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20 Hearty Healthy Breakfast Recipes For Busy Mornings

There are so many hearty healthy breakfast recipes for busy mornings. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savoury, you can find a recipe that is not only healthy, but satisfies you.

You’re constantly on the go and breakfast just doesn’t seem that important. A coffee and a muffin from your favourite coffee shop is fine, right? Not exactly. Many coffee drinks are loaded with sugar and that “healthy” muffin can carry over 500 calories. It’s not uncommon for these quick breakfast options to have a total of over 800 calories. That a huge amount of calories for your first meal, especially when you consider that there’s little nutritional value. Thankfully, you don’t have to rely on coffee shops and fast food restaurants for a quick breakfast.

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Healthiest Foods To Eat For Breakfast

You already know that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and choosing the right foods for your breakfast can make a huge difference in your energy levels throughout the day, and can give you the kick start you need.

Keep reading to discover the top healthiest foods to eat for breakfast and that are perfect for you to serve on the menu as a nutritious meal. Try to eat more of them each week!


You probably knew this one was coming- eggs are super versatile and packed full of choline, antioxidants and even protein. Starting your day with some eggs can help you feel full for a longer period of time and can also prevent eye disorders and keep your blood sugar levels steady. You can make this healthy breakfast pizza that is loaded with cheese, sausages, and eggs to start your day on the right foot!


Oats, especially the steel cut variety, is another top choice to consider. It is both heart and waist friendly, and can give your body a good dose of protein and beta glucan- a fiber that helps keep you feeling full. In addition, oats are also super rich in antioxidants that help boost heart health and keep your blood sugar levels in check.


What could be better than a bowl of creamy Greek yogurt to start your day with? Greek yogurt has been found to contain more protein than regular yogurt, which is exactly what you need to start your day with. Plus, it has also been found to help boost metabolism and since it is also a rich source of probiotics, it boosts your digestive health as well!


Literally all kinds of berries are another superfood you should start your day with. Blueberries are probably the richest source of antioxidants, and are also very low in calories, making them the perfect healthy breakfast item for weight-watchers.


Apart from being one of the top sources of fiber, chia seeds are also very rich in antioxidants that help reduce inflammation in the body. Topping your breakfast bowl or smoothie with it can help regulate your blood sugar and blood pressure levels too!


Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks on the planet. It contains antioxidants which protects the heart and nervous system from damage due to free radicals. What’s more, it also contains caffeine which helps improve your alertness and concentration levels and increases your metabolic rate too! Swapping your cup of coffee with this one can really make a difference!


Nuts are incredibly delicious and packed with minerals like potassium, magnesium and selenium, which makes them another top breakfast food choice. They don’t just add that satisfying crunch to your breakfast bowl, but also offer some great heart-healthy fats.

Make Ahead Breakfast – Meal Planning

The trick to many of these breakfast recipes is making them ahead of time. These are recipes that can easily be reheated in the microwave or eaten on the go. Best of all, making these foods at home allows you to control the ingredients. For example, if you love muffins, why not make a healthy version? Below you’ll find a recipe for chocolate banana marble muffins that give you that sweet morning treat without all the fat and calories.

Hearty healthy breakfast recipes For Busy Mornings

Truly, there’s something for everyone. From freezer breakfast burritos to berry yogurt smoothies, you’ll find something that everyone in the family is sure to love. Whether you’re a mom on the go or a busy businesswoman trying to get a healthy breakfast into her kids before school, you can enjoy a healthy breakfast without slaving over a stove all morning. Pretty soon, you’ll have absolutely no excuse to hit your local coffee shop or fast food drive thru for a quick breakfast. A bonus is the fact that you will save a lot of money by fixing breakfast at home.

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hearty healthy breakfast recipes

Here are 20 hearty healthy breakfast recipes ideal for families on the go:

  1. Freezer Breakfast Burritos
  2. Coconut Pecan Cabin Granola
  3. Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
  4. Breakfast Egg Muffins
  5. Chocolate Banana Marble Muffins
  6. Freezer Mini Breakfast Pizzas
  7. Skinny Banana Muffins
  8. French Toast Overnight Oats
  9. Slow Cooker Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
  10. Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
  11. Crockpot Breakfast Potatoes
  12. Make Ahead Breakfast Parfaits
  13. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
  14. Overnight Oats With Peaches And Chia Seeds
  15. Warm Fruit Bowl
  16. PB&J Waffle Sandwich
  17. Make Ahead Breakfast Wraps
  18. Freezer Veggie Breakfast Sandwiches
  19. Berry Yogurt Smoothie
  20. Fried Egg and Avocado Toast

I hope you enjoyed these hearty healthy breakfast recipes as much as I did! Also, check out all of our recipes!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Breakfast is my favourite meal for sure but sometimes you just don’t have time . These recipes look awesome , would love to try the make ahead breakfast wraps .

  2. Thanks for the list… My goal is to try and eat breakfast like Europeans and not North Americans; meaning, reduce sugar intake substantially.

  3. mmm the breakfast burritos! so many great ideas here. I always do the same thing every weekend. time to change it up

  4. Oh yum! These recipes are so delicious looking, especially those chocolate banana marble muffins! So tasty. Thank you for these 🙂

  5. Thank you for this great list! I’m going to make a bunch of the freezer breakfast burritos for the summer! Thanks for linking to my breakfast pizza!


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