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These breakfasts can be made in 10 minutes or less. There are tons of research studies showing why breakfast is important, but I would like to leave you with what I believe are the top 10 reasons.

  1. HEALTHY EATING HABITS – It is well established that people who eat breakfast consume less fat and cholesterol and more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than people who skip breakfast.
  2. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT – the National Weight Control Registry reported that people who eat breakfast have an easier time managing their weight than people who skip breakfast.
  3. PORTION CONTROL – In general, people who eat breakfast have an easier time controlling their caloric intake throughout the day than those who don’t.
  4. REDUCED RISK OF DIABETES – A report by the American Heart Association showed that people who eat breakfast are significantly less likely to develop diabetes than people who skip breakfast.
  5. MORE ENERGY – A healthy breakfast can provide your body with the nutrients that you need to stay energized for several hours.
  6. FITNESS – It is believed that people who eat breakfast have more energy and therefore may participate in more physical activity than people who skip breakfast.
  7. FOCUS – According to the American Dietetic Association, people who eat breakfast have an easier time focusing and are more productive throughout the morning than people who skip breakfast.
  8. MEMORY – Eating breakfast improves memory and learning.
  9. BETTER MOOD – Skipping breakfast can make you feel grumpy and fatigued throughout the day. Taking just 10 minutes to eat something in the morning can really improve your mood.
  10. BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL – Help your children to develop healthy eating habits at an early age by encouraging them to eat breakfast. If they see you eating breakfast, they are more likely to eat breakfast too.

What is your favorite breakfast?

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10 Healthy Breakfasts in 10 Minutes or Less

  1. Slow cooking oats or steel-cut oats with kiwi, mango, banana, green grapes, and honey
  2. Organic flax waffles with warm peanut butter, banana slices, and chopped walnuts and a glass of 1% milk
  3. Sesame Ezekiel toast with reduced fat cottage cheese, tomato slices, and parsley garnish
  4. Tofu scramble with red peppers, zucchini, onions, and mushrooms….and tofu.
  5. A classic: peanut butter and jelly on an English muffin (or toast or mini whole wheat bagel)
  6. Breakfast bruschetta: French baguette with scrambled eggs, thin layer of reduced fat cream cheese, diced cherry tomatoes, and fresh parsley
  7. Mini whole wheat waffles with mango chunks, honey, and powdered sugar
  8. Whole wheat toast with scrambled eggs (or egg whites/substitute) with fresh sauteed spinach, provolone cheese, and marinara dipping sauce
  9. Fruit bruschetta: organic chocolate cherry bread (from Whole Foods) topped with honey roasted peanut butter, fresh cantaloupe, strawberries, honey, and powdered sugar
  10. Whole wheat toast with 2 hard boiled eggs and a half of a grapefruit

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  1. I LOVE a toasted Ezekiel english muffin topped with peanut butter, wheat germ, mashed banana, and chopped dates!

  2. Jolie

    I like to make oatmeal and add chopped up dried apricots and raisins with a little brown sugar. OR mash up a hard-boiled egg with a little mayo and mustard and put on english muffin with tomato slices.

  3. Jolie

    Oh, and I like yogurt with granola and alomonds…

  4. @ Sarah….I agree. Ezekiel breads/products are so heavenly. No pun intended. :)

    @ Jolie….that English muffin with the egg and tomato sounds good…kind of like a mini egg salad.

  5. Yum and yum. I wish all my breakfasts were this beautiful!

  6. Amazing photos and healthy breakfasts usually don’t look so delicious!

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous photos! Breakfast just so happens to be my favorite meal of the day, and my go-to morning meal is stovetop banana oatmeal topped with dried fruit and nut butter.

  8. Great post! Everything looks so good. I am a huge believer in breakfast! I can’t start my day without it. I usually eat oats. Here are a few of my favorite oat recipes:
    Bruleed steel cut oats: http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/steel-cut-oats-recipe/
    Baked Oatmeal: http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/recipe-for-baked-oatmeal/

  9. I found you through foodgawker and your photos are fabulous! My favorite breakfast is definitely waffles with strawberries or peanut butter. The whole wheat ones above look scrumptious!

  10. Linda

    One scrambled egg w/a little leftover asparagus and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese; a piece of whole grain toast; a side of fresh strawberries; and a glass of milk – yum!

  11. These look like such delicious meal ideas! I’m always guilty of skipping breakfast but I’ve definitely been trying to eat it more often for the very reasons you described! Great post! =)

  12. I love this post, great ideas and wonderful photos! The mini waffles were really cute!

  13. Thanks for the 10 minutes or less breakfast ideas! Much more interesting than my presidents choice peanut butter protein bar!!

