7 Easy Weekday Breakfasts

7 Easy Weekday Breakfasts

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I find that for most people I talked to, it’s also the most rushed. It can be hard to find time in the mornings, but fueling up for the day is important, so I like to use that short amount of time wisely.

After sharing my favorite go-to weeknight dinner, I thought it would be fun to show you guys what I eat for breakfast during the week too.

These seven breakfast recipes take 10 minutes or less to make and are packed with protein and nutrients to keep you full until lunch. Two of them require prepping in advance, but if you make that a priority, you’ll be so glad that you did!

I’d love to know more about your go-to breakfasts. Let me know what you eat on busy mornings below.

Morning Quinoa

I like to make a big batch of quinoa every Sunday night for the week. I’ll then turn it into my “unfried” quinoa for dinner or make a salad by adding tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese. One of my favorite ways to use it, however, is to sweeten it up with a dash of maple syrup and add a few yummy ingredients to turn it into breakfast. It’s like oatmeal but with more protein and a higher glycemic index. Plus I just like the texture better. Get my recipe for morning quinoa here. If you cook the quinoa ahead of time, it only takes a few minutes to create and really fills you up.

Protein-Packed Smoothie/Acai Bowl

When it’s hot out, my go-to is usually a smoothie or acai bowl. I pump it up with collagen peptides, almond butter, and coconut oil to get lots of good proteins and fats to keep me fuller for longer. My go-to smoothie recipe is here and check out three of my favorite acai bowls here.

Avocado Toast

It might be basic AF but man is it delish. I like to top my gluten free toast with ghee, mashed avocado with sea salt and red pepper flakes, then a poached or fried egg. Sometimes I drizzle the avocado with honey for something different… It sounds weird but it’s really good!

Berries with yogurt and nuts

Now that I’ve discovered dairy free yogurt (Kite Hill and Forager make my favorite ones), my breakfast game has really changed! I prefer to buy the unsweetened flavors so that I can add a dash of maple syrup on my own and stay away from too much sweetener. I’ll mix that up with fresh berries, slivered almonds, some collagen peptides (for extra protein) and nut butter.

Nut Butter Toast

I make nut butter toast when I’m really in a rush.  I always start with ghee and then add peanut or almond butter and either jam, sliced banana and chia seeds, or raw honey. Always delicious and always easy.

Banana Bread Muffins (pre-make)

If you plan ahead, you can make healthy breakfast muffins that can literally be grabbed for an on-the-go last minute breakfast. I like this recipe because there is no added processed sugar (they’re sweetened with dates) and they’re gluten and dairy free.

Scrambled Eggs

It’s the oldest trick in the book, but sometimes I am really craving eggs in the morning and just go for a simple scramble. Cooking the eggs in ghee or butter gives them the best flavor (in my opinion) and then I’ll add parmesan cheese for extra flavor. I like to top them with some chopped chives for a little flair!

I’d love to know more about your go-to breakfasts. Let me know what you eat on busy mornings below.

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  • Amanda Hamman

    I seriously love all of these ideas and definitely have a few every week! 🙂 Also, your table styling is the prettiest!

    Amanda
    http://girlaboutcolumbus.com

  • All these recipes sound amazing. I’ve been making an acai bowl for breakfast lately. I used to make avocado toast everyday. I absolutely love coconut yogurt with berries. It’s the best combo.

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  • Brittany Olander

    i’m reading this while eating my boring, everyday oatmeal…. and it’s giving me such good ideas! that breakfast quinoa looks so good- and avocado toast is always delicious.

    xo, brittany
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  • Nicole

    I’m currently doing a low-fodmap diet so these suggestions are super helpful!

  • Bee

    Nut butter toast is my go-to for weekday mornings! Peanut butter, slice bananas, honey, and chia seeds….so good.

    Briana | youngsophisticate.com

  • Oatmeal or smoothies are my go to breakfasts when I’m rushing around in the mornings. I need to try nut butter toast or avocado toast to switch things up a little.

    • It makes things more interesting, that’s for sure 🙂

  • Mary Fremeau

    Hi! I always make the egg muffin cupcake things on Sundays for the week. I am a high school teacher, so we start so early! I just put 10 eggs in a bowl, scramble them up, add chunks of ham (diced might be a better term! haha! you can find them near the bacon at the grocery store), cut up peppers and onions, plus salt and pepper, and then I scoop that into muffin tins using measuring cups (spray them with butter spray first!), and I top them with shredded cheese. I bake them for 22 minutes on 350, and they’re amazing! I put them in the fridge and eat 2 a day before I leave at 6:30 am. It’s so good because the protein keeps me full until my lunch 4-5 hours later! 🙂
    xxoo
    Mary
    http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

  • Kristi

    Egg muffins with lots of veggies or ham/bacon. Super simple and great to make ahead of time for the week! I just made a Denver omelet version this week with ham, peppers and onions.
    http://www.strivingforimperfectionblog.wordpress.com

    • Yum! Great idea for quick and easy breakfast.

  • Taylor Cannon

    I love these suggestions! I am always struggling to find great breakfast foods that I can eat before heading to work, but these sound perfect!
    Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com