Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can also become the most uninspiring meal when you have limited time to prepare it! In order to battle having unhealthy breakfasts, check out some foods you should keep around your kitchen to make eating a healthy breakfast easier than ever.

1. Nut Butter

Nut butter is a fantastic food to have on hand in the mornings. Not only is it super flavorful, but it also offers a lot of good omega-3 fatty acids and protein.

You can spread nut butter on a banana if you’re on the run, or on a slice of toast with fresh fruit slices. You can also include nut butter in your baking and cooking if you want to make muffins for breakfast.

2. Whole Grain Bread

Whole grain bread is a staple in many homes around breakfast time. It offers complex carbs and high amounts of fiber which can help cleanse your body and keep you feeling awake and ready to go for the day.

Serve toasted with some nut butter and fruit, or use it to make a breakfast sandwich with fried eggs, ham, cheese, avocado, and tomato.

3. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is a great alternative to regular yogurt because it is typically lower in sugar and higher in protein. It’s also very filling so you don’t need to eat a lot to reap the health benefits of this food.

A fantastic combination for plain Greek yogurt is adding maple syrup, cinnamon, and clementines. It’s a tangy and sweet combination with a hint of cinnamon. Delicious!

4. Eggs

Eggs are a traditional breakfast food for a reason! They are high in protein and can be made in a wide variety of ways, allowing them to appeal to just about everyone in at least one form.

If you are looking for a fast breakfast, cracking two eggs and scrambling them is definitely an easy breakfast. If you want to get a little more complicated, you can make eggs benedict instead!

5. High Fiber Cereal

High fiber cereal is perfect for those mornings when you just do not have time to waste! If you are late and running out the door last minute, throw some cereal in a baggie and bring a bottle of milk to eat at work.

You can also make breakfast bars with high fiber cereal if you want to skip out on the milk part of this breakfast. Cereal is a great dry snack as well.

6. Berries

Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries are packed with antioxidants and are lower in sugar than a lot of other fruits. Whether you grab a handful of berries as you head out the door or incorporate them into a larger meal, they are fantastic for your body.

Add berries to your yogurt, cereal, pancakes, waffles, and muffins as an easy way of getting a serving of fruit in without having to deviate from your normal morning meal.

7. Avocado

Avocados are a well-known lunch and supper food but did you know they are also practically made for breakfast? Avocados contain omega-3 fatty acids which are healthy fats that are extremely beneficial for your cognitive functioning.

You can add avocados to your breakfast sandwich or simply eat with a little salt and pepper sprinkled on top. If that is too much for you, spread it on toast with salt and pepper for that famous breakfast we like to call “avo-toast”.

 

8. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds look like an unassuming seed you may sprinkle on your yogurt, which you definitely can, but it also can create an entire meal for you in just a few hours.

Chia pudding is made when you add milk to chia seeds and let it soak for about three hours or over night. You can add flavor with cacao powder or matcha powder, along with maple syrup and coconut.

9. Waffles

Waffles are absolutely scrumptious and a favorite breakfast meal for many children. Instead of buying regular waffles that are frozen, try getting whole grain waffles instead.

The best way to make waffles is by making them from scratch so you can really control what goes into your family’s breakfast. Top with fruit and maple syrup!

10. Pancakes

Much like waffles, it can be easy to purchase an unhealthy pancake mix that offers next to no nutritional value. Resist the urge to take the easy way out and dive into a healthy pancake recipe you can make in five minutes flat.

Once you figure out what recipe you will be using, add some berries in for added flavor and nutritional value.

11. Apples

Apples are so helpful when you are on the run and need a bite to eat in the morning. They also come in handy as an ingredient in a lot of breakfast dishes, so load up on them when you grocery shop this week to enjoy them every morning.

When you make oatmeal, add some cubed apples into the mix as it’s cooking on the stove. Sprinkle some cinnamon in there and add raisins for the perfect apple cinnamon oatmeal breakie.

12. Nuts

Nuts are a fantastic snack at any time of the day and give your body those much needed healthy fats and protein you need to get through a busy day.

Add nuts to your cereal or Greek yogurt in the morning to add some nutritional value to your breakfast routine!

13. Bananas

A helpful characteristic about bananas is that they are extremely filling and they add the perfect amount of sweetness to your baking. Whether you are just eating a banana for breakfast or incorporating them into a smoothie, this fruit is ideal for breakfast.

Add bananas to your favorite cereal or add them to your muffin mix for that delicious banana muffin flavor.

14. Whole Wheat Muffins

Whole wheat muffins are nutritious, delicious and so easy to make. If you can find some time on Sunday night to prep all the muffins for the week, breakfast will be a breeze!

Add some berries, bananas and even chia seeds to your muffin mix to increase the nutritional value and add some creativity to your baking.

15. Tofu

If you are a vegan but are still looking for easy ways to enjoy breakfast, learn to cook with tofu! Tofu can be scrambled just like eggs and can even taste similar to eggs with the right seasoning.

Serve your scrambled tofu with an English muffin and grilled veggies for the ultimate vegan breakfast. Make an amazing breakfast scramble with our vegan recipe here.

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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