Want to eat a quick filling breakfast that won’t keep you in the kitchen too long? Check out these quick breakfast ideas!
There are many mornings where I want to eat healthy, but I don’t want to cook. Can you relate?! I want something that is going to power me up for the day, but I don’t want to spend much time making breakfast.
If you are in the same boat, I have great news for you! All of the quick breakfast ideas below are super healthy and filling, but they won’t take much time to make in the morning.
What is the healthiest breakfast on the go?
The healthiest breakfast on the go includes appropriate amounts of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. If you have a balanced filling breakfast, you won’t crash and need a sugar or caffeine hit just to keep going. Plus, you will be helping to balance your hormones. I personally never miss breakfast because I used to struggle with adrenal fatigue– and for me that means that if I don’t eat breakfast my metabolism and hormones are stressed.
Personally, I almost always include eggs or meat protein with my breakfasts. But, you may not need that. You may do well with other forms of protein. One way to find out is to try a few different kinds of healthy breakfasts and see what gives you the most sustained energy. (There are lots of healthy breakfast ideas to try in this post!)
As far as carbohydrates, I do great with them as long as I include appropriate amounts of protein and fat. I do have friends who have tried low to no carb diets. Honestly, most of the women I know who did them could not sustain them. They ended up with joint pain, or energy crashes. No matter how “perfectly” they did them.
This does not mean that no one should go on a low carb or keto diet. I have heard of many cases of this helping-especially if the person struggled with candida or some other gut infection. A low carb diet can help to starve out the bad organisms. Usually, though, the diet was used as a healing tool. The diet wasn’t meant to be a lifetime diet. By the way, the men I know who did low carb diets were able to sustain them longer without energy crashes, or hormonal imbalances.
Another key component of a healthy breakfast is including foods that help detox. My clean eating foods for weight loss article lists some of the best detox foods.
quick breakfast ideas
Many of these clean eating breakfast ideas are make ahead recipes. You cook them a day or more ahead of time and then you can just reheat or grab and go.
Some of the quick filling breakfasts below are made in the morning, but they are super quick to put together.
This breakfast casserole is very versatile-you can mix it up and just put it in the fridge overnight. Then simply put it in the oven in the morning. Then you can do something else while your breakfast cooks! Another option is to bake the casserole ahead of time and just eat cold in the morning or reheat it.
These peanut butter banana muffins are full of protein and fiber! Make these ahead of time-and just grab and go in the morning!
Crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside, these vegan almond flour waffles are grain free and paleo! They store well in both the fridge and freezer which makes them perfect for meal prep. These waffles have some protein-but you can add more by grabbing a cup of yogurt or a boiled egg to go along with them.
I love this clean eating breakfast idea! This casserole is high protein and high in vegetables. Add some fruit for a great detoxing breakfast. You can make it ahead of time and reheat it quickly for breakfast.
These savory muffins are made from chickpea flour, so they have a good amount of protein. They can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for a quick healthy breakfast on the go.
These Keto Drop Biscuits have a soft, buttery taste with a perfect texture that is light, soft, flaky, and tender. Plus, they can be made dairy-free and there’s no rolling required!
This recipe can be made in a skillet or it can be put into muffin tins. This can be made ahead and reheated in the oven or microwave-making this a super quick filling breakfast.
Have you been looking for a yummy coconut flour banana muffin recipe that is moist and full of banana flavor? This recipe is it. Every bite has just the right amount of banana and coconut flavor. They’re are portable and you can quickly grab one to take with you when you are on the go.
This easy yummy quiche recipe is loaded with ham or bacon, cheese, green onions, and savory egg custard! Perfect for a delicious breakfast, brunch, or dinner, and it’s super easy to make. You can use a pre-made pie crust, but it can be tough to find healthy ones in the grocery store. But the good news is that you can just make it crustless! This can be reheated easily for busy mornings.
Here is another clean eating breakfast idea called shakshuka (Eggs with tomato sauce). It is vegetarian, very healthy and super easy to make. The instant pot makes this recipe very quick.
