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12 Quick Breakfasts Ready in 7 Minutes or Less

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November 21, 2018 | Categories:

Not all breakfasts are created equal

Having a solid morning meal may help prevent overeating the rest of the day, Joy Bauer, RD, told Woman’s Day. But research has consistently shown that including protein is the key to feeling full and quelling mid-morning munchies. (Sorry, doughnuts.) Think you’re too busy? Here’s a week’s worth of healthy and quick breakfast ideas. Don’t forget to try these other high protein breakfast ideas!

Berry pie oatmeal

Whole-grain oats at breakfast become even healthier in this Blackberry Pie Oatmeal recipeadapted from Oprah magazine. Top a bowl of cooked oats with 1/3 cup blackberries (or your favorite), then add 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts and one crushed graham cracker. One of the most antioxidant-rich fruits, berries are loaded with fiber and vitamin C. Walnuts’ protein and fat help make the oatmeal more satiating.

Cheesy mushroom scramble

Eggs take a lot less time than you think. Try this quick scrambled egg recipe for breakfast, complete with mushrooms and shredded low-fat cheese, from Women’s Health. Quick tip: Start scrambling your eggs as soon as they hit the pan, and cook until firm.

Berry waffle taco

Frozen waffles aren’t just for kids! Try the breakfast Berry Wafflewich recipe from Women’s Health: Pop a whole-grain waffle in the toaster while getting dressed. When it’s ready, spread on one tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter for 3 to 4 grams of protein. Cup the waffle in your hand, add antioxidant- and vitamin-rich berries of your choice, then squeeze lightly, taco-style.

Speedy huevos rancheros

This Mexican-style breakfast from Real Simple can be made with an already-cooked refrigerated hard-boiled egg (or an egg quickly scrambled in under 5 minutes). Slice and add to a medium whole-wheat tortilla, and you’ve got 9 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. If you’ve got an extra minute or two, add a piece of Canadian bacon and a half-ounce slice of cheese like flavorful pepperjack. Top with two tablespoons of salsa for kick. (Eat these foods that burn belly fat while you sit.)

Strawberry-yogurt smoothie

Smoothies are a great breakfast option for hectic mornings, especially if you start with pre-sliced frozen fruit. A strawberry smoothie recipe combines low-calorie strawberries, which are high in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber; orange juice, with more immunity-boosting vitamin C; and protein- and calcium-rich yogurt. (Soak the blender in the sink. You’ll clean it after work.) The best low-sugar smoothies.

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