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Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 20 Ways to Start Your Day!

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By: Erin Coleman, B.S. - Nutritional Science, R.D., L.D.,

Writer at The Fit Father Project

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Don't grab a fast-food breakfast sandwich on the go when you can prepare easy healthy breakfast ideas at home instead!

You've heard it before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

But for busy men and their families, mornings are hectic, often leaving breakfast as an afterthought.

This leads to gulping down a quick muffin, doughnut, or fast-food sandwich as you head off to start your day.

But, the health dangers associated with traditional, high-sugar, or greasy breakfast foods put you at risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, and more.

Don't think you can have a quick breakfast that's also healthy? Think again!

Keep reading for some easy healthy breakfast ideas and nutritious recipes that will fuel your morning and optimize your energy and overall health!

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10 Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Veggie Breakfast Tacos

When it comes to easy healthy breakfast ideas, fast-food or microwave burritos are definitely easy, but not so healthy.

Instead, try this veggie breakfast taco recipe that you and your entire family will love!

It's fast and simple to make, yet keeps you full all morning long!

Ingredients

  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 3 chopped scallions
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups of chopped spinach
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 whole-grain tortillas
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • Salsa for serving

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a small, nonstick skillet.
  • Add green peppers, scallions, and a pinch of pepper and salt.
  • Saute the mixture until lightly browned (about 5 minutes).
  • Scoop a spoonful of salsa into the pepper mixture and stir. Remove it from the heat and set aside.
  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the eggs, cook them for a few minutes, and stir.
  • Add the pepper mixture and cook until the eggs are just set. Stir in the spinach and half of the cilantro.
  • Place the egg mixture in the tortillas, along with extra salsa and avocado slices if you'd like.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper, garnish with lime wedges and cilantro if desired, and enjoy! Skip the tortillas if you want to go low carb!

Servings: 4

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

If you're on-the-go or tight on time, try this satiating peanut butter banana protein smoothie recipe you can share with your spouse and kids!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of whey protein powder
  • 2 scoops of PBFit
  • 1/4 cup of rolled oats
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend your shake until it's creamy and smooth. To go low carb, you can eliminate the oats.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass and enjoy!

Servings: 1

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Crustless Veggie Quiche

You and your family won't be able to get enough of this nutritious, protein-rich, crustless veggie quiche recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces of cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, ch0pped
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in mushrooms and cook them for about 2 minutes. Stir the mushrooms and cook for another 5-6 minutes or until tender and golden.
  • Add the shallots and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add spinach and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper and remove it from the heat.
  • Whisk together milk, eggs, Parmesan, and tomatoes in a large bowl.
  • Fold in the mushroom mixture and season with salt and pepper again if desired.
  • Pour the mixture into an 8-9-inch pie dish. Bake it for about 18-20 minutes until the eggs are just set.
  • Let the quiche cool for 3 minutes, slice, serve, and enjoy!

Servings: 6

Brussels Sprouts Hash

To get in a serving of protein and veggies during the first meal of your day, consider this nutritious, flavorful, Brussels sprouts hash recipe!

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of uncured turkey bacon, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound of Brussels sprouts, quartered
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 large eggs

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon until crispy in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • Cook the onions and Brussels sprouts over medium heat in the same skillet, stirring occasionally until the vegetables soften and brown slightly.
  • Season them with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover.
  • Cook until the Brussels sprouts are tender (about 5 minutes), adding more water if necessary.
  • Add in garlic and cook the mixture for an additional 1 minute.
  • Create 4 holes in the mixture using a wooden spoon. Crack an egg into each hole, season with salt and pepper, and cover the skillet until the eggs are cooked to your liking (5 minutes or longer).
  • Sprinkle bacon bits over the hash, serve it warm, and enjoy!

Servings: 4

Pina Colada Protein Smoothie

If you're in the mood for a fruit-flavored protein shake, consider this delicious pina colada protein smoothie to get your morning started off right!

Ingredients

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 1/3 cup of frozen mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop of protein powder

Instructions

  • Combine the coconut milk, pineapple, mango, banana, and protein powder in a blender.
  • Blend the ingredients until smooth.
  • Garnish with a pineapple wedge if you'd like and enjoy!

Servings: 2

Cauliflower Hash Browns

Go lower-carb by choosing this cauliflower hash browns recipe in place of traditional hash browns.

Your entire family will love these easy healthy breakfast ideas! Serve them with scrambled eggs and fruit or Greek yogurt if you'd like.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium cauliflower head
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Instructions

  • Shred the cauliflower using a box grater.
  • Transfer it to a medium bowl and add onion, egg, cornstarch, and cheddar.
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Shape the cauliflower mixture into 4 patties and cook them in your skillet until they become brown and crispy (about 5 minutes).
  • Flip over the patties and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Servings: 4

Bunless Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Pass on the egg biscuit to make this bun-free egg, bacon, and avocado sandwich instead. Your spouse and kids will love it too!

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed
  • 1 slice of uncured turkey bacon, cooked and halved
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Instructions

  • Spray a medium nonstick pan with cooking spray.
  • Cook each egg separately over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  • Top the eggs with cheese (optional) and cook about 1 minute more.
  • Top each cooked egg with avocado and bacon, place another egg on top to make a sandwich, serve, and enjoy!

Servings: 1

Sweet Potato Avocado Toast

Replace traditional toast with sweet potato toast you can put right in the toaster!

Consider this sweet potato avocado toast recipe and pair it with eggs, uncured turkey bacon, low-fat cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, or a protein shake!

