These 10 easy breakfast ideas help you start the day right. After all, you’ve fasted all night, and you need nourishment to get you through the morning.
All of these breakfast foods will give you what you need, and you won’t find yourself looking at the clock as often.
According to KidsHealth.org, your children need breakfast in order to perform their best. Kids who eat breakfast tend to be sharper and healthier.
Not eating breakfast can make them tired, cranky, and unable to focus on their schoolwork. Going without breakfast also increases the risk of frequent junk food cravings.
It’s also essential for adults. Whether you work in construction, fix cars, style hair, or sit in an office all day, a good breakfast will keep you going. It’s not only good for your body but also it helps maintain mental sharpness.
Not eating breakfast can trigger hunger pangs mid-morning. As a result, you’ll be tempted to grab one of the doughnuts from the break room. Or worse, you’ll wind up with brain fog and have a difficult time concentrating on your tasks.
Something I remember from my own childhood is my mother insisting on having breakfast. As a result of that being hammered into my head, I did the same thing with my kids.
I reckon that’s what southern mamas do. We repeat ourselves over and over, just to make sure our young’uns get it right.
Beyond 10 Easy Breakfast Ideas
Keep in mind that it’s not difficult to have a filling and nutritious breakfast if you keep a few staples on hand.
We always have fruit, vegetables, oats, nut butters, bread (both regular and gluten-free) and eggs.
We also keep a variety of cereals in our pantry, but we don’t stick to the traditional way of eating them. They can be smooshed up and used for topping, or you can mix them up in yogurt.
10 Easy Breakfast Ideas
All 10 of these breakfast ideas are delicious. And by all means, if you wake up hungry, have 2 or more of them.
These pumpkin muffins are packed with good-for-you ingredients. So make a big batch of them for you and the rest of the family to start the day. Additionally, they freeze well, so you can have some now and then again next week.
Whether you make these in advance or the morning you plan to eat them, they’re great time savers. Just make sure to have enough to heat up tomorrow and the next day. These muffin cups are the perfect thing to have with your coffee or orange juice.
This is one of the easiest things you can do each morning. Just go to the kitchen and throw all the ingredients into your rice cooker. After you turn it on, let the appliance do the work for you while you get ready for the day.
Do you have a banana or two that is super ripe? Don’t toss it in the trash. Instead, bake these banana nut muffins and enjoy the deliciousness while you nourish your body. Also, the kids will love them, so you'll want to make a bunch.
Do you like oatmeal but don’t have time to tend to it? Put everything in the rice cooker and let it do all the work. After it’s done, it’ll go into warming mode, so you’ll have it when you’re ready. Add some cinnamon and maple syrup for a wonderful flavor explosion.
What are grits? They are quite simply the most delicious side that goes with almost anything. Scramble an egg and cook it in the microwave and eat it with some grits. This is basically a comforting and filling breakfast that will keep you going until lunch.
There is absolutely no reason to overlook all that refreshing fruit on the counter and in the fridge. Treat yourself to a parfait with yogurt and a few other delicious and nutritious ingredients. You are certainly worth it.
Assemble the ingredients and stick it in the fridge to cook when you first get up. Stick it in the oven, and it’ll basically bake itself the next morning while you get ready for the day. You can save some for the next day and also freeze it for the future.
One of the quickest and easiest foods to cook is an omelet. If you keep some steamed or sautéed vegetables in the fridge, you can have this ready to eat in less than five minutes. Whether you serve it with toast or eat it by itself, you’ll have the fuel you need to make it to lunch.