9 Cheap and Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Right

cheap and healthy breakfast

In today’s world where we’re always in a hurry, we either skip breakfast or pick up something from the store or coffee shop. The problem is neither of these are the way to go.

The good news is that there are still cheap and healthy breakfast recipes you can make at home.

Breakfast is an important meal as it helps you get ready for the day. It provides you with energy as well as a jump start on the nutrients your body needs.

Here are some meal options that will give you just that.

 

Mexican Sweet Potato Hash

From our friends over at Feed Me Pheobe, this breakfast recipe is offers some Mexican flavor. It does take a bit of time to make (30 minutes) so trying it on the weekend may be a good idea, at least the first time you do it.

That way you won’t need to hurry with getting the kids ready for school or getting to work.

This is a potato hash that’s made on a skillet using olive oil. It offers a lot of flavor thanks to the cumin, lime juice and chili powder. Then of course, there’s the spinach and sweet potatoes.

 

Japanese Breakfast Skillet

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This puts a great twist to your everyday hash. Don’t get intimidated by the way it looks because it’s not difficult to make.

The recipe calls for making a Japanese inspired sauce that goes with the healthy stir fry of kale, tomatoes, onions and sweet potatoes. Kellie over at Food to Glow recommends using a blender to make that sauce. That way you spend just a few seconds with it.

She also notes that you can use whatever veggies you like, so this lets you clean up your fridge as well.

 

North African Cauliflower Salad with Charmoula Dressing

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Want something light, delicious and tasty that’s got a kick to it, how about this Cauliflower Salad from Brenda at A Farm Girl’s Dabbles.

You can have this for brunch, breakfast, lunch or dinner. The recipe can also be adjusted when served as a side dish.

The salad makes use of cauliflower some arugula, raisins and carrots. She also adds in some feta cheese for good measure.

The kick comes in the sauce which is laden with spices including coriander, pepper, cumin and paprika.

It’s a tasty as it is colorful.

 

Coconutty Vegan Breakfast Bowl

Using a mix of nuts, fruits and coconuts, this is a nutritious breakfast that’s easy to make. It does contain a number of ingredients and there are quite a few components to the dish, but making them it pretty much straightforward once you have them all ready.

This vegan breakfast bowl recipe is both refreshing and contains a good amount of nutrients thanks to the fruits included.

 

Acai Bowl

Acai isn’t one of the more well known foods. It is actually a berry that’s grown in South America as well as parts of Central America. It is what gives his bowl that purple-ish color.

Like other berries, it contains antioxidants and is rich in vitamins and minerals.

This bowl is very similar to a smoothie in a bowl. And according to My Second Breakfast, where this recipe is from, you can as easily substitute the Acai for other berries to make the base of your bowl.

In this recipe, she uses acai powder, and along with it frozen chunks of banana along with coconut water.

The recipe includes granola, fresh fruit, nuts and seeds as well as shredded coconut for toppings. But you can choose your own topic with whatever you want according to the instructions.

 

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

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Jennifer over at A Home with a Purpose gives us a new twist on regular oatmeal. She bakes the oatmeal! How clever.

This breakfast recipe gives you all the nutrients you need, plus the energy to get started on the day. It is loaded with antioxidants from the berries and comes with protein and carbohydrates to make you productive for the day.

While it does require baking it can be enjoyed cold as well. So you can prepare it ahead of time and leave it in the fridge till you’re ready to eat.

 

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

This is for those days when you just down want to prepare breakfast. We’ve all got those days when we just want to be able to whip up something quick and easy.

Well, this one has 4 ingredients and is very quick and easy to make thanks to the trusty old blender. It’s actually a smoothie made into a bowl so you can enjoy it like oatmeal with toppings.

The recipe lets you add whatever toppings you like or just enjoy the smoothie bowl as is.

Our friends over at The Friendly Fig, who created this healthy breakfast, used walnuts, chia seeds, goji berries, shredded coconuts and frozen blueberries as their toppings.

 

Curried Chickpea Hash with Broccoli and Spinach

This one’s courtesy of Erin over at Well Plated. This gives the regular hash an eastern inspired flavor thanks to the curry.

As with hashes, all you need is a single pot or skillet to make the meal. This recipe is filled with flavor thanks to the ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper and red onion.

It also contains its share of greens with the broccoli and spinach.

You can serve this as is or with pita bread.

 

Quick and Easy Egg Muffins

If you want to have something that you can always just pick out of the fridge for a quick breakfast, these are great. These egg and veggie muffins can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge and heated up later.

Making a batch is just as easy as it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. The recipe calls for mixed vegetables. Nikki from Get Fit with Nikki uses spinach, bell peppers and onions which gives the muffins the nice red and green colors.

The other ingredient you’ll need are the eggs which offer not only protein but a host of other nutrients that make them among the healthiest foods around.