My Go-To Easy, Healthy Breakfasts for a Morning Before Work
Updated: Aug 29, 2018
I am a HUGE fan of breakfast, but I just don't have time during the week to create masterpieces that keep me full. These are my absolute favorite tried and true breakfasts that take less than half an hour to cook with little clean-up AND they will keep you full!
1. Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and an English Muffin with Peanut Butter
Whipping up a spinach omelette or scrambled eggs is SO easy, and allows you to get some protein in with your egg and some healthy greens with the spinach. I only make it with one egg, because it's hard for me to finish more than two eggs! First I heat up a pan and put a spoonful of coconut oil on and then just whip up an egg in a bowl using a fork. I add a splash of water (you can add milk if you want) and add some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Once the pan is hot enough, I spread it out on the pan. Then I add a handful of spinach in and let that cook with the egg. After it starts to harden up, I just flip it in half. Who cares if it falls apart! Then it becomes some scrambled eggs and spinach. Because that's not enough to keep me full until lunch, I like to have an whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter and cinnamon on the side.
2. Oatmeal with berries, banana, and granola
This is definitely the most time consuming oatmeal. I only eat stove-top oatmeal because it's much better for you and I can make it the way I want, unlike microwaveable oatmeal! I start off by boiling about 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened cashew milk. I dump in a bunch of cinnamon because I'm obsessed and stir it so that it doesn't burn! Once it starts to boil, I pour in about 1/4 cup of oats. I stir it pretty frequently for about twenty minutes. It starts to get really chunky and sticks to the pan. Once all of the milk is absorbed and the oats are cooked, I pour it into a bowl where I put a handful of fresh berries, chia seeds, more cinnamon, some "granola" (cereal...which I'll get to) and banana. I mix it around a little bit and it is heaven! The berries and banana melt into the oatmeal a little bit and the difference in textures is amazing!
I know I know...cereal?! But yes, sometimes I don't have time to make something any healthier. This is the fastest breakfast out there! All I do is pour about a cup of my Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal with a little bit of unsweetened cashew milk. Cold cereal is never the best, but when I'm in a pinch, I'm not going to not eat! This cereal is quite healthier than the sugary kids cereal like Frosted Flakes and it doubles as the best granola! Just make sure you stick to the real serving size and try not to eat it too often!
4. Open-Faced Egg Sandwich with Avocado and Smoked Salmon
I heat up my pan (probably set it to 7 on the dial) with some coconut oil. Then I put half of a whole-grain English muffin down and let that cook for a little. When it's nice and brown and crispy, I take it off and turn the heat down to about 5. Then I fry up my egg attempting to get it perfectly over medium. While that's cooking, I spread half of an avocado (if I have any) on my English Muffin and put some smoked salmon on top. The egg only takes a few minutes, so once that's done I plop it down on the English Muffin. While the egg is cooling down, I wash the pan and the spatula. Then I enjoy it! But be aware...it can get messy!
5. Veggie and Egg Bowl
This is probably my favorite breakfast to make, because it's easy, tastes amazing, and you can literally use whatever is in your fridge! I first start by cutting up some onion and mushroom typically and sometimes tomato if I have some. I fry the onion in some coconut oil for a few minutes before I put the mushrooms on. While those two are cooking, I start whipping up my egg adding a little bit of water again. Once the veggies are cooked, I pour the egg on and let everything sit for a couple minutes. Then I start scrambling everything up. I throw some spinach on the other side of the pan and let it cook for a few minutes before mixing it up with the egg and veggies. I look to put some garlic powder, salt, and pepper on everything and lemon/lime juice if I have it! Once that's cooked, I pour it into a bowl and put some avocado on top. It tastes AMAZING while being super filling and healthy.