7 easy prep healthy breakfast ideas

These ideas are fun and consume very little time to prepare

Oven baked sweet potatoes with boiled eggs
Oven baked sweet potatoes with boiled eggs

Always referred to as the most important meal of the day, breakfast faces a few challenges here and there.

Considering its had early breakfast can sometimes be viewed as time consuming or energy absorbing as most people tend to get up early.

However, what they forget is breakfast is an opportunity to fuel your body and set the tone for the day. So prepping for breakfast should be easy and fun whether you had a good night's rest or not.

Below are 7 easy-to-prepare and less engaging breakfast ideas that offer a balance of nutrients and flavours to kickstart your morning routine with ease.

These recipes  will not only revolutionize your mornings but help keep your health in check as well.

1. Overnight Chia Pudding:

Combine chia seeds, your choice of milk (dairy or plant-based), a touch of sweetener, and a splash of vanilla extract in a jar. Stir well, refrigerate overnight, and wake up to a creamy, nutrient-packed pudding. Top with fresh fruits, nuts, or granola for added flavour and texture.

Chia Seeds
A package of Chia Seeds
Image: Hannie Petra

2. Avocado Toast:

Toast a slice of whole grain bread and spread it with ripe avocado. Sprinkle some sea salt, black pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for a tangy kick. You can also add toppings like sliced tomatoes, feta cheese, or a poached egg for extra protein.

3. Greek Yogurt Parfait:

In a glass or bowl, layer Greek yogurt with your favorite granola and a medley of fresh berries. Repeat the layers, and finish with a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of cinnamon. It's a quick and protein-packed breakfast that's also great for a grab-and-go option.

4. Veggie Omelette:

Whisk together eggs, a splash of milk, salt, and pepper. Heat a non-stick skillet with a little oil, then pour in the egg mixture. Add your choice of diced vegetables such as bell peppers, spinach, mushrooms, and onions. Cook until the omelette is set, fold it in half, and enjoy a nutrient-rich breakfast in minutes.

5. Smoothie Bowl:

Blend frozen fruits (such as berries, banana, or mango) with a splash of milk or yogurt until smooth and creamy. Pour the smoothie into a bowl, and top it with a variety of toppings such as sliced fruits, granola, coconut flakes, or chia seeds. It's a refreshing and customizable breakfast that's packed with vitamins and minerals.

and cucumber slices
Smoothie and cucumber slices
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6. Whole Grain Cereal:

Choose a high-fibre, low-sugar cereal and pair it with your choice of milk or yogurt. Add a handful of nuts or seeds for extra crunch and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for sweetness. Opt for cereals with minimal additives and aim for whole grain options for added nutritional benefits.

7. Banana Pancakes:

Mash a ripe banana in a bowl, then whisk in a beaten egg. Heat a non-stick skillet and spoon the batter into small pancakes. Cook until golden brown on each side. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey for a wholesome and fluffy breakfast treat.

Hope you get to try and enjoy 1 if not all of the recipes. Happy cooking!

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