80 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas for a Better (and Tastier) Start of The Day

by John Griffith

According to many dietologists, breakfast is the most important meal  of the day. Not only dies it give us the fuel that helps our body wake up, but also helps us prepare for the challenges of the day ahead. It is therefore incredibly important to carefully choose the food we consume in the morning. Grabbing  a croissant, sandwich or donut might sound easy and tempting, but in the long run, these choices will have a negative effect on your energy levels, concentration and overall health. Unfortunately, in our buys day and age, not all of us have the time to prepare elaborate morning meals. If you are one of the many busy and hardworking people out there – fear not! We have selected 80 great healthy breakfast ideas that are incredibly easy to make. We have even included the recipes for our favorite morning dishes, which we are sure you’ll enjoy!

Basil pesto with avocado recipe

basil pesto recipe, two bread slices with pesto, halved cherry tomatoes and herbs garnish, placed on white plate


  • 2 avocados
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 70 gr raw cashew
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 50 ml olive oil

The ingredients are quite simple for this easy recipe

basil and lemons, garlic and avocados, cashews and cherry tomatoes, basil pesto recipe, ingredients on white surface

Chop the avocado into cubes

chopped avocado in small wooden bowl, placed on wooden board, basil pesto recipe

Squeeze the juice from half a lemon

juice from a half a lemon squeezed, basil pesto recipe, blue juicer placed on wooden board, next to bowl of avocado

Blend all the ingredients together

chipped avocado and garlic, cashew and basil, placed in a blender, basil pesto recipe, placed on wooden board

Now you have a delicious and healthy spread for your breakfast

basil pesto with avocado, medium glass jar with lid, filled with pesto, placed on white surface

Spread it onto the bread

cherry tomatoes in a bowl, basil pesto with avocado, spread on two bread slices, placed on white plate

Garnish with halved cherry tomatoes

halved cherry tomatoes on bread slices, basil pesto with avocado, placed on white plate, placed on white surface

And anything else that you love to eat really

herbs garnish and halved cherry tomatoes, two bread sliced, placed on white plate, basil pesto with avocado

Here is a super quick and easy breakfast for those mornings when you are in a rush

basil pesto with avocado, herbs garnish and halved cherry tomatoes, two bread sliced on white plate

Net pancakes recipe – gluten free Roti Jala

roti jala pancakes, garnished with strawberries and powdered sugar, placed on black cutting board


  • 100gr rice flour
  • 100gr cornstarch
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 200ml water
  • strawberries
  • powdered sugar

eggs and flour, sugar and milk, placed in different bowls, roti jala pancakes, ingredients arranged on grey surface

In a bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch and turmeric, add the eggs and oil and whisk together

dry ingredients in a ceramic bowl, two eggs inside, roti jala pancakes, being whisked together

Add the milk and water and stir until fully incorporated

dry and wet ingredients, mixed together in ceramic bowl, roti jala pancakes, placed on grey surface

Transfer to a piping bag or bottle and pour into the pan as shown

net pancakes recipe, pancakes mixture poured into black pan, plastic bottle

Cook for 3-4 minutes on one side

pancakes baking into black pan, net pancakes recipe, baked on one side

Roll in

pancakes baked on one side, net pancakes recipe, being rolled in, black pan with black spatula

Roll them with strawberries in the middle and dust with powdered sugar

powdered sugar being sifted, dusted onto pancakes with strawberries, net pancakes recipe, black cutting board

Delicious and easy

pancakes with strawberries, dusted with powdered sugar, net pancakes recipe, placed on black board

You can’t have healthy breakfast ideas without lots and lots of fruit!

healthy breakfast ideas, white ceramic bowl, filled with slices of fruit, orange and kiwi, banana and pomegranate seeds, and topped with walnuts

Cereals are usually a great breakfast choice, but you should always carefully check their labels before buying, as some brands include loads of sugar and harmful additives

muesli and cereals, with milk and different fruit toppings, blueberries raspberries and bananas, in two bowls and a mug, on a table with lots of objects, healthy breakfast ideas

