I know I’m not stretching the truth when I say that everyone had heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” It’s almost impossible that your parents, grandparents, teachers, friends, etc. hasn’t said this to you.
But it’s actually true. Kickstarting your morning with food is a great way to provide energy and it’s been linked to having better concentration and energy. That doesn’t mean that grabbing a granola bar or a sugary bowl of cereal is the best option. And frankly, it’s not the healthiest.
There are a ton of breakfast options that are healthy and will keep you feeling good all morning long. Some take more time but others can be prepared in advanced or quickly in the morning. If you feel like you need some healthy breakfast ideas, keep reading to find a few that might become a major part of your morning routine.
If you are in a rush, however, there are some breakfast bars that are better than others. We all have those mornings where we’re racing the clock and have to run out the door. If you struggle with these mornings try giving these bars a try. These bars are high in protein and low in sugar. A lot of the “healthy” bars that are advertised, aren’t actually healthy but rather packed with sugars and carbs. Give these ones a try if you need something quick in the morning.
- KIND Bars
- Go Marco Bars
Smoothies are perfect for mornings because they can be prepared the night before. They are also good for people on-the-go. Smoothies can be packed with a ton of nutrients and you can adjust them to your liking. A go-to is Kenzie Burkes Tropical Bub Smoothie, its refreshing in the morning.
- Frozen mango
- 1 banana
- Handful of spinach
- Chunk of cucumber
- Chunk of ginger
- Coconut water
- 1 date
- Spoonful of Spirulina powder
Wiz it all together in a blender and you’re good to go! Adding a handful of cacao nibs on top will also give it some texture.
Nope, these are not egg McMuffins from McDonalds but they are better. These can be made the night before and stored in an air tight container to be eaten throughout the week. Basically you pour eggs into muffin tins that are mixed with your favorite veggies like spinach, tomatoes or mushrooms and bake them. It’s that simple. You can even top with a little bit of cheese if you’d like. Pop them in the microwave or eat them cold, either way they are quick, easy and delicious. Check out this recipe that gives you three different variations.
This healthy breakfast idea is great for weekends when we all want to indulge a little bit more. It’s still healthy but you won’t even know because of how delicious they taste. The best part is, these pancakes only require two ingredients! Combine together one egg and one banana. You can add cinnamon if you’d like too. Pour them onto a greased skillet over medium heat and cook up your pancakes. You can drizzle them with honey or agave but adding a little peanut butter on top takes them to the next level.
Oatmeal can take time to make in the morning but overnight oats are quick and simple. They can be really customizable and put together the night before. In the morning, top with your favorite fruits and nuts and you’re out the door. Feel Good Foodie has a great recipe this delectable breakfast “dessert.” Once you have it, you’re mornings won’t be the same without this healthy breakfast idea.