Whether you’ve got kids who need to get ready for school or you’re just trying to make yourself look presentable for work without being late, mornings aren’t exactly a peaceful time.
While you may not have time to sit down to a full breakfast enjoyed over a cup of coffee as you scroll your favorite websites, you can still power up for a busy morning. Here are a few easy, filling breakfast options we love:
There’s a reason it’s become a nationwide trend. While it looks great on Instagram, avocado toast also provides a protein-packed breakfast that won’t leave you starving by 10:30.
These are great because they’re totally customizable. Love blueberries and peaches? Perfect, throw them together, add some Greek yogurt and peanut butter for protein, and you’ve got the ideal breakfast smoothie. Plus, prep time is limited, so it’s a smart pick when you’ve got a busy morning.
These guys look adorable, taste great, keep you full, and can be made ahead of time. Add in toppings you like, whether that’s ham, broccoli, or cheese.
Slow cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal
Put in a little prep time at night and your future self will thank you as you wake up to the comforting smell of this delicious oatmeal ready to be gobbled down for breakfast. It will make you wonder how you ever relied on the instant stuff.
Another breakfast craze that’s dominated Pinterest boards, people swear by overnight oats. Prep the ingredients the night before (you’re adding healthy stuff like chia seeds and fruit) and then your meal is ready when you are the next morning.
The next time you’re tempted to skip breakfast or hit the drive-thru on your way to work, give one of these easy, filling ideas a shot and see how it changes the scope of your morning.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.