I love eggs. They’re cheap, they’re healthy, and there are so many ways to get creative with them that don’t take a ton of time or attention. The thing is, lots of egg dishes—hash, baked eggs, frittatas, even poached or soft-boiled eggs—do take a little while to cook, even though it’s just a matter of waiting for the eggs to boil, or letting them firm up in the oven for a half hour. It’s not active cooking time, but it’s time I don’t have in the morning.
The solution, obviously, is breakfast-for-dinner. I’ve written before about how I’ve been pretty lazy with meal prep lately, so egg dishes are my solution when I want something warm and homemade, but also want to spend most of the evening watching TV. On nights when I get home especially hungry, I make egg-and-veggie sandwiches that are ready in under 15 minutes. When I’m willing to wait a little while for dinner, I make baked eggs or hash. While they sit in the oven, I sit on my couch and catch up on The Bold Type.
What these recipes have in common is that they’re easy enough for literally anyone to make, and that they follow certain dietitian-approved guidelines that help ensure you’re getting a healthy balance of protein, fat, and carbs.
Oh, and another thing I’ve learned eating eggs for dinner? They pair pretty well with wine.
If you’re in need of easy breakfast ideas, look no further! This list of 15 quick and healthy breakfast ideas will have you out the door and on the go in no time.
- Healthy Breakfast Ideas
- Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- Meal Prep Protein Boxes
- Baked Peach Almond Oatmeal
- Healthy Breakfast Cookies
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Healthy Homemade Egg McMuffin
- Make Ahead Green Smoothie Packs
- Cherry Berry and Banana Overnight Oats
- Vegetarian Crustless Quiche
- Blueberry Pancake Bites
- Copycat Starbucks Spinach Feta Wrap
- Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Microwave Caprese Egg Cups
- Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos
- Want More Healthy Breakfast Ideas?
Healthy Breakfast Ideas
We’ve heard it and know it by heart—the oft-repeated mantra, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
But too often the back-to-school rush of packing lunches, figuring out dinner plans, choosing healthy snacks, etc., breakfast can get left behind in the shuffle.
Even if you’re not sending littles (or bigs) out the door, I’m all about having options to mix up my healthy breakfast eating routine, because you KNOW I’m not one to skip any meal, but most importantly not breakfast and my daily time-to-be-just-with-me quiet time.
This list of 15 quick healthy breakfast recipes provides three week’s worth of weekday breakfast options that will get you out the door quickly without sacrificing your diet, sanity, or valuable hair blow-drying time.
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
Bust out that Instant Pot and get ready to make your mornings a whole lot easier with this quick and tasty recipe. Literally set it and forget it to make a batch for the entire week in less time than it takes for a morning shower. Pile on the toppings for a family-friendly breakfast everyone can enjoy.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Gimmie Some Oven
Everyone has time for chocolate in the morning, am I right? These yummy treats feel indulgent, but are packed with healthy ingredients like oats, flax, and chia seeds to get your morning off on the right foot. Plus cocoa powder=antioxidants.
Meal Prep Protein Boxes
Number 2 Pencil
All your morning problems are solved with these hearty boxes, full of variety. Fresh fruit satisfies an a.m. sweet tooth, while eggs, cottage cheese, and nuts add plenty of protein for staying power.
Baked Peach Almond Oatmeal
Two Peas and Their Pod
Forget those powdery oatmeal packets full of sugar. Bake up this tempting multi-serve dish to reheat on busy mornings, and feel good knowing you’re sending your family out the door with a healthy option no one will ever guess has less of the sweet stuff.
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
I Heart Naptime
Make these in minutes and have a healthy breakfast option that will stay good for weeks. Just five basic ingredients plus your choice of mix-ins such as chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit — totally winning the back-to-school breakfast game!
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Yummy Healthy Easy
Everyone has heard of oats, but have you tried this apple pie-inspired version? Creamy yogurt, chia seeds, apples and pecans elevate a classic.
Healthy Homemade Egg McMuffin
Forget the drive-thru, these grab and go breakfast sandwiches can be totally meal prepped ahead and are just as good with sliced hard boiled eggs, too. Arguably my favorite healthy breakfast idea!
Make Ahead Green Smoothie Packs
We all love a green smoothie, but sometimes it feels a little too time-consuming to pull out all the ingredients on groggy weekdays. Prep a bunch of packets to store in the freezer and never go without your greens again!
Cherry Berry and Banana Overnight Oats
Oats, cherries, berries and banana soak in almond milk overnight in the refrigerator to create a no-cook red, white and blue layered, healthy on-the-go breakfast in a jar. Such an easy, healthy breakfast idea!
Vegetarian Crustless Quiche
The Kitchen Girl
This make-ahead egg bake is worth a little extra prep on a weekend or more relaxed weekday. Packed with leafy greens and veggies, this healthy dish is an easy option for a quick dinner you can reheat for breakfast or lunch throughout the week .
Blueberry Pancake Bites
Honey and Lime
How cute are these little love muffins?? This breakfast all-star mash up can be thrown together in about 30 minutes for a hot breakfast, or baked in advance to grab and go. Have maple syrup on hand for dipping and earn extra pancake points with the kiddos.
Copycat Starbucks Spinach Feta Wrap
Roasted red peppers are the secret ingredient in this time and money saving breakfast option. Make a few to stash in your freezer and skip the drive through on your way to work with plenty of protein to get you through the day.
Baked Oatmeal Cups
Fit Foodie Finds
These wholesome portable bites can easily be customized to suit everyone’s tastes, but Lee makes them totally scrumptious with loads of berries and a touch of honey.
Microwave Caprese Egg Cups
This fancy-schmancy looking breakfast looks impressive, tastes even better, and can be cooked in minutes using a — wait for it — microwave. Yes! Pesto, seasonal cherry tomatoes, ham, cheese and eggs come together for a healthy spa-style breakfast to make any day feel special.
Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos
Cookie and Kate
Is it really a breakfast round-up without a breakfast burrito?? Luckily, you don’t have to answer that. This vegetarian-friendly freezer option still packs plenty of protein thanks to beans, eggs, and a little cheese.
Want More Healthy Breakfast Ideas?
- 19 Healthy Breakfasts When You Don’t Have Time to Eat
- 37 Easy Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Jumpstart Your Day
- Cherry Berry and Banana Overnight Oats
- Shaved Egg Avocado Toast
- Scrambled Eggs and Sausage Breakfast Burrito
- Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata with Goat Cheese
Tell me, how do YOU make it through the crazy morning rush? Email me with your favorite easy breakfast ideas or morning simplifiers that help get you from Monday to Friday.
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