This is what a healthy start of the day looks like

half-peeled banana near a halved orange and kiwi, brown bowl with muesli and banana slices, healthy breakfast ideas, cup with yoghurt and raspberries

And now on to our first recipe – green energy boosting smoothie!

foamy light green smoothie, inside a tall clear glass, with a white and green striped paper straw, healthy breakfast ideas, next to spinach leaves


  • A handful of fresh spinach
  • 3 kiwis
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 lime

If desired:

  • 1-2 celery sticks
  • a few blades of parsley or mint
  • seeds or nuts of your choice


  1. Juice the apple and 1/2 lime and pour them into your blender
  2. Add the chopped cucumber, kiwi, and spinach
  3. If desired, sprinkle seeds or nuts of your choice, or throw in some celery sticks/mint/parsley, depending on your preference
  4. Blend everything well
  5. Enjoy your fresh and healthy smoothie! For more awesome smoothie ideas and recipes, check out our special article.

Smoothies are a great choice for busy mornings – just throw the ingredients in the blender and enjoy a fresh vitamin boost!

cucumber chunks and kiwi slices, spinach and mint leaves, inside the jug of a blender, healthy breakfast ideas, some yellow juice

Fresh, quick, yummy!

kiwi pieces and mint leaves, on a grayish wooden surface, near a clear glass, filled with foamy green liquid, healthy breakfast ideas, two paper straws

You can add any toppings of your choice – seeds, parsley or even mint leaves

mint leaves topping a green smoothie, inside a clear tumble glass, placed on grayish wooden surface, healthy breakfast ideas, cucumber and kiwi, and mint leaves in the background

This cool video has five great green smoothie recipes: 

Our next recipe is both super easy and simply scrumptious – buckwheat mush with cranberry sauce

buckwheat mash inside a white ceramic bowl, topped with fresh cranberries and cranberry sauce, pumpkin seeds and almonds, healthy breakfast ideas, metal spoon nearby


  • 1/2 cup of buckwheat
  • 1 cup of milk (you can use either plain or almond milk)
  • some sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries
  • toppings of your choice (pumpkin seeds or filed almonds, for example)


  1. Rinse the buckwheat well, and soak it in a dish of water overnight
  2. In the morning, pour the cranberries in a pan, and add 1/4 cup of water, along with 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
  3. Bring the pot to a boil and cook for several minutes until your cranberries are nice and soft, and the texture is gooey and jam-like
  4. Now, drain the buckwheat and put it into a pan, sprinkling a pinch of salt on top
  5. Add the milk, along with 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar, and then bring the mix to a boil
  6. Stir constantly and cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed
  7. Serve in a plate or bowl, with a spoonful of cranberry sauce and toppings of your choice.

Cranberries are a great antioxidant food that is sadly very underrated

low calorie breakfast, cranberries dusted with sugar, inside a clear glass jug, with a handle, placed on a wooden surface

Doesn’t this look absolutely delectable?

easy breakfast recipes, close up of a small clear glass jar, containing cranberry sauce, near a white bowl, and a larger jar with buckwheat

Healthy breakfast ideas – delicious buckwheat much with cranberries

halved apricots and fresh cranberries, near a jar of cranberry sauce, and a jar with buckwheat, low calorie breakfast, bowl with porridge, topped with nuts and cranberries

Overnight oats are yummy and very good for you! learn how to make them in the video bellow

And now a little something for those of you who prefer savory foods – pouched egg with avocado and cherry tomatoes

baked cherry tomatoes on the vine, on top of a poached egg, on a bed of avocado slices, low calorie breakfast, piece of toasted bread


  • 1 medium size avocado
  • 1 large egg
  • a few cherry tomatoes on the vine
  • bread of your choice (if desired)
  • condiments of your choice (salt, black pepper, chili flakes, a dash of lemon juice, etc)


This is perhaps the simplest of all of today’s recipes. The only trick is getting the poached egg just right!

