No need for a recipe — these fast breakfast ideas from Self are easy to put together, no matter how hectic your morning.
If you're one of the 31 million Americans who skip breakfast regularly, you need to take a step back and find something you can quickly whip up (and can't be to blame for making you run late!). Save yourself from sugary energy bar fatigue with these no-recipe breakfasts. Here's all you need to do: eyeball the ingredients before throwing them together. Each meal is balanced, meaning it contains some type of fiber-rich carbohydrate to provide you with long-lasting energy, a lean protein to help you feel fuller longer and a healthy fat to add both deliciousness and staying power to your breakfast. Quick, healthy and efficient. Now, no one can complain about that.
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Burrito
Smoked salmon mixes the everyday breakfast burritos while also adding heart-healthy, omega-3 fats. Peppers, onions and salsa up the veggie count in your scramble and work in extra flavor.
TO MAKE: Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium-high heat. Sauté a handful of chopped red onion, sliced jalapeño peppers and salsa until tender, approximately a few minutes. Then, toss a large egg and a couple egg whites into the pan; scramble until cooked through. Stir in bite-sized, chopped smoked salmon. Remove from heat; roll the mixture up in a large tortilla and top with more salsa, if desired.
Breakfast Bento Box
It doesn't get much simpler than this. Just assemble each of the following items into a Bento box or similar container and take with you for a super healthy on-the-go breakfast option. We like to think of it as a morning cheese plate.
TO MAKE: Assemble a hard-boiled egg, a cheese wedge or round (such as Laughing Cow or mini Babybel), a bunch of grapes and a small handful of whole-grain crackers.
Eggs-Any-Way Avocado Toast
This breakfast gives you the awesome option of preparing your egg specifically to your own liking — think boiled, poached, fried, or scrambled. No matter how you cook the egg, it'll work deliciously well with avocado atop a slice of toast. Plus, you're getting six grams of quality protein plus healthy fats and fiber from the avocado, too.
TO MAKE: Toast one slice dark rye bread. Top with a quarter of an avocado that has been mashed with a squeeze of lime and a pinch of salt. Cook an egg plus one egg white any way you like and place on top of toast. Garnish with salt, pepper, and herbs, if desired.
Egg and Cheese Sandwich
A fast-food breakfast sandwich is not the healthiest way to quell your morning hunger pangs, but no one can deny how satisfying the classic egg-and-cheese combo can be. For a healthy spin, we kept the egg and cheese but used a whole-grain English muffin, swapped a tomato slice for the traditional bacon, and added some spinach to make over the classic.
TO MAKE: Slice a whole-grain English muffin in half and top with one small slice reduced-fat cheddar cheese. Place under the broiler until the cheese melts and the muffin is lightly toasted. Fry one egg and place on the muffin with the cheese, tomato slices, a handful of baby spinach and salt and pepper, to taste. Top with the other half of the English muffin.