My 6 Quick & Healthy Go-To Breakfasts

6 Fast, Easy and Allergy Friendly Breakfasts!

If you ever hear of a day when I don’t eat breakfast, alert the press. Because soon there will also be a bigfoot sighting, flying pigs and a Unicorn crossing the road.

 

I ❤ breakfast food. Admittedly, I could PROBABLY eat breakfast for every meal of the day. Breakfast for dinner is SO a thing in our house. Frittata’s anyone? There’s just something, simple, comforting and well, inexpensive 😀 about breakfast.

 

And Yet I talk to SO MANY PEOPLE that just don’t “do” breakfast. I get it, mornings are busy, but l’ll be the first to admit, if I didn’t have a few bites of breakfast, the only thing I WOULD be biting off, is people’s heads.

 

Cranky pants over here without the breakfast.

Cranky. Pants.

 

So, for the good of humanity, I eat breakfast, and I think you should too.

But you’re my favorite people and not just any breakfast will do for you. 😀 You need a breakfast that sets you up well for the day! A breakfast filled to the brim with nutrients and boasting a good amount of protein & fiber.

 

Here’s why:

 

-Your metabolism will burn more effectively all day long

 

 

-it’ll stabilize your blood sugar levels and keep you satisfied throughout the day (IF you’re eating the RIGHT breakfast)

 

 

-you’ll eat fewer calories at lunch because you won’t be starving and wearing cranky pants

 

 

-you’ll have more energy and better mental focus.

 

 

-Breakfast eaters have a lower BMI than non breakfast eaters

 

 

 

-people who eat breakfast regularly have a significantly lower risk of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes

 

BUT, here’s the deal. You wouldn’t put Maple Syrup in the gas tank of your car and expect it to run right? Same goes for your body. You can’t throw Captian Crunch and a Bagel down the hatch and expect to feel great.

 

All white carbs all the time will set you up for what a friend of mine calls “glucose bang bang.” They’re very Science-y.

 

Your blood sugar will spike and crash and that will be the end of it your mood and your energy levels. BUT if you eat a Healthy breakfast packed with Protein and Fiber…well, now we’re talking! 😀

 

 

So if you’re looking to ad to your breakfast repetoir AND still get out the door on time you’re about to be so excited that you stopped by 😉

 

Here are (in no particular order) My Top 6 Favorite Quick & Healthy Go-to Breakfasts!

Also, they’re all Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and they’re even a few Paleo & Vegan Options 😉

 

Coconut Breakfast Cake

 

coconut-flour-breakfast-bakes

This is a new favorite that I’ve grown to love for a few reasons. It’s easy, so versatile, takes 3 minutes and totally tastes like carby comfort food without actually being carby comfort food. #Winning.

Here’s the original recipe! And here are a few variatons I’ve been playing with:

 

 

Berry Banana Coconut Cake

-Original recipe (2 egg) Add in a handful of berries, a few drops of stevia and lemon zest

 

Savory Breakfast Cake

-Omit Banana, Lemon Zest & Vanilla extract.

-Add 2 generous spoonfuls of canned Pumpkin, sliced mushroom, chopped spinach, a sprinkle of goat cheese, fennel seed, garlic powder, sea salt & pepper

 

If a Pancake and an Omlette had a baby, it would be this breakfast. Need I say more?

 

 

Pumpkin Smoothie

 

Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

 

I love a good green smoothie. And even though pumpkin screams “autumn.” I still make this bad boy year round. I’m a season rebel like that. I’ve also been known to wear white AFTER labor day. #GettinCrazy Check out the recipe here.

 

 

Tropical Green Smoothie

 

Cilantro Detox Smoothie

While were on the subject of Green Smoothies, I told you about this little gem a few weeks ago and have been making it about every other day since then. The main ingredient is a little crazy, BUT if you don’t like boring food, you’re gonna love it!

(ALSO…my hubs makes a pr-ett-y mean smoothie himself. AND he’s promised to show that to your cute little No Small Life very soon. Rumor has it, he may even vlog it! #What)

 

 

Chia Pudding

 

Vanilla Bluberry Chia Pudding

 

The interwebs are crawling with Chia Pudding recipes and for GOOD reason! They’re yummy. They’re loaded with protein, fiber, and a myriad of other nutrients. (Check out all the goodness here) AND you can make them ahead of time.