Get your day off to the right start with this healthy banana bread baked oatmeal recipe! Sweetened naturally using honey, and using whole food ingredients. It’s a healthy breakfast the whole family will love.
This can be cooked ahead of time and then reheated in the oven for 20 minutes or so before you plan on serving it. Top with a little cold milk to serve. (Raw milk or full fat pasteurized non homogenized milk (from grass fed animals) is the healthiest kind of milk. Or subsitute a healthy almond milk like this one.
If you’re looking for a healthy make ahead breakfast idea, you have found it with these Strawberry Kefir Overnight Oats! Loaded with probiotics and chia, it’s a breakfast that will fill you up and KEEP you full.
This Fajita Veggie Breakfast Casserole Recipe is healthy, full of veggies and protein, perfect for meal prep, and so easy to make with no chopping at all!
(It is made with frozen hashbrowns-Cascadian Farms makes some with no added bad ingredients.)
These whole wheat prune muffins are made extra healthy by replacing the oil in the recipe with ripe avocado. They’re a delicious way to keep your digestive system regular. Prunes are not only loaded with fiber but they also have a lot of antioxidants, iron, and potassium.
You can make a batch of these breakfast casseroles and store them in the fridge for later. All you have to do is store the leftovers in an air-tight container and then microwave for 30-45 seconds.
You can even make a larger batch and freeze the leftovers. To do so, place it in a ziplock freezer bag and store it in the freezer. These make for a great on-the-go breakfast.
Want them a little crispy? Then place in the air fryer at 400 for 3-4 minutes to get that crispy texture you are looking for.
Cook up some quinoa and roast a butternut squash, then save a bit of each to make this quick filling breakfast in a flash! You’re going to love this Butternut Broccoli Breakfast Quinoa.
This smoothie can be a super quick breakfast. To really bump up the protein, add some collagen peptides.
In addition to soaked oats, Healthier Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies’ nutrition comes from their protein content and prebiotics.
Because these yummy cookies are meant to provide a healthy but fast breakfast, they contain several sources of protein: eggs, tiger nut flour, and collagen.
Finding meals and snacks that are delicious is easy…but finding meals that are delicious AND healthy AND filling AND gluten-free AND refined sugar-free AND paleo? These muffins are packed full of nutritious ingredients and protein! Each muffin has 12 grams of carbohydrates and 7 grams of protein-making them a perfect quick healthy breakfast on the go!
This Blueberry Chia Pudding is the perfect breakfast, snack, or healthy dessert and uses only five simple ingredients! It’s super creamy, loaded with flavor, and just the right amount of sweetness–perfect for make-ahead healthy breakfasts!
I love this idea! Just make pancakes on a sheetpan and let them bake while you do something else! You can also freeze these and pop them in the toaster when you are ready for them. Your kids can learn to make this recipe. This recipe is from Kitchen Stewardship-she also has a bunch of other breakfasts that kids can make here.
These mudballs are a perfect quick healthy breakfast on the go. They can easily be made ahead of time, so you can grab and go in the mornings. Or save yourself even more time by teaching your kids to cook so they can make them!
These healthy homemade paleo protein bars are packed with nuts, seeds and drizzled with chocolate. They make a delicious quick and easy high protein breakfast that will help keep you fuller longer!
This paleo oatmeal is packed with protein so it will keep you satiated for the whole morning. This recipe is quick to make for busy mornings.
Soaked muesli combines the traditional, necessary step of soaking (to neutralize anti-nutrients and improve digestibility) with the ease of a put-in-your-bowl-and-add-milk instant breakfast. It is made with simple ingredients (with lots of optional add ins). You can serve with yogurt or milk to add more protein to your breakfast.
This oatmeal is soaked for maximum nutrition and digestibility. You make it ahead of time and just put it in the oven in the morning.
I know these clean eating breakfast ideas are going to get your morning off to a great start!
Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice. I am not a doctor or medical professional. I share only from my own experiences and research. Consult your own practitioner before making changes in your diet or supplements.