5 Quick (and Healthy) Breakfasts

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Breakfast is the meal that most people frequently skip. The main reason is usually because time is limited in the morning and people don’t have time to eat when they’re rushing around to get to work or school. This is a mentality that needs to be changed because not only does breakfast help you to start your day and focus throughout the morning, but eating a healthy breakfast can also help prevent you from overeating at lunch or snacking throughout the day.

So for those that say they “don’t have time for breakfast,” think again! These 5 breakfast are super easy to throw together quickly and great to take on-the-go.

Oatmeal with Fruit

This is as basic as it gets–simply warm up water and mix with instant oatmeal. Healthify your morning by adding some fresh or dried fruit on top (I personally like craisins!) to add some beneficial nutrients into your bowl. Plus, fruit helps naturally sweeten plain oatmeal so you can get rid of the excess sugar in your morning from flavored oatmeal packets or adding sugar.

Yogurt Parfait

Layer plain yogurt, banana, and granola in a glass or tupperware for a quick morning meal. If plain yogurt is too bitter, try low or non-fat vanilla yogurt instead. The best part is, you can prep this the night before and stick it in the fridge to quickly grab when you’re running out the door in the morning.

Honey and Peanut Butter Toast

Toast is a very quick breakfast because it doesn’t take long to prep or eat. Mix about a tablespoon of honey into half a cup of peanut butter and then spread onto two pieces of  whole wheat toast. If you want to get fancy, add some banana slices on top and put the two pieces of toast together to make a toast sandwich!

One-Egg Omelette

This dish will take a little longer than the others,  but once you get the hang of it you’ll make your omelette in a jiff. Start by pre-heating a pan on the stove at medium high heat and melting some butter. Beat your egg in a small bowl and add basil, onion flakes, and some salt and pepper (or whatever spices you think sounds tasty!).

Once the butter is melted, pour the egg mixture into the pan and tilt it around until it completely covers the bottom of the pan. Next, add about 1/4 cup of grated cheese and 1/4 cup salsa on one side of the egg. Then, quickly fold over the side without cheese and salsa and let sit for about a minute.

Here comes the hardest part: flip over the folded omelette and allow it to cook on the other side. Take it out of the pan when the cheese is completely melted and the egg is cooked through. If it falls apart in the process (like mine still does occasionally) don’t worry, it’ll still taste great as a scrambled eggs.

Scrambled Egg and Avocado Toast

Scramble two eggs in a buttered pan with a dash of salt and pepper. Toast two slices of bread and lay avocado slices on top. Then, put the eggs over the avocado and top with fresh tomatoes or salsa.

All of these breakfasts take ten minutes or less, so give one or all of them a try to make sure you start your morning off right!

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Haley is currently studying English at Eastern New Mexico University. She enjoys reading and writing as well as art, going to church, practicing Tae Kwon-Do, and learning how to play the guitar. Haley hopes to someday become a novelist and a screenwriter.

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