Fast, Fit and Fabulous Breakfast Ideas
Quick & Easy Breakfast Ideas
My absolute favorite breakfast is oatmeal – but not the packaged kind that’s chock full of sugar. I make my own – and it takes 3 minutes in the microwave. All you need is a very ripe banana, ½ cup of rolled oats, and ½ cup of milk (or dairy substitute). I also like adding cinnamon, but that’s up to you! Check out the full recipe for more details – I promise it’s super simple: Perfect (Microwave) Banana Oatmeal . The key is the ripe banana – it makes it sweet enough that you won’t miss the sugar! As for toppings, try adding some plain yogurt or cottage cheese to it once it’s out of the microwave. It will up the protein to keep you full! Here’s a fun variation to try: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal !
Another simple morning favorite (besides just regular cereal and milk) is ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt mixed with ½ cup cottage cheese, topped with your choice of ½ cup cereal and some fruit. Delicious and protein packed from the yogurt and cottage cheese – this will keep you full for hours!
I also really love smoothies in the morning – just pair it with a piece of toast topped with nut butter and you have a perfect meal. Here are my favorite recipes:
- Fruit Salad with Yogurt Honey-Lime Dressing
- Whole Wheat Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins
- Scrambled Egg Muffins
- Baked Oatmeal
- 5-Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars
- Smoked Salmon & Vegetable Egg Casserole
- Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Granola Bars
- Zesty Lemon Zucchini Muffins
- Almond Butter Banana Breakfast Bars (vegan)
Want some more health tips for busy lifestyles? Check out my previous dailySpark guest posts:
You will earn 5 SparkPoints