12 Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Get Through Busy Days
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, sounds familiar? Many skip their breakfast due to their hectic schedules and sometimes because of their negotiation for that five extra minutes of nap which turned to an hour. Skipping breakfast is known to decrease productivity and we’re here to help you kick start healthy breakfast eating habits with these easy breakfast ideas.
Why Breakfast Is Important For You ?
Breakfast as the name indicates, it is to break the overnight fast. While you’re catching up on your nightly slumber, your body goes on fast for 6-8 hours. The food that you consume in the morning is an important energy supplication which can improve concentration. Skipping breakfast can make you feel unmotivated and lethargic. The lack of energy and fuel are known to affect productivity, lack of focus and attention.
Breakfast is important for kids too. Children who begin their day with a meal are known to have better performance and health which leads to better achievements and relationships with teachers.
Meanwhile, Children who skip breakfast may become tired, fussy, or irritated because their body doesn't sufficiently recharge in the morning for the day ahead. Their mood and energy levels might decrease substantially by midmorning.
Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Get Through Busy Days
To help you choose a healthy breakfast that you can prepare quickly, here are the recommendations from Tasty Snack!
1. Homemade Muesli With Oats & Berries
This homemade breakfast is really quick to cook, you just need:
- 100g traditional oats
- 12 pecan nuts, broken into pieces
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 6 pitted medjool dates, snipped into pieces
- 25g high-fibre puffed wheat
- Mixed dried berries
First, tip the oats into a frying pan and heat gently, stir frequently until they are just starting to toast. Add the pecans and seeds to the pan until it warmed, then tip into a large bowl and toss so they cool quickly.
Add puffed wheat, mix well until thoroughly combined, then serve topped with the yoghourt and fruit, and a sprinkling of cinnamon, if you like.
2. Oat & Chia Porridge
Another delicious oat recipe that you can try is oat and chia porridge. The ingredients you needs are:
- 150g porridge oats
- 50g milled seeds with flax and chia
- 400ml fortified oat milk
- 40g flaked almonds, toasted
- Strawberries or freezed dried strawberries
Soak the oats and seeds in 800ml water for 30 minutes. Toast the flaked almonds in a dry frying pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown on each side. Keep in an airtight container.
Place in a saucepan with 200ml oat milk and boil, stirring constantly, until it is bubbling and thick. Divide the rest between two dishes and top with 50ml oat milk and almonds, sliced strawberr ies or freeze dried strawberries from Greenday.
3. Healthy Pancakes
Pancake is almost everyone's favourite. You just need:
- 50g self-raising flour
- 50g wholemeal or wholegrain flour
- 2 small eggs, separated
- 150ml skimmed milk
- berries and low-fat yoghourt
Sift the flours into a mixing bowl. Next, add the egg yolks and a splash of milk to make a thick paste. Stir it. To avoid lumps in the batter, add the remaining milk a bit at a time. Whisk the egg whites until firm peaks form, then gently fold them into the batter.
Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and pour in enough batter to produce a 10-cm-wide pancake. Cook for slightly about a minute, or until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges seem dry.
Carefully turn the pancake over. Keep warm while you make the remaining pancakes. Serve with your favourite healthy toppings like organic dried apricot from Naked. Get it easily at Tasty Snack!
4. Cocoa & Cherry Oat Bake
The combination of cocoa and cherry is a good thing to start a new day. All the ingredients you need are:
- 75g dried cherries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 500ml hazelnut milk
- 200g jumbo porridge oats
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp cocoa nibs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 50g blanched hazelnuts
Preheat the oven while covering the cherries with boiling water and leave aside for 10 minutes. Secondly, combine 3 tablespoons of warm water with the chia seeds.
Drain the cherries and combine them with the soaked chia and the remaining ingredients, except the hazelnuts, in a large mixing basin. Spread the hazelnuts over the top of a 2-litre ovenproof dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the centre is piping hot.
5. Breakfast Egg Wraps
Egg wraps is the easy comfort food that everyone can make, you need:
- 500g pack closed cup mushrooms
- 4 tsp rapeseed oil, plus 2 drops
- 320g cherry tomatoes, cut into wedges
- 2 chopped generous handfuls parsley
- 8 tbsp porridge oats (40g)
- 10 eggs
- 4 tsp English mustard powder made up with water
In a nonstick pan, heat 2 tsp rapeseed oil. Add the sliced mushrooms, stir slightly, and cook for 6-8 minutes with the lid on the pan. Cook for another 1-2 minutes with the lid off, until the tomatoes are softened.
Combine the eggs, parsley, and oats in a mixing bowl. In a big nonstick frying pan, heat a drop of oil. Pour in a quarter of the egg mixture and fry for 1 minute, or until almost set, before flipping over like a pancake. Remove from the pan, pour a quarter of the mustard on top, scoop a quarter of the filling in the centre, and wrap it up.
