Healthy Breakfast Ideas for When You're Short on Time

We'll explore different fast and healthy breakfast ideas that you can make in under 10 minutes. They'll give you the energy you need to start your day on the right foot.
Healthy Breakfast Ideas for When You're Short on Time

Last update: 29 September, 2018

Most mornings, many people will go to work or to school without eating a healthy breakfast. It’s true that we’re often short of time in the mornings, still, there’s no excuse for leaving home without eating a healthy breakfast. Furthermore, those who eat a healthy breakfast are also strengthening their defenses.

The importance of a healthy breakfast

Of the different meals you eat throughout the day, breakfast is the most important. Worryingly, most people aren’t aware of this! In this article, we’ll explain why you should eat breakfast every day.

  • Those who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight. Contrary to popular belief, skipping meals won’t help you to lose weight.
  • Your brain doesn’t accumulate glucose, so it’s important to start your day with food to help your body perform efficiently.
  • Energy for your muscles. When you wake up, your muscles have been resting all night, so it’s important to give them the energy that they need.

Tomato and olive oil toast

Our first quick and healthy breakfast idea is a classic recipe from the Mediterranean. It’s toast topped with tomatoes and olive oil, you can make this in a couple of minutes.

toast with tomatoes olive oil and basil

To prepare this recipe, you can use bread from the previous day. It doesn’t matter if it’s a little hard because you’re going to toast it in a pan or toaster. While the bread is toasting, wash and chop a tomato into small cubes.

Once the toast is ready, drizzle some olive oil over it and lay the tomato on the top. If you also drink a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, you’ll have a complete breakfast to start your day off feeling energized.

Avocado and egg toast

The second healthy breakfast idea is especially suited to those who perform sports, since it’s rich in protein. We’ll explain how to prepare it below. You’ll be surprised at how you can make breakfast in less than five minutes.

avocado and egg toast on a serving board

Firstly, toast a slice of bread. While it’s toasting, peel half an avocado and cut it into thin slices. In addition, cut the hard-boiled egg the same way. If you’re short on time in the morning, you can boil two or three eggs at night to have them ready through the week. You can store them in the refrigerator and they won’t lose any of their properties.

Once the toast is ready, place the avocado and egg on top of it. You can accompany it with coffee, freshly-squeezed juice, or a glass of milk.

Yogurt with fruits and nuts

Yogurt is a refreshing breakfast that’s perfect for hotter months. We’ll explain how to turn yogurt into a complete and filling breakfast, so you’ll go to work feeling ready to take on the world!

healthy breakfast bowl with nuts, dried fruit and yogurt

Pour plain yogurt in a glass; then, add sliced fruits. You can choose just one, or combine different types. Finally, add three or four chopped nuts. Just like that, you have a healthy breakfast that combines dairy, as well as dried and fresh fruits.

Kiwi oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the most typical English breakfasts although it’s gaining popularity across the globe. If you’re someone who wakes up hungry and needs a hearty breakfast, then this is definitely the option for you.

Bring milk or water to the boil and add a handful of oats. Let sit a few minutes while you cut a kiwi into pieces. Add the kiwi to the oatmeal and you’re all set!

This breakfast is rich in fiber and helps with bowel movements. As such, they’re great for those who suffer from occasional bouts of constipation.

And now you know how to prepare fast, healthy breakfasts. Finally, there’s no excuse to skip breakfast, because all you need is ten minutes to make a complete, nutritious, and healthy meal.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.