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3 Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

By Genevieve Cunningham

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. How often have you heard this statement? Probably a lot! We've been taught over the years that a good breakfast is one of the best ways to set ourselves up for success. But let's face it: Not everyone is enthused about getting up and moving first thing in the morning. And this makes eating a nutritious breakfast really hard. Our brains aren't working yet. Our stomachs aren't feeling it yet. What should we do? If you need quick and easy healthy breakfast ideas, take a look at these three options to get your day started off on the right foot.

Yogurt

Yogurt is quick, easy, and delicious. You can buy yogurt of all different flavors, and depending on the specific kind that you buy, you'll be getting varying levels of nutrients. If you opt for Greek yogurt, you'll get a blast of protein. If you opt for regular yogurt, you'll get a blast of healthy bacteria for the gut. If you're short on time and enjoy a light breakfast, yogurt is an excellent option. Be warned, though, that some flavored yogurts have lots of sugar.

Toast and Nut Butter

If you like something slightly heartier but still super quick, try a piece of wheat toast with your choice of nut butter on top. This can be a little more filling to the stomach for those who don't enjoy that empty feeling first thing. This option also allows you protein, healthy fats, and even healthy carbohydrates. It can help give you a little energy to make it until your mid-morning snack or lunch. 

Fruit

Fruit is so good. It's almost like eating candy for breakfast, but it's so much healthier. Fruit can give you Vitamin C, fiber, and natural sugar first thing in the morning. This means a boost to your immune system, a kick start for your digestion, and a little energy to start your day. If you have a sweet tooth, eating a little bit of fruit might be a good choice for a quick, healthy, delicious breakfast.

Eating breakfast shouldn't be a chore. It shouldn't be something you dread. It should make you feel good. It should fuel your body for the upcoming day. If you're short on time, use these quick and easy breakfast ideas to get you moving. With the right food first thing in the morning, you can set up your body and mind for a healthy, happy and productive day ahead.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Encinitas, Calif.

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