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Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Rushed Mornings

We've got you covered Monday through Friday with these healthy and delicious quick breakfast ideas.


Ding goes the alarm clock. Time to get the coffee brewing, jump in the shower, and hopefully have some breakfast. Add in some kiddos and you’ve got quite a full morning. Knowing that breakfast is the most essential, and often the hardest, meal of the day, we’ve put together some easy breakfasts for rushed mornings. You’ll be able to get your metabolic fire burning and stave off 11am hunger cravings with these easy breakfast ideas, designed for the Monday-Friday bunch.

Easy Breakfast Idea #1

Protein shake. This can be as simple as 1 scoop of powder (aim for 20g of protein) in milk. Don’t worry about dirtying up the blender, use a blender bottle instead, which breaks up clumps better than most shaker bottles. Jazz it up by adding cinnamon, or even a pinch of instant coffee grounds.  Make it more like a smoothie by adding a pinch of chia seeds, which will soak up liquid and become delightful little beads bursting with yummy-ness as you drink. It’s so easy—and vegetarian too!

Easy Breakfast Idea #2

Canadian Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Bake.  The night before you know you will be having a rushed morning and need a quick, easy breakfast, try this. Take a square pan and spray it with cooking spray. In a bowl, crack 6-8 eggs, 1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese, and ¼ cup milk. Take 6 slices of Canadian bacon, and line the bottom of the square pan, overlapping them a bit. Pour the egg mixture over the top. If you want spice this up, add a few dashes of hot sauce, chives, or sautéed mushrooms. Then, put in the oven at 375 degrees until firm, which takes about 35 minutes.  Let cool, slice into 4 pieces, and ding! Breakfast for tomorrow is served.

Easy Breakfast Idea #3

Cottage cheese and fruit. 1 cup of lowfat cottage cheese plus ½ cup of fruit or a dollop of sugar-free jelly can make a for a sweet, easy breakfast that is filling too. If you are not a fan of the texture, try ricotta cheese instead, as it’s smoother and less moist. Ricotta and cinnamon were made for each other, so try mixing some sugar substitute (like a stevia packet) with some cinnamon, and sprinkle it over the top. Dig in to 1 cup of low-fat ricotta just like you’d dig into dessert!  This one is great for vegetarians who are looking to add more protein to their morning.

Easy Breakfast Idea #4

Ham and cheese rollups. Take 2 oz of ham—we like the black forest kind for this easy breakfast—and 2 slices of your favorite lowfat cheese like white cheddar, as well as some thinly sliced cucumber or chives, or both! Lay the ham slices out, overlapping them slightly. Place the cheese, thin cucumber slices, and chopped chives on top. Staring at one end, roll the ham around the toppings, and ding! You’ve got an easy breakfast to go! This one is even better if you heat it up in the toaster oven to melt the cheese slightly.

Easy Breakfast Idea #5

Yogurt and granola parfait. Serve this in a clear, tall glass, and you can make breakfast into art! Using plain greek yogurt will boost the protein content of your parfait, and since this is sometimes too tart, add a spoonful of sugar-free jelly to sweeten the deal.  If you use just ¼ cup of granola, you will add valuable fiber without increasing the calories too much.  Kids will love adding berries, dried fruit, or even peanut butter to this easy breakfast! For a real treat, mix together 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder with 2 packets of Splenda, and stir this into the plain greek yogurt. Zing! Chocolate yogurt for breakfast, who knew it could be so easy and delicious?!

If you don’t have time to make breakfast, let bistroMD do the making for you. With gourmet options like fruit and berry crepes and chicken and waffles, you won’t ever be bored with breakfast again!  Our in-house chefs prepare each of these meals specially in our kitchens. We deliver them right to your door, so that all you have to do for an easy breakfast is heat, eat and enjoy!

Visit our breakfast menu page to see all of our delicious, easy breakfast options, to help you get healthy-not to mention making your rushed morning run a little smoother.

Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on April 09, 2015. Updated on July 27, 2017.


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