12 No-Cook Breakfasts That Support Your Weight-Loss Goals
If you can’t seem to set aside the extra time to cook breakfast in the morning| these no-cook recipes will change your life. Light| delicious| and easy to throw together| all of the following sweet and savory options come together in under two minutes. With these quick recipes under your belt| you’ll never have to skip breakfast again!
| Yogurt Melon Bowl
This elegant melon bowl breakfast takes less than one minute to come together. Add your favorite yogurt to the center of a halved in-season melon and top it off with your favorite fresh fruit and nuts for a simple and refreshing start to your day.
| Ricotta Toast
Ricotta toast is a protein-rich healthy breakfast that goes both ways: sweet and savory. Top yours off with a drizzle of honey (pictured) and fruit of your choice| or chop up some fresh veggies| add spinach or arugula| and top things off with a dash of metabolism-boosting hot sauce or a dollop of tomato sauce. All these combinations are delicious on a whole-grain English muffin or some pita bread.
| Chia Pudding
Very few Paleo-friendly recipes require little to no prep| and that’s why we love this coconut chia pudding. Combine one cup of coconut milk with 1/4 cup of chia seeds and refrigerate it overnight. When you wake up| you’ll have a breakfast treat ready to go! All you need to do is top it off with your favorite nuts or in-season fruit; these chia pudding ideas will get your creative juices flowing in the kitchen.
| Smoked Salmon Breakfast Salad
Who says smoked salmon is just for bagels and cream cheese? Serve up a few slices with mixed greens for a protein-packed| low-carb breakfast. For even more omega-3 power| add diced avocado to your plate.
| Nut Butter Sandwich
Peanut butter sandwiches are a nostalgic no-cook meal that always hit the spot| and they make an easy healthy breakfast. Top yours off with your favorite seeds| nuts| fresh fruit| or jam. Almond butter toast with chia seeds and sliced bananas is one of our favorite satisfying combinations.
| Overnight Oats
It does not get any better than mixing six ingredients together before bed and grabbing a spoon when you’re ready to eat a delicious breakfast; that’s why we love overnight oats. Once you have the basic recipe down| there are so many ways to mix things up! These topping combinations will remind you of a banana split| carrot cake| and more of our favorite sweet treats.
| Acai Bowl
Acai bowls may have a longer list of ingredients| but all you need to do is blend up the base| pour it into a bowl| and top things off. Fresh fruit is a great start| but low-sugar granola| coconut flakes| and hemp seeds are other delicious options you can toss on quickly.
| Cereal or Granola
It doesn’t get any easier than store-bought cereal or granola; it’s fast| inexpensive| and easy to keep handy at the office. However| if you’re trying to lose weight| it’s important to read the nutrition label of your favorite box closely.
Dietician Julie Upton| MS| RD recommends a cereal that includes eight grams of protein and four grams of fiber| and a cereal or granola with no more than 10 grams of sugar per serving. If you are following these rules and still feel like your bowl is holding you back| check out these common cereal mistakes you might be making.
| Avocado Toast
Once you have POPSUGAR Food’s original avocado toast recipe down| the possibilities are endless. Check out these creative topping ideas that include everything from fresh fruit to edible flowers to make this two-ingredient breakfast even better.
| Simple Smoothies
Smoothies are a refreshing and delicious way to offer your body quality nutrition that requires very little prep and a quick blitz in the blender. All these smoothie recipes are awesome| but if you are concerned about spending lots of time chopping and washing a ton of produce| check out eight of our favorite smoothies that keep things fresh and simple with five ingredients or less.
| Hummus and Veggie Toast
Hummus and veggies goes far beyond a mezze platter. This protein-rich spread is an ingredient that deserves a spot on your breakfast plate| too. Spread your favorite hummus on top of bread| add whatever veggies you have in your crisper| and enjoy. This nutrient-dense meal has become one of my go-to breakfasts at the office.
| Yogurt Parfait
Layer up protein-packed yogurt| your favorite fruit| nuts| and cereal in a tall glass for a no-cook delight. If you want something with a little more substance| 1/4 cup of leftover whole grains like quinoa or farro are surprisingly delicious additions to a yogurt bowl u2014 this pumpkin quinoa parfait is proof!