10 Healthy And Quick Breakfast Ideas: In Under 20 Mins
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If busy mornings mean you’re in need of a quick and healthy breakfast idea, then our top 10 list will suit you down to the ground.
The best part is they’re all going to be ready to eat in under 20 minutes, meaning you can literally just get up and go.
When we say healthy, we aren’t joking! We searched high and low to find recipes for this collection that fit our strong standards on what healthy breakfast recipes should look like.
And it wasn’t an easy task, our rules were so strict only 10 made the cut!
The criteria we followed from our resident health practitioner James went like this:
- No less than 400 or more than 600 calories: it’s important that a meal will satisfy you but not contain too many calories.
- No more than 25g of fat and 10g of saturated fat: lots of ‘healthy’ breakfasts can contain a lot of fat without you even realizing it.
- At least 20 grams of protein: this is a key tool in making a filling breakfast so you’re not tempted to snack in between meals.
- At least 5g of fiber: another little gem that will fill you up in a really healthy way and it’s great for your digestive system!
- All were to focus on healthy fruits, veg, whole grains, and protein and all had to be vegetarian – of course!
- And all these delicious recipes definitely needed to be ready to eat in less than 20 minutes.
So if you’re trying to get out of a breakfast rut and you want the perfect healthy breakfast, hopefully, we’ve done all the leg work for you. Now all you have to do is eat it.
Without further ado here it is…
Our list of 10 super healthy breakfasts!
Breakfast Beans and EggsCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: a veggie English breakfast of kings
Try breakfast beans and eggs, for a morning meal that will satisfy you until lunchtime, and quench the urge to snack (and while we’re on eggs, you need to try these other egg recipes for breakfast too!)!
Bread Pudding BreakfastCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: an indulgent treat for breakie
Looking for a treat for your first meal of the day? Try our bread pudding breakfast – a healthy, high-protein take on the classic dessert!
Subscribe to get our FREE 7-Day Vegetarian High Protein Meal Plan for Weight Loss
Grapes ‘N Roses Overnight OatsCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: refreshing and filling
This is a combination of simple ingredients that match very well together: Grapes + walnuts + yogurt + cinnamon = an excellent overnight oats recipe!
It certainly wins bonus points if you’re looking for make-ahead options.
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup milk of choice
- 1 small handful grapes (sliced in half)
- 2 tbsp walnuts (crumbled)
- 5 tbsp natural yogurt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- Add all ingredients into a jar and place it in the fridge. Hold on for a couple of hours.
- Then enjoy 🙂
Peanut Butter Baked Protein OatsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: FitAsAMamaBear
Bonus: Filling and delicious
Creamy, indulgent, and the best make-ahead breakfast! These peanut butter baked protein oats are easy to whip up and a great way to bump up your protein intake.
Chocolate Zucchini SmoothieCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: GoodFoodBaddie
Bonus: a super indulgent smoothie
This Zucchini Smoothie tastes like creamy chocolate milk but it is loaded with protein, vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, and more!
The raw zucchini in this smoothie gives the smoothie the perfect silky smooth consistency (for more light smoothie ideas check these out).
Raw cacao, an incredible superfood, gives the smoothie a rich chocolatey taste while providing essential vitamins and minerals!
With all its health benefits, this protein-packed smoothie is great post-workout, as a breakfast drink, or meal replacement!
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast BowlCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 2 minutes
Recipe by: MariaUshakova
Bonus: a simple breakfast packed with fiber and flavor
This delicious quinoa breakfast bowl is perfect if you’re looking for quick breakfasts.
It’s filling and full of nutritious ingredients including plant protein, fiber, healthy fat, vitamins, and minerals.
Protein Powder Overnight OatsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 5 minutes (plus overnight)
Recipe by: DailyDish
Bonus: a breakfast to keep you going until lunch
These peanut butter overnight oats only require six ingredients to make. They’re the perfect make-ahead breakfast.
If you want easy recipes, not only do they require just 5 minutes to make, but they’ll keep you full all morning.
Healthy breakfast FAQs
Wondering what a healthy breakfast looks like? We’ve answered your most asked questions on this top below.
What is a typical healthy breakfast?
A typical healthy breakfast is going to have a good balance of all the main food groups.
- A combination of fruit or vegetables
- Plenty of protein, eg: eggs, (soy) yogurt, oats
- Grains – if you had toast make sure it’s whole grain toast
- Healthy fats from basic ingredients like avocado
- (lean meat or fish if you’re not vegetarian)
Avoiding high fat / high sugar items will also help you to eat a healthy breakfast.
Should I skip breakfast to lose weight?
In our opinion, you don’t need to skip breakfast to lose weight.
Weight management is based on a simple case of staying within a recommended calorie deficit.
So there’s no reason why a healthy, nutritious breakfast can’t be a part of your daily diet.
According to Time, experts say that people who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat the rest of the day, but recent studies have found no difference in weight between those who skip their morning meal and those who don’t.
However, there are reports that people who eat breakfast can also have lower rates of issues like cholesterol and high blood pressure.
What breakfast is good for weight loss?
Healthy breakfast foods that help you lose weight include,
- Berries, and
- Grapefruits among others!
Any breakfast that contains fresh, whole foods, and avoids processed food that is high in fat and sugar are going to help with weight loss (we aim for this balance in all our brekkies but particularly in weight loss breakfasts).
We have a Free 7-day meal plan that is really suited to anyone looking to lose weight as it’s packed full of healthy meal ideas.
And if you still need more inspiration after that you’ll find our weekly plan will give you meal ideas every single week!
In fact, healthy breakfasts are also great if you’re also trying to maintain your weight loss.
From fresh fruit to chia seeds, fruit smoothie to green smoothie, a healthy breakfast always makes a good breakfast first thing in the morning.
We hope you’ve found the collection inspiring and that you get to try them all.
They’re great for the whole family, and super quick for those busy mornings when you’ve got to get to work and school.
For more breakfast ideas check out this list of 40 Epic Low-Calorie Breakfast Recipes.
These are all such great options! Thanks for putting together a comprehensive list! I can’t wait to try them all
You’re very welcome Lilly! Glad you like the look. Certainly something for everyone 😀