Breakfast is all about “breaking the fast” and it is probably the most important meal of the day. But, unfortunately many individuals do not understand the importance of having a proper breakfast. They either skip their breakfast or eat not so healthy, readily available stuff. You may be in a lot of hurry to rush to your school, college or office but not eating fresh and healthy breakfast can affect your health in long run.
As per studies, skipping breakfast can actually lead to an increase in your BMI. This is because when you do not have a proper breakfast, you may eventually end up consuming a lot of energy throughout the day, thereby risking yourself to obesity and other health complications. So, you should always start your day with a healthy and may be heavy breakfast.
So even if you are running out of time in the morning, it is important that you have breakfast that are healthy and may be super easy to make. There are many healthy and tasty breakfast options that can be cooked easily and super quickly. And I am happy to share top share these easy and healthy breakfast recipes with you. I always rely on one of these breakfast recipes because it’s easy to cook, its healthy, tasty and it keeps me full for a long time, so feel free to try one of these breakfast recipes.
A morning is a start to a fresh day. And, by having a proper breakfast can give you the perfect boost to start your day. It keeps you active and charged up for the long and hectic day ahead. On the other hand, skipping breakfast or having a poor breakfast can make you weak and hungry quickly.
But since the today’s busy generation don’t get enough time in the morning, they need to choose a breakfast that contain the healthy nutrients in balanced amounts as well as something that’s quick and easy to make.
You do not have to be an expert cook to make a healthy breakfast. Because if you choose the right recipe, you can make it in minutes without spending too much of time and efforts. But, then you have to choose a breakfast recipes that is healthy, easy to make, and tasty to eat.
So, are you ready to explore fresh, healthy and easy to make breakfast ideas?
I heard you saying yes, so let’s dive in right away.
Healthy breakfast ideas that’s quick and easy to make
I still remember my childhood days, when my mom used to cook amazingly tasty breakfast and that too very quickly. But, she had acquired that skill over the years and thus was able to perfect herself in cooking those breakfast recipes.
But, today’s moms are too occupied and they themselves are in a lot of rush in the morning. So, if you are a mom, you should try the breakfast recipes that are healthy, quick and easy to make.
In fact, it is important for all of us to be self-sufficient and instead of putting too much pressure on the moms, we should learn to make our own breakfast. I often cook tasty and healthy breakfast for my entire family and they love these recipes. And I am happy to share the top 5 of my all time favorite healthy breakfast recipes.
Listed below are my favorite breakfast recipes that tasty, nutritious and quick and easy to make.
Cold cereal breakfast is one of the easiest and fastest breakfast options that you can consider when in hurry to go out in the morning. You have to pour the breakfast cereals in a bowl and add some milk in it and then eat it fast. However, the thing that you should be careful about is that most of these cereals contain large amount of sugar even though they are fortified with many useful minerals and vitamins. So, while you are choosing the cereals you should pick the ones that are high in fiber but contains less sugar. You should aim for less than 5 grams of sugar per serving of the cereal.
One serving should be around ¾ cup along with half cup of milk. It is preferable that you go for low to non-fat milk. If this is not enough to keep you full for a long time, then you can add it up with two more options.
Firstly, eat up a slice of whole grain toast with peanut butter and secondly drink a small glass of 100% fruit or vegetable juice. This combination will definitely be great for you as the toast and the peanut butter will supply you with proteins, fiber and monounsaturated fat which will keep you full for a long time. As far as the juice is concerned, it will provide you with the necessary minerals, Vitamins and phytochemicals.
Whole grain bread sandwich
I love sandwiches and it is one of my favorite breakfast options, especially when I am in a rush. But then, I prepare my sandwich on my own, as it is easy to make and it hardly takes any time.
You just have to scramble or fry an egg and serve it on 100% whole grain toasted bread. I like to add ketchup, raw tomatoes, onions, green veggies etc, but that’s up to you.
You may also add a little bit of cheese, some mushrooms, onions, and pepper to make it tastier. In order to save time in the morning, you can actually chop down the ingredients the night before and keep them in the refrigerator and use them in the morning.
In case you do not like eggs, you can go for a jelly and peanut butter whole grain bread sandwich along with nut butter, 100% fruit spread etc. You may also try out something different and go for a peanut butter and fruit wrap.
