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5 Healthy Breakfast Recipes For Busy Women

Women are busier than ever these days so finding some healthy breakfast recipes that are delicious, filling, and simple to make are key to starting your day right. This article will share 5 of my healthy breakfast recipes I rotate through on a daily basis and how you can prep in less than 30 minutes for a healthy week. This blog was updated in March 2024.

What Should I Be Eating At Breakfast?

I love learning about, creating, and trying recipes that work for all women, men, kids, and all families to enjoy. I love finding and creating recipes that help you feel full, satisfied, and energetic.

As women, we are busy and want something quick in the mornings. The healthy breakfast recipes below will hopefully give you some ideas that you can incorporate into your mornings.

So, what should you be eating for breakfast? My answer is…eat something that serves your body, mind, and spirit well. Be open to trying new things. Be willing to see a recipe and think about foods that you enjoy that you could swap in or out of the recipe and then try it! You never know, you may find something you love!

How To Incorporate Plant Foods Into Healthy Breakfast Recipes.

I like to get in a variety of plants into my morning breakfast. I’m not a big fruit eater so I try to eat fruit mixed into a smoothie or a yogurt bowl because I can enjoy it that way versus if I eat fruit on it’s own. I love putting in chia or flax seeds into smoothies or yogurt bowls because they are easily disguised in those recipes. Plus, they are great sources of protein and fiber.

Plant based foods include:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Nuts/Seeds
  • Beans/Legumes
  • Whole Grains

I recommend picking one or a couple items from this list and adding them into your morning breakfast routine. Think about adding in foods rather than avoiding or eliminating foods.

Benefits to Eating These Healthy Breakfast Recipes

  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Clearer skin
  • Decrease in anxiety/depression
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Improves chronic fatigue
  • Improves migraines and headaches
  • Better bowel movements
  • Helps relieve GI issues like IBS, Crohns, constipation, diarrhea, etc
  • Can improve attention, mental clarity, and brain fog
  • Improving Arthritis
  • Ability to lose weight and keep off (no more yo yo dieting)
  • Improves whole body systems and decreases overall inflammation

For more information on benefits and to read about true health stories visit the site Forks Over Knives.

How Do You Want To Feel During The Day?

For me, starting my day off with a plant based meal or simply by adding in more fruits/veggies to my breakfast helps me feel fuller for longer and leaves me with energy. Enjoying one of these breakfast recipes provides me with more energy, mental clarity, fullness, and comfort.

I also crave more fruits/veggies and healthier options for snacks, lunch, and dinner when I eat a balanced breakfast.

I want you to feel the same way. Imagine yourself waking up, chugging coffee, skipping breakfast or running by Chick-Fil-A for that biscuit, and off to do your daily grind. Then lunch roles around and you are starving. You haven’t prepared anything so you fly by the drive thru.

Around 3 you get your usual sleepiness and possibly a headache. At dinner you may be starving again but either

a.) don’t have the taste for anything fresh or b.) you don’t make the best choice.

Make the first step to a great, vibrant, energetic day by starting your day with a healthy breakfast recipe and glass of water. I always have water first, then my most precious cup of coffee.

Learning To Listen To Your Body

How does this make you feel on the inside? If you aren’t sure you can go back and look at the headache you may get midday or the sleepiness you get around 3PM. Or what about the feeling of irritation or just kinda feeling blah ? Diet impacts your mood and happiness too.

Did you know that 90% of serotonin “the happy hormone” is produced in your gut? I guess “you are what you eat” is pretty true. When you feel these emotions and physical symptoms this is your body’s way of saying it’s not getting what it needs. If you are dieting and restricting foods then your body will tell you how it feels too.

Become the curious observer and start tuning into your body. If we do this, it will tell us all sorts of things.

Now, imagine this. You wake up, have your cup of water then coffee. Make a smoothie filled with fruits/veggies and head out to start your day. You fill light but full and satisfied. You head to lunch craving a salad or something fresh.

Then you have a big glass of water throughout the day and notice you are still going strong at 3PM when usually you’d be tired or have a headache. Dinner comes around and you want something “fresh”. Once you eat you fill satisfied, full, and don’t have the bloating or “I’m so stuffed I may pop” feeling. Plus, you sleep better that night.

I’m hoping this second scenario is the way you’d like to picture yourself feeling. Well, friends, I’m here with 5 of my favorite healthy breakfast recipes to start your day.

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Healthy Breakfast Recipe #1: Smoothies

  • Great because everyone in the family can drink one
  • Great way to add in fruits/veggies that may not be your fav (bluberries hide a lot of flavor when mixed with spinach)
  • Smoothies are packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, omegas (hello flax/chia/hemp seeds)
  • Can make them higher calorie for breakfast and lower calorie for lunch or snack.
  •  Start with flavors you love. For example, if you love chocolate, start with a chocolate one. If peanut butter is your thing, add peanut butter to them.
  • You can add a protein powder or not. Go simple at first. Often the simple smoothies are the ones that get you loving them.

