If you’ve ever been frustrated by a busy morning, you’re in good company! Too many healthy habits have been broken by the chaos of running out the door to work. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about!
The truth of the matter is that we’ve all been there. We’ve all made a healthy resolution at one point only to have it squashed by a chaotic schedule!
The truth is that how your morning goes affects how the rest of your day will go. That being said, if you indulge in a quick morning of skipping breakfast or grabbing fast food, healthy habits will be harder to keep later in the day.
So, what can a busy professional do about this? Does it mean having to choose between work or health?
Absolutely not! The key is to find what works for your schedule and what is most enjoyable. Longevity is key!
Given this, you have three options:
1. Meal Preparation
This is a great option! However, if you find yourself running out the door on an empty stomach, chances are even finding the time to meal prep is a struggle! It’s an option, but it isn’t feasible for a working person.
2. Pick up Healthy Food
This might sound like a good idea, but it does present a couple of problems.
First, sometimes it’s not feasible to pick up food, especially healthy orders. With the time it takes to drive there, wait in line, wait for the order, and pick up the food, you might as well have just made that item at home.
Secondly, it’s hard to trust our instincts. When we’re stressed and in a rush, our primal brains tend to want the most satisfying and dopamine boosting items (i.e., sugary and fatty foods). Truthfully, when just starting a habit, it can be hard to choose a healthy option over a cheesy bacon mc-muffin.
3. Find Quick and Accessible Meals
This leads us to the third option: find breakfasts that are easy to make for your busy schedule.
This one is probably the most appealing. If you have delicious options to throw together in 5 minutes or less, then your chances of sticking to health long term will go up! Convenience and enjoyment is a huge factor in being able to stick to a habit long-term.
Thankfully, this is the habit that I’m here to help with! With these recipes, you can make an enjoyable morning routine that will set you up for success in 5 minutes or less!
1. Grain-Free Egg in a Hole
First on this list of easy healthy breakfast recipes is the grain-free egg in a hole. Egg in a hole has always been one of my favorite breakfasts! However, this one takes it to a whole new level for those trying to follow a keto or paleo lifestyle! It’s delicious, quick, and extremely healthy!
A little trick is that you can even pre-slice the bell pepper for a faster morning!
Okay, let’s start with this: what on earth is shakshuka, and why should you add it to your morning routine?
It’s a North African and Middle Eastern dish that has since been adopted as a favorite all around the world! It’s essentially eggs poached in a rich tomato base.
Let me tell you, this dish will not disappoint. It’s simple to make but absolutely gourmet tasting!
While this version is a little more extravagant, some versions can take 5 minutes or less and consist of simply throwing eggs and tomato sauce in a pan to cook. It’s one I have definitely made on the go!
3. Protein Bites
If you are more of a pre-make meal person, these protein bites will do the trick! The cool thing is that they are super easy to make. Once made, you can easily grab them on the go.
4. Chia Seed Pudding
While this one might take a little bit of prep, it also tends to be one of the most efficient breakfasts out there.
In the morning, all it requires is a quick toss and mix of chia seed, almond milk, and some type of sweetener. Then, you can simply grab it and go!
Here is what I love about this breakfast. First, it’s extremely versatile. Based on the type of sweetener and milk you use, it can be keto, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, Atkins, etc. You name the diet and it will most likely fit into it.
Secondly, it’s extremely good for you! Chia seeds aid in detoxification and contain high levels of omega-3. Meaning as a by-product, you will deal with less inflammation as a whole. It’s definitely one to toss in your fridge!
5. Gut Healing “Latte”
If you think the above picture is coffee, then you are wrong. This is one of the easiest to make among easy healthy breakfast recipes.
This Latte is made from a detoxifying blend of dandelion and herbs but mimics the taste of a latte! While it’s designed as a morning kick-start, a little collagen protein and MCT oil could make it a pretty substantial breakfast!
My suggestion? Give it a go and tweak it to your needs! You’ll get the coziness of coffee while simultaneously helping crush those caffeine habits.
6. Overnight Oats
This breakfast mimics Chia-pudding in many different ways – it’s easy to make. You just toss all the ingredients in a jar, it does the work for you overnight, and in the morning you can grab and go.
The difference is that the oats provide a more carb-heavy kickstart to your morning. If you’re one who needs an extra carb-boost to keep you focused or if you lift in the morning, this would be a good option for you!
