We’ve talked a lot around here about making the morning a happier, more peaceful time that sets a positive tone for the rest of the day. And I’m still a major believer in that, but y’all: it has really been put to the test since Phoebe started kindergarten last week. Fitting in a morning meditation and a workout while getting everyone dressed and out the door by 7:20am is quite the juggling act, and I’ll be honest that some days, it doesn’t all happen. But one thing that can’t be skipped around here is a healthy breakfast for everyone; that fuel-up is even more crucial now that our days are longer and busier. When it comes to nutritious breakfasts that are actually doable for a busy weekday morning, I rely on one of two strategies: (a) I can make it from start to finish in 5 minutes or less, or (b) it can be mostly prepped the night before. Keep scrolling for 12 breakfast recipes that check one of those timesaving boxes, and also make everyone in our house full and happy first thing in the AM. And I’d love to hear all of your weekday breakfast go-to’s so I can try them out! Leave a comment and let me know what y’all are making lately. xo
The ultimate 5 ingredient or less breakfast (or after-school snack.) This post also has some other great wasa cracker toast ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
Overnight oats are every health-loving gals little breakfast secret, and these will remind you of the less-virtuous blueberry muffins I’m always craving this time of year.
Salad for breakfast? We vote yes. It might sound weird at first, but trust me that once you try it, you’ll be hooked.
Homemade Blueberry Nutri Grain Bars, from Half Baked Harvest
Such a fun portable brekkie that’s way healthier than the original.
I make chia pudding at least once a week, mostly because you can make it completely the night before and it’s ready to grab out of the fridge in the morning. Mix up the toppings based on the season: berries and granola in summer, figs and honey in the fall, etc.
One Pan Egg & Greens, from Goop
This simple breakfast packs the perfect veggie + protein punch, and the pretty presentation makes it feel a little fancy for a weekday morning.
Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs, from Half Baked Harvest
Nothing I love more than a Mexican breakfast, and this is a quick and easy take on the classic. Easy enough for a Monday, but also totally suitable for a weekend brunch gathering.
Carrot Cake Oatmeal, from The Green Life
I personally never get bored of oatmeal (seriously), but for those of you who need to jazz things up a bit, why not try this inventive flavor combo?
Breakfast Quinoa With Chai-Spiced Almond Milk & Cinnamon, from Well & Full
A great alternative to porridge that provides a great plant-based source of protein to start your day on the right foot.
This is one of our go-to smoothies around here – even Henry will drink a green smoothie when it tastes like a chocolate milkshake!
Avocado Toast With Smoked Salmon, from Olive Magazine
Upgrade your avo toast with a mega boost of omega-3’s.
It takes exactly the same amount of time as a smoothie, but is perfect for those mornings when you don’t feel like drinking your breakfast.