Lately I’ve had such a love-hate relationship with breakfast. And I know most people feel that way too, especially when it comes to clean eating breakfast recipes.
The morning is usually a rushed time. While it’s my dream to have a YouTube-esque mindful morning routine, I typically sleep as late as I can and then run out the door – or to my desk in the living room (#quarantinelyfe). Who has time or energy to cook breakfast?
Certainly not me!
Getting out of bed is my biggest accomplishment of the morning – I can’t be bothered to cook a healthy breakfast too.
Because I – and my clients – appreciate convenience at mealtime, I’ve scoured the inter-webs for healthy recipes that accomplish just that. While it’s so easy to stop by a Dunkin Donuts drive-thru for a bagel or a McDonald’s for a breakfast sandwich, here are some fast breakfast recipes that are WAYYY healthier – and don’t leave you to the mercy of the carpool that orders 10+ different things.
5 clean eating breakfast recipes coming your way!
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Yes, overnight oats is a fad. But it’s stuck around awhile now for good reason.
Quick, easy, and nutritious, overnight oats are a healthy and convenient way to start your day. They’re a “healthy carb,” meaning that they’re packed with fiber and keep you fuller for longer, without sending your blood sugar through the roof.
There’s also so much you can do with them. These pumpkin apple overnight oats cater to fall season lovers. I like this particular recipe because it refrains from using any processed sugar, instead letting fruits and spices carry the flavor. You’ve GOT to try this recipe; it requires next-to-no prep in the morning!
This is just about the healthiest breakfast you could have. Here’s why:
- Eggs for a solid dose of protein
- Vegetables for nutrients and fiber
- Sweet potatoes for unprocessed, healthy carbs and whopping dose of vitamin A
You’ll absolutely want to make this for a weekend breakfast or on a Sunday night. But once it’s made, you’ll have breakfast for the entire week! Just warm it up and you’re good to go!
Here’s another recipe from Love & Lemons, and the prep process is very similar to the recipe above. It’s another best suited for mixing and baking on the weekends, but one you’ll be able to enjoy all week long.
You already know the benefits of oats for breakfast – here is simply another way to enjoy them. This recipe also has nuts and seeds for healthy fats, protein, and fiber, as well as plenty of fruits for added vitamins and minerals.
My only note for this recipe is to follow her low-sugar modification. The original recipe calls for 1/4 maple syrup and 1/4 brown sugar or coconut sugar. Instead omit the brown sugar/coconut sugar and increase to 1/3 cup maple syrup, which has a lower glycemic index and increases blood sugar levels less rapidly.
This lovely breakfast has a crazy 24g of protein! It’s seriously so simple too: just plain Greek yogurt, fruits (which you switch up according to the season), granola, and a drizzle of nut butter or honey.
I love that she recommends 2% or full-fat Greek yogurt. Because honestly?Plain Greek yogurt can be an acquired taste. The funny thing is that this exact combo – yogurt, fruit, granola, and a little bit of honey – is what made me start liking it plain. It’s so much better for you than flavored yogurts, so give it a chance!
If you absolutely can’t stand even full-fat plain Greek yogurt, try stirring in a spoonful of fruit-flavored yogurt and ease yourself in that way.
These breakfast sandwiches are every career-person’s dream! This health-ified breakfast sandwich has loads of veggies added to the eggs and uses whole wheat sandwich thins to cut down the carbs and increase the fiber.
Although the recipe calls for egg whites, I think it’s fine to use the whole egg. It tends to taste better, plus an increase in cholesterol mostly comes from carbs/sugars, rather than foods like eggs.
Because these sandwiches can be frozen, quickly reheated, and taken on-the-go, they are one of the most convenient clean eating breakfast recipes on this list!
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