6. Chia & Oat Breakfast Scones With Yoghourt and Berries
If you are in a hurry, you can try this delicious recipe. You need:
- 2 tsp cold pressed rapeseed oil, plus a little for the ramekins
- 50ml milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 160g plain wholemeal spelt flour
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 25g oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 x 120g pots bio Greek yoghourt
- Dried strawberries, you can choose from Greenday
Preheat the oven and line the bottoms of four 185ml ramekins with baking paper, then brush the sides with rapeseed oil. Fill a jug halfway with water and add the milk.
Mix in the lemon juice, vanilla extract, and 2 teaspoons of oil. Blend the flour, seeds, and oats in a food processor until the mixture is as fine as possible. Don't forget to put the baking powder.
Pour in the dough and whisk with a knife until you have a very moist batter. Spoon equally into the ramekins, then bake for 20 minutes on a baking sheet until risen. It doesn't have to be brown, but it should be firm.
7. Breakfast Banana Split
Who doesn't love banana splits? Did you know this classic American dessert can also be consumed as a healthy breakfast? It's really easy to prepare! You just should get ready:
- 2 bananas
- 2 tbsp nut butter
- 4 scoops natural frozen yoghourt
- Mix berries
- 4 tbsp low-sugar granola
Peel the bananas and split them down the centre. Place in 2 bowls, cut-sides facing upwards. Spread the nut butter over the banana halves, place the scoops of frozen yoghurts on top, add the berries and scatter over the granola.
8. Sun Butter, Banana & Chia Seed Toast
Just because you are in a hurry, it doesn't mean you can skip breakfast. To cook a toast, you need a few minutes. Add a topping to make it more yummy yet nutritious. All the ingredients that you need to create it are :
- 1 Slice 100% Whole Wheat Bread
- 1 Tbsp. Sunbutter
- 1/2 Medium Banana, Sliced
- 1/2 Tsp. Chia Seeds
Toast the bread and spread the sunbutter over the top. Place banana slices over the sun butter and top it off with chia seeds. Serve right away and enjoy!
9. Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad
This is some other unique easy healthy breakfast idea. Who doesn't want to try the mix of quinoa and fruit? All you need to prepare are:
- 1 cup quinoa uncooked
- 1 1/2 cup strawberries sliced
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 mango diced
Ingredients for honey lime glaze:
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon basil chopped for garnish
Rinse and prepare the quinoa according to the package. Let quinoa cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, mix quinoa, strawberries, blueberries, and mango.
To make the glaze:
In a small bowl combine the honey and lime juice. Drizzle over the fruit salad and toss to coat. Garnish with fresh basil. Put the glaze over the quinoa fruit salad.
10. Dates Honey Granola
Only need 3 ingredients to cook this tasty breakfast, all you need is:
- Dates and pumpkin seeds
- Maple syrup
- Verlin Honey Roasted Almond
Preheat the oven. In a food processor, pulse dates, pumpkin seeds, and Verlin Honey Roasted Almond a few times to cut into smaller bits. Don't overprocess since you want some chunky chunks.
Move the nut mixture to a large mixing bowl and toss in the remaining ingredients. Spread an entire layer of the mixture onto a large baking sheet. If your baking sheets aren't huge, you will need two.
Bake for 35 minutes in the oven, then toss in the remaining dates. Bake for another 25-30 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown. Remove from the oven, set aside to cool, and serve.
11. Green Smoothies
These delicious smoothies will be good for your body and digestion system. Also, you will only need three ingredients to make it!
- Almond butter
- Frozen banana
Wash the spinach, mix all ingredients in a blender, and add 1/2 cup water. Blend for 1-2 minutes to achieve a smooth texture. Add extra water if the smoothie is too thick or does not mix nicely. Add extra banana if it's not thick or sweet enough for your personal taste. Serve right away!
12. Sweet Oatmeal Crepes
And the last easy healthy breakfast idea is crepes! This is the stuffs that you should prepare:
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp yoghourt
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/2 tsp baking powder or baking soda
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup oats
- Dried mixed berries
Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. Pour a ladle of the batter into a heated pan and turn the pan to distribute the batter. Don't panic if it settles before you can make a good-looking round pretty crepe on your first try, you'll do better next time!
Once the crepe has set, use your spatula to work your way around the edges to ensure it's safe to flip. Cook the opposite side as well. To take your crepe to another level, you can serve it with, serve with butter or coconut oil and mixed berries from Fruitz Hitz.
There is no reason to skip breakfast. Even when you are having the busiest morning. This nutritious breakfast is an important part to start your day. Without a proper breakfast, you can't concentrate and it will impact your productivity as well.
Hope these easy healthy breakfast ideas can inspire you. Also, pick your favourite healthy snack from Tasty Snack to accompany you in the middle of the day! We will deliver your most loved treats while you are working on your stuff within 3 working days to anywhere around Singapore.