  14. My fast breakfast is to slice a hard boiled egg on toast with a dab of mayo. Lower calorie than egg salad. My somewhat fast (but requires advance prep) breakfast that I eat MOST often is Soaked Muesli, really common in Hawaii where my family lives. Pour a few cups of old fashioned oats into a large bowl, add various other kinds of granola and dried fruits (I prefer dried cranberries) and nuts, and then add in an entire container of greek yogurt (0 fat) and enough milk to make it soupy. I put this in the fridge over night and it absorbs the yogurt and milk and becomes a thick tapioca-like pudding of goodness. A quick scoop of this into a cup is very hearty and filling, with loads of fiber and protein. I like it without much sweetener, but, in Hawaii they slice bananas and strawberries over it and drizzle it with maple syrup or honey. It’s always always so rich you can’t eat more than a scoop, and yet, very healthy at the same time. Travels well to work and keeps in the fridge all week.

  15. Beautiful photos! These look so yummy!

  16. So many great options – I want to try them all!!

  17. Sparrow

    These aren’t breakfasts… they’re snacks.

  18. Nikki

    Whole wheat waffle with vanilla greek yogurt spread on top, then add lots of frozen blueberries and a drizzle of honey.

  19. Breakfast is always a hard one to keep healthy in our house since we are usually quite on the go for that meal lol. These look delish and healthy…love it! Thanks for sharing ( lovely photography too!)

  20. Constance

    Thanx for the new ideas!! I’m a great fan of both the Ezekiel and Genesis breads…all flavors. But since they don’t make bagels, I toast their HB buns & spread real butter (opt) and a DELISH mix of equal parts PLAIN Greek yogurt and Simply Fruit spread, any flavor. This is a gluten free, no-processed-sugar healthy breakfast! And just one slice or 1/2 bun is plenty, very filling!! This way I avoid all the sugared or artificially sweetened yogurts. YUM!!

  21. I absolutely love 100 g of greek plain yogurt, 1 cup of raspberries and 1/3 cup of granola-almond mix cereal! It’s the best way to get the morning started and it has such great flavour!

  22. Bonnie

    I like steel cut oatmeal mixed with Greek yogurt and sliced strawberries. You can add nuts too if you wish. Some mini chocolate chips make it more like dessert!

  23. Emmmma

    My current favorite breakfast is warm oat meal, with raw honey, grated fresh ginger, cinnamon, chopped dates and bananas!!! sooooo delicious and nutritious :P :P :P :P
    I also sometimes add walnuts if I fancy some :P

  24. mackenzie

    I am looking at hosting a brunch and those breakfast bruchetta look amazing. I was wondering how to keep them warm. any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

  25. My go-to breakfast: roasted butternut squash & egg whites! YUM!!

  26. Amy

    Love all the ideas! I’ve tried the toast with boiled eggs and grapefruit wedge. Yesterday, I put some skim milk mozzarella cheese on the bread before toasting. Then I had some fresh spinach leaves over that, then the eggs (no yolk)with salt, pepper and parsley. Only about 163 calories. Today, I did the same except for cheese I spread avocado on the toast, and basil instead of parsley. Only about 129 calories. If I had a tomato to slice, that would’ve made a nice addition also.

  27. Love these ideas!
    And love that you are trying to give people healthy options!
    Check out this EASY & HEALTHY muffin…
    less than two min in the microwave! It’s AWESOME!
    http://lifesprinkledwithglitter.blogspot.com/2012/02/easy-healthy-fast-breakfast-muffin.html
    *Colleen

  28. Isnt it good that you can lose weight and keep fit without having to stop eating delicious food. Check out my site for a Review on Paleo Recipe Book. .:)

  29. these are awesome ways to eat!!

  30. Chris

    I like to eat some whole wheat toast, two eggs, and a piece of fruit. Never fails!

  31. Great ideas!:) I live Kashi GoLean cereal and some coffee :)

  32. michele bagwell

    defintley gonna try :) thanks for sharing

  33. Erika

    Why reduced fat products? You know that is worse for you than full fat, right?

  34. @ Erika….thanks for your comment. I have to disagree. As a general rule, full-fat dairy is not “healthier” than reduced fat.

    I recommend reduced fat dairy because dairy foods are naturally high in saturated fat and calories. Limiting saturated fat helps to decrease the risk of heart disease by lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol while also helping to prevent insulin resistance.

    The American Heart Association recommends limiting saturated fat to no more than 7% of calories.

    General recommendations for fat intake:
    -Eliminate all trans fat and hydrogenated oils.
    -Limit intake of saturated fats by cutting back on red meat and full-fat dairy products.
    -Use liquid vegetable oils (olive, canola, corn, safflower, peanut, etc.) instead of butter.
    -Include healthy omega-3 fatty acids from fish, nuts, flaxseed, etc.

  35. Max Mokgabudi

    I adore the wheat toast smothered with cream cheese and tomatoe topping. Absolutely delightful. Yaay, im healthy!

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