10 Healthy Breakfast Options Every Busy Family Needs To Know About
With so many healthy breakfast options available, it doesn’t sit right with us that 57% of Americans skip breakfast every day.
Learn our ten favorite healthy breakfast options every busy family can take advantage of.
1. Avocado Toast With Eggs
Drop an egg on the stove, drop the bread in the toaster, clean up the drink your child just spilled, cut and mash an avocado, build, and serve.
This is one of the easiest breakfasts we reach for since everything except the avocado is just waiting for cooking.
The avocado and egg give you protein to fill you up until lunch, and when you make it this way, there’s no reason to butter the toast first.
2. Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Parfaits
Take a cup and layer vanilla yogurt with peanuts and a multigrain cereal for a quick breakfast. It gives a nice crunch while still being healthy and fast for the mornings.
Plus, you can customize and switch the ingredients around depending on everyone’s preferences. For example, change the bananas with any fruit, or try a different yogurt.
It’s also something easy your kids can make themselves as long as the ingredients are available.
3. Quinoa Fruit Salad
Toss together the extra fruit in your fridge, and add a scoop of quinoa, mixing well to get it dispersed. Top with some honey, lime, and basil, mixing and tossing to ensure it’s mixed well.
Have everyone serve themselves or create bowls to pass out for a flavorful, simple breakfast.
4. Oatmeal With an Egg
We promise this is better than it sounds. Take your favorite oatmeal and make it according to the package. While it’s cooking in the microwave, fry up an egg. Then, take the oatmeal out, add white cheddar cheese, diced red pepper, some onion, and top with the fried egg.
This breakfast does take some time to prepare, so to make it easier, cut the red pepper and onion the night before so it’s easy to toss together.
5. Brown Sugar and Banana Oatmeal
You can still enjoy some tasty oatmeal if you don’t have time for veggies and an egg like the previous recipe. Make your favorite oatmeal, and add a healthy dose of cinnamon to the top.
Cinnamon has many health benefits so you can enjoy your guilt-free, healthy breakfast.
6. To Go Granola Bars
These easy-grab granola bars are perfect for the late mornings that have you rushing out of the door. However, they do take a little bit of time to make, so allow yourself time to make them before your busy week starts.
They’re also great for snacks in the day if you have a long break between meals.
7. Yogurt and Honey Fruit Cups
Have leftover fruit in the fridge you don’t want to go bad? Put it in a bowl, add yogurt and honey, toss, and serve.
It works great with any fruit or yogurt you have in the fridge. If you’re looking for a crunch, or something more filling, consider adding granola or healthy cereal.
8. Ham and Egg Wraps
Cut up some ham, onions, and any peppers you have on the stove, then add beaten eggs to mix them into scrambled eggs. Warm some tortillas either on the stove, or microwave so they’re easy to fold.
Pack the scrambled eggs onto the tortilla, top with cheese, roll, and enjoy. This breakfast takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish. Plus, with everything cooking in one dish, it makes cleaning up a breeze.
9. Microwave Egg Sandwich
Take a small, microwave-safe bowl, spray it with cooking spray, then place a piece of Canadian bacon on the bottom. Beat an egg, then pour over the top. Microwave in bursts until the egg is just about cooked.
Top with salsa, sprinkle with cheese and cook for another ten seconds. Take your English muffin, place the spinach on the bottom, and top with the bacon, egg, and cheese mixture. Then, top with your English muffin and enjoy.
We love how easy this is without making our kitchen a mess. Plus, you can’t get mad at it being less than 200 calories.
10. Cheesy Spinach Baked Eggs
Perfect for busy winter mornings. Take a muffin tin and spray it with cooking spray. Add a couple of cooked spinach leaves in each spot, and crack an egg on top. Add any of your favorite species to the top, and cook in the oven until the eggs are fully cooked.
This recipe is great because you can keep it simple, or dress it up by adding anything else into the eggs while they’re cooking, such as cheese, ham, or veggies.
Serve with fruit or yogurt to make your breakfast more filling.
Try These Healthy Breakfast Options Now
Now that you know our favorite healthy breakfast options, it’s time for you to get shopping and grab everything you need for a week full of easy breakfasts. We love these recipes because many overlap, giving you various ways to ensure the food you buy doesn’t go bad.
Eating a nutritious breakfast is something everyone should be doing to live a healthier life. If you’re looking for more ways to make healthy lifestyle changes, consider hiring a personal trainer. At Peak Physique, we help everyone reach their fitness goals, no matter what stage you’re at. Reach out to us today to see how we can help you, too.