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These 5 healthy breakfast ideas are perfect for busy moms looking to be healthier! They’re high in protein and fiber and easy and quick to make!
I don’t know about you, but I can’t go a single day without eating breakfast. I wake up early every morning, and if I don’t eat within a couple hours, I’m CRAZY! Are any of you the same way?
When I look for a good healthy breakfast, I look for a few things:
- Does it have a lot of protein?
- Does it have a good amount of fiber?
- Will this keep me full for a few hours?
Sometimes as moms, it can be hard to take care of ourselves when everyone around us needs our help. These 5 healthy breakfast ideas are quick to put together and follow my above criteria. Check them out:
5 Healthy Breakfast ideas
Egg scramble with vegetables
This breakfast is one of my favorites to put together, because it’s just so HUGE. I like eating larger amounts of food, so this is perfect. And you can use any vegetables you want- my go-tos are zucchini, spinach, and mushrooms, about 1 1/2 cups total.
I start by scrambling 2 eggs in a pan. Then when they’re just starting to come together, I add the vegetables and continue cooking for another minute or so until the vegetables have started to cook. I don’t mind slightly rawer vegetables, but feel free to cook them a little longer.
This breakfast is fairly low-carb. If you need more carbs (Like me), add some toast with butter/peanut butter, a small bagel, or even some sweet potatoes. I love this high-protein breakfast!
When I’m craving something sweet, oatmeal is a good option that I can put together quickly. I use rolled oats because I like the texture better, but you can use quick oats or steel-cut oats. Here’s my basic recipe:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 sliced banana
- 2 tablespoons nuts of choice (Usually peanuts or pecans)
One cup of liquid might be a lot, but I prefer a more liquidous oatmeal. Use 1/4 cup water or none at all if you like yours thicker. I cook the oats and liquid for about 2 minutes in the microwave, then add the other ingredients.
Oats are high in fiber and have a fair amount of protein; and nuts add that healthy fat to help keep me full longer. Oatmeal is perfect for cold winter mornings!
Cereal with fruit
I know what you’re probably thinking- “Cereal? Cereal is healthy?” Yes, it depends on what type you get! I was a huge lover of Cookie Crisp and Golden Grahams as a kid; and Allison loves them as well. But I do get concerned over the amount of sugar. Luckily, there are healthier cereals you can buy that have only a small amount of sugar, taste amazing, and still fill that cereal craving!
Three Wishes gave me some boxes of their cereal to try, and let me just say- they did NOT disappoint! Three Wishes cereal is grain free, dairy free, high in protein, and vegan friendly! A serving has 3 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein, and the Honey and Cinnamon flavors have only 3 grams of added sugar.
I haven’t eaten cereal as much as I used to because I couldn’t find anything that fit my high-protein and healthier needs. But this cereal, along with a sliced banana on top, was a terrific start to my morning!
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When you think of yogurt, try not to think of what you can buy in a fast food restaurant. The ones you make yourself are SO much better and more filling. I prefer nonfat Greek yogurt because there’s zero added sugar and about 17 grams of protein in a 3/4 cup.
Great toppings to layer on a parfait are:
- Granola (Homemade or store-bought, about 1/4 cup)
- Fruit (Strawberries, blueberries, sliced banana, diced apples)
- Nuts or seeds (Peanuts, pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds)
On occasion, I’ve been known to add a crumbled protein bar in place of granola. And recently I’ve become obsessed with adding the Three Wishes cereal in it- another boost of protein!
Sandwiches are basically my favorite food ever, so of course I would make them for breakfast as well.
Here’s the thing: You can do so much with a breakfast sandwich. Pick your bread (Preferably whole wheat for fiber and protein):
- English muffin
- Bagel (Small or large)
- Sandwich thins
- Regular sliced bread
Then pick your insides:
- Egg (Scrambled or baked in a muffin tin like this)
- Meat (Sausage patties, Canadian bacon, deli meat, bacon)
- Sliced cheese
Breakfast sandwiches are easy to make ahead of time and even freeze, like my Copycat Egg McMuffins. I like these because they’re quick and portable, and a good combination of protein, fat, and carbs.
These sandwiches would be really good paired with a side of fruit for breakfast- bananas are my favorite!
If you’d like a convenient copy of all these ideas, download the free PDF now! These breakfasts have helped me maintain my weight and make me feel good about eating breakfast in the morning. I hope they help you as well!
What are your favorite healthy breakfasts? Leave a comment and let us know!