Quick Breakfast Ideas That Require No Cooking

Unless you’re an early riser, mornings are typically busy, and breakfast might go on the back burner, so to speak.

If you have to dash out the door fast, it helps to find something nutritious and delicious that takes no time at all to make and eat. These super simple, super-quick, and super-delicious breakfast ideas require no cooking whatsoever so you can hit the road with a satisfied belly and a clear mind.

– Chia pudding
This one starts the night before with chia seeds and the milk of your choice in a glass mason jar — add in a touch of vanilla extract to sweeten the deal. In the morning, dump in a little granola and berries for a real treat that eats like a pudding.

– Avocado toast
Using your toaster is not considered cooking, so pop a slice of sprouted whole-grain toast into the toaster and slice up some avocado. Once your toast pops up, top it avocado slices and fresh tomatoes for a filling and delightful breakfast. Everything but the Bagel seasoning goes phenomenally with this.

– Apple pie-like overnight oats
Ditch those sugary breakfast pastries and donuts in favor of something that naturally curbs your sweet tooth. Get out your mason jar and add oats, a dab of real maple syrup, cinnamon, unsweetened almond milk, and a few drops of vanilla extract. Shake it up and refrigerate. In the morning, add fresh chopped apples to it and feel like you’re eating pie for breakfast. You can even take this with you to enjoy first thing at the office.

– Banana sushi
Sure, you could have a plain old banana for breakfast, but where’s the fun in that? Peel it and cover it in your favorite nut butter. Then dip it in granola or finely chopped nuts and slice into sushi-sized pieces.

– Topped apple slices
If you always grab an apple, take a moment to slice it up. Then spread it with a generous portion of nut butter and add fun toppings like shredded coconut, nuts, cranberries, and anything else you’ve got for a tasty breakfast treat.

– Spiced-up bagel and salmon
Treat yourself to a weekend breakfast staple on the fast track for a weekday. Mix a little wasabi with your cream cheese and then top it with smoked salmon and avocado. Scallions add some contrast too, but if you have any pickled ginger, you will feel like you walked right out of NY’s best Bagel Shop.

With so many ways to start your day without turning on the stove or oven, these no-cook breakfast options are going to be fast favorites for breakfast every day of the week.

Think of it as a healthier version of soy sauce.

It’s soy-free, has less sodium, and doesn’t have any other yucky ingredients lurking in it.

You can whip up a healthy version of pad Thai with spaghetti squash and coconut aminos in no time, and I’ll tell you, it does not disappoint!

A homemade sauce made with coconut aminos is very simple to make, and it’s popping with flavor.

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Mix it all together, and use it as your sauce in any dish. This works best with stir-fry, so give it a shot and let me know what you think.

 

I know the treats are abundant this time of year. If you’ve noticed, the more sugar you eat, the more you crave it, and once those cravings take hold, they are so tough to shake.

One thing you can keep on hand to combat sugar cravings are “healthy fat bombs” — and let me tell you, they ARE a treat. But healthy, too!

Here’s a simple recipe you can make in a snap, and it’s festive, too:

Chocolate Peppermint Almond Bombs 

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup raw cocoa powder
  • 5 drops food-grade peppermint essential oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped almonds
  • ½ tbsp real maple syrup

 

  1. Melt your ingredients in a pan on low heat, stirring regularly.
  2. Pour into small silicone molds — silicone cupcake tins are great for this. Freeze until hard.
  3. Remove from silicone molds and enjoy!

A quick smoothie in the mornings is one of my favorite breakfast options.  You can even love to pre-make them in mason jars with the dry ingredients you want to use, so you have several air-tight smoothie options waiting on me in the fridge. When you’re ready, dump contents into your blender, add your liquid, and you’ve got breakfast in under 2 minutes.

One way to allow your smoothie to keep you satiated until lunch is to add more protein and healthy fats to it.

You can add peanut butter, mct oil, a high-quality protein powder, avocado, and even collagen peptides to pack a protein punch.

What do you love to add to your smoothies?