Quick, Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Many of the women who join The Pilates Body Program are busy. Many of them have kids and are trying to find ways to start their day on a healthy note without spending excess time in the kitchen. After starting my work days at 5:00am for the past few years, I can relate.

Here is a list of healthy, quick recipes that have become my go-to’s when I’m strapped for time.

1. Hard Boiled Eggs
Of course you can just them “as-is” with a little bit of salt. Or for an even healthier option try “Energy Rich Eggs” from The Pilates Body Program meal plan:

Smash 2-3 eggs up in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil or flax seed oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper and top with micro greens for an extra antioxidant punch (you can find them at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods by the lettuce). Thank you Drew Parisi for this delicious recipe.

2. 1 sliced apple + 2 tablespoons almond butter

overnight oats

3. Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are great because you do all the work the night before and you have a hearty, healthy breakfast ready in the morning.

1/4 cup oats
1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
dash of cinnamon
1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Simply refrigerate overnight, top with berries and enjoy when you wake up!

And here are a handful of variations from Kath Eats Real Food. Have fun and use whatever you have on hand.

4. Smoothies

My favorite recipe can be found here. It’s hearty enough to last you through a busy morning and easy to drink on the go.

Or try this super healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie that includes spinach to start your day with a dose of greens.

5. Plain greek yogurt topped with honey, berries and a sprinkle of granola.

Try making this Heart Healthy Granola in advance so that you have it on hand for the week ahead.

6. Almond butter on a whole wheat or sour dough english muffin

Egg cups

7. Mini Quiches

On Sunday afternoon, take 30 minutes to make a batch of mini quiches and you’ll have a perfect option to grab for the road.

Simply mix 12 eggs in a bowl and mix in whatever veggies and cheese you have on hand (I prefer spinach, mushrooms, bell pepper and goat cheese or cheddar). Add 1/4 teaspoon salt & pepper (more or less to taste), pour into a muffin tin and bake for 25 -35 minutes at 375 degrees.

Do you have a favorite breakfast recipe for busy mornings?


  1. Megan Cooper 8 years ago

    Love this! ALL great ideas for busy women (& men) on the run! I’ve been prepping my smoothies at night and blending them in the morning! I’ve also been making mini quiches sunday night’s to prepare for the week ahead! Thanks Robin for all the great suggesstions!

  2. Gretchen 8 years ago

    Thanks so much for these delicious healthy breakfast options…They are just what I was looking for as I prepare for the upcoming week.

  3. Anne-Sophie Le Beux 3 years ago

    Thanks for these wonderful healthy ideas! Breakfast is a key meal that I often tend to overlook. So here is to a new routine!

  4. Maria 3 years ago

    All of these look delicious! Can’t wait to try them out – especially the overnight oats! That one looks like a particularly great idea

    • Sarah 3 years ago

      That’s so great to hear, Maria! Let us know how they turn out! 🙂

  5. Cindy 3 years ago

    I have tried all the above and still do. They are fast and simple<3

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