10 Quick, Easy and Nutritious Breakfasts!

by Michelle on October 20, 2009 · 8 comments

in Healthy Breakfast

These are my TOP 10  FAVOURITE BREAKFASTS as they are really quick, easy, tasty and nutritious (and most of them aren’t too expensive)!

10. Homemade Muesli Bars. If you make these yourself they can be much more healthier than the store-bought ones. You can make them at the start of the week and you can make enough for the whole week (you can freeze some of the bars) so all you need to do is grab and go! Great for those busy times!

9. Bircher Muesli or Granola. Bircher Muesli is a cereal made up of raw nuts, seeds, grains and dried fruit that is soaked with milk or fruit juice overnight. Granola is made up mostly of oats and other seeds and nuts which are baked (or dehydrated) usually in a sweet liquid such as honey or maple syrup which can be served with milk or yoghurt. Try my Honey Toasted Ancient Grain Granola.

8. Fresh Fruit Salad! This can be had all year round with different fruits according to season. The more colours your fruit salad has, the more nutrient dense it will be!  It is also easy digested.

7.Warm Cereals. It’s nice to have a warm breakfast to get you going on a cold morning! Try cooking whole grains such as quinoa, buckwheat or brown rice. You could try cooking them with a bit of cinnamon or dried fruit such as dates for a sweet brekkie or add some fresh fruits and nuts. My Sweet Spelt and Prune Porridge is really nice on a cold morrning! Or a Congee (Rice Porridge) could be great aswell if you feel like something savoury.

6. A Smoothie. Smoothies can be a really quick way to prepare a brekkie for many people. And you can add almost any type of fruit, yogurt, milk, nut or seeds. Or if you’re feeling adventurous try a green smoothie! My smoothie recipes: Strawberry Kale Smoothie

5. Eggs! Eggs are a great source of protein and can be really quick to make. In fact it only takes 3 minutes to boil one! Scramble eggs only take a few minutes to do aswell! Serve on a piece of whole grain toast or Essene bread (see below). You can also try having a bit of salad with your egg aswell for more of a nutrient dense meal. My egg recipes: Boiled Eggs, Olives and Zesty Lime & Herb Mayo on Toast, Egg Bacon & Cauliflower Like Fries, Sweet Breakfast Omelette, Organic Poached Egg, Sauteed Buttery Kale, Garlic and Roasted Tomato 

4. Puffed Grains and Milk. Puffed grains, such as millet, buckwheat, brown rice, quinoa, spelt, kamut and amaranth are really great alternatives to common cereals based on wheat and corn. And they tasted pretty good too, quite similar to ‘rice bubbles’ but more nutritious! You can mix these grains together or add to whatever cereal you like. You can serve with dairy (or alternative milks) like you would a normal cereal.

3. Essene Bread. Essene bread is basically sprouts that have been minced, formed into a loaf and lightly cooked. They come in different varieties including spelt, wheat, rye and sweet varieties which include dried fruit aswell as the sprouts (my favourite!). You can also toast them and top with whatever you like (I sometimes like cacao-coconut butter or tahini, honey, banana and flaked coconut).

2. Beans. Beans such as baked beans, which are actually Navy beans, can be something really tasty for breakfast. They are a good source of fibre, carbohydrate and protein. But remember to soak them overnight, to help reduce enzyme inhibitors and to help reduce the chances of flatulence! Try beans such as cannelini, navy and kidney beans.

1. Oats! Oats are generally really cheap and are a great nutritious breakfast. If you soak them overnight, it makes them more digestible and makes them a lot quicker to cook. You can cook them with water or milk. Try having your oats with yoghurt,  honey, fresh fruit, seeds and nuts, or add some L.S.A. (ground linseed (flax), sunflower seeds and almonds).

There you go: my top 10 quick, easy and healthy breakfasts!

What do you like eating for breakfast? Have you tried any of these? Tell me below in the comments section!

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heatherfeatherworld November 11, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Great ideas! My favourite breakfast – and what I have almost every morning – is a quinoa and buckwheat porridge I make with lots of fruit and goodies added to it! Keeps me full for a long time.
You can see how to make it in my new blog: http://heatherfeatherworld.wordpress.com


HHp August 23, 2010 at 8:02 am

When we talk about breakfast of course we think of an easy way to cook just like what this articles written . My favorite breakfast was oat meal easy to prepare and keeps me full always.


Rita December 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I like to have green smoothies for breakfast too. They are quick to make, nutritious, and tasty.


Michelle December 8, 2011 at 5:40 am

You and me both Rita!


Lori January 14, 2012 at 4:51 am

We eat Sweet potatoes for breakfast. Just microwave them like a regular potatoe or put them in the crockpot on low.


Michelle January 14, 2012 at 5:28 am



victoria July 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

A healthy Bruschetta is one of my favourite breakfasts!


Layla Paker September 6, 2017 at 1:52 am

Thanks to your article I have more ideas for breakfast of my family. I’ve tried to do Fresh Fruit Salad in the morning, oh – it’s very delicious, we are really like it.


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