We all know what it’s like to wake up 10 minutes before we need to be out the door, struggling to get dressed, let alone eat breakfast. Resist the urge to grab that stale bagel and make a healthy breakfast that will keep you full all day. These easy breakfasts will allow you to sneak in those extra few minutes of sleep without being late for class or work.
1. Yogurt Parfait
In a time crunch, a yogurt parfait might not look so amazing, but it will definitely taste just as good. Yogurt topped with strawberries, granola, and coconut signals the start of a great day.
#SpoonTip: Add a scoop of peanut butter to keep your stomach from grumbling and your conscience guilt-free.
You can add yogurt, almond milk, or just eat it straight. Just make sure your store-bought batch isn’t loaded with sugar to keep your breakfast healthy and your blood sugar normal. Even better, make your own healthy granola or do some research on the purchase-worthy brands.
#SpoonTip: Opt for a mason jar instead of a plastic cup for an Insta-worthy breakfast.
3. Eggs Over Greens
This may look intricate, but with the help of some leftover greens from last night’s dinner all you need to do is add the eggs. Prep your eggs according to however you like them and top the greens with some Sriracha to taste. If you’re feeling super pressed for time or you’re all out of clean pans, poach your egg in the microwave.
4. Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
This recipe takes a bit longer than 5 minutes to prep the first time, I admit, but once it’s made you’ll have a 5-second breakfast for the rest of the week. When you have some spare time, mix up this baked blueberry oatmeal by adding rolled oats, almond milk, cinnamon, and walnuts. Bake at 450 degrees for 40 minutes, top with blueberries, and you’ve got a delicious and nutritious breakfast for the week.
5. Overnight Oats
This time-saving recipe will make your morning stress-free. At night, toss in some organic oats with almond milk (or your milk of choice) and pop it in the fridge to soak. In the morning, you’ll have delicious, moist, and ready-to-eat oats. Top it off with whatever you’re feeling that morning and hit the road. Breakfast cannot get easier.
6. Avocado Toast
If you haven’t seen an avo toast photo on your Instagram feed at least once a day, you’re probably living under a rock. This trend is truly worthy of its fame and is an easy, healthy, and fancy-looking breakfast. Top it off with a poached egg for some extra protein.
7. Avocado Egg-in-hole
Yet another avocado trend. This easy recipe can be baked in the oven, or if time is not on your side, it can even be made in the microwave. It’s an easy on-the-go protein and fat combo that will keep you full all day.
If you brought a blender to college (guilty), then this breakfast is familiar. Grab some pilfered fruit from the dining hall, blend with milk or water, and you’ve got the perfect b-fast, v fast.
#SpoonTip: Add the right protein powder to keep you going all day long.
9. Banana and PB
This is perfect to keep you fueled all day, or at least until lunchtime. Wrap it up in a brown rice or corn tortilla to keep it mess-free and gluten-free.
10. Rice Cakes
Rice cakes are a great vehicle for all foods and for all meals. For breakfast, top the rice cake with peanut butter, avocado, or another yummy spread, and head to class feeling full and satisfied.
11. Cereal and Almond Milk
Last but not least, make some time for the classic go-to breakfast. This is the easiest of all, and if you’ve got extra time, add some extras. Choose a healthy cereal, preferably one with less than six grams of sugar per serving (say goodbye to Captain Crunch). Add a banana on the side, or better yet, chop and place on top for an extra nutritional boost.