  1. Take a cooking pan and half fill it with water, then add a pinch of salt, and bring to a light boil
  2. Prepare the egg by cracking it into a dish, and only then pour it into the boiling water
  3. It should take about 2-3 minutes for the egg to cook well but depending on your preference, you can wait a minute less or more
  4. While the egg is boiling, peel your avocado, slice it into thin pieces, and arrange them on a plate. If desired, you can place them on a piece of bread.
  5. Once the egg is done, carefully take it out of the pan and drain the excess water
  6. Serve the egg on top of the avocado slices, and sprinkle with condiments of your choice.
  7. Enjoy!

If you need some professional egg pouching tips – Jamie is here to help!

The avocado is a superfood with loads of  great health benefits!

five different piece of bread, with guacamole spread, garnished with different toppings, low calorie breakfast, pepper and eggs, chili flakes and parsley

Sometimes simple is best!

white cheese and cherry tomatoes on the vine, near avocados and bread, on a wooden table with a cutting board, low calorie breakfast, orange juice and two cups of coffee

And now enjoy some of our great healthy breakfast ideas!

daisies and other flowers in blue and red, placed around a bowl, containing orange mush, low calorie breakfast, garnished with blueberries and strawberries

massive wooden table, with a cutting board and a knife, and three flatbreads, topped with cheese, tomato slices and basil leaves, and a baked egg, easy breakfast recipes

country bread slices, with guacamole and chickpeas, garnished with salad greens and sprouts, low calorie breakfast, on a pale surface, near a small jar with cranberry sauce

flakes of coconut and almonds, peach and fig slices, topping a bowl of porridge, low calorie breakfast, blue pan with more porridge

Who said healthy food can’t be indulgent? We are in love with this yummy pumpkin parfait

parfait made from yoghurt and pumpkin, topped with rolled oats, and crunchy granola, easy breakfast recipes, and put in a sundae glass

cherry tomatoes in halves, easy breakfast recipes, two pieces of bread, smeared with guacamole, and topped with black pepper dusted fried egg

sesame seeds on slices of banana, on top of a piece of toast, smeared with peanut butter, easy breakfast recipes, next to several pieces of strawberry

A beautiful Mediterranean breakfast

mediterranean breakfast on a tray, with large glass of orange juice, two pieces of bread, and three small white dishes, containing guacamole and sun-dried tomatoes, olives and marinated cheese

small pot made of clear glass, containing yoghurt and rolled oats, with raspberries and almonds, easy breakfast recipes, placed on a red and white checkered napkin

pink yoghurt spread, on two pieces of bread, garnished with chunks of strawberry, orange and grape, easy breakfast recipes, in a plate with strawberries, and more grapes

Guacamole toast can be combined with so many different flavors and toppings! 

best breakfast for weight loss, twelve pieces of toast, with guacamole spread, and different toppings, strawberries and eggs, cherry tomatoes and beans

grated green apple, cinnamon and crushed nuts, topping a black bowl, of creamy beige porridge, placed on a folded white napkin, best breakfast for weight loss

glass of green juice or a smoothie, next to a round white plate, containing an omelette, made with egg whites, topped with veggies, best breakfast for weight loss, with avocado slices on the side

Peanut butter and banana toast with a hearty dash of cinnamon, and some frozen raspberries

ice water in a clear glass, placed on a large wooden cutting board, near a blue round plate, with two pieces of toast, covered with banana slices and cinnamon, and accompanied with frozen raspberries, simple breakfast ideas

cashew nuts and blueberries, grapes and strawberries, on top of a clear glass jar, containing milk and oats, best breakfast for weight loss, more strawberries and blueberries nearby

yoghurt in a white bowl, garnished with halved strawberries, and various kinds of nuts, held by a female hand, best breakfast for weight loss, next image shows, hand holding plate with four cooked eggs, garnished with green veggies

