5 quick, easy and healthy breakfast ideas

It’s a Monday and we all know what that means – a new start to the week and no time to laze around for a weekend brunch or late breakfast!

To keep you guys motivated for the week ahead here are 5 ideas for the weekdays to break your fast in the morning! I’ve also included the time limit to make the breakfast so you will have no excuses to not break your fast in the morning.

Instant Oats – 90 seconds
I know, Instant doesn’t sound very healthy but I’m sure on Mondays we are all in a rush and with the Uncle Tobys Instant Oats, you can have a warm and filling breakfast of oats which are a great source of fibre and are packed with various nutrients.

Toast – Under 2 minutes
Get some wholegrain toast and layer on whatever you enjoy! Jam, avocado, peanut butter, tomato etc. Replace the coffee or any instant drinks in the morning with some green tea instead.

Smoothie – Under 3 minutes
We’re halfway through the week! Grab some fruits (bananas, strawberries), some low fat greek yoghurt, your desired form of milk, ice (optional) and a dash of honey for an extra sweet taste! You can even drink this on the go to work or school.

Tip: Buying a smoothie from stores is not the same as making it at home guys, you are not 100% certain what they can actually put in your drinks!

For some more smoothie ideas and recipes check out this post: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/smoothies


Fruit and cereal – Under 3 minutes
It’s Thursday and we probably feel like we want the weekend here already so how about we get some sweets to get us through the final days of the week? And by sweets, I mean fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, kiwis or any fruits that are in season or you enjoy! Add some low fat greek yoghurt to make it extra yummy and filling for your busy day ahead!

Tip: Too busy to even cut up fruit in the morning? Cut it the night before and store it in the fridge!

Banana pancakes – Under 5 minutes
Last day of the working week, hooray! To give ourselves a reward how about some gluten free, flourless and healthy banana pancakes? Just mash and mix 2 eggs and 1 banana together and pour them onto a pan with some oil.

Check out blogilates’ video of her making this breakfast!

Let us know by commenting if you have any other quick breakfast recipes or whether you will be following these ideas!


6 thoughts on “5 quick, easy and healthy breakfast ideas

  1. This is a fantastic post! You’ve included some healthy, delicious and easy-to-prepare breakfast ideas. According to the 2007 National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Study, 1 in 10 Australian children skip breakfast regularly. In 2011, the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggested that this figure rose to 1 in 6 Australian children skipping breakfast regularly. As you mentioned in your previous post, skipping breakfast is linked to a number of short term and long term consequences, including poor concentration, Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, amongst many others. As such, providing quick and easy breakfast ideas is a fantastic way of helping parents overcome the common excuse of not having time for breakfast. A healthy lifestyle begins by encouraging parents and kids to eat breakfast daily. To read more about the role of breakfast in a healthy lifestyle, click here http://healthykidssydney.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/breakfast-explained/

    • I think for Asians that live in Asia, their forms of breakfast will definitely differ to the western kind so they have adjusted/ it is the norm for the more ‘heavy’ forms of breakfast. I’m Asian and I have eaten a range of different Asian breakfasts which I believe are still quite nutritious (once you get pass the heavyness of it) as they can be loaded with a range of vegetables and protein due to the different range of dishes available! You can have a look at some Chinese style breakfasts here http://www.thekitchn.com/8-chinese-breakfast-treats-143675

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