What is better than starting the day with a simple healthy breakfast that is easy to make, fills you with energy and is also good for the whole family?
That’s why today I’m sharing 8 quick and easy healthy breakfast ideas to start your morning off right.
Here you have simple breakfast options for every need: on the go, for kids and toddlers, with or without eggs, smoothies, high in protein for weight loss and so much more.
The best thing is that all these breakfasts are delicious and full of nutrients. And you can make these healthy breakfast recipes Monday-Friday in a pinch!
- What is a healthy breakfast?
- Best foods you can eat in the morning
- 8 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to start your morning off right
What is a healthy breakfast?
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Surely you’ve heard it a thousand times, but it’s true!
After sleeping through the night and without eating for at least 7 hours, your body needs the best nutrients and foods to be able to function as well as possible during the day.
Some of the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast are:
- Improves your energy levels
- Better memory and concentration
- no hunger in the next 4 hours
- Stabilizes your blood sugar levels
- You won’t feel bloated
- No bad mood related to food
Best foods you can eat in the morning
For a breakfast to be healthy, fill you with energy during the day and prevent you from overeating the rest of the day, it must contain foods rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, fiber and good quality fats.
There are some foods that, due to their nutritional composition, are perfect to include at breakfast, such as:
- Eggs have high-quality protein and make you feel full longer.
- Oatmeal is rich in fiber, lowers cholesterol and increases feelings of fullness.
- Berries are high in fiber and packed with antioxidants.
- Nuts and nut butter have protein, good fats and antioxidants.
- Chia seeds are high in fiber and packed with antioxidants.
- Bananas contain resistant starch and are a great source of potassium.
- Avocado is packed with heart-healthy fats and fiber.
Now that you know a little more about the benefits of a healthy breakfast, and what foods should not be missing in the morning, here are some of the best healthy breakfast ideas to start a morning in a good mood and full of energy.
8 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to start your morning off right
3-Ingredient Healthy Banana Pancakes
If you love pancakes and want to make a healthy version, this super easy banana pancake recipe is flourless, sugar-free, gluten-free, and made with only 3 ingredients: banana, eggs and cinnamon. Then, add your favorite toppings like sugar-free chocolate sauce, berries, banana, or peanut butter.
These healthy banana pancakes are fluffy, tasty and so quick to make. The best healthy pancakes for breakfast for both kids and adults!
Pro tip: These 3-ingredient banana pancakes freeze perfectly for make-ahead breakfasts.
Get the recipe here (via The Seasoned Mom).
Vegan Chocolate Overnight Oats
From overnight oats, to baked oatmeal, I love healthy oatmeal recipes! But one of the recipes that I’ve liked the most lately is this vegan chocolate overnight oats recipe. It’s so sweet and tasty you won’t believe is so healthy and vegan!
These easy overnight oats are prep in just 5 minutes the night before and stay fresh for 2-3 days in the fridge.
Get the recipe here (via Beaming Baker).
Healthy Blueberry Muffins
These homemade blueberry muffins are the best healthy breakfast on the go. This healthy blueberry muffin recipe is a quick, easy recipe and sweetened with bananas and honey.
The result is a batch of moist, whole grain blueberry muffins loaded with berries, and nutrients. Warm briefly in the microwave before serving. YUM.
Pro tip: Pro tip: If you freeze them, the healthy breakfast muffins stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Get the recipe here (via Fit Foodie Finds).
5-Minute Avocado Toast
Calling all avocado lovers! There’s nothing like a healthy breakfast with mashed avocado toast with a few drops of lemon, and salt and pepper sprinkled over sourdough bread. You will have a breakfast full of nutrients, good fats and lots of fiber.
You will love this super simple avocado toast recipe. Besides, if you want to add quality protein, add a poached egg, smoked salmon or crumbled feta on top.
Get the recipe here (via Dinner at the Zoo).
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
A quick and healthy breakfast can take just a handful of minutes or be prepared the night before. That’s the case with cookies! And yes, you can have healthy cookies for breakfast.
Here you have the best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipes. You can choose the healthiest cookies options for breakfast.
I recommend you try this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, this Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe, or this Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. All are so soft, simply delicious, and perfect for a healthy breakfast (and kids will love them too!)
Get the recipes here (via Deliciously Happy).
Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs
Most of us have eggs for breakfast. If you do, you’ll love this healthy egg breakfast recipe.
This cottage cheese scrambled eggs are so creamy and healthy. Besides, this scrambled eggs recipe is ready in just 5 minutes and it’s made with 2 ingredients: eggs and low-fat cottage cheese. These quick and easy go-to breakfast is perfect on toast, with bacon, hash browns, you name it!
Get the recipe here (via The Schmidty Wife).
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast for weight loss, this easy strawberry banana smoothie recipe is made with just 3 ingredients: frozen strawberries, frozen banana and almond milk, rich in antioxidants, fiber, protein and low in calories.
This healthy breakfast smoothie is so delicious, creamy and fulfilling that will give you energy all morning!
Pro tip: If you want to take an extra dose of protein and fiber, you can add peanut butter, protein powder and chia seeds.
Get the recipe here (via Live Eat Learn).
Healthy Breakfast Casserole
This easy breakfast casserole is not only healthy, but also delicious. You can prepare it in advance the night before and keep it for days in the fridge.
You’ll love this healthy breakfast casserole recipe. It’s made with bacon (or sausage), eggs, vegetables and Cheddar cheese. No bread, potato or milk, which makes it lighter and lower in calories. You can make a vegetarian version without bacon.
Get the recipe here (via Joy Food Sunshine).
Healthy Banana Bread
Banana bread is one of the most popular healthy breakfast recipes. I love it! It’s a complete, tasty breakfast, easy to make in advance and lasts several days.
This moist banana bread recipe is made with mashed ripe banana, eggs, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, honey or maple syrup, and baking soda.
Pro tip: If you want an extra protein in your healthy banana bread, you can add peanut butter on top. Delicious!
Get the recipe here (via Cookie + Kate).
I hope these healthy breakfast ideas make you insanely happy!
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