Fuel for the Day: 5 Tasty and Easy Breakfast Ideas to Start on the Right Foot

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Breakfast. While it may be the most important meal of the day, it’s also the most difficult one to find time for. That’s why it’s ideal for you to keep some quick and easy breakfast ideas in mind, so you’re not scrambling to choose what to eat when the morning rush rolls around. 

In this article, we’ll cover five simple but tasty breakfast recipes to help you get an excellent start to your day. 

But first, here’s a list of healthy breakfast food ideas for inspiration to build your own sunup ensembles.

Best foods to eat in the morning

  • Eggs: This breakfast food is packed with protein, and they’re quick and simple. They also contain antioxidants and provide a long-lasting feeling of fullness.
  • Oatmeal: It’s high in fiber, helps you feel satisfied, and contains antioxidants. Oatmeal is versatile, allowing you to change it up for a different breakfast each morning easily.
  • Greek yogurt: Creamy and delicious, it also offers many health benefits and helps ward off hunger pangs.
  • Fruit: Nourishing and rich with fiber, fruit is filling, and it makes an excellent side for many breakfast foods. Berries specifically are full of antioxidants and pair fantastically with many breakfast items for added nutrients and flavor.
  • Nuts: Filling, nutrient-dense, and versatile, nuts are a healthy way to add crunch to your breakfast.
  • Chia seeds: While they’re tiny, they offer many health benefits, including a boost of fiber and antioxidants. Mix them into your yogurt, smoothie, or other breakfast items for added nutrients.
  • Green tea: This tea provides a caffeine boost and contains antioxidants that are beneficial to your health.
  • Coffee: Coffee is rich in antioxidants as well as caffeine and may improve your mood, too. While it’s common for working folks to rush into work with nothing more than a cup of Joe, you should still pair it with a bite to eat. 

Best breakfast ideas

Scrambled eggs

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With just two minutes of prep time and five minutes of cook time, you can be eating scrambled eggs. If you’re cooking for more than yourself, multiply the number of eggs by people, but keep the same amount of butter. Once you’re comfortable making them, you can dress your scrambled eggs up with many ingredients to keep them exciting or add more nutrients.

Ingredients

2 eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon of butter

Directions

  1. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a skillet.
  2. As it melts, whisk together the eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Add the eggs to the skillet.
  4. The eggs will start to cook on the bottom. As they do, gently glide a spatula across the pan to lift them, creating soft curds.
  5. Keep cooking the eggs until they’re solid. Make sure no liquid is visible.
  6. You can eat them once fully cooked, or you can slightly brown them, too. Avoid overcooking as the eggs will become dry.

Nutritional values per two eggs

Calories: 250

Fat: 21 grams

Saturated fat: 10 grams

Trans fat: 0.5 grams

Sodium: 490 milligrams

Sugar: 1 gram

Protein: 12 grams

Carbohydrates: 1 gram

Overnight oats

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This recipe makes one serving of oats and takes just two minutes to prepare. All you need to do is store them in the fridge overnight.

Ingredients

3/4 cup rolled old fashioned oats

3/4 cup milk of your choice

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Toppings: fruit slices, berries, nuts, or nut butter

Directions

  1. Mix the non-topping ingredients into a small jar, cover, and shake.
  2. Place it in the fridge overnight, or approximately eight hours.
  3. Add your toppings once you’re ready to eat.

Note: You can add toppings like fruit slices and berries after mixing if you want everything ready in the morning.

Original recipe: A Couple Cooks

Pancakes

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Homemade pancakes may not be the quickest option, but they certainly can be simple. They take about five minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook, with a total time of 25 minutes. Unsurprisingly, they usually take a fraction of that time to eat, and they’re certainly a crowd-pleaser.

Recipe

For a complete set of ingredients and directions on easy-to-make, fluffy pancakes, see Gopuff’s blog post all about pancakes. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pancake maker, you’ll enjoy this simple recipe with tips on how to achieve the fluffiest pancakes.

Make-ahead egg muffins

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This recipe will make 12 muffins, and it only takes five minutes to prepare and 20 to cook, making for 25 minutes altogether, plus the time it takes to cook your bacon.

Ingredients

10 large eggs

1/3 cup of milk

1 cup cheddar cheese

6 ounces cooked bacon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon minced chives

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375℉.
  2. Whisk the eggs and milk together in a large bowl.
  3. Add 3/4 cup of cheese and the rest of the ingredients, except for the chives. Stir until well combined.
  4. Evenly pour the mixture into a greased muffin tin with 12 cavities.
  5. Top the mix with the remaining cheese and the chives.
  6. Place it in the oven until the muffins are thoroughly cooked and begin to brown.

Nutritional values per serving

Calories: 171

Fat: 12 grams

Unsaturated fat: 7 grams

Cholesterol: 180 milligrams

Sodium: 417 milligrams

Carbohydrates: 1 gram

Protein: 13 grams

Original recipe: Lemon Tree Dwelling

Avocado toast

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In less than five minutes, you can enjoy this delicious, healthy breakfast recipe for one.

Ingredients

1 slice of bread

1/2 avocado

1 teaspoon salt

Squeeze of lemon

1 teaspoon flaky salt to garnish, optional

Directions

  • Cut the avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit.
  • Dice the meat of the avocado carefully. 
  • Season it with lemon and salt.
  • Scoop it out with a fork and place it onto the toast.
  • Using your fork, gently mash it into the toast.

Nutritional values per serving

Calories: 227 

Carbohydrates: 21 grams

Protein: 4 grams

Fat: 16 grams

Saturated fat: 2 grams

Sodium: 4781 milligrams

Fiber: 7 grams

Sugar: 2 grams

Original recipe: Urban Farmie

Breakfast FAQs

What is the best on-the-go breakfast?

Breakfast egg muffins are an excellent choice for those on the go, as you can pop one in the microwave and eat it. However, if you’d prefer to simply grab something and eat it, try overnight oats, or keep some boiled eggs on hand in your fridge.

What is an easy breakfast to make at home?

If you’re new to cooking, an easy breakfast to make at home is scrambled eggs. Try pairing them with toast and a side of berries or sliced fruit. You could also try baking some berry or banana muffins and pairing them with yogurt and fruit for a sweet breakfast idea.

What is a good breakfast to make?

Of course, this comes down to personal preference. Still, some ideas include waffles, French toast as made with this recipe, and the old-fashioned combo of bacon, eggs, and toast. If you’re looking for breakfast ideas for kids, pancakes with a side of their favorite fruit is a sure way to go.

The bottom line

Not knowing what to make when it comes time for a meal is something everyone faces at one point or another. However, with these breakfast ideas in mind, you’re sure to find something simple that both you and your loved ones will enjoy. 

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