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No More Skipping Breakfast — Here Are 8 No-Brainer Meals

We get it: you’re a busy woman with things to do and places to be. From your demanding work schedule to tending to your little ones at home, we don’t blame you if making a fulfilling breakfast is the last thing on your mind. For decades, breakfast has been hailed as the “most important meal of the day,” and yet, it’s somehow the most forgettable.

According to a 2022 study, 35% of survey participants in the United States reported eating breakfast daily, while approximately 12% shared that they eat breakfast only a few times a month. Still, eating breakfast has a long list of benefits that shouldn’t be missed out on if we can help it.

Breakfast provides the body with the necessary nutrients and energy to kickstart your metabolism after a night's sleep and gives our body the opportunity to consume essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber for the day ahead.

We all know that familiar feeling of fogginess that comes right before noon, but consuming breakfast can give us the fuel we need to reduce it. When we give our bodies the proper nutrition through breakfast, we can set ourselves up to experience better concentration and focus throughout the day. In this case, the right foods in the morning are essentially brain food.

With many of us making an effort to no longer skip breakfast, there has to be a way to fuel ourselves without it taking up most of the precious (and limited) time that we have in the morning. That’s why we’re sharing a guide to easy, “no-brainer” breakfast ideas that will take the mental labor out of what to eat in the a.m.


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1. Greek Yogurt with Granola, Nuts, and Berries

This grab-and-go breakfast is just as sweet as it is satisfying. Grab your favorite flavor of yogurt and granola mix and combine it with frozen or fresh berries.


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2. Avocado Toast

Spread mashed avocado on whole-grain toast and sprinkle with salt and pepper for a simple and healthy breakfast rich in good fats. For an extra touch, add red onions, tomatoes, or a squeeze of lemon.


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3. Instant Oatmeal with Pistachios and Cranberries

The older you get, the more oatmeal becomes a breakfast treat. But if you don’t have time to spend cooking your oats on the stove, opt for instant oats instead. Dress them up with pistachios and cranberries for added crunch and sweetness, and you’re good to go.


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4. Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

If you’re looking for a sweet and filling breakfast in minutes, smoothies are the way to go. For this easy recipe, blend banana, peanut butter, and your milk of choice together to create a delicious and protein-packed breakfast you can sip on.


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5. Pre-Made Egg Muffins

For the meal-preppers out there, you’re going to love this ready-to-eat breakfast idea. Whisk eggs into muffin tins and add veggies or cheese. Once they’re fully baked, pack them into the fridge overnight, and they’ll be ready to be warmed up as your portable breakfast option.


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6. Overnight Chia Seed and Oat Pudding

Take the thinking out of your breakfast prep time and leave it to the magic of overnight refrigeration. Mix chia seeds and oatmeal with milk into a small container and let it sit overnight. When you’re ready to eat, add fruits and nuts on top for a simple, no-cook pudding loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.


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7. Egg and Sausage Sandwiches

We know that nothing beats the feeling of getting a piping hot breakfast sandwich from your favorite restaurant, but why not make it at home instead? You only need eggs, sausage (vegan or turkey will do, too), cheese, and an English muffin, and poof, you've got yourself a protein-packed breakfast sandwich on hand. McDonald’s, who?


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8. Potatoes, Cheese, and Spinach Eggs Scramble

The best way to reduce the mental labor that goes into preparing breakfast is to take all your favorite things and put them into one savory concoction. That’s why we love a classic egg scramble. Add your potatoes, eggs, cheese, and spinach into a skillet for a no-brained meal that’ll leave you feeling satisfied.

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