Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

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Quick and Easy Breakfast

It’s absolutely true—breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast:

  • Helps adults focus at work or children focus at school
  • Promotes good health
  • Improves memory and concentration
  • Breakfast together can be a shared food time for the family

It’s easy to give your family breakfast that is:

  • Healthy
  • Time saving
  • Tasty

There are lots of recipe options for breakfast at home or on the go:

  • Egg dishes
  • Whole grain options
  • Fruit and vegetable specialties


Make an Omelet in a Mug. It only takes about 2 minutes!

  1. Spray the inside of a large, microwave-safe mug lightly with cooking spray
  2. Crack 1 large egg into mug
  3. Add grated cheese and other extras such as chopped red bell pepper or chives
  4. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper
  5. Stir with a fork until well mixed
  6. Microwave on high for 30 seconds
  7. Remove from microwave and stir with a fork
  8. Return to microwave and cook for another 20-30 seconds

Add eggs to sauteed vegetables and spoon into tortillas to make quick breakfast tacos, burritos or quesadillas.


Oatmeal is #1! Check out HappyHealthy's Overnight Oats with Blueberries recipe and How To: Oatmeal Your Way for lots of delicious new ideas.

Make toast extra special:

  • Use whole grain bread
  • Spread peanut butter on the toast
  • Add your favorite toppings:
    • Bananas
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries



Makes 1 serving; 8 ounces each serving


  • 1 small to medium banana
  • ¼ cup oat or whole wheat cereal
  • ¼ cup low-fat yogurt
  • 3 medium strawberries
  • 12 blueberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey


  1. Wash your hands well with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Peel banana, cut in half, and place in a bowl.
  3. Top banana with yogurt and cereal.
  4. Wash and cut strawberries into small pieces and add to the top of the yogurt.
  5. Wash blueberries and add to the top of the yogurt.
  6. Drizzle honey on top of fruit.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Images of french toast and overnight oats with blueberries

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.