Breakfast in 15 Minutes or Less

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, not only because that’s "what my Mom used to say," but because, as my kids will tell you, their Mommy (me) gets pretty grumpy when she doesn't have a good breakfast. In all seriousness, several studies point to the importance of breakfast for metabolism, mental acuity, as well as other key health and wellness factors. SparkPeople has made breakfast a key priority in its programs too.
At the same time, not everyone feels the same about breakfast. Too big a breakfast and my husband will feel ill. The wrong breakfast choices and my kids will stage an uprising, of which they’re usually on the verge anyway in the morning. To help other Sparkers who find breakfast challenging, I've gathered our best recipes that have a proper balance of complex carbs, proteins, and fats that are also quick, easy, and affordable to prepare. Start your day right with these breakfast gems. 

Low-Sodium Breakfast Sausage

Love your breakfast sausage but can't handle all the sodium? Try this lower sodium version: 25% less fat, and 1/10th of the sodium.

calories: 147.7   fat: 11.1 g   protein: 10.1 g   carbs: 0.6 g   fiber: 0.2 g

Swapped-Out 'Sausage' Gravy

Growing up in the South, sausage gravy was a staple on our breakfast table, so I wanted to create a healthier version. Guess what? My teenage son had no idea his "sausage" gravy had a secret ingredient!
calories: 116.4   fat: 7.2 g   protein: 4.9 g   carbs: 9.2 g   fiber: 0.9 g

Roasted Buckwheat Breakfast Cereal

Cold, it crunches and pops in your mouth with a bold, nutty taste. Hot, it becomes smooth and more mellow. Either way, buckwheat (kasha) is a healthy, hearty breakfast.
calories: 326.5   fat: 4.9 g   protein: 12.8 g   carbs: 60.6 g   fiber: 7 g

Blue Oatmeal

Start your day with this hearty, healthy breakfast, of course!
calories: 214.2   fat: 5.7 g   protein: 6.9 g   carbs: 38.4 g   fiber: 7.5 g

One Minute Microwave McMuffin

Tight on time? This quick breakfast literally takes one minute. Set your stopwatch..and GO!
calories: 279   fat: 9.5 g   protein: 27.1 g   carbs: 25.5 g   fiber: 5 g

Flax Muffin in a Mug

Great healthy, filling muffin for breakfast or a snack.
calories: 237.6   fat: 18.1 g   protein: 12.4 g   carbs: 12.3 g   fiber: 9.3 g

Pumpkin & Apple Waffles

These seasonal waffles are easy to make and are packed with protein and fiber. 
calories: 256.1   fat: 4.2 g   protein: 9.6 g   carbs: 49.3 g   fiber: 7.7 g

Fiber One Parfait

This is a very healthy and filling breakfast, snack or even lunch.
calories: 289.1   fat: 4.3 g   protein: 13.4 g   carbs: 64.3 g   fiber: 17.4 g

Amazing Kale and Eggs

A fantastic way to get in a vegetable at breakfast!
calories: 136.4   fat: 8.4 g   protein: 8.7 g   carbs: 7.9 g   fiber: 2.6 g

Mini Vegetable Frittatas

Make this ahead of time and then refrigerate for a quick, protein-packed breakfast that's also portion-controlled. Top with salsa (optional) and serve with toast for a complete breakfast.
calories: 71.3   fat: 4 g   protein: 5.3 g   carbs: 3.9 g   fiber: 1.4 g

Raw Granola Bars

This raw granola is great for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It's full of heart-healthy fats!
calories: 155.6   fat: 10.1 g   protein: 4.1 g   carbs: 15.5 g   fiber: 3.4 g

