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Last Updated on December 17, 2020

25 Best Weight Loss Breakfast Ideas for Busy People

25 Best Weight Loss Breakfast Ideas for Busy People

Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day – especially when you’re trying to lose weight! A healthy, filling breakfast will give you energy for everything you need to get done between waking and sleeping. It’ll also keep you feeling satisfied and reduce those sugar cravings that can ruin your diet in the late morning and afternoon.

There are loads of ways you can nourish your body – and satisfy your hunger – without overdoing the calories or spending half the morning in the kitchen.

Here are the top 25 weight loss breakfast recipes for busy people!

1. Bircher Muesli

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    Homemade Bircher muesli is a powerful blend of oats, fruit, nuts and whatever else you fancy! You don’t even need to cook anything. Just put everything together in a glass container and stash it in the fridge.

    Bircher muesli is not only delicious but rich in healthy complex carbs, protein, and fiber. It contains everything you need to keep your blood sugar in balance and your tummy happy throughout the day.

    Check out the recipe here!

    2. Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

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      Chia seeds are a fantastic source of plant-based omega-3s, which help to reduce inflammation and support cognitive function. Chia seeds are also packed with protein and fiber, which makes this delicious breakfast pudding a no-fail way to start the day.

      You can also add natural sweeteners such as stevia or Monk fruit to reduce the glycemic index without compromising on taste.

      Check out the recipe here!

      3. Egg-in-a-Hole

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        Who doesn’t love eggs for breakfast? Try a new twist on an old favourite by adding vegetables and cooking with coconut oil. Eggs are a rich source of protein and omega-3s, while whole grain bread provides a filling and nutritious base. The extra protein from the turkey will help keep your brain in order and your muscles in good shape!

        Check out the recipe here!

        4. Avocado Pancakes

        Avocado pancakes

          The trendiest breakfast of the century! Avocado is not only an excellent source of healthy fats, but it contains a heap of fiber to knock back those hunger pangs. The lemon and parsley add flavour and alkalising health benefits. Whip these up and you’ve got a breakfast that’ll keep cravings at bay all day!

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          Check out the recipe here!

          5. Smoothie To-Go

          Fruit smoothie freezer packs lined up in a row on a counter, including kiwi and kale, pink power, caramel apple, blueberry muffin, spiced pear, and mango green fruit smoothie packs.

            Need a smoothie on the run? Simply make these delicious smoothies in bulk, pack them into bags, and freeze!

            You can make these smoothies as unique and nutritious as you wish: add protein powder, berries, leafy greens, chia seeds, and banana, and you’ve got a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. Or mix it up with peanut butter, yogurt, and seasonal fruits. So easy!

            Check out the recipe here!

            6. Two-Ingredient Pancakes

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              That’s right: all you need for these super-easy pancakes are banana and egg! They’re not only gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and yeast-free, but they’re the perfect blend of protein and healthy energy. Bananas are a great source of both fiber and potassium, and they provide sweetness without unnecessary calories. And because you can make these pancakes in mere minutes, you’ve got no excuse for grabbing a takeaway!

              Check out the recipe here!

              7. Keto Pancakes

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                If you’re not into bananas, these protein-rich pancakes are your new best friend. Any fitness fanatic will love this powered-up breakfast that combines your favorite protein powder with delicious almond milk. You certainly won’t feel like they’re made from a weight-loss breakfast recipe! You can even mix these up each day by adding fruit, nuts or (healthy) chocolate chips.

                Check out the recipe here!

                8. Cheesy Keto Omelet

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                  Is there anything you can’t do with eggs? This yummy, keto-friendly omelette packs a powerful punch of healthy fats and protein. The cheese makes it even more delicious while upping the protein and keto-friendly fat.

                  This breakfast tastes indulgent, but it’s really not! You can also add herbs, onions, and salsa for extra flavor.

                  Check out the recipe here!

                  9. Berry Smoothie

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                    Antioxidant-rich berries make this breakfast sweet without the need for any sugar. They also help to ward off those harmful free radicals and protect your cells from damage. At the same time, the fiber in the chia seeds helps to lower your glucose levels and keeps your metabolism ticking. Chia seeds also provide a healthy dose of omega-3 fats and healthy moisture to your entire digestive system.

