Last updated on April 15th, 2019 at 04:39 pm
I’ve got some news for you. Breakfast is not only for spoiled people. I know, I was shocked as well. The reality is, today anyone can make time for breakfast, you just need some easy healthy breakfast ideas that are ready in like 5 minutes. Well, that’s what we’ve got here today. I’ve rounded up 5 nutritious simple breakfast recipes that are super quick to make. These can help you lose weight, maintain your weight, keep you from starving in the morning and help you avoid a sugar rush that early in the day.
Which foods are good for breakfast?
In the morning, you want to get a variety of foods that are rich in essential nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, protein, and healthy fats. You want your breakfast meals to be filling and satisfying. Great breakfast foods are oats, whole grain bread or muffins, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, eggs.
Benefits Of Eating A Wholesome Breakfast
Last year I was gaining some weight – long hours at the desk, overeating at night…all that fun stuff. I did some research and found out, you do need breakfast to maintain a healthy weight and to not feel hungry all the time, especially later in the day.
Turns out, people who skip breakfast actually have a higher BMI than people who eat a nutritious meal in the morning. (sadly, the 3 croissants and the latte I was having every morning didn’t count!)
Breakfast can help you maintain a healthy weight, keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day
How To Make Time For Breakfast
You can either wake up a little earlier to make breakfast or make it the night before. There
I do like to prepare my breakfasts fresh, mostly because I’m in the mood for something different quite often – one day I’d want oats, another day a savory breakfast with eggs. So I wake up a little earlier, drink water and then decide what I want. I also always make sure I have enough groceries for the week.
5 Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas You Can Make In 5 Minutes
1. Overnight Oats
I am late for a lot of things, and making overnight oats is one of them. But better late than never. This is my favorite meal in the morning because you can take it on the go, it’s ready, super filling, incredibly delicious, healthy and easy to make. You can find the exact recipe here.
2. Avocado Toast
Right next to overnight oats is my other favorite thing – avocado toast. It’s a great savory healthy breakfast. You simply mash and spread the avocado on a slice of toasted bread and then top with whatever you enjoy – eggs, vegetables or even this chickpea scramble. You can find the exact recipe for my favorite avocado toast here(vegan) and here’s an egg avocado toast recipe (vegetarian).
3. Yogurt With Berries And Nuts
This simple recipe is beyond easy and it’s great if you’ve forgotten to prep anything. You’ll get it done in less than 3 minutes. All you’ve got to do is put the yogurt in a bowl, top with berries and nuts and perhaps some nut butter. It’s very refreshing and tasty. Also good as a snack whenever you’ve got sugar cravings. If you need a recipe, you can find it here.
4. Breakfast Smoothie or Smoothie Bowl
Another super easy breakfast idea is a breakfast smoothie. You can make a simple oatmeal and banana smoothie or an almond butter breakfast smoothie. Unlike most smoothies, both of these are very filling and will keep you full longer.
If you don’t like banana you could also make a healthy strawberry smoothie bowls without the banana. Here is one recipe that uses cashews and another one with peanuts. Both delicious, simple and quick.
5. Banana Oatmeal Waffles
Now if you’re in the mood for something more pancake or waffle like – you can make flourless waffles using a banana and oats. You mix the egg, ground oats, coconut oil, baking powder and mashed banana in a mixing bowl and then put this whole thing in a waffle maker. I shared the recipe on Instagram (that I haven’t visited for a month now), but if you don’t have Instagram, there you go. This recipe might take a little longer – about 6-8 minutes. It’s super delicious and also good if you have a sweet tooth.
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Can the overnight oats be heated? I don’t like cold oatmeal but have seen yummy recipes for overnight oats.
I usually don’t heat them, but if you don’t add the chia, I don’t see why not!
Deepika Gujjar says
Breakfasts help us to kick start the day. It is essential to have for staying fit. To eat right food in morning gives you energy to work hard and be fresh and active throughout the day. I am obliged for this article, you explained importance of breakfast with what to have in morning time. I believe it will keep us maintain and fit for rest of day to work more energetically.