Quick Healthy Breakfasts
Soaked Chia Seeds
Despite the best of intentions, it’s easy to let our healthy breakfast ambitions fall through the cracks in the rush to get out the door in the morning. Not anymore! All of these recipes can either be made ahead of time and grabbed on the way out the door, or whipped up in five minutes or less.
Chia Seed Parfait
Soaking nutrient-packed chia seeds in almond milk or water gives them chewy texture reminiscent of tapioca pudding. Make a big batch of soaked seeds at the beginning of the week so you can enjoy super-healthy parfaits with fresh fruit and maple syrup or honey every day.
Avocado Coconut Toast
Think you’ve already seen every variation of avocado toast? How about this one: a schmear of good-for-you coconut oil to start, and sprinkles of salt, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice to finish. This powerhouse of healthy fats will keep you going all morning long.
Jump-start your morning with this sweet, creamy smoothie. It's a dairy-free delight made with coconut milk, strawberries, banana, and a splash of lemon juice.
Egg-and-Miso Breakfast Soup
Do as the Japanese do and enjoy miso soup for breakfast. Wilt some greens and poach an egg in the broth for an added boost of protein and nutrients.
Tired of oatmeal? Try substituting quinoa for a creamy, warm breakfast. You can simmer up a big pot of this at the beginning of the week and reheat a bowlful at a time in the microwave.
Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave
Scrambling eggs in the microwave means no skillet to clean, and in this single serving, the same dish is used for cooking and eating. Top with salsa and avocado to add more fiber and healthy fat.
Editors' Favorite Green Smoothie
Juicing may get all the attention, but smoothies are (still) another great way to boost your energy. They also retain their bulk -- the all-important fiber that holds you over -- and definitely taste much fresher than anything from a bottle. (They won't set you back 10 bucks at a juice bar, either.)
Like a "to-go" version of granola, these jumbo cookies are packed with oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit.
Whole-Grain Toast with Yogurt and Pistachios
This breakfast combines protein, fiber, and healthy fat to give you energy all morning long.
Rolled oats give these pancakes a hearty, nutty flavor. Make and freeze them ahead of time, then warm them in the toaster come morning and top them with sliced fruit.
Pineapple and Ginger Smoothie
This is one powerhouse smoothie: Pineapple is full of immune-boosting vitamin C and inflammation-reducing bromelain. Here it's paired with the cancer-fighting properties of fresh ginger in a yogurt-based breakfast.
Dark-brown sugar and raisins give these wholesome muffins a sweet richness. Make a batch on the weekend and freeze in a zip-top bag so you can grab one on the way out the door each morning.
Brown-Rice Cakes with Toppings
Even faster than toast (not to mention lower in calories and gluten-free), brown rice cakes can be piled with any sweet or savory toppings you can dream up. Try almond butter, berries, and honey; avocado, tamari, and sesame seeds; peanut butter, coconut, and hot sauce; or Neufchatel, smoked salmon, and red onion.
Peanut-Butter Apple Muffin
A traditional snack combo gets made over into an energizing breakfast.