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                    Check out the recipe here!

                    10. Turkey Sage Breakfast Patties

                    Turkey and Sage Breakfast Patties

                      If you love a cooked breakfast, you can’t ignore these turkey patties. The turkey is a perfect lean protein, and the fresh herbs and spices will boost the flavour tenfold. The onions and olive oil are powerful antifungal foods that can help to balance your gut flora and restore a healthy balance to your microbiome. It’s great for lunches, too!

                      Check out the recipe here!

                      11. Protein Jello

                      Protein Jello

                        You read that right! Jello can be a healthy breakfast – if you make it right. Gelatin is actually a fantastic nutrient and a good source of protein. It helps with the repair of tissues, especially in the gut. Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and extra protein.

                        And the flavour options are endless! Even the kids will be into this one.

                        Check out the recipe here!

                        12. Egg Muffin Cups

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                          Packed with eggs and veggies, these muffin cups are great on the run and full of everything your body needs. Vary the veg according to the seasons and you’ll always have a new taste on hand. Better yet, make a batch and freeze them: you’ll never go without breakfast again! High-protein, low-carb, and super-easy to make, they’re the perfect snack, too.

                          Check out the recipe here!

                          13. Quiche in a Mug

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                            Got five minutes? Then you’ve got time for a delicious, low-carb quiche! Leafy greens, egg protein, calcium-rich cheese… all you need to get your metabolism in gear and your body firing on all cylinders.

                            Check out the recipe here!

                            14. Baked Eggs Skillet

                            Baked eggs

                              Rise and shine – this breakfast will keep you going right through til dinner! It’s quick and easy to make and so good you’ll never want it to end. But it’s also high in healthy fats and nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, and calcium.

                              Check out the recipe here!

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                              15. Coconut Almond Paleo Breakfast Muffins

                              Coconut Almond Paleo Breakfast Muffins are grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and 100% delicious. You don't have to be paleo to fall in love with these banana muffins. They are amazing! | theendlessmeal.com

                                Muffins again? Yes! These are incredibly healthy but also grain-free, sugar-free and dairy-free. The bananas provide both sweetness and healthy energy, while the almond flour and coconut deliver extra fiber. And again, the eggs top it all off with protein!

                                Check out the recipe here!

                                16. Spinach Donuts

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                                  Just when you thought life couldn’t get any better, we tell you to have donuts for breakfast! These are donuts with a difference: they’re bursting with spinach. Even better, the matcha powder adds an incredible dose of antioxidants and flavor. They’re also totally gluten-free and dairy-free.

                                  Check out the recipe here!

                                  17. Salmon Bagel

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                                    The benefits of oily fish go on and on: anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats, delicious protein, B vitamins, selenium, and even the antioxidant astaxanthin. Throw that together with tomatoes, spinach, and egg and you’ll be brimming with healthy energy!

                                    Check out the recipe here!

                                    18. The Healthy Latte

                                    Gut Healing Cinnamon Coconut Latte being poured into a mug

                                      You’ve probably heard about the benefits of coconut oil for healing a damaged gut. Well, this delicious morning beverage contains that and more: healthy fats for energy and cognition, cinnamon for blood sugar stability, plus conjugated linoleic acid, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin D, vitamin E, and antioxidants!

                                      Check out the recipe here!

                                      19. Spinach Scramble with Raspberries

                                      Spinach & Egg Scramble with Raspberries

                                        Greens, protein, antioxidants AND color! What could be better? There’s plenty of fiber in the whole-grain toast, and the combination of spinach and raspberries will satisfy even the most adventurous tastes.

                                        Check out the recipe here!

                                        20. Cardamom and Peach Quinoa Porridge

                                        Cardamom & peach quinoa porridge

                                          It’s so good, it’s almost a dessert! Quinoa is a fantastic gluten-free source of protein and energy, while cardamom adds sweetness without calories. And who can resist a juicy peach? You’ll find plenty of fiber to keep your blood sugar levels in check and those sugar cravings at bay.

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                                          Check out the recipe here!

