Healthy nutrient-rich breakfasts ideas for busy people

Recently updated on October 29th, 2023 at 08:05 pm

Cooking healthy breakfasts can be complicated if you are in a rush and do not have the time to cook. The best part about these recipes is that they are quick to make! This way, you have more time in the morning for important tasks and less time waiting for food to cook.

What’s more, all of these recipes contain nutrient-rich ingredients. So, when you are cooking breakfast for yourself or your family, there are options to choose from. This post will provide ideas that will get your day started on the right foot.

Breakfast ideas for busy people

Here are some examples of quick and easy to make breakfasts:

1. Oatmeal with fruit (and nuts if desired)

This is an easy recipe to follow, whether you make it right in the microwave or using a pot on the stove. Both ways work fine and cook up fast.


The best part about this recipe is that you need to add the milk or water, oats, microwave it, add the fruit and nuts, stir it up, and then you are done. Plus, oats provide fibre which makes you feel fuller for longer. They also contain iron which helps to keep your blood healthy.

This recipe is quick and easy to follow while still offering your daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals. You can also use any variety of oats you wish, such as steel-cut or rolled oats. All of them will work fine.

2. Egg sandwich

This sandwich is one of the most easily accessible breakfasts when running short on time. All you need is some bread (wheat or white works fine) and an egg or two (depending on how hungry you are). The good thing about this recipe is that it takes five minutes to cook. This includes the time it takes to gather the ingredients and start cooking.

3. Baked eggs with spinach

This dish is complete with both protein and vegetables – something that many people need in their diet throughout the day.

All you need to do is mix the eggs, milk, cheese (if desired), spinach, salt, and pepper, wrap it in foil and set it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes or until eggs are done to your liking.

You can also add other ingredients such as tomatoes, courgettes and more if you wish.

4. Pop-up omelet

This recipe can be made quickly in a short amount of time. All you need is some baking sheet, nonstick spray, eggs, and cheese (if desired).

To make this recipe even easier, use a nonstick-sprayed pan to make cleanup even faster.


Begin by putting the cheese on one side of the pan (to put your cheese on quickly without having to pick it up), then add the eggs to the other side of the pan (the wet side), then take a spatula and fold both sides together until it’s perfectly folded. You can add other ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, and more if you wish.

5. Smoothie

This recipe can be made quickly in a short amount of time. All you need is a blender (such as a Magic Bullet), a container (such as a mason jar or glass jar), and some fruits (such as strawberries or bananas) and seeds. Place fruits of your choice into the blender, add some oat milk (or coconut milk) and finally add a few tablespoons of seeds such as hemp seeds, flax seeds or pumpkin seeds. To make it even more nutritious you could also add things like almond butter, cacao powder or cinnamon.

homemade green smoothie

Green smoothies are also easy to follow; thoroughly mix the spinach with water until that mixture turns green. You can put that mixture into a blender and blend it up, or simply blend it with some water in a container and drink it down. Others include apple-pear smoothies, orange-banana smoothies and more.

6. Tofu scramble

This recipe can be made quickly in a short amount of time. All you need is some tofu (such as firm tofu or silken tofu), eggs, salt and pepper (depending on the recipe), and cooking spray (to make cleanup easier). If you wish, you can also add other ingredients such as onions or mushrooms to the dish for additional flavours. The best part about this recipe is that it takes only 15 minutes to cook.

7. Scrambled eggs with veggies

This recipe takes a little more time to cook than the others, but it is still quick and easy enough to follow. What’s more, it contains real vegetables that add nutrients and make it taste better.

This recipe contains eggs, half an onion (chopped), tomatoes (diced), salt, pepper, and garlic powder. To make this recipe even easier, simply use frozen veggies, which will cut down on the cooking time and prep time. The best part about this recipe is that it takes 20 minutes to make.


Don’t get in a rut when it comes to your daily breakfast. Instead, try out one of these recipes, and you will be sure to start each day off right. Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it gets your body and mind ready to take on a busy day. So without further ado, here is your guide to making the best of your daily breakfast routine.

Author bio
Jessica Smith is a mom of 3 kids and is a keen writer covering a range of topics such as Food, Health, Fashion, and more! When not writing, as a nature lover, she’s found hiking in the mountains with her family and friends. Her other love is travel, which is where the inspiration for most of her articles comes from.

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