Here's a list of 5 breakfast options that you can make at-home in under 5-minutes with no cooking experience.
Option 1: Nutrient Packed Oatmeal - "Up your oatmeal game"
Start with 1/2 cup of plain oatmeal & add 1 cup of water
Mix in cinnamon (ginger & cloves for added benefits), a pinch of salt
Optional: Mix in 2 tbsp of flax seeds or chia seeds for healthy Omega-3s
Heat in the microwave for 1-min, stir, and heat for another 30-60 seconds
Mix in 1.5 tbsp of your favorite nut butter or 1/2 cup of greek yogurt (I like Siggis)
Mix in 1/2 cup of a berry of your choice (blueberries are my favorite)
Nut butter options: Natural peanut butter (no hydrogenated oils!), almond butter, sunflower butter (no hydrogenated oils!), or try tahini!
Option 2: Toast & ??? - "Toast doesn't have to be boring"
2 slices of bread - toasted golden brown (toast brand options at the bottom)
Choose 1 spread: 1/2 an avocado mashed, 1 tbsp nut butter, or 1 tbsp goat cheese
Cook two eggs - however you like them (I like over-easy)
Smear your spread of choice on your toast while the eggs are cooking. When the eggs are cooked place them on top of the spread & toast
Top with everything but the bagel seasoning, and/or hot sauce of choice (optional), sliced banana is also an option if you went with nut butter
Don't buy crappy bread, here are 4 good brand options: Dave's bread/english muffins, Aldi sprouted grain bread, Ezekiel bread, true sourdough or pumpernickel (both are hard to find but read the labels!)
Option 3: Eggs & ??? - "Low carb option"
2-3 eggs cooked however you like them (scramble, fry, poach, soft-fry)
Mix in mushrooms or green/red peppers if you like them. An easy way to get a serving of veggies first thing in the morning.
Choose 1 toping: 1 tbsp goat cheese, 1 tbsp nut butter (don't hate on it until you try it), 1 tbsp pesto, or a serving of mozzarella/parmesan cheese
Top with hot sauce of choice (optional)
For real...don't knock the nut butter on eggs until you try it! If weight loss is your goal and you're watching calories then opt for 1-2 whole eggs and 2-3 egg whites. If you're on a hard weight gain plan then add an extra egg or two, and 2 servings of topping.
Option 4: Overnight Oats & Yogurt - "Prep the night before"
Start with 1/2 cup of plain oatmeal in a bowl
Mix in 1/2 cup of water, or almond milk
Mix in 1/2 cup of yogurt
If you have plain yogurt -- mix in 1 tbsp of local honey. If your yogurt is already flavored then skip this step.
Mix in 1/2 cup of berries, or half a banana/apple
Cover and place in the fridge overnight. Enjoy when you wake up.
Option 5: Just Yogurt or Just Toast - "I'm in a hurry"
Choose a brand of yogurt that has under 12g of sugar and over 10g of protein. Greek yogurt typically has less sugar, but read the label! I also like Icelandic, Siggis, Fage, and Oikios Triple Zero brands.
Place 1 serving of yogurt in a bowl
Add your favorite nut butter, or 2 tbsp flax/chia seeds
Mix in 1 tbsp of local honey, or 1/2 cup of fruit (or 1 banana). Enjoy.
1-2 slices of bread - toasted golden brown (toast brand options at the bottom)
Top with favorite nut butter (options above - stay away from the bad hydrogenated oils)
Sprinkle on flax or chia seeds
Add some local honey - just a drizzle. Enjoy.
Bonus: Pancakes or Waffles? - "The Weekender"
Have a little extra time for breakfast? Choose an American classic, but made with better ingredients. A solid brand I like for pancakes or waffles is Kodiak. However, there are a lot of good brands out there - explore the gluten-free options or more of the whole wheat options with added protein (similar to Kodiak ingredients).
If you made it this far...
Thanks for reading and I hope you try some of these breakfast options. 1 of these 5 options are my go-to for breakfast and have been for many many years. I also sometimes make baked oatmeal (I'll post about that later). If you liked this post please share it with your friends!