3 Breakfast Recipes for People Who Don't Have Time for Breakfast

Life is busy. A lot of the time there is no time for breakfast. But even if you don’t believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it certainly helps keep you on track if you’re trying to eat healthier. Starting off the day with a healthy breakfast preps you to make healthier decisions throughout the day.

Between work and exercise and all the other things that go on in your life, breakfast may be a hard thing to plan for. But it’s important. Here are 3 healthy on-the-go breakfasts that you can prepare the night before in less than five minutes.

3 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for People On-the-go

Overnight Oats

Oatmeal is full of nutrients like phosphorus, important for bone health, and copper, important for heart health. With almost 11 grams of fiber and 16 grams of protein per 100 grams of oatmeal, you’ll also stay satisfied much longer than sugary breakfast cereals or pastries.

Overnight oats can be prepared in minutes, and you really don’t need much to make it delicious.

    What you’ll need:
  • A jar with lid
  • 1/2 cup organic rolled oats
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 chopped strawberries
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • In a big bowl, mix all ingredients together. Spoon into your jar and shut tightly. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, before eating. Grab. Go. Enjoy.

    Chia Pudding

    Chia seeds are loaded with healthy fats like omega 3’s, antioxidants, fiber, and protein. They’re also high in a variety of important bone nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

    Simple to prepare and easy to modify to your taste, chia pudding is the perfect healthy breakfast on-the-go.

      What you’ll need:
  • A jar with lid
  • 1 ½ cup of dairy free milk, like coconut or almond
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • A handful of chopped berries, mango, or fruit of your choice
  • Add all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The pudding should be thick and creamy; if it’s not, refrigerate for another hour or until creamy.

    Whole-Wheat English Muffin, Avocado, and Egg

    If you have a few minutes for a sit-down breakfast, this one’s a winner. Eggs are an incredible source of high-quality protein, and more, they’re extremely affordable. Rich in selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12, and a variety of necessary minerals, the egg is a nutrient powerhouse. Avocados are packed with potassium, heart-healthy fats, and loaded with fiber.

    Boil the egg the night before to make morning prep faster.

      What you’ll need:
  • 1-2 eggs, boiled to your liking
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • High quality English muffin
  • 1-2 tsp dill
  • 1-2 tsp whole-grain mustard
  • Toast the English muffin and top with mustard, sliced avocado, and sprinkle with dill. Accompany the dish with your egg.