it in the microwave (using almond milk instead of water), I add a splash of vanilla extract, a dash of cinnamon (and sometimes other spices), and some toasted coconut.
The coconut helps add some texture and keeps it from being too mushy.
Sometimes I'll also add a few chopped-up roasted almonds which also helps with texture. Smooth oatmeal? Gross. But add some crunch and it's delightful.
What healthy breakfast ideas do you keep in rotation?
First image by Dez and Tam Photography
Juice photo by Jess Pirro Photo
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