The easiest way to make these is to make a few several days at a time, so you will have several quick breakfasts from only a short investment of time.
7. Berry Smoothie Bowl
Who doesn’t like a good smoothie bowl? The cool thing is that you can choose the fillings to match your goal.
While this bowl is geared towards weight loss, there are others bowls out there that are hearty and amazing for building muscle! No matter what your goal, there is an option to get you there with this breakfast!
8. Microwave Breakfast in a Mug
This idea is awesome! 5 minutes in the microwave and you could have yourself an instant casserole!
While the ingredients might seem rather calorie-dense, it finishes out at 414 calories and 23 grams of protein making it a pretty balanced breakfast! If 5 minutes is all you got, then 5 minutes is all you need!
9. Avocado Toast
A list of easy healthy breakfast recipes wouldn’t be complete without avocado toast. Who doesn’t love a good avocado toast? It’s quick, easy, and totally gourmet!
Again, there’s a reason this is a staple. It’s quick and ridiculously delicious! Just a few ingredients and a few minutes are all you will need.
10. Baked Oatmeal
If you are looking for sweet easy healthy breakfast recipes, this might be the one you’re looking for.
I definitely have a bias with this one. My mom used to make baked oatmeal all the time when we were younger. There’s a perfect, simplistic taste to it that I’ve always loved! This version gives you all the taste without taking the time.
11. Rice, Egg, and Avocado Bowl
This dish is originally called Tamago Kake Gohan. It’s absolutely delicious and super easy as long as you make a few adjustments!
The dish is made by putting an egg into hot rice and letting it cook from that. The result has a deliciously creamy texture! The trick is to buy pre-made rice for a quick morning. Then, all it takes is a quick microwave for a delicious meal!
12. Sweet Potato Taco
Who doesn’t adore a good taco!? This recipe is deliciously savory and perfect for a quick morning! Preroast the veggies, and all it takes is a quick toss together for a restaurant-style meal.
13. Smoothie in a Bag
Can you only spare one minute of prep? I’ve got you covered with this one! If you want easy healthy breakfast recipes involving fruits, then this one is for you.
A smoothie in a bag allows you to quickly toss the ingredients in a bag for a quick blend. It’s quite delicious and extremely fun. You’ll find some fun new recipes here too!
14. Avocado Bowl
If you’re looking for a quick and hearty breakfast, this one should do the trick! It’s a quick and keto meal designed to give you a morning boost and keep you full.
It’s ridiculously delicious! I can tell you that as well.
15. Honey Yogurt Parfait
If you love a good parfait, then you’ll be thrilled to see this! This healthy twist on a classic breakfast dessert will have you feeling fresh and satiated. The perk is that you’ll only need to carve out 5 minutes to make it!
16. Banana Split
Wait. Banana for breakfast? Yes, you read that right! A couple of swaps can actually make this dessert twist a perfect breakfast. It’s quick to make too!
The base is made from yogurt, which supplies you with all the protein you need and keeps its lower sugar. Still, you’ll feel like you are indulging in a dessert this breakfast!
17. Berry WaffleWich
This recipe looks just as good as it tastes! What is a wafflewich you ask? It’s as simple as it sounds: a waffle sandwich. This is one of the most unique easy healthy breakfast recipes out there. The combination of its ingredients makes it a perfect solution for your morning commute!
18. Lighter Breakfast Knickerbocker Glory
If the name throws you off, then you are in good company. It’s actually quite delicious though!
If I were to try and describe it, I would tell you to imagine a 5-minute version of a parfait/sorbet/granola combo. If you’re not watering at the mouth yet, you will be once you try it!
19. Banana Pancakes
This no-flour breakfast used banana as a base. When I first heard of these, I thought there was no way they would work. But they do, and they are delicious!
It’s only made with 3 ingredients which makes it the most simple throw together breakfast!
20. Berry Omelette
Have you ever wanting to try a sweet twist on a classic omelette? To be honest, I had never even thought of it previously. Yet somehow, this sweet breakfast works!
This berry omelette is one of the easy healthy breakfast recipes that are high in protein. Thanks to the protein, you’ll be kept full all day while the berries will keep you full of energy till lunch. And of course, it’s all possible in just around 5 minutes!
Go ahead and save these recipes for a time when you’re in a rush or send it to a friend. One of my favorite hacks is to always keep quick and healthy recipes on hand for busy moments. Have fun and keep pursuing your goals!
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