For some smoothie recipes see my latest smoothie post HERE.

Healthy Breakfast Recipe #2: Tofu or Egg Scramble 

Occasionally I’ll use organic non-gmo tofu as a substitute for eggs. Just Egg is a nice substitute for kids that are needing to go egg free. It cooks up and taste like scrambled eggs. I even make little egg muffins with it. I also love eggs and if eggs are your thing then start with eggs.

Take tofu and drain it. Make sure to pat it with a paper towel to get all of the juice out. Then place some olive oil,  avocado oil, or butter in a pan. Heat on medium to med-high. Then break apart tofu and add to the pan. Pick out what veggies you want and add the pan as well. Season with seasoning of your choice. I love Everything But The Bagel seasoning.

If using Just Egg, just pour it in the pan and scramble as it cooks. If using eggs, then beat them in a bowl then pour into the pan and scramble as they cook.

Another healthy breakfast recipe you may like are Mini Egg Muffins. 


Ways to Eat Tofu/Egg Scramble

  • In a bowl topped with salsa
  • On a wrap top with spinach, kale, or lettuce. Add chopped tomatoes and salsa. Chipotle hot sauce or sriracha is always good. Can use a whole wheat wrap, Mission brand GF wrap, Cassava wrap, or warp in romaine lettuce
  • Seasoned with everything but the bagel seasoning. Then placed on a 100% whole wheat bagel, english muffin, or gluten free option
  • In a bowl and top with black beans, avocado, and salsa
  • Sauté with spinach, feta, and artichokes
  • Sauté with spinach, artichokes, smoked sundried tomatoes, and feta
  • If dairy free, leave off feta or use nutritional yeast

Healthy Breakfast Recipe #3: Oatmeal 

Oatmeal can be just like the package tells you to make it. The amazing thing about oatmeal is that you can add all sorts of yummy ingredients to it. Oatmeal is great to make a big pot on Sunday and then heat up throughout the week.

Sometimes I make oatmeal homemade and sometimes I buy a box of organic oatmeal and add flax, chia, and walnuts to it.

Oatmeal Ideas:

  • Mix in 100% maple syrup, pecans, and cinnamon
  • Oatmeal with matchstick carrots, 100% maple syrup, walnuts, and sprinkles of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Make sure to cook carrots and seasoning in with oatmeal on stove.
  • Top with chopped pears, walnuts, 100% pure maple syrup, cinnamon, and dash of vanilla extract
  • Oatmeal with cinnamon, chopped apples, pecans, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, coconut flakes, and 100% pure maple syrup

I also love to make overnight oats. I take a small mason jar. Place ingredients into mason jar in this order: 1 mashed banana, about 1/2-1 cup oats, vanilla or chocolate plant protein powder, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp ground flax, nuts of choice, and plant milk to cover the top. Shake and keep in fridge. Can reheat or eat cold.

Healthy Breakfast Recipe #4: Texas Toast Done Right

Pick a great bread such as sourdough, 100% whole wheat, sprouted Ezekiel bread, pumpernickel bread, or gluten free bread. We like Schar brand GF bread the best.


Toast Ideas:

  • mashed avocado with sliced radish chips, sea salt, pepper
  •  avocado slices with sea salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and drizzle of olive oil
  • smashed avocado with broccoli sprouts, sea salt, pepper
  • peanut butter (no hydrogenated oils) with sliced bananas and chia seeds. Put chia seeds on first.
  • ground flax, blueberries, and peanut butter (PB&J)
  • peanut butter with ground flax, chia, banana, and honey
  • roasted Sweet potato slices with peanut butter, honey, and sliced bananas

Healthy Breakfast Recipe #5: Yogurt Parfait

I love the following dairy free brands of yogurt: So Delicious, Kite Hill, Chobani, and Silk. All are creamy and not tart like some others I’ve tried. My daughter loves the Kite Hill yogurt tubes from Whole Foods. We like to mix in our vanilla plant protein powder in our yogurt too for extra fiber, plant protein, and 15 super foods.


Toppings for Yogurt: 

  • Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips because why not?
  • Homemade Granola
  • Ground flax, chia, and hemp seeds. This gives you added protein, fiber, and omegas (great for kids heading to school to focus)
  • berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  • bananas
  • strawberries
  • chopped apples, peaches, or pears
  • nuts
  • nut butters or sunbutter if nut allergy present
  • coconut flakes
  • lemon juice (think blueberries, lemon juice, slivered almonds, granola)
  • Strawberry preserves  added between layers of yogurt is yummy too and put some cool whip on top to give some more buy in from kids.

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