Mornings can be a hectic time for the majority of us. Between snoozing your alarm and finding where you took off your shoes the day before, there’s hardly any time to grab something to eat. Taking time to eat a healthy breakfast before you rush out the door may be easily overlooked during the morning rush, but it doesn’t have to be hard. With the proper pairings, it is possible to enjoy a delicious, healthy breakfast in no time at all, for just a few pounds a day.
1. Boiled Eggs, Avocado, and Cayenne Pepper
The avocado is a rather unique fruit (yes, it’s technically a fruit) and is also really versatile. While most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrates, avocado is high in healthy fats. Paired with eggs, they are the perfect fresh and tasty meal. They typically sell for £1 each but are brimming with healthy fats and nutrients. A touch of cayenne pepper adds spice for just a few pence a serving. Recipe here.
2. Savory Oatmeal With Spinach And Poached Eggs
This recipe is great for those who have less of a sweet tooth. To make things speedier, you can even make the oatmeal the night before or on the weekend in a big batch. This will help you save a lot of time in the mornings, and you can portion out enough for every morning. When you are ready to eat, you need only focus on poaching your egg, which makes this incredibly hearty and healthy breakfast easy enough for a weekday. Recipe here.
3. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Quinoa has a great reputation for being a superfood due to it being high in fiber, protein and vitamins while also being naturally gluten free. It’s also known to keep you feeling full for the whole morning. Smoked salmon, and a sunny, runny fried egg can be added to this meal for some added healthy fats. This can also be made into a sweet quinoa breakfast bowl if you add fruits and peanut butter to it. Recipe here.
4. Avocado Toast
This is definitely one of the quickest breakfasts on the list and is perfect if you don’t have much time in the mornings. It is a delicious and simple breakfast which can also be made for a snack or light meal. It is best consumed immediately, since the avocado browns over time. The fruit is loaded with fiber and cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fats. Plus, the whole thing is ready in just three simple steps: Mash the avocado onto toasted bread, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, and then sprinkle with salt and red pepper flakes. Recipe here.
5. Energy Bars
Many of us tend to be in a rush during the morning and have no time for breakfast. This is when energy bars can be a lifesaver. While an energy bar does not compare to a breakfast made with a variety of healthy whole foods, some may work well in a pinch. If you are looking for a quick breakfast on occasion, energy bars on the higher calorie end that don’t contain added sugar or hydrogenated oils may be a good option. It can be a substitute for a meal, but an energy bar should have at least 3 to 5 grams of fibre and 10 grams of protein. Recipe here.
6. Tomato and Herb Omelette
Parsley, coriander and basil give an omelette flavour plus an abundance of nutrients. As delicious as this tomato and herb omelette is, it’s even easier to make. All you need are a couple of basic kitchen tools, some herbs and spices, and some delicious tomatoes and you have everything you need to create a meal that can be made in a hurry but still provides you with a nutritious start to your busy day. Tomatoes, both the organic and non-organic varieties, are affordably priced throughout the year, but especially cheaper in the summer with great nutritional values. Recipe here.