In a rush? Here are 9 breakfast recipes that will take you 15 minutes or less!

Posted on March 9, 2011

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You’ve heard it many times before, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. While mornings can be hectic and overwhelming; making sure you fit breakfast into your schedule has many positive health benefits. Below are some examples of why skipping breakfast is a bad idea (Mayo Clinic)

 

Benefits for Adults When you eat a healthy breakfast, you’re more likely to:

  • Eat more vitamins and minerals

  • Eat less fat and cholesterol

  • Have better concentration and productivity throughout the morning

  • Control your weight

  • Have lower cholesterol, which may reduce your risk of heart disease

 

Benefits for Children, Breakfast is especially important for children and adolescents. According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to:

  • Meet daily nutrient requirements

  • Concentrate better

  • Have better problem-solving skills

  • Have better hand-eye coordination

  • Be more alert

  • Be more creative

  • Miss fewer days of school

  • Be more physically active

 

For those who don’t have much time in the morning, here are 9 healthy, delicious, and quick recipes from Start Cooking to start off your day!

 

Tropical Fruit Yogurt Parfait: “Parfait” is just a fancy word for a combination of yogurt and fruit.

 

Fruit Salad: It doesn’t get simpler than this. Just grab a container, a variety of fruit, and spend 5 minutes chopping. Finally, sprinkle granola on top and catch the next bus.

 

Microwave Scrambled Eggs: Crack open two eggs and whisk well in a microwave-safe dish. Put in a pinch of salt and pepper and set your microwave for 1 minute. Check to make sure your eggs are not runny by sticking a fork in and fluffing them up. You can put them on toast or on an English muffin and wrap it all up in aluminum foil and go. You can also hard-boil eggs the night before and take these with you.

 

French Toast Sandwich: Toast can be made in endless ways that work for folks on the go. But French Toast is my favorite. Grab two slices of frozen French toast and stick them in the toaster to heat up, then pop whatever you want in between.

 

Smoothie: So all you have to do in the morning is grab your thermal mug and get into the car. Oatmeal: But if you take a few minutes and you can oatmeal into something fun and flavorful. If you don’t have any fresh fruit, try combining your oatmeal with dried fruit, Cheerios, chocolate or even peanut butter.

 

Apple and Pear Crisp: This is another nuked delight that tastes like dessert at breakfast. Who wouldn’t like that? Pop it in a microwaveable container so you can cook it at work.

 

Grilled Cheese: you can pop bread in the toaster oven and let the cheese melt right there. Just keep your eye on it because it cooks quickly. The good news is that you can skip the butter if you’re watching calories. Wrap it and run!

 

Visit the National Library of Medicine for more nutrition tips!

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