Yoghurt with muesli, a selection of seeds and fresh blueberries – a true breakfast classic

pumpkin seeds and raisins, granola and blueberries, on the side of a bowl, containing creamy yoghurt, best breakfast for weight loss, on a wooden surface

simple breakfast ideas, sliced red apple, with stuffing between the slices, honey seeds and raisins, mushy beige oatmeal

strawberry cut in halves, near a small jar, best breakfast for weight loss, filled with yoghurt and muesli, and topped with crunchy granola, and red fruit

Doesn’t this raspberry and banana porridge look just irresistible?

shaved coconut pieces, raspberries and banana slices, in a snap lid jar, filled with creamy oats, best breakfast for weight loss, cutting board with raspberries

what is a healthy breakfast, bowl with quinoa and spinach, cherry tomatoes and avocado slices, and a runny boiled egg, cut in half

salmon pieces with creamy white sauce and dill, inside small ceramic dishes, served with spoons, and small strips of bread, what is a healthy breakfast

soaked seeds and yoghurt, with jam and raspberries, inside three snap lid jars, what is a healthy breakfast, topped with mint leaves

Omelettes are one of our favorite healthy breakfast ideas – as long as you substitute fatty meats and cheeses with fresh veg

omelettes stuffed with fresh vegetables, cherry tomato and spinach, and dusted with parsley and grated cheese, what is a healthy breakfast, cup of tea nearby

cup of tea or coffee, what is a healthy breakfast, next to a pan, filled with couscous and green veggies, and topped with a large fried egg

overnight oats served in a glass jar, with blueberries and banana slices, what is a healthy breakfast, on a white surface with other blueberries

Even waffles can be ok for breakfast, as long a you stay off the jam and chocolate, and opt for fruit instead!

breakfast menu ideas, three bowls of porridge, topped with assorted fruit, placed near or on two plates with waffles, honey and teapots, coffee cup and milk jugs

pecan nuts and pomegranate seeds, on top of cooked chia seeds and raisins, what is a healthy breakfast, dark purple bowl

Are your little ones fussy eaters? Make breakfast more fun with these cute ideas:

pancakes decorated with fresh fruit, and made to look like bunny faces, simple breakfast ideas, green and red apple slices, blueberries and banana slices, raspberries and pomegranate seeds

kiwi and green apple slices, cashew nuts and almonds, arranged on top of a bowl of porridge, to form an owl, what is a healthy breakfast, food for kids

lentils and avocado, veggies and salsa, and a sunny side up runny egg, on a breakfast taco, more tacos and chutney, and a sprig of cilantro

Pumpkin spice overnight oats – yes, please!

metal spoon inside a large clear jar, containing a pale orange porridge, topped with rolled oats, and crunchy granola, simple breakfast ideas, placed on a folded napkin

granola and nuts, strewn on top of a pale orange porridge, inside a glass jar, simple breakfast ideas, small bowl with rolled oats, and metal spoon nearby

So many (healthy) options to choose from…

six different kinds of toppings, on pieces of toast, placed on a metal griddle, simple breakfast ideas, peaches and creamed cheese, salmon and cucumber, peanut butter and banana

flakes of almond and coconut, on top of a creamy porridge, with sliced banana, and whole blueberries, simple breakfast ideas, ingredients in different containers nearby

rolled oats and a halved strawberry, topping some creamy yoghurt, simple breakfast ideas, inside a glass dish, also containing a metal spoon

Baked apple with walnuts and honey – YUM!

whole yellow apple, cored and baked, stuffed with walnuts and honey, and placed on an ornate white plate, breakfast menu ideas

avocado cut in two halves, with egg and bacon flakes, on a white round plate, breakfast menu ideas, cup of milk tea or coffee next to it

egg and cheese, dusted with black pepper, served on top of an avocado half, breakfast menu ideas, several banana slices, and pieces of toast

slices of bread, one with peanut butter, banana slices and honey, and one with avocado and basil, breakfast menu ideas, on a plate with kiwi slices, pomegranate seeds and blueberries

