6 Quick breakfast ideas

by - Monday, August 02, 2010


Morning is always such a busy time in our house and yours too, I imagine. While I'd love to lounge in my PJs, drinking tea and eating tofu scramble with roasted potatoes, the reality is that I don't have that kind of time!

Here are six quick breakfast ideas to help you get your day started on a healthy note!

  1. Smoothie: Smoothies are such an awesome vehicle for so many good things. If you haven't tried a green smoothie yet, give it a try! Here are some ideas to get you started.
  2. Oatmeal: To make this a faster breakfast, stick with rolled oats or try overnight oats or cook steel cut oats overnight in a crock pot.
  3. Waffles: Waffles are a "sometimes food", as Cookie Monster would say, but I do like them every now and then! When I have a waffle craving but no time to make my own, I use organic and light frozen waffles. Try them with fruit and nuts and drizzle with a tiny bit of real maple syrup. Yummy combos: try apples and walnuts, bananas and peanut butter, or peaches and almonds.
  4. Pancakes: I make a batch of my super pancakes every couple of weeks, doctored up with added protein and various other ingredients. I freeze the leftovers for quick, microwavable breakfasts later in the week. I add fruit and a bit of syrup to the batter, so I can skip the syrup when I serve these to my kids.
  5. Muffins: Muffins are another great vehicle for good stuff. I add nuts, seeds, and all kinds of things to mine to make them a heartier breakfast.
  6. Yogurt: Choose a yogurt that isn't loaded with sugar or other icky ingredients (I buy soy yogurt) and add to whole grain cereal (Kashi Go Lean has lots of protein) or top with nuts or seeds and fruit.

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  1. I really believe that outside of yogurt, that the best busy weekday breakfasts (and some weekends for soccer moms like me!) are the ones made in advance but easy to re-heat or grab and go. These are great ideas.
    Question- do you like to make oatmeal (either rolled or steel cut) using a milk like almond as the cooking liquid or do you prefer to make them the usual way with water and then pour on some milk to eat it? I usually like to make mine half water half cow's milk, but I want to try almond or coconut milk and wonder if those work just as well adding flavor in the cooking process.

  2. Hi Erika- I typically use soy milk in my oats in place of the water to add some protein. Of all the non-dairy milks, I think hemp or almond give the oats the best texture (really creamy). I don't like the taste of hemp milk on its own but it is good in oatmeal!


Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. I look forward to hearing from you!