Oatmeal Mix

Who needs fancy oatmeal from the store? Mix up your own delicious oatmeal and you'll have a gourmet breakfast each morning.
calories: 329.2   fat: 15.3 g   protein: 8.9 g   carbs: 44.9 g   fiber: 8.8 g
How do you start your day? What is your go-to healthy breakfast? 
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GETULLY 11/20/2020
Breakfast = Every Day! Report
DEE107 10/13/2020
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GEORGE815 10/2/2020
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EVILCECIL 7/1/2020
Great recipes. Thanks. Report
ELRIDDICK 4/28/2020
Thanks for sharing Report
KATHYJO56 4/21/2020
Wonderful ideas Report
NENEBFIT 4/11/2020
I may try one of these recipes, thanks! I tend to eat a majority of my allotted calories for breakfast. Report
Breakfast is the most important meal. It sets the start of good choice Report
BOB5148 3/30/2020
Thanks Report
All great suggestions. Report
LIS193 12/11/2019
Great ideas Report
All of them look so delicious! Report
thanks for sharing Report
Thanks for the variety for breakfast Report
Thank you Report
Some great suggestions Report
Great info! Report
Thank you for these great ideas! Report
Can’t wait to try a few of these out. They look delicious!! Report
Kale and eggs! Who knew they were so delicous together? Yum! Report
Thanks for the great ideas! :) Report
No recipies here, when I click on the links there are only photographs of the food. Report
Kale (or spinach) eggs is a go too at times other than breakfast. Report
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love it Report
I made the sausage gravy for my husband and it really did taste like the real thing. I don't like to spend much time fixing breakfast, so recipes like this are great. Report
Granola is the way to go!, delicious! Report
Kale & egg I am going to have to try that-thanks Report
Thanks for some new ideas! :) Report
I never leave the house without breakfast, and taught my chilluns the same. There are only two recipes that I'd turn my nose up to -- great Blog! 8-) Report
Looking forward to trying the shakes!
I made mini omelet muffins yesterday and I can just pop them in the microwave in the morning and eat them on my way into work. Super easy. You fill the muffin tins 1/3 full of whatever chopped ingredients that you want...veggies, cooked meats, cheese. Pour beaten eggs over it and cook at 350 for 20 min. Report
Yum. Some great ideas. I cannot wait to try the "sausage" gravy. Report
Great recipes! Thanks! Report
I may actually eat a decent breakfast now. Report
The parfait and kale omelet look yummy! Will try!! Report
Thanks for the insight! I'll be trying some of these! Report
I could live on this stuff!! Thanks..............all good ideas!! Serv 'em up : ) Report
I appreciate the Sparker who said she put chopped dates in oatmeal for breakfast. Had it this morning and don't need to use any sweetener. It's de-lish!!! Report
I've noticed that for me, it's really true that if I don't eat breakfast, I'm more likely to overeat the rest of the day. I think I'm going to try the microwave mcmuffin for breakfast this morning. Report
Those kale and eggs look amazing! Good thing I checked this out before hitting the grocers today! Report
Some of these look delicious. Can't wait to try them. Report
Thanks for this blog. I will be making several of these recipes in the very near future. Report
I will try the waffles. Report
I usually go with a veggie egg white omelette or oatmeal with chopped apple/raisins or with blueberries. I have learned to love breakfast. Report
I usually go with a veggie egg white omelette or oatmeal with chopped apple/raisins or with blueberries. I have learned to love breakfast. Report
I like steel but oatmeal for breakfast. Trader Joe's has one that is ready in 8 minutes. I add slivered almonds and fruit. On Sunday nights if I know I will be rushed during the week, I make Irish Porridge using McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in a 4 serving batch. It takes all of 15 minutes and then I leave it on the stove-top over night. In the morning I divide it up and put 3 servings in small containers in the fridge. ;-) Report
My normal breakfast is Old Fashioned Oatmeal with Almond milk, Sunflower seeds, Raisins, Cinnamon. Sometimes I add frozen strawberries or swap 1/2 banana for the raisins. I also like walnuts or flax seed in my oatmeal. Very filling breakfast that I heat up in the microwave. Thanks for all of these great ideas! :)) Report