It’s hard to find breakfast ideas that are quick, filling, and also healthy. Something might tick one or two of those boxes, but not all three. I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely not in the mood for whipping up a batch of protein pancakes at 6am, even if I know they’re a good way to start the day–some days even pouring a box of cereal seems like too much to handle. Our nutritionist shares her recommendations for filling–but easy!–breakfasts below:
1. Chia Pudding
Chia seeds contain both protein and fiber, so they’re great for keeping you full. Combine the seeds with cashew milk and top with fresh fruit for a healthy, satisfying breakfast.
Try: Coconut Chia Pudding
2. Protein Shake
The best thing about protein shakes is that you can take them with you if you’re in a rush. Our favorite morning smoothie blends 1/2 cup of blueberries (for fiber, carbs, and antioxidants), coconut milk (for fat), 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds (for protein and omega-3 fats), a scoop vanilla protein powder, and a dash of cinnamon to help stabilize blood sugar.
If you don’t have time to make hot oatmeal in the morning, make overnight oats the night before and eat them straight out of the fridge. A teaspoon of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of mixed seeds adds healthy fats and protein to keep you full longer.
4. Egg Muffin Cups
Make egg muffin cups on the weekend and heat them up in the microwave for a quick weekday breakfast. Add low starch veggies like onions, zucchini, mushrooms or leafy greens and serve with 1/4 of an avocado for healthy fats.
Try: BLT Egg Cups
More Tips For Starting Your Day
- Start your day with a 16-ounce glass of room temperature water or a mug of warm water with the juice of half a lemon.
- Wait until after you’ve eaten breakfast to have your coffee–caffeine causes your blood sugar to rise due to a spike in adrenaline. Food will help buffer this negative effect.