Another irresistible poached egg suggestions

boiled egg cut open and runny, on a bed of cooked vegetables, breakfast menu ideas, Brussels sprouts and carrots, peppers and others

hand holding a piece of full grain bread, near a plate containing spinach, and a sunny side up egg, breakfast menu ideas, glass of water and condiments

honey and blueberries, sliced peach and granola, on top of some porridge, made with rolled pats, breakfast menu ideas, ingredients in the background

Fruit salad with muesli and yoghurt on the side – one of the easiest and most nutritious healthy breakfast ideas

healthy low calorie breakfast, fruit salad with strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, watermelon slices and grapes, inside a white bowl, with small dishes of yoghurt and granola

  raisins and blueberries, cashews and pumpkin seeds, yoghurt and honey, near a plate containing fruit salad, with kiwi slices, healthy low calorie breakfast

 cereal with milk, covered with fruit, blueberries and grapes, sliced strawberries and clementines, healthy low calorie breakfast, berries and cornflakes in small pots nearby

If you simply can’t resist having chocolate every now and then, make sure to choose a brand that uses healthy coconut butter, as opposed to palm oil

 toast with different spreads, chocolate and peanut butter, topped with banana slices, cinnamon and sesame seeds, peach slices and berries

 sprigs of mint and two peaches, near a bowl of honey, and a cup of coffee, healthy low calorie breakfast, two bowls of muesli, covered with fruit

smily face created with fruit, blueberries and strawberry slices, on top of a porridge, inside a large ceramic mug, healthy low calorie breakfast, wooden spoon and whole strawberries

 A good breakfast should keep you full until lunch

suggestions for healthy low calorie breakfast, avocado and boiled egg with nuts, peaches with almonds and granola on yoghurt, poached eggs with cherry tomatoes

mango and kiwi pieces, banana slices and grapes, and strawberries and raspberries, in a white ceramic plate, with a dollop of yoghurt, and some muesli

sunny side up eggs, two on a white round plate, near a bowl with rolled oats, and a jug of dark yellow juice, healthy low calorie breakfast, green apples and cutlery

Whole grain bread with a spinach spread and boiled eggs

spread made from spinach, on two pieces of toasted bread, garnished with halves of boiled egg, and placed on a white cutting board

whole apple and a glass of orange juice, near a bowl containing a spoon and rolled oats, apple chunks and blueberries

berries of different kinds, topping two small glass jars, filled with yoghurt, healthy low calorie breakfast, dishes with rolled oats, blueberries and other fruit

wraps with vegetables, bagels with cream cheese, strawberries and bananas, apples and blueberries, and a pan of pasta with vegetables

How cool is this apple sandwich with peanut butter and assorted seeds?

sandwich made from green and red apples, cut into round slices and stacked, with peanut butter and seeds between them

eight round containers of various sizes, with strawberry slices, raisins and rolled oats, honey and seeds, and various condiments

set of six bottles, containing pink smoothies, and two paper straws, on a table near a small bowl of blackberries, and a little plate with rolled oats

Pancakes with yoghurt, honey and fresh fruit

honey drizzled over a stack of small pancakes, covered in yoghurt, and garnished with pieces of fresh strawberry and blueberries
blackberries and strawberries and grapes, near a piece of toast, covered with avocado slices, and a piece of vegetable frittata

two bowls with pink and white yoghurt, topped with various seeds, cornflakes and almonds, banana slices and blueberries, strawberries and walnuts

stacked pancakes garnished with runny yoghurt sauce, and pieces of pumpkin, bowl with fruit salad, dusted with chocolate, and glass of yoghurt with strawberries

We hope you’ve enjoyed our ideas! Stay healthy!

porridge topped with banana slices, blueberries and walnuts, inside a white bowl, next to a yellow paper napkin, with metal cutlery

red and white thread, tied around a small jar, containing muesli topped with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and fresh blueberries

boiled eggs in halves, on top of a piece of bread, with a seasoned guacamole spread, with black pepper an chili flakes, in a black plate

John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.