Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 7 Simple Meals for Busy Mornings

When you dash out the door in the morning, trying to make that meeting on time, are you forgetting something? You might have ignored the most important meal of the day. Many of us, especially college students, do not eat breakfast, citing lack of time. To set yourself up for the day, the breakfast you eat should be a source of all the essential nutrients, especially proteins.

Many people are unhappy with the same old porridge or toasted bread for breakfast. So, to kickstart your day, you need something that is healthy, delicious, and quick and easy to make. We have devised a list of 7 breakfast ideas that are incredibly healthy and will make sure that you reach your class on time!

Pumpkin-Breakfast-CookiesPumpkin Breakfast Cookies
What’s your take on a cookie breakfast meal? No, I’m not kidding. Pumpkin cookies are filled with healthy ingredients, rich in essential nutrients. Oats and flaxseed can pump up your mornings, and raisins and pumpkin add a sweet flavor. If you have overripe bananas that are lying around in the kitchen, add them too. Make these ahead of time and just grab-and-go in the morning!

Wheat-Muffin-With-Boiled-Egg-and-Avocado Wheat Muffin With Boiled Egg and Avocado
Avocado is an excellent choice to add on top of a wide variety of dishes, and a whole-wheat English Muffin is a great option. Garnish it with some mustard and dill. This adds great aroma and flavor. A boiled egg is rich in proteins, and easy to make. These ingredients make this dish a champ’s meal, loaded with nutrients.

Overnight-OatsOvernight Oats
Mix rolled oats, milk, Greek yogurt, a mashed banana, chia seeds and some almonds/peanut butter to make this ultimate breakfast meal. Keep it in the refrigerator the night before in a tightly sealed container and grab it the next morning. If you want it warm, warm it in the microwave for a minute or two. Want it sweeter? Try adding chocolate and nuts along with the overnight oats.

Do you want to start your day off with a delicious, egg-based meal? Eggsadilla is the perfect one for you. Scramble an egg in a pan with onion and green pepper. Put it on a tortilla with salsa and cheese, and then fold. Your eggsadilla is ready. The biggest advantage with the dish is that it is mobile. It’s easy to clean up after cooking and takes only 4 minutes to cook. It doesn’t have sugar and has a bunch of good proteins and fats.

Avocado-ToastAvocado Toast
What are the benefits of including avocado in your breakfast? The fruit is rich in monounsaturated fats which helps lower cholesterol, and fiber which aids in digestion. Creamy avocado toast is a tasty avocado and bread combination which can be prepared in under 4 minutes. Toast the bread and put mashed avocado on top of it. Drizzle it with some lemon juice and olive oil. Add salt and red pepper flakes to get a distinctive flavor.

Whole-Grain-Blueberry-MuffinsWhole-Grain Blueberry Muffins
This is an entirely vegetarian dish. Whole wheat flour, plump blueberries, low-fat yogurt, oats and flaxseed grains are the key ingredients to make this fruit and cereal-rich version of muffins. The recipe is ideal to stay full for a long time, as it is full of fiber. Another advantage is that it can be kept at room temperature for 2-3 days and in the freezer for weeks. Do microwave before serving to unlock all the flavors.

Beet-Raspberry-SmoothieBeet-Raspberry Smoothie
Beets are rich in nitric acid, which is essential for blood flow throughout the body. Drinking beet juice will increase blood flow even to the brain. Make the smoothie in a blender or juicer by adding chopped beetroots, fresh raspberries, and low-fat yogurt. Perfect for the daily commuter, and easy to make.

Studies suggest that a significant part of the world’s population is a breakfast skipper. You might have heard enough that breakfast is the most important meal. Skipping it, though, can have serious repercussions on your health. Diabetes, heart disease, unnatural weight loss or gain, and poor memory are byproducts of skipping breakfast and lack of physical activity. If you do not have time to hit the gym, check out ideas for a home gym and ensure that you exercise regularly.

The breakfast ideas listed in the article are easy to make and healthy as well. You won’t end up tired or hungry during the morning classes. Grab your breakfast before heading off so that you won’t miss the most important meal of the day! Had to say it one more time, didn’t I?

This article was contributed by guest author Joyce Mason.