However, there is no rule that you need to only go for foods with eggs or cereals for your breakfast. You may even go for a lean turkey sandwich if you want to along with sprouts and mustard. All you got to remember is whatever sandwich you are eating just make sure that you are using whole grain bread and nutritious feelings to get that extra fiber.
Oatmeal is definitely my second best favorite as a breakfast. When you are in hurry, the hot cereals can be a life saver. A bowl of warm oatmeal along with some cinnamon and your favorite fruit is enough to keep you warm, comfortable and full for a long time.
Oatmeal is easy to make on the stove or using the microwave oven. Even you get many flavored oatmeal mixes in the market to further make your work easy. However, I personally do not prefer the flavored mixes found in the market due to the presence of sugar and artificial flavors in them that are not so healthy and may lead to weight gain.
In case you do not like oatmeal, you may then go for hot wheat cereal or may even try out quinoa which is nothing but a very healthy and delicious seed which can be served like oatmeal.
No matter what hot cereal you plan to choose for, just make it a point to add on to the nutrition level by adding strawberries, blueberries, or other cut fruits and also some chopped out nuts like walnuts, pecans, or almonds. You can even serve the cereal with milk or 100% fruit juice.
I frequently take smoothies as a breakfast. And trust me, they are healthy and keep your stomach full for a long time. Simply use your blender to make flavorful and thick smoothies using fresh or frozen fruits plus some water, milk, curd or juice.
Start with a basic fruit smoothie and then go for experimentation with any fruit you may have. If you have a sweet tooth, you may add a bit of honey, a little bit of sugar or some artificial sweetener. However, please make sure not to overdo the sugar.
To make the smoothies more nutritious, you can add little amount of flax oil or some milled flax seed along with some peanut butter or plain yogurt. This total combination is very healthy because the healthy fats and proteins along with the fiber present in the fruit will keep you active and full for a long time.
However, you should avoid the commercial fruit smoothie mixes found in the market because of the presence of high amount sugar and artificial flavors. You should also try and resist your temptation to add ice cream scoops as that will simply turn the healthy smoothie into something that is unhealthy high calories.
Certain foods like eggs, cereals, waffles etc. are associated with breakfast but there is no such rule that you will have to choose from these options only. It is all about staying healing and so if you are trying out something that is stereotypically not considered as a breakfast option but is healthy, that is just fine. Like for example, one or two days you may eat the leftovers of your dinner.
However, you need to keep in mind that, in order to make the breakfast healthy, you need to add fiber and protein in it because that will keep you full for a long time. So, days you are running late, you may just heat the leftover chicken and add it up with lots of green beans and other veggies on the side and have it as breakfast. You may even add it up with one 100% whole grain bread slice along with low fat milk or 100% fruit juice.
Over to you: what’s your go to breakfast recipe when in hurry?
Eating fresh, healthy and nutritious breakfast in the morning is really important to give the perfect kick-start to your day and to remain fit and healthy in long term. No matter whether you are in hurry or not, but the breakfast should be properly balanced with healthy nutrients that will keep you charged up all through the day.
Sadly, many of us do not realize the importance of having healthy breakfast and that is why we either skip it or have ready to eat breakfast that come our way. The main reason behind such ignorance is the time restraint that most of us face in the morning. Be it due to school, college or job, we are always in a hurry in the morning and that is why often the breakfast is skipped or compromised.
But you cannot just ignore your first meal of the day. I mean this is not the right thing to do, as it may create health issues in the long run. You should rather get up a bit early in the morning to add a couple of extra hours and have proper breakfast that easy to make and healthy.
I have already shared my all time favorite easy to make and healthy breakfast recipes that can be made even when you are in a rush to go out. These are my personal favorites and I generally include them in my breakfast. These are super easy to make, as well as very healthy and keeps me full and charged up for long.
If you often run out of time and frequently skip your breakfast in the morning, then try some of these easy breakfast recipes and ideas.
By simply taking a pledge to not skip or compromise with my breakfast, I am quite fit, and fine. So, I am sure that these will keep you healthy without making you gain too much of calories. Just give it a try and let me know how it goes for you.
And yes, if you have any other healthy breakfast recipes that healthy and easy to make, then feel free to share by commenting below.
Which is your go to healthy breakfast recipe by the way, when you are in a hurry to go out?
Eliana the chief editor at bodyandbeans is a professional yoga instructor and a fitness freak. She has done her master’s in history from Kolkata University. She is passionate about healthy eating and living practices.