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8 Healthy Breakfast Ideas When You’re Crazy Busy

November 11, 2023

Mornings are wild — we get it. Between snoozing your alarm one too many times, finding matching socks (seriously, where do they disappear to?), and trying to tame your hair into some semblance of order, breakfast can often take a back seat in the morning circus. But fear not, because we’ve got eight healthy breakfast ideas that will keep you both on track and on time. So get up, grab your coffee, and get ready to whip up these healthy breakfast ideas that even the busiest of busy bees can manage.

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1. Smoothie bowl

Matcha Smoothie Bowl


Blend your favorite fruits, veggies, and a dollop of yogurt or nut butter for a speedy yet satiating breakfast. Top it off with granola, nuts, or seeds for that extra crunch and flavor. Pro tip: keep a few baggies worth of pre-portioned smoothie ingredients in the freezer so you can quickly grab and blend on extra busy days.

2. Overnight oats

overnight oats in jars with raspberries grapes and apples


Prep the night before by mixing oats with milk (dairy or plant-based), sweetener, and your favorite toppings. In the morning, grab and go for a convenient breakfast that’s ready to enjoy.

Related: Overnight Oats Recipes That Go Way Beyond Cinnamon and Honey

3. Muesli and yogurt

Muesli and yogurt with strawberries in a bowl


Combine rolled oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits for a quick muesli mix. Simply add yogurt, and you’re good to go. No cooking required!

4. Mini egg muffins

Mini egg muffins in a muffin tin


Whisk together eggs, your choice of veggies, cheese, and spices. Pour the mixture into a muffin tin and bake. You’ll have a batch of protein-packed mini muffins that are easy to reheat in the morning.

5. Avocado toast with cottage cheese

Avocado toast with cottage cheese on a cutting board


Mash ripe avocado on whole-grain toast, sprinkle with your favorite seasonings, and top with cottage cheese for added protein.

6. Peanut butter fruit wrap

peanut butter fruit wrap


Spread peanut butter on a whole-grain tortilla, add sliced bananas or berries (or both!) and a drizzle of honey, then roll it up. It’s a quick and nutritious breakfast option that’s easy to take on the go.

Related: We Found the Healthiest and Best-Tasting Organic Peanut Butters

7. Chia pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding with coconut on top


Combine chia seeds with your choice of milk, a touch of sweetener, and your favorite toppings. Let it sit in the fridge overnight, and in the morning, you’ll have a creamy and filling chia pudding.

8. Savory breakfast burrito

Bean, Eggs, and Avocado Burrito


Fill a whole-grain tortilla with scrambled eggs or tofu, sautéed veggies, a sprinkle of cheese, and salsa. Roll it up, and you’ve got a hearty, on-the-go breakfast.

Read next: 7 Low Calorie Breakfast Ideas That Are Still Super Filling

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