Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day; it’s also the most important.
Sure, recent research suggests that skipping breakfast may not be as bad we used to think; but I’m still a strong advocate for starting the day with a healthy meal.
A hearty breakfast lays the foundation for the rest of the day. It fills our bodies with nutrient-rich vitamins and minerals, regulates appetite, and prevents cravings and overeating later on, etc.
That said, what happens when you’re just so busy and simply don’t have time to make a full breakfast?
I get that.
Everyone is busy, which means that most people don’t have a lot of time to cook a full breakfast.
Therefore, it’s often easier to skip the healthy stuff and reach for pre-made packaged, junk, foods. Or skip the whole meal altogether.
But that doesn’t have to be always the case.
5 Delicious & Portable Breakfast Ideas For Busy Mornings
From egg muffins to salmon stuffed avocado, here are the five make-ahead recipes you need to build (and keep) the breakfast habit for good.
The best part?
What I love the most about these breakfast ideas is that they’re super easy to make for hectic mornings, requiring only a few minutes and a microwave at most.
So, are you excited?
Then here we go…
1. Hard-boiled eggs, Avocado & Tomato
A typical avocado packs in less than three grams of net carbs, loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, very high in fiber, etc.
It’s also a fantastic way to increase your electrolyte intake without taking supplements.
And don’t get me started on the eggs (for more on their benefit, check this post).
The following breakfast combines hard boiled eggs with creamy avocado.
It can be quickly thrown together and served for pretty much any time of the day. Just grab two hard boiled eggs, one avocado, and one tomato, and off you go.
Sure, you’ll have to hardboiled your eggs ahead of time—but that’s pretty much all you have to do in advance.
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Salt for taste.
2. Egg Muffins
When I first came across these healthy muffins, I fall in love with them almost instantly. Talk about love at first bite!
Clocking at around 140 calories and 10 grams of protein, these muffins are way healthier than any coffee shop, junk, pastry. It’s a muffin without all the sugar and junk.
These muffins are simple to make ahead of time and can last up to a week.
Plus, if you’re on the keto diet, these muffins are perfect as they boast the perfect high fat, moderate protein, low carb macro ratios.
For more taste, make sure to layer a bit of cheddar cheese over the top, but each to their own, of course.
- Bell pepper
- Sliced cheddar
- Spring onions
- Cherry tomatoes
- Hot sauce
3. Coffee Java Protein Shake
This shake that pairs caffeine with protein will fire up your energy like nothing else—ideal for days when you’re short on time but long on things to do.
Not only that, but it’ll also satisfy your coffee fix and provide you with enough protein to keep you sated until lunchtime.
It’s all so easy to make. Just toss all ingredients into the blender, blend until smooth, top it with chocolate chips or cacao nibs, then enjoy all the foamy goodness with a straw.
- Protein powder
- Brewed coffee
- Plain yogurt
- Cottage cheese
4. Creamed coconut Milk with Nuts and Berries
Looking for a simple and quick low carb dessert?
Then try this dairy-free dish with berries and coconut flavor.
This breakfast/ dessert is a delicious mixture of fruits, coconut flakes, and nuts that will satisfy your taste buds like nothing else.
For more flavor, top it up with strawberries and a tad bit of dark chocolate, and you have yourself a decadent but healthy dessert.
You can also opt for blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries instead of strawberries.
- Whole vanilla pod
- Full fat coconut milk
- Berries of your choice
- Fresh mint leaves
5. Salmon Stuffed Avocado
As you can tell, I really love using avocados for easy to make meals. The following recipe is another example.
And if you happen to love salmon, then you’re in it for a treat.
Salmon is filling, delicious, and super healthy.
In fact, the fish is packed with protein, amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B12, and D, etc.
Salmon also goes very well with avocado. That’s why I added this recipe to the list.
Stuffed salmon avocado is easy to make. Simply mix up some salmon salad then stuff it into a halved avocado.
It’s also a quick lunch and a very light dinner.
Although you need canned salmon for this recipe, I strongly recommend opting for wild caught salmon from sustainable sources, when possible.
- Black pepper
- Chili flakes
- Fresh dill