Running short on inspiration for healthy and tasty breakfast ideas? Here are some interesting variations that will not only excite your taste buds but also guarantee that you will be the most popular cook in the house. Great flavors, gorgeous looks and all the nutrition you and your loved ones need to get the day going. There are options for every taste so let’s dig in!
1. Breakfast Wrap with Spinach and Feta
Everyone loves wraps and when you stuff them with Mediterranean flavors not only do you get all the taste but enough healthy nutrition too. These are the perfect start to any day but come especially handy if you are short on time and don’t mind finishing your meal on the way.
Start with a simple omelette and while the eggs are cooling, stuff the wrap with feta cheese, black or green olives, fresh spinach and roasted red peppers. Top it off with the eggs and its ready to roll.
2. Banana berry smoothie
Smoothies are another quick way to consume the calories you need in the morning. Throw some ice, bananas, fresh or frozen berries, Greek yogurt and either milk, coconut milk or almond milk in the mixer.
You can make it more nutritious with a scoop of protein powder or sweeten it with a tablespoon of honey.
3. Egg muffins
You can prepare these savory wonders the day before so all you need to do in the morning is grab them out of the fridge and quickly warm them up in the microwave.
The possibilities are endless, you can blend the eggs with only veggies for a super healthy option, with potatoes for a more satisfying meal or with or with bacon, cheese or sausages for carnivores. Bake them for 15-20 minutes in the oven.
4. Vegetarian microwave quiche
Not only can this be a nice surprise for a breakfast-served-in-bed but can be prepared for a light lunch or afternoon snack too.
Start with fresh spinach covered in water and stick it in the microwave for a minute. Drain the water and replace it with a mixture of eggs, cheese, milk, broccolis and cherry tomatoes. Put it back in the microwave and cook it for 3 minutes. Keep an eye on it towards the end in case you have a stronger micro.
5. Toast with Avocado and Poached Egg
This one takes a little more effort due to the poaching of the egg, but the result will worth it. Boil some water with a little vinegar in it. Use a fresh egg and crack it into a small bowl. Once the water is boiling, stir it with a spoon to create a whirlpool-like motion. Gently lower the egg into the swirling water and leave it for 3 minutes. Scoop it out with a slotted spoon once done.
While the egg cools, lightly toast the bread – preferably whole grain – and crush the avocado into a cream. Add some salt, black pepper and lime juice. Spread it thickly over the toast and top it off with the poached egg.
6. Tofu scramble
For a healthy and tasty vegan breakfast option, mix tofu with pretty much any combination of vegetables such as onions, spinach, bell peppers or mushrooms. Scramble the mix in a pan just like you would cook an omelette. If you have some leftover boiled potatoes throw those in as well for a more fulfilling version.
7. Vegetarian burrito
A hearty and healthy breakfast option for those who like to have their treats on the go. Crush avocadoes and mix them with salt, black pepper, chopped onions, corn and beans. Stuff this mix into a burrito with a generous portion of shredded lettuce and you have a perfect, protein-packed start of the day.
8. Oatmeal muffins
Combine 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of quick cooking oats, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup of vegetable oil, ¼ cup of raisins and half a cup of shredded carrots.
Preheat the over to 425F (220C) and bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes. Use a toothpick to help you decide when they are ready, once it comes out clean after sticking it into the middle of a muffin, its ready.
9. Berry and banana oat
Oats are a popular breakfast ingredient and for good reason. Not only are they tasty, but also full of fiber and will keep you satisfied until lunch. In this recipe, we layer oats with berries and banana, soak the mix in almond milk and stick it in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, take the mix out and combine it with your choice of fresh fruit, nuts and a teaspoon of honey for a supercharged yet super easy meal.
10. Quinoa Fruit Salad
Rinse a cup of red quinoa and boil it for 5 minutes in salted water. Turn down the heat and simmer it for another 15 minutes. Remove it from the cooktop and fluff it with a fork. Let it cool.
In the meantime, combine 1 cup of blueberries, 1 cup of strawberries, 1 cup of mangoes and 1 cup of raspberries in a large bowl. Mix the juice of a large lime with 3 tablespoons of honey and pour it over the fruit. Toss it with the cooled quinoa until it’s evenly distributed over the fruit.