There are some mornings when I am running short on time or I simply don’t feel like doing a lot of cooking, but a girl has got to eat. When I don’t have time to cook a full breakfast, I like to take the easy route. I am sharing three easy breakfast options that are my go-to solutions to break my fast. Not only are these options quick, but they have multiple health benefits, most notably aiding in digestive health. If you don’t have time to cook a meal, you don’t like to cook, or you want to save money by not visiting a local pastry shop then consider the foods below.
#1: Yogurt and Nuts
I haven’t always been the biggest fan of yogurt, but it is convenient and it has some big health benefits. Yogurt can be beneficial for your gut and digestive health, which is very important. However, just eating yogurt doesn’t seem appealing to a lot of people, but you can change that with a few additions. I like to add nuts, such as sunflower seeds and walnuts to my vanilla yogurt. You can also add various fruits to enhance the flavor and texture. This is a very easy breakfast option that can change the way you enjoy yogurt. It just might become your new go-to, as it only takes a few seconds to add in the nuts or fruits you like and then you can enjoy them in under 5 minutes.
#2: Cheerios and Bananas
Cereal is a staple in most American households, especially those with children. Like many, I tend to reach for the sugary cereals first, but I am aware that my health needs to be a priority. Cheerios is one of those cereals that is delicious and sweet, but has more health benefits than Frosted Flakes, Special K, etc. According to General Mills, “Cheerios have been proven to lower your LDL levels when eaten with a low cholesterol diet” ( Heart-Healthy Foods | Beta Glucan Cereal | Cheerios ). As an added benefit you can cut up a banana to put in your cheerios, which provides extra flavor, additional nutrients, and aids in digestive health as well as weight management. I especially love to add bananas to my cheerios.
#3: Slow-Cooked Oatmeal with Fruits
This is my favorite fast and healthy breakfast option! Grab some oats, milk, salt, and fruit to cook on the stovetop. It’s that simple! You can make oatmeal in under 5 minutes, by using a number of recipes found on the internet or on the back of an oat’s container. I like to slowly boil my milk so that it is creamy, before stirring in the oats. Then I add in cinnamon, and usually peaches if they are in season. However, you can add in strawberries, apples, or whatever fruits you like. You can also add in honey or nuts, if it suits you. Oatmeal is great for weight management and can help reduce your blood sugar levels. In addition, it’s a quick and hot breakfast option for busy mornings.
I hope these three options will help you on your busy mornings. If you have any tips or you would like to share, please submit a comment below.