• Felicia Newell, RD, BSc, MSc | Sustain Nutrition

34 Yummy, Simple, Healthy Breakfast Ideas


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If you need ideas for quick and easy breakfasts, then this post is for you!

According to the latest Tracking Nutrition Trends report, almost 40% of Canadians skip breakfast(1).

Eating a healthy breakfast has been associated with:

– Lower prevalence of overweight and obesity and reduced weight gain over time

– Improved appetite control which contributes to better choices made throughout the day

– Better intake of nutrients including calcium, vitamin D, potassium and fibre

– Improved energy

– Breaking the fasted state, which in turn reduces fat storage and muscle breakdown (2, 3, 4) (having lean muscle is important for our metabolism and for weight loss)

Having said all that, many people still do not eat breakfast for various reasons (lack of time, disinterest, lack of habit, lack of hunger, etc.). Time is a big barrier to breakfast eating; most breakfasts are made in 5 minutes or less (4). If you need ideas for quick and easy breakfasts, then this article may be for you!

Below you will find 34 tasty breakfast ideas, simple make-ahead options and quick grab n’ go breakfasts.

1. Avocado Toast With Egg

Sometimes, simple is just better. In this recipe, 2 slices of whole-grain bread, lightly toasted, topped with smashed avocado and a sprinkling of salt and pepper makes for a flavourful and rich base. Top that with two sunny-side-up eggs for a healthy dose of protein, and you’ve got a well-rounded breakfast. Stack ’em in a tupperware container for easy transport or cook the yolks a bit more and make the whole thing into a sandwich.