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Over the years, research has praised breakfast. Just recently, studies have found that it can even lower your risk for Type 2 diabetes. If you find yourself rushing around every morning, unable to make a substantial breakfast, make things a little easier for yourself with simple meals—many which can be made the night before. Below we share six convenient and healthy breakfast ideas.
This handheld breakfast is perfect for those who are on the go. Warm up a whole-wheat tortilla in a skillet. Then, fill it with black beans, scrambled eggs, and vegetables. To elevate your burrito, consider adding guacamole or pico de gallo. That’s it!
Do you have any lonely vegetables sitting in your fridge? They’re the perfect addition to a breakfast frittata. Heat your vegetables on a skillet and pour a mixture of egg and heavy cream over them. Once the eggs cook, you can put the pan in the oven. You definitely won’t be leaving the house hungry.
Good-For-You Granola Bars
Numerous packaged granola bars contain unnecessary additives, such as artificial sugars. Rather than throwing a random bar in your bag, you can make healthy ones ahead of time and package them in small reusable containers.
Buy your preferred seeds and grains. Next, mix these with dried fruit, nuts, and nut butter of your choice. To sweeten the mixture, feel free to add maple syrup or another natural sweetener that you like. Smooth out this mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze. Once the mixture is hard, cut into squares. You can keep these bars in your freezer and take them out as you please.
Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole
The best part about this dish is that you prepare it the night before, so you don’t have to worry about cooking come morning. Like the frittata, all you need to do is combine your desired meat and vegetable fillings with eggs and milk. Sprinkle shredded potatoes on the bottom of a baking dish, then, pour the mixture on top. Top with cheese, bake until golden, and set aside for the week; just cover the dish with foil before storing it in the fridge.
Open-Face Breakfast Sandwich
An easy yet sophisticated breakfast, an open-face breakfast sandwich ensures you have a nutritious start to your day. It’s simple—top your favorite toast with avocado or a soft cheese as well as the fixings of your choice. We recommend arugula, fried eggs, and tomatoes, but you can top it with anything that tickles your fancy.
You’re probably used to eating oats with brown sugar, cinnamon, and fruit. But have you ever considered trying a savory alternative? Plain oatmeal resembles a risotto, so you can easily replace sweet toppings with rich or spicy ones.
Cook oats how you normally would, then, add your toppings. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Bell Peppers
- Diced Ham
- An Over-Easy Egg
- Shredded cheese
We hope these six healthy breakfast ideas inspire you to eat the most important meal of the day!