Many of the women who join The Pilates Body Program are busy. Many of them have kids and are trying to find ways to start their day on a healthy note without spending excess time in the kitchen. After starting my work days at 5:00am for the past few years, I can relate.

Here is a list of healthy, quick recipes that have become my go-to’s when I’m strapped for time.

breakfast recipe

1. Hard Boiled Eggs
Of course you can just them “as-is” with a little bit of salt. Or for an even healthier option try “Energy Rich Eggs” from The Pilates Body Program meal plan:

Smash 2-3 eggs up in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil or flax seed oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper and top with micro greens for an extra antioxidant punch (you can find them at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods by the lettuce). Thank you Drew Parisi for this delicious recipe.

2. 1 sliced apple + 2 tablespoons almond butter

overnight oats

3. Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are great because you do all the work the night before and you have a hearty, healthy breakfast ready in the morning.

Recipe:
1/4 cup oats
1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
dash of cinnamon
1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Simply refrigerate overnight, top with berries and enjoy when you wake up!

And here are a handful of variations from Kath Eats Real Food. Have fun and use whatever you have on hand.

smoothie recipe

4. Smoothies

My favorite recipe can be found here. It’s hearty enough to last you through a busy morning and easy to drink on the go.

Or try this super healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie that includes spinach to start your day with a dose of greens.

5. Plain greek yogurt topped with honey, berries and a sprinkle of granola.

Try making this Heart Healthy Granola in advance so that you have it on hand for the week ahead.

6. Almond butter on a whole wheat or sour dough english muffin

Egg cups

7. Mini Quiches

On Sunday afternoon, take 30 minutes to make a batch of mini quiches and you’ll have a perfect option to grab for the road.

Simply mix 12 eggs in a bowl and mix in whatever veggies and cheese you have on hand (I prefer spinach, mushrooms, bell pepper and goat cheese or cheddar). Add 1/4 teaspoon salt & pepper (more or less to taste), pour into a muffin tin and bake for 25 -35 minutes at 375 degrees (recipe courtesy of Drew Parisi and The Pilates Body Program meal plan).

Do you have a favorite breakfast recipe for busy mornings?

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