The hardest part of being healthy is breakfast. Growing up, I always ate cereal and milk, toast or yogurt for breakfast. Then I learned about an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Most of the time I’m in my car on the way to the gym or work when I need to eat breakfast. I had to sit down and do some serious brainstorming about what I could eat in the AM when I am in a hurry. Here are my favorite quick but healthy breakfast ideas (note: these ideas also make great snacks for people on the run):

Banana and Almond Butter “Sandwich”

I thought of this tasty breakfast during my running days. Nothing keeps you full during a workout quite like the delicious combination of banana and nut butter. All you have to do is cut a banana in half lengthwise, put a little almond butter on each half, and stick it back together. (Note: the more nut butter on the banana, the messier this breakfast is.)  You can also eat this open-faced and add additional berries of your choice for added flavors. I eat this a lot for a snack too.  It just takes minutes to make and it keeps me satisfied for hours.

Egg Muffins

Yep. I just said I was sick of omelets and scrambled eggs. But these egg muffins are easy to eat in the car and are a simple way to pack veggies into your day.
All you need to do is whisk 12 eggs, salt, pepper, and about 1-1/2 cups of chopped veggies of choice (I like spinach, jalapenos, tomatoes, and onion) in a bowl. If you want your vegetables more tender, sauté them in a pan with olive oil for about 3 minutes before adding to the mixture. Spray a large muffin tin with non-stick spray or olive oil, and fill the tins until they are ¾ of the way full. Put them in an oven that has been pre-heated to 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
These can stay in your refrigerator for about a week. Egg muffins are wonderful reheated in the microwave, but are also fine served cold if you are in a hurry!

Trail Mix

This is the easiest breakfast ever! All you need to do is mix a handful of almonds, a handful of cashews, half a handful of craisins, and half a handful of EnjoyLife brand chocolate chips. You can put this together in the morning or the night before you want to eat it, or make a large batch at the beginning of the week. Feel free to change up the nuts and dried fruit to your favorites!

“Chicken Salad”

Okay, this isn’t a “breakfast” item… but anything you eat in the morning counts as breakfast, right? This chicken salad is quick and easy – all you need is leftover chicken, an avocado, and salsa!

Take a leftover chicken breast (or bake/grill/sauté one if you’re feeling ambitious) and shred it with a fork. Mix it into a mashed avocado and stir in some salsa for flavor.

Voila! You’ve made yourself breakfast in less than 5 minutes. When I’m in a hurry, I like to put the combination into Tupperware or the avocado skins so I can eat it with a plastic spoon in the car


Mason Jar Scramble

Healthy BreakfastThis breakfast can be made in just a couple of minutes and can be made differently every day with whatever veggies you have in your refrigerator. Or, you can throw all of the ingredients into the mason jar and cook it in the microwave when you get to work. You’ll make all of your co-workers jealous.

In a 10- or 12-oz jar, place 2 large eggs, 1 Tbsp almond milk or water, salt and pepper to taste. Screw the lid on tightly and shake until egg yolks have broken and all ingredients are mixed well. Add 1/4 cup packed baby spinach (chopped) and shake again. Remove the lid and microwave 60 seconds, then in 15-second intervals until just set. Top as desired.

Tasty Toppings: diced avocado + thinly sliced green onion | quartered grape tomatoes + torn fresh basil leaves | finely diced jalapenos + diced ham | crumbled bacon + diced bell peppers

Keto Option: Add shredded cheddar cheese to the jar after eggs, milk and seasonings have been combined. Or, top the scramble with cheese after fully cooked and allow it to melt over the top.

Tip: You don’t have to use a mason jar. Any glass container with a tight fitting lid will do. Heck, you can even mix the ingredients in a bowl and then move them to any microwaveable container to cook.


Breakfast Banana SplitBreakfast Banana Split

This breakfast can be made the night before so you can just grab and go — or put it all together within minutes in the morning and eat at your table.

Halve a banana lengthwise and place on a plate.  Spoon 1 cup coconut or low-fat Greek yogurt between the banana halves. Top with 1/4 cup each raspberries, blackberries and pineapple (or your favorite fresh fruits in season).  Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed and 2 Tbsp chopped nuts.


I also always keep Larabars and beef/turkey jerky on hand for when I’m in a hurry to get somewhere and barely have time to brush my teeth, much less make breakfast.


Do you have any healthy breakfast ideas that you turn to when you’re in a hurry?


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