While importance of maintaining a consistent sleep schedule is well documented, some mornings—heck, weeks—hitting the snooze button is almost unavoidable. To get in some extra rest without sacrificing a nutritious morning meal, plan ahead. These 16 healthy breakfast ideas can be made ahead of time so you can fill your belly with wholesome fare and still make it to work on time.
Protein Muffins with Lemon & Chia Seeds
If you’re trying to get some more protein in your morning, try these mighty little muffins. Get the recipe.
Yogurt Cake with Blueberries & Lemon
Greek yogurt adds richness and tang to this moist cake, studded with fresh berries. Get the recipe.
Veggie Breakfast Burritos
These freezer-friendly burritos are your secret weapon for those crazy mornings. Get the recipe.
Make-Ahead Mini Frittata with Greens
Wish you had time to scramble eggs for breakfast? These mini frittatas are your make-ahead solution, packed with protein and greens to sustain you all morning. Get the recipe.
Oat Scones with Cranberries & Orange
Craving a tasty breakfast treat? Consider baking with whole grains. These oat scones are high in fiber, and cranberries and orange zest make them cozy and bright. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats
Let these cook overnight in a slow cooker and you’ll wake up to a warm breakfast that smells like fresh-baked pumpkin pie. Get the recipe.
Quinoa Breakfast Bowls with Freeze-Dried Berries
Take a break from oatmeal, and try this yummy quinoa bowl, instead. The superseed packs protein and cooks up into a creamy porridge when you use your favorite milk. Get the recipe.
Carrot Breakfast Cookies
Inspired by carrot cake, these cookies are packed with oats, nuts, and seeds, to keep you satisfied until lunch. Get the recipe.
Chia Seed Pudding with Mango & Coconut
Chia seeds offer an amazing, tapioca-like texture when soaked. Swirl them into this creamy pudding, top with mango and coconut, and dig in. Get the recipe.
Lumberjack Pancakes with Corn & Blackberries
Make these on a Sunday morning and freeze or refrigerate the leftovers. During the week, just reheat, drizzle with maple syrup, and dig in. Get the recipe.
6 Overnight Oat Recipes with Fresh Flavors
Wake up to the fresh flavors in these six overnight oat recipes:
- Vanilla Overnight Oats with Berries & Lemon,
- Overnight Oats with Banana & Pecans
- Matcha Overnight Oats with Tropical Fruit
- Carrot Overnight Oats with Walnuts & Raisins
- Pumpkin Overnight Oats with Cranberries & Pepitas
- Chocolate Overnight Oats with Cherries & Almonds
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.