By: Brittany Berlin
Starting with a healthy meal first thing is a great way to set the tone for the rest of the day. While you can always adjust how you eat throughout the day (like that time your coworker brings in cookies, and maybe you had a few, but you can always choose again and make your next meal healthier!), it’s always easier when we start healthy right away!
While it’s very common (and oh so easy) to just skip breakfast- your alarm goes off too late and you just don’t have time, you’d rather eat cardboard than a burnt piece of toast with bland spreads, or breakfast never fills you up anyways so what’s the point? – eating breakfast actually does a lot for your overall health! One study found that eating a high quality, healthy breakfast was linked to a higher health-related quality of life and lower levels of stress and depression rather than having a poor breakfast or skipping it entirely.
Another study found that having a healthy breakfast consistently helped adolescents improve in school work and overall performance.
These breakfast suggestions below are designed to be easy to prepare, can be prepped ahead of time, and absolutely delicious, all while providing you with a nutritious start. Not all breakfasts may work specifically for your dietary requirements, so please always consult a nutritionist or doctor about specific dietary requirements.
For the meal prepper:
Vegetable Frittata: make this at the beginning of the week, and have breakfast every morning! Pair with a slice of toast and sliced avocado for healthy carbs and fats.
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats: add a scoop of protein in for some extra staying power, and double the recipe to make for all week!
Oatmeal Breakfast Squares To-Go: pair with fresh berries and a scoop of protein powder in dairy free or 2% milk!
Prepped Hummus Egg Toast: make your own healthy bread or purchase your favorite one, grab a tub of hummus, and boil about 5 eggs so that you can have easy hummus egg toast every morning! Toast a slice (or two depending on your needs) of bread, top with 1 tbsp of hummus eat, and slice boiled egg on top. Sprinkle a little sea salt, and enjoy!
For the sweet tooth:
Antioxidant Triple Berry Smoothie: add a slice of whole grain toast for some crunch and extra fiber!
Homemade Chia Seed Pudding: this recipe has 3 different flavors!
Easy Classic Oatmeal (that tastes GOOD!): this can also be prepped and doubled in size for multiple servings!
For the savory tooth:
Breakfast Casserole: this is another great recipe to meal prep or be taken on the go!
Southwest Turkey & Egg Breakfast Skillet: an easy recipe to prep and divide for days!
Savory Oatmeal: have you tried this one before? Oats don’t always have to be sweet!
For the on-the-go eater:
Sweet Potato Hash Egg Cups: an easy and fun breakfast that gets
15 Min. Meal Prep Breakfast Sandwiches: for meal prep & on the go eaters alike! Who doesn’t like a good breakfast sandwich?
Parfait to go: grab a container of 2% Greek yogurt or dairy free yogurt, top with fresh berries or fresh no-sugar-added jam, 1 tbsp nut butter, 2 tbsp homemade granola and dash!
Green Smoothie: add a slice of toast to take with you!
Almond Chia Overnight Oats: perfect for when you start thinking of breakfast the night before 😉
For the sit-down eater:
Sweet Potato Quiche: this is a fun recipe that everyone will love, yet no one will know is gluten and grain free!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Boats: this recipe is also great to prep, but definitely is worth sitting down for!
Low Carb Breakfast Enchiladas: while low in carbs, you’ll be feeling so satisfied!
For the family:
Gluten Free Oatmeal Banana Pancakes: sever with sliced bananas, extra chocolate chips, and a drizzle of real maple syrup! Something everyone will enjoy!
Flourless Peanut Butter Waffles: kids will love these easy and fun waffles!
Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins: pair these gluten free muffins with a bowl of greek yogurt and fresh berries, and everyone will be over the moon!