                                          21. Breakfast Tapas

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                                            Need to feed a group? This is the ultimate recovery breakfast! Veggies, protein, healthy fats, a ton of flavor – and minimal preparation. Just throw it all together on a plate and you’ve got nearly every food group covered. Best of all, you can keep each portion in its own container and carry it over for lunch!

                                            Check out the recipe here!

                                            22. Coconut Granola

                                            Coconut granola

                                              Nothing satisfies the taste buds quite like granola! This particular granola ticks all the boxes: sweetness, flavour, and satisfaction. Buckwheat adds a heap of fiber and a chewy texture without the calories, keeping your digestion in tip-top shape. The coconut is a fantastic source of good fats, antifungal benefits and sweet delight!

                                              Check out the recipe here!

                                              23. Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito

                                                This breakfast has the power of protein with the Mexican flavors of cilantro, salsa, spices, beans, and lime. You’ve got fiber in the beans, protein in the tofu, and a fresh hit of salsa with every bite. And zero sugar!

                                                Check out the recipe here!

                                                24. Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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                                                  Need something quick and delicious? These moreish little bites are packed with protein, fiber, and good fats to keep you satisfied and full of energy. And they contain only five ingredients: peanut butter, steel-cut oats, flaxseed, honey, and chocolate chips. Just combine everything a bowl and freeze for a fast, nutritious breakfast on the run. No oven required!

                                                  Check out the recipe here!

                                                  25. Rainbow Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

                                                    The prettiest breakfast you’ll have all week – and made in minutes! The berries and pomegranate provide super doses of vitamins and antioxidants, while the cottage cheese is the perfect source of low-fat protein and calcium.

                                                    Check out the recipe here!

                                                    Don’t wait to get your days started with some of these delicious recipes.

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                                                    10 Quick and Healthy Lunch Ideas That Fit Your Busy Schedule

                                                    10 Quick and Healthy Lunch Ideas That Fit Your Busy Schedule

                                                    In today’s society we are all overworked, pressed for time, and stressed. We all want to be healthier, and most people make a concerted effort by eating better, moving more, and getting to bed earlier. But if you’re like me, it’s an uphill battle, especially if you don’t know where to find healthy lunch ideas.

                                                    How often do you find yourself working through lunch? And when you do get a chance to eat, you have to scurry to the nearest market or take-out spot, grab something barely edible, only to scarf it down in front of your computer screen. I know the dilemma—you have to eat to keep your brain functioning, and quick and healthy options during lunch madness are pretty scarce.

                                                    The answer to this dilemma is simple: pack a lunch. It really is the best option for busy people who skip lunch, are crunched for time, and who have “working lunches” frequently.

                                                    Benefits of Making Your Own Lunch

                                                    The benefits of bringing your own lunch from home are numerous. Here are just a few:

                                                    1. You can track and control your nutrients.
                                                    2. You can prevent yourself from over-eating and consuming large, calorie-dense meals.
                                                    3. You save money.
                                                    4. You have more time to actually eat your lunch.

                                                    It’s easy to feel convinced that it’s a good idea to bring your own lunch to work. However, now comes the issue of what to pack. The time saver in you—once you do make it to the grocery store—will try and talk you into buying a bunch of prepackaged, processed mess. You’ll have to fight these instincts to build in the new habit of preparing your own meals.

                                                    If you need help boosting your motivation to start this new habit, check out Lifehack’s Ultimate Worksheet for Instant Motivation Boost. It will help you tap into your reasons for doing what you do and help you find a “why” for making your own healthy lunches.

                                                    To get you started, here are 10 easy, healthy lunch ideas that you can make in a short amount of time.

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                                                    10 Quick and Healthy Lunch Ideas

                                                    1. Quinoa Veggie Bowl

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                                                      Toss together your choice of fresh or cooked vegetables with cooked quinoa, fresh herbs, and a dressing such as tahini, apple cider vinegar, cashew, cheese, or mashed avocado. Quinoa is an amazing grain that is full of protein, fiber, and antioxidants, so it’s a great addition to any meal.

                                                      The quinoa and veggies can be cooked the night before, making this the perfect lunch for when you know you’ll have to get up and go the next morning.

                                                      Get the recipe here!

