Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Shannon Quinn - November 13, 2020
Let your kids decorate owl pancakes. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Owl Pancakes

Earlier on this list, we mentioned making protein pancakes with fruit instead of sugary syrup. If you have kids, they might resist cutting out their sugary topping. Once you introduce something unhealthy to a kid’s life, it’s almost impossible to go back. So a great way to get them excited about fruit is to build little faces and animals on the pancakes. These owls are made with strawberries, almonds, blueberries, and bananas. Even if you’re still allowing them to put syrup on top, this is a great way to sort of trick them into eating fruit. The more they enjoy it, the more likely they will to want to eat it again.

Going vegan? Try a tofu scramble. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Tofu Veggie Scramble

If you’re trying to go vegan, you might miss the taste of having eggs for breakfast. Personally, this is one of the most challenging things I face whenever I go vegan. Tofu veggie scramble might not taste the same, but it sure does look like scrambled eggs with vegetables mixed in. It tastes delicious in its own right, and you can rest easy knowing that you’re eating a meal that is far more nutritious, and contains zero cholesterol. Add a piece of toast with vegan butter, and you’re good to go. If you want to try this out, check out the recipe by The Minimalist Baker.

Chia seeds expand after sitting in liquid for some time. Credit: Shutterstock

1. Chia Seed Pudding

If you like rice pudding, you should consider making chia seed pudding, instead. White rice is a starch, and it doesn’t hold a lot of nutritional value. Chia seeds, on the other hand, are amazing, because they’re a plant based source of protein. They also have a lot of fiber, omega 3’s, and antioxidants. The cool thing about chia seeds is that they expand when they get wet, just like dry rice. These end up having a chewy texture, whereas the dry seeds are nice and crunchy, and can be used as a topping. Would you eat pudding for breakfast? Maybe. Breakfast, dessert, whenever. It’s always good.