Don’t Skip a Healthy Breakfast

healthy breakfastI’m sure you’ve always heard how important it is to eat breakfast, but it needs to be a healthy breakfast! Loading up on donuts, sugary cereals and huge muffins or bagels will not do your body or your energy any favors. If your body was a car, a healthy breakfast would be the gas. Breakfast can either fuel you thru your day or contribute to your crash if you skip it completely or choose unhealthy options. Try it! On a day you make healthy breakfast choices, I guarantee you will feel better and be more alert longer than on the day you skip breakfast or choose poorly. I know what you’re thinking. “Who has time to cook breakfast?” “I’m not getting up even EARLIER!” So, I’ve found a few great and quick healthy breakfast options for you. Shoot. I don’t even want to cook lunch or dinner so I’m definitely not investing a lot of time into cooking breakfast. I get it. Convenience rules, so now I am taking away your excuses. I also can’t cook so these recipes are fool proof and as easy as it gets! Most involve only stirring, blending or toasting. My specialties! Ha! So eat your breakfast people! No excuses allowed here!

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

So…one thing. I don’t eat eggs. I know they are healthy and a great source of protein. I know most people love them. I also know almost every single healthy breakfast recipe includes eggs or egg whites. Well, my suggestions will be egg-less. So, if you are like me and can’t stand the taste, smell, or texture of eggs or the thought of eating them scrambled, fried, over easy, boiled, poached, deviled, or even in tuna salad (only ‘eggception’: in cookies and cakes, of course), then these ideas are specifically dedicated to you, my anti-omelet friend.

Rice Cereal Heaven

1 cup cooked rice cereal or farina (can sub oatmeal, if necessary; just follow directions on the package)

3 T. toasted walnuts

1 T. maple syrup (grade B dark)

1/2-3/4 cup fresh fruit

Cook the rice cereal then add the other ingredients. Done. 🙂


Greek Yogurt Parfaithealthy breakfast

½ cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt

1 cup blueberries or mixed berries, sliced

1 pack of stevia

Optional: a tablespoon of your favorite crunchy cereal or oats

Mix the stevia pack into the yogurt. Create alternating layers of yogurt and berries. Top with your favorite cereal, if desired.


Reese’s Cup Shakeology

1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 T. almond or peanut butter (or to taste)
1 banana
1 cup ice
8 oz. water

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend. Done. 🙂


Cashew ‘n’ Oat Waffles

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 pinch salt
1 T. canola oil
1 cup water

In a blender, grind up oats and cashews coarsely. Add salt, oil, and water, and blend thoroughly. Pour into waffle iron and cook until golden brown. Serves 4. Done. 🙂


Honey PB2 Muffin Delightenglish muffin

1 double fiber honey wheat English muffin

2 T. prepared PB2 (add water according to pkg; can sub peanut or almond butter too)

drizzle of honey

banana slices (optional)

Toast the English muffin. Top with PB2, drizzle of honey and bananas (optional). Done! 🙂


Apple Cinnamon-y Oatmeal

1 cup oatmeal

1 T. ground flaxseed

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped apple

Cook the oatmeal and then add the 3 other ingredients. Done. 🙂


Digging Deeper,
Jessica Bowser Nelson
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P.S. I would love to hear some of YOUR healthy breakfast creations! Feel free to post them in the comments below!


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