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33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

It’s one thing wanting to eat healthily and browsing the internet for perfectly balanced and tasty recipes to prepare, and a whole other thing to turn your good intentions into reality. In between packing your kids’ lunches and getting yourself ready for work, where are you supposed to find the time to slave over the stove and put together that breakfast you found on Pinterest?

To set yourself and your family up for the day, you need to be able to provide sources of protein, health fats, vitamins, and nutrients. And you need to do it quick. So here are 33 recipes – enough to last you a month – that will enable you to do just that. Enjoy!

1. Egg White Veggie Muffins – Ultimate Paleo Guide

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    You can’t get much quicker than grabbing a muffin or two as you walk out the door. These egg muffins can be cooked in large batches and stored in the fridge for when you need them. Packed with protein and vegetables, this paleo recipe gives your body the nutrients it needs, rather than the stacks of carbs and sugar found in breakfast cereals.

    2. Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola – Garnish with Lemon

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      These apple sandwiches are really quick together and they’re super healthy because of the vitamins, nutrients, and healthy fats they contain. These are particularly great for fussy kids.

      3. Banana Bites – Cave Girl In The City

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        These banana bites make great morning snacks. Make up a big batch ahead of breakfast time and then simply pop a few in your mouth when you’re in a rush. Vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Win!

        4. Eggplant & Eggs – Paleoso

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          This dish is a nice twist on plain eggs. One cup of eggplant contains only 33 calories. Eggplant is also full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants too! This dish only takes a few minutes to put together too.

          5. Green And White Omelette – It’s Time To Burn!

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            Why not make your regular egg-based breakfasts much healthier by loading up on green veggies? This is a great way to pack in the nutrients right at the start of the day and, who knows, maybe you’ll even be able to convince your kids to give it a go!

            6. Baked Tomato and Egg Cups – A Beautiful Bite

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              These baked tomato and egg cups are not only tasty, but cute too. The perfect addition to your healthy morning breakfast (or brunch)!

              7. Broiled Grapefruit – Joy The Baker

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                Starting your day with fruit is a great way to get yourself feeling alert and awake. Grapefruits are a great source of vitamin C, which helps to support your immune system. This would be a good breakfast to have if you’re feeling a bit under the weather or full of cold.

                8. Morning Zing Smoothie – Ultimate Paleo Guide

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                  This recipe is perfect for you if you’re not an early bird and you need something zingy to wake you up in the morning. Simply throw the ingredients into a blender and glug it down. You’ll soon be ready for the day ahead.

                  9. 3 Ingredient Simple Protein Pancake – PaleOMG

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                    Protein is great, not only because it helps you to grow and heal, but because it keeps you feeling fuller for longer. These protein-filled pancakes are really simple to make because they only contain three ingredients.

                    10. Holiday Lara Bar – Civilized Caveman Cooking

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                      These bars contain nuts and spices, both of which come with multiple health benefits. Nuts are great sources of health fat and you can prepare these bars ahead of time and just grab one from the fridge in the morning.

                      11. Polenta – The Kitchn

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                        Polenta tastes nutty and creamy and it’s a pleasant alternative to oatmeal. Using a microwave, it takes just five minutes to prepare.

                        12. Paleo Breakfast Burrito – Spoonful of Sugar Free

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                          What better way to eat your vegetables than to wrap them in meat? These burritos are quick to put together but, if you’re really short on time in the mornings, you could prepare a batch the night before, and just grab them out of the fridge as you head out the door.

                          13. Spicy Salsa Stuffed Avocado – Wheat Belly Blog

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                            Avocados are great sources of healthy fat and, combined with a salsa made of tomato, onion, and fresh cilantro, they make a tasty breakfast snack. This breakfast is quick to make and easy to transport.

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                            14. Breakfast Bombs – Healthy Blender Recipes

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                              These breakfast bombs look so good you almost won’t want to eat them! They’re full of healthy goodness too because of all the nuts, seeds, and berries they contain.

                              15. Strawberry Fruit Salad – Rawmazing

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                                Salads are quick and healthy meals to put together and you can either whip one together in the morning or make up a huge one at the weekend and dip into it throughout the week. This salad is particularly tasty because it contains strawberries.

                                16. Almond Chia Pudding – Healthy Blender Recipes

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                                  This breakfast pudding contains lots of natural ingredients, including almond milk, maple syrup, and chia seeds. Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients and they’re low-calorie too.

                                  17.  Paleo Apple Muffins – Paleo Breakfast

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                                    Muffins make a great on-the-go breakfast option. These moist and tasty apple muffins are no exception. These quick and easy muffins can be made over the weekend and eaten all week long! The coconut flour gives them a fluffy consistency while the eggs pack enough protein to keep you full and satisfied. The apple and honey add just enough sweetness that you think you are cheating!

                                    18. Poached Eggs w/Tomato, Avocado & Basil – Milk Free Mom

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                                      Avocados are full of health fats and, contrary to popular opinion, fat is essential for good health. Without fat in your diet, your body won’t be able to absorb all the nutrients you consume, so chowing down on fruit and vegetables won’t do you much good unless you get some fat in there too. This simple recipe makes it easy to do just that.