                                                      2. Buddha Bowls

                                                      Protein-Packed Buddha Bowl Recipe by Tasty
                                                        Buddha bowls are one of the most versatile lunches you can make and top the list of many easy recipes. They can be altered depending on your favorite sources of protein and the tastiest vegetables sitting in your fridge. If you’re looking for health lunch ideas, look no further!They often consist of a base of rice, quinoa, or another healthy grain. The next layer is built with two to three vegetables and a protein. You can even add hard boiled eggs! If you like mixing and matching depending on what’s available, this is the perfect healthy lunch recipe for you. For extra flavor, many choose to make a healthy sauce to top it all off, which usually uses soy sauce or olive oil as its base.Get the recipe here!

                                                        3. Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls

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                                                        Veggie-bowls
                                                          This recipe is quick, simple, and to the point. If you’re a chicken fan, you use this as your base and build around it using your favorite vegetables. If you’re not sure where to start, you can try using sweet potatoes and green beans, or even adding rice. Using different spices for each day, you can have different variations of this meal all week without boring your taste buds to death.Get the recipe here!

                                                          4. Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

                                                          Best Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe - How To Make Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup
                                                            If you know you’ve got a busy week ahead of you and are looking for quick and healthy lunch ideas, put this soup at the top of your list of healthy meals. Let it cook in the slow cooker Sunday evening, and you have a week’s worth of healthy lunches to keep you going.

                                                            Full of protein-packed peas and healthy vegetables, this soup is filling and delicious at the same time.

                                                            Get the recipe here!

                                                            5. Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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                                                              Meatless Mondays aren’t just for Mondays anymore! Go meatless for a week by prepping the chickpea filling for this sandwich and bringing a little to work each day. Have some bread waiting at your desk, and you have a quick and healthy lunch that won’t take time away from your break.

                                                              Get the recipe here!

                                                              6. Steak Fajita Salad

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                                                              Fajita salad

                                                                This salad is full of vitamin-filled vegetables and contains all the amazing flavors of a fajita, making it one of the best healthy lunch ideas. It’s topped off with a creamy cilantro-lime dressing that will feel new and fresh each time you eat it.

                                                                Get the recipe here!

                                                                7. Pesto Pasta

                                                                Pesto Pasta

                                                                  This is a delightfully light, yet filling meal that will definitely add a twist to the working lunch. It’s packed with roasted tomatoes and asparagus, adding another dimension to an already delicious pesto pasta. Make it for dinner the night before and use the leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch.

                                                                  Get the recipe here!

                                                                  8. Spinach Artichoke Turkey Panini

                                                                  If you’re a fan of spinach artichoke dip, you’ll love this easy panini. It includes Greek yogurt, which will offer an extra dose of protein and combine well with the flavors of the turkey and spinach. Everything combines to create filling sandwich that’s the perfect alternative to the traditional ham sandwich that you often find strewn on your coworkers’ desks.

                                                                  Get the recipe here!

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                                                                  9. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

                                                                  This Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe is easy to make and has incredible flavor!

                                                                    These are favorites at Chinese restaurants, and now you can make them as a quick and healthy lunch ideas in your own home! Use large leafy green lettuce leaves as a nutrient-rich alternative to a regular wrap. This recipe calls for ground chicken, but you can use ground turkey, lentils, black beans, or any other protein to fill your lettuce.

                                                                    Prepare the filling on a Sunday evening, and you’ll have your lunch ready to go for several days.

                                                                    Get the recipe here!

                                                                    10. Mason Jar Ramen

                                                                    This Mason Jar Ramen Recipe Will Forever Change Your Lunch Game

                                                                      Forget boring, sodium-packed, store-bought ramen. This homemade ramen is stored in mason jars, making it amazingly easy to just pull out of the fridge before you head off to work. It also includes kimchi, Korean fermented vegetables, which is full of probiotics that will help you digestion[1]. This is truly one of the best quick and healthy lunch ideas for a busy lifestyle.

                                                                      Get the recipe here!

                                                                      The Bottom Line

                                                                      Don’t let your busy lifestyle impede your progress towards gaining optimal health. Healthy lunch ideas can help keep you focused, prevent the 3 PM energy slump, boost your mood, and save you time and money in the long run. Learning how to meal prep is a process as it’s a new habit you’ll have to form, but once you’ve learned it, life will be a great deal easier.

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