“Donut” skip breakfast in the morning or opt for last night’s pizza when you’re in a time crunch! We know getting up in the morning can be very difficult. Many of us hit the snooze button one, two … maybe three times in the morning. Spare 3 – 5 minutes while you’re brushing your teeth or packing your bag in the morning and pause to make these quick and easy, healthy breakfast options!
Apples and peanut butter, a classic go to snack as a child (if you didn’t have a peanut allergy) can be easily made into a healthy and fulfilling breakfast choice! Start your Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches by coring out the center of your apple. Next, thinly slice your cored apple. These pieces will be used as the “bread” of the sandwich. Spread peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or whichever type of “nut” butter you please on one side of the apple slice. Hint: Nutella can be used as well for a more chocolatey taste! Now comes our favorite part! Sprinkle granola, raisins, chocolate chips, or leave it plain! You can even add a pinch of cinnamon for an extra kick! Stack up your slices and make a jumbo sandwich, or make many mini sandwiches. Toss in a Tupperware, or a baggy and you are ready to eat on the go!
Eggs in a mug is no “yolk”! This fast and effortless breakfast is made right in your to go cup! Crack 2 eggs into a microwave safe mug. Add diced tomatoes, green onions, avocado, pieces of ham or turkey, and diced or shredded cheese. Whisk the added ingredients around with a fork and heat up in the microwave. We suggest heating up for 45 seconds on high, stir the mixture around and continue to heat for another 30 – 45 seconds until eggs are set. Top off your mug with a little salt and pepper and you are ready to dig in! Hint: use egg whites or buy liquid egg whites, giving you a healthier substitution. You can also substitute the shredded cheese for Laughing Cow cheese wedges for a healthier option.
Rev up that metabolism with these fruit toast combos! Toast up some whole grain toast and mix and match these ideas for a delicious morning breakfast! Combo number 1 is rich with antioxidants and calcium! Spread cream cheese on a piece of whole grain toast. Cut up some strawberries and place on top of cream cheese toast. Top off this combo with a pinch of cinnamon sprinkled on top. Combo number 2 is full of vitamin C! Spread hummus on a piece of whole grain toast and top with sliced green apples! Combo number 3 is full of protein, fiber, and probiotics to help maintain digestive health! Change up your Greek yogurt in a bowl, and spread it on a piece of whole grain toast. Slice up some peaches and toss them on top of your toast! Combo number 4 is full of potassium! Spread almond butter on a piece of whole grain toast. Cut up a banana and place a handful of pieces on top for a sweet and nutty breakfast!
If you’re in a “berry” tight crunch for time! A colorful bowl of fresh fruit is a fast and simple breakfast choice. Cut up some of your favorite fruit and throw it in a bowl, or toss the cut up blend in a baggy for a mid morning snack!
Feast your eyes on this enticing dish! Take a new spin on trail mix and make a breakfast granola mix! It’s quite simple, add granola (any kind you desire) sprinkle in some shredded coconut, raisins, pecans, and some dark chocolate chips for a sweet and scrumptious on the go breakfast. You can eat this in a bowl or toss in a baggy for easy transport! Need a suggestion on some granola? We love Cascadian Farms Maple Brown Sugar (more flavors available) and Bear Naked V’Nilla Almond (you can also customize your own granola with Bear Naked here)!
If you have a little more time in the morning, Quinoa Breakfast Skillet is a simple and hearty breakfast choice! All you need is 4 slices of thick cut bacon chopped, 1 small sweet potato chopped, 1/2 red onion chopped, 1/2 red pepper chopped, 1/2 green pepper chopped, 1 cup sliced mushrooms chopped, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, 1 cup low sodium vegetable or chicken stock, 4 eggs cooked however you would like, salt and pepper. Hint: choose turkey bacon for a healthier substitute! You can also substitute water for chicken or vegetable stock! Again, you can substitute eggs with Egg Beaters egg whites for a healthier option. To create this scrumptious breakfast meal, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook your bacon until crispy. Remove bacon, and place on a paper towel to absorb excess grease. Lower the heat to about medium – low and add sweet potato, onions, peppers, mushrooms and garlic to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes and stir as needed. Add uncooked quinoa to vegetables and stir for a minute or two until lightly toasted. Continue by adding water or stock, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes or until quinoa is cooked through. Cook eggs while stir is cooking as desired. Once done add eggs, quinoa stir and bacon to a bowl and enjoy!
With all these rapid and delightful breakfast ideas, there is no need to skip it again! Now this may be “cheesy,” but you are “grate” and we want you to feel your best by fueling your body right! Now go have an “egg – cellent start to your day!