 

When I travel I usually bring little Ziplocs with 3 Tbs of Chia seeds & cinnamon, a carton of berries, a few walnuts, a carton of cashew milk, and stevia. Then I pack a couple of paper bowls or even cups, stir it all together the night before, stick it in the hotel fridge AND I’m done. Breakfast is ready. Of course, I’ll do this at home too, but just trying to give you a few options 😉

 

Coconut Flour “Instant Cereal”

 

Allergy Free Instant Cereal

When I was a little girl, I loved Cream of Wheat. So. Much. I thought those days were long long gone with food allergies. However, Chocolate Covered Katie, revived that breakfast dream in an allergy friendly way with Coconut Flour and I am smitten once again! Check out the recipe here. One tip: Buy your coconut flour at Trader Joes. It’s SOOOO much cheaper 😉

 

Microwave Omelet

 

Quick & Easy Microwave Omlet

Once upon a time, also known as last May, I blogged about How to make an Omelet in the Mircowave. I got a lot of flack for making an omlete in the microwave UNTIL… ya’ll tried it. An Omlete that you don’t have to babysit and you can get dressed WHILE it’s cooking. Now THAT’S an Omlete that you can get on board with Monday-Friday. Check it out Here.

 

So avoid “glucose bang bang” and don’t let your mood or metabolism get hijacked by having crazy food or *gasp* NO food in the morning.

Eating a healthy breakfast regularly is one of the easiest ways to add some health, clarity, energy, and overall “niceness” to your No Small Life.

 

 

I’d love to hear what’s your favorite go-to breakfast?

Until Next Time,

Meg

 

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Comments

  1. What a great list! Love all the healthy options here. I also heart breakfast and rarely, (and I mean rarely), do we miss breakfast in our house. I see a few recipes here that immediately caught my eye and I can’t wait to try. Coconut Breakfast Cake? HEAVEN.

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    • A fellow breakfast lover! Yay! 🙂 I just had the Coconut Breakfast Cake this morning in fact, its so good, hope you give it a try! 🙂 So glad you stopped by Erin!

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  2. Thank you for sharing these tips and recipes with us at the Merry Monday party!

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  3. These look great!! Thanks for Linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I love having you!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned

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  4. I love these, quick and easy breakfasts! It’s exactly the thing I need once I head back to work. Come by my link-up, I would love to read more of your blog!

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  5. These all sound great. I’m one of the those non-breakfast eaters, but I’m trying really hard to break the habit. Pinning.

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  6. I just cannot do breakfast, but that omelet looks amazing for a healthy, early lunch!

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  7. I love these quick healthy breakfast ideas! Great for school days!

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  8. Amanda Kolb says:

    I so needed this post. I have never been a big breakfast eater, but with certain medications I take I MUST eat something or be sick all day. Usually I will just eat a granola bar because I hate eating so early in the morning. Some of these breakfasts sure look tasty though, and won’t be too much trouble to put together when I’m rushing around in the mornings. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  9. Hi Megan,
    Wow! what a wonderful array of delicious and nutritious breakfast recipes. Now sure which one I like best but I always love chia seed pudding and the coconut cake looks and sound terrific. Thanks for sharing all these healthy delicious recipes with us on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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    • Oh thanks Marla! I gotta admit, I’m partial to the coconut cake myself and it’s SO easy! Thanks for hosting the link up! Always love when you stop by 🙂

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  10. These all look so delicious and I love that you just told me that I could have cake for breakfast and still be eating healthy!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!
    xoxo
    Lisa

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  11. Great ideas! Um, cake for breakfast?! Yes, please! Thanks for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again on Friday!

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  12. Great post! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  13. I love these ideas and am going to feature you tomorrow!! Looks good!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope to see you again this week!! I pin everything on my 2 favorite things pinterest board!!

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  14. Hi Megan,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thank you being part of RFF and sharing your great information. Have a healthy happy weekend! Hope to see you each week.

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  15. thanks for these ideas! I’ve been trying to eat breakfast more these days 🙂

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