You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day countless times since you were a kid. There’s a reason why this has become such a common saying, especially in schools. Eating breakfast is important as it provides your body with the energy it needs to get started for the day, and provides you with crucial nutrients like B vitamins, iron, calcium, fibre, and protein. Research has shown that if these nutrients are missed during breakfast, it’s likely they won’t be obtained later in the day.
Sometimes though it’s hard enough just to get out of bed in the morning and get ready for the day, much less spending the time and energy preparing a meal. Luckily we’ve got some options for you that will make your morning meal easier and more enjoyable than you ever imagined it could be. With these healthy breakfast options you’ll be ready for anything the day has to throw at you.
- Fruit and yoghurt smoothie:
With endless options for delicious combinations, this classic breakfast is full of vitamins and nutrients that will have you feeling like you can take on the world. You can combine your favorite fruits, a liquid like milk, juice, or coconut water, and some low fat greek yogurt to create a concoction dialed to your own personal tastes.
- Avocado toast with an egg:
It doesn’t get much simpler than this folks. Just toast two pieces of whole wheat bread, spread on one smashed avocado, prepare a couple eggs to your liking, top with some salt and pepper, and you have a delicious and nutritious meal in a matter of minutes! You can even put it in a to go container and take it with you, or cook the egg yoke fully and make it a sandwich.
- Warm fruit bowl:
With this easy combo you can feel like your having dessert for breakfast, or the other way around. Simply warm up some berries in your oven, sprinkle with some chocolate shavings, and add some milk! You can even add some granola for a little extra crunch and texture.
- Egg breakfast muffin:
Not all muffins are made the same! These may not be full of sugar but they’re sure to be just as tasty, and much healthier. Blend together eggs, spinach, bacon, ham, cheese, and pretty much anything else you want, pour the mixture into a muffin tray, and pop it in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or store it in the fridge for later. You can even wrap them up and save extra for the days to come!
- Sweet potato and black bean breakfast burritos:
If you’re looking for something a little more savory, this is the breakfast for you! You can prepare a few of them at the beginning of the week and save them for later. Protein from the eggs and black beans will keep you full till lunch time, and you can add just about anything you want for endless combinations!
With these easy and tasty options you’ll be short on excuses for missing a healthy and filling breakfast from now on. Get creative with it and come up with new varieties and combinations to keep things fresh, and say goodbye to those mid-morning cravings!