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, rinsed clean
  • 1-2 mashed avocados
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Lime juice

Instructions

  • Slice a sweet potato into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  • Place the potato slices in a toaster and toast them on medium to high heat.
  • Check the potatoes after they pop up from the toaster. They are ready when you can easily pierce the slices with a fork.
  • Combine avocado, red pepper flakes, salt, and a squeeze of lime juice in a small bowl. Mix well.
  • Top sweet potato “toast” with the avocado mixture, serve with eggs or another protein-rich food, and enjoy!

Servings: 4-6

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Forgo traditional pancakes by choosing this delicious, protein-rich Greek yogurt pancake recipe instead!

Top the pancakes with yogurt, fruit, and walnuts or sliced almonds if you'd like!

Serve with eggs, uncured turkey bacon, or meatless sausage patties.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of whole-grain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups of Greek yogurt
  • Protein powder (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine flour and baking powder (and protein powder if you'd like) in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix Greek yogurt with the eggs. Combine the mixture with your dry ingredients to form a thick batter. Add extra yogurt if your batter is too dry.
  • Pour the pancake batter onto a pan and cook it over medium-low heat.
  • After 1-2 minutes when your pancake is lightly golden on the bottom, flip it over and cook until both sides of the pancakes turn golden.
  • Let the pancakes cook, serve, and enjoy!

Servings: 3-4

Baked Banana French Toast

Forgo traditional french toast by choosing this mouth-watering, baked banana french toast recipe instead!

Pair it with Greek yogurt, uncured turkey bacon, meatless sausage patties, or eggs.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of a mashed ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of almond or peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 slice of whole-grain bread, cubed
  • 1/4 cup of oats

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lightly grease an individually sized, oven-safe baking dish.
  • Combine the banana, milk, nut butter, honey, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix together until well-combined.
  • Add bread cubes to the mixture and press them down with a fork to absorb the liquid.
  • Add oats and stir gently.
  • Add in extra milk as needed.
  • Transfer the french toast mixture to your baking dish.
  • Bake it for 20 minutes until the top turns golden brown.
  • Top with banana slices if you'd like, serve, and enjoy!

Servings: 1

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10 Even Easier Healthy Breakfast Ideas!

If you simply don't have time to prepare complex breakfast recipes in the morning, consider these easy healthy breakfast ideas to get your morning started off right!

Protein Bars

When you're on-the-go or just don't have time to sit down for a morning meal, consider low-sugar store-bought or homemade protein bars.

Whenever possible, choose brands containing 5 grams of sugar or less per serving.

Pair a protein bar with fruit, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or even a protein shake!

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Cereal with High-Protein Milk

When you're tight on time, cereal with protein-enriched milk is an easy healthy breakfast idea your entire family can get behind.

Make sure to choose whole-grain cereals containing less than 5 grams of sugar per serving.

Top cereal with protein-fortified milk or plant milk plus berries, banana slices, or walnuts if you'd like!

Greek Yogurt Parfait

Try this easy healthy breakfast idea for you, your spouse, and your kids!

Top Greek yogurt with berries, bananas, or any other favorite fruit.

Add sliced almonds or walnuts, plus low-sugar granola (preferably 5 grams or less per serving) if you'd like!

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

A quinoa breakfast bowl makes a satiating, heart-healthy breakfast that keeps you full for hours.

Simply cook quinoa according to the package instructions.

Add cooked eggs, avocado slices, steamed vegetables of your choice (spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, etc.), and feta cheese (optional)!

Protein Oatmeal

When you're tight on time but prefer a hot breakfast, prepare oatmeal according to the package instructions but mix in protein powder.

You might need to add extra water or milk.

Top the oatmeal with fruit and nuts if you'd like.

Pair protein oatmeal with eggs, Greek yogurt, or a protein shake!

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Homemade Breakfast Sandwich

Rather than heading to a fast-food drive-through, prepare a healthier breakfast sandwich at home!

Toast a whole-grain English muffin and top it with a cooked egg, steamed spinach or tomatoes, and avocado slices!

Low-Carb Egg Burritos

Rather than placing eggs and other toppings on a tortilla, wrap veggies and avocado up in the egg itself!

Scramble up your eggs and cook them into a flat “tortilla.”

Place mushrooms, tomatoes, asparagus, olives, uncured turkey bacon, meatless vegan crumbles, feta, or avocado slices on top of the egg and wrap it like a burrito!

Healthy Omelets

Get creative with omelets by adding all of your favorite ingredients.

Choose veggies, feta cheese, olives, avocados, uncured turkey bacon, or meatless vegan crumbles.

Scramble your eggs, cook them until just set, and add the extras.

Fold over the egg and cook it until your omelet is golden brown.

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Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

Consider this easy healthy breakfast idea when you're tight on time.

Place cottage cheese in a bowl and top it with frozen berries, walnuts, and chia seeds.

Drizzle flax seed oil over the top, add cinnamon or nutmeg if you'd like, and enjoy!

Egg Casserole

Whip up an easy egg bake recipe to enjoy a hot morning meal without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

Simply combine together 12 large eggs, 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of feta cheese (optional), sauteed veggies of your choice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Bake the ingredients in a large greased casserole pan at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes or until cooked through.

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Erin Coleman B.S. - Nutritional Science, R.D., L.D.

Writer at The Fit Father Project

Erin Coleman is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 15 years of freelance writing experience.

She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed her dietetic internship at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Prior to beginning her career in medical content writing, Erin worked as Health Educator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Internal Medicine.

Her published work appears on hundreds of health and fitness websites, and she’s currently working on publishing her first book! Erin is a wife, and a Mom to two beautiful children.

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