                                      19. Berries and Cream – Against All Grain

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                                        The is one of the simplest and healthiest breakfasts around. Berries contain vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, manganese and other antioxidants. Coconut cream contains fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, and lots of essential minerals.

                                        20. Kale Cubes – Lexie’s Kitchen & Living

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                                          Everyone knows that kale is a superfood. It’s the plant that provides the most nutrition per calorie and it’s packed with powerful phytochemicals, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and K. And now it’s even easier to eat lots of it! Simply prepare these cubes the night before you need them and then pop a few out in the morning.

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                                          21. Herb Power Smoothie – Ultimate Paleo Guide

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                                            This is a delightful concoction is full of healthy greens and mango. The cilantro helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and the kale and spinach provide loads of healthy nutrients to help you get your day off to a good start. So tasty. So paleo. So much yum.

                                            22. Baked Peanut Butter + Chocolate Banana Boats – Everyday Maven

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                                              Nut butters are full of healthy fats and bananas contain potassium, so, if you can spare the fifteen minutes this recipe requires, you’ll have a delicious, healthy, and warm breakfast.

                                              23. Sautéed Banana Oatmeal – A Nutritionist Eats

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                                                This recipe makes a delicious twist on plain old oatmeal and the banana asks a nice load of vitamins and nutrients to the meal too. No Monday morning can be a bad Monday morning if you’ve got a bowl of this in front of you.

                                                24. Gourmet Trail Mix – Chow

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                                                  Trail mixes are really easy to put together and nuts are great sources of healthy fats. Be careful, however, not to overdo it, as nuts are very high in calories.

                                                  25. Deviled Eggs – Lauren Conrad

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                                                    Eggs make great breakfast snacks because they’re quick to make and full of protein. But don’t stick to plain old boiled eggs. Switch it up and cook them different ways to add variety into your diet.

                                                    26. Homemade Granola – Busy But Healthy

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                                                      Granola is a great and quick breakfast, though you’ll have to make this up ahead of time. Make up a huge batch and you’ll always have plenty on hand, so the mornings won’t have to be such a rush.

                                                      27. Pineapple Ginger Tea – Paleoso

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                                                        If you’re not one for big breakfasts, this tea will do the trick. Ginger comes with a ton of health benefits, and it’s known to help relieve nausea, so it’s good for troubled stomachs. If you still need a fix – grab some more paleo breakfast recipes here.

                                                        28. Creamed Kale and Eggs – Deliciously Organic

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                                                          This quick breakfast contains healthy fat in the form of ghee or grass-fed butter and veggies in the form of leeks and kale. It’s a filling breakfast and, because it contains protein, it’ll keep you feeling full all morning.

                                                          29. Broiled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Spears – Nom Nom Paleo

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                                                            These spears are lovely and warm, so they’re great for cold winter starts. When eaten regularly, asparagus is believed to have cancer-fighting properties, so this would be a good breakfast to turn into a routine meal.

                                                            30. Watermelon & Radish Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette – Mind Body Green

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                                                              Salads are quick to put together and this one is packed with nutrients and natural diuretics. It’s low-calorie and tastes delicious.

                                                              31. Bacon & Guacamole Sammies – Nom Nom Paleo

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                                                                These sammies are a real treat. Avocado is full of healthy fats and bacon brings the protein in this morning snack. The crunchiness of the bacon and the creaminess of the avocado make this breakfast a winner.

                                                                32. Crunchy Kale Chips – Paleoso

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                                                                  For a really quick breakfast that’s packed full of nutrients, make up a batch of kale chips and then grab a handful as you get ready in the morning. A quick & easy paleo snack.

                                                                  33.  Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with Blackberry and Mango – Paleo Breakfast

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                                                                    This simple breakfast is filling, healthy and delicious. You can try adding different toppings, like bananas, cinnamon, strawberries, or nuts. Alternatively, you can try topping your pudding with avocado or pistachios for a savory taste.  What’s easier than reaching in the refrigerator in the morning and dishing out some breakfast pudding? This will be a recipe you come back to often.

                                                                    Featured photo credit: Egg White Veggie Muffins – Ultimate Paleo Guide via ultimatepaleoguide.com

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                                                                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                                    Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                                                    You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                                                    Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                                                    1. Work on the small tasks.

                                                                    When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                                                    Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                                                    2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                                                    Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                                                    Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                                                    3. Upgrade yourself

                                                                    Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                                                    The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                                                    4. Talk to a friend.

                                                                    Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                                                    Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                                                    5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                                                    If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                                                    Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                                                    Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                                                    6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                                                    If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                                                    Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                                                    Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                                                    7. Read a book (or blog).

                                                                    The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                                                    Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                                                    Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                                                    8. Have a quick nap.

                                                                    If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                                                    9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                                                    Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                                                    What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                                                    10. Find some competition.

                                                                    Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                                                    Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                                                    11. Go exercise.

                                                                    Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                                                    Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                                                    As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                                                    Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                                                    12. Take a good break.

                                                                    Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                                                    Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                                                    Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                                                    Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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