Don’t skip the most important meal of the day because you’re in a time crunch. Start your day off right with one of these quick breakfast options that are heavy on the nutrition and light on the ingredient list.
1. Caramelized Onion & Bacon Strata Cups
These savoury bread pudding cups are filled with the golden breakfast foursome: bacon, eggs, bread and cheese. Batch-make a bunch on the weekend and simply warm them up throughout the week for a no-fuss brekkie.
2. Banana Dog Bites
A quick, mess-free, portable breakfast you can eat while rushing out the door.
3. Overnight Mango Chia Breakfast Pudding
Mix up a Mason jar filled with chia seeds, frozen chopped mango, coconut milk and almond milk and a little splash of honey or maple syrup and leave it in the fridge overnight: you’ll wake up to a healthy breakfast pudding the kids will love.
4. Strawberry-Beet Smoothie
Popping a bright red beet into your morning smoothie gives it an intense colour and packs some serious nutritional punch. Don’t think you like beets? Once it’s whizzed with strawberries, banana and a little milk and honey, no one will ever believe you snuck one in.
5. 3 Ingredient Energy Bites
Whirl a handful of unsalted peanuts, chocolate chips and unsweetened shredded coconut in the food processor or blender, roll tablespoon-sized portions into a ball and breakfast is sorted.
6. Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups
Like a mini frittata, these muffin-size breakfast bites are full of good-for-you ingredients like cooked quinoa, eggs, egg whites, shredded zucchini, cheddar cheese and diced ham.
7. Avocado Coconut Banana Pops
These cool breakfast pops are jammed with more than just flavour. Made with creamy avocado, banana, frozen pineapple chunks and a mix of coconut yogurt and milk, these sweet morning treats are brimming with vitamins, Omega-3 and potassium.
8. Peanut Butter Banana Oat Smoothie
Frozen bananas, protein-packed peanut butter and Greek yogurt, and fibre-filled oats are blended together to create a thick and creamy peanut butter banana oat smoothie that will keep everyone full until recess.
9. 5 Ingredient Chia Coconut Energy Bites
Combine dates, shredded coconut, chia seeds and chopped nuts with pure honey in a bowl, roll them out and you’re done. Make a bunch in advance and keep in an air-tight container.
10. Nut Butter Crunch Toast with Granola and Honey
This quickie breakfast gets a crunchy boost from a sprinkling of granola, while the nut butter and banana make it substantial enough to keep you feeling full.