10 Quick Breakfast Ideas for Busy Weekdays

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Even when the morning hustle is at its most chaotic during the week, you won’t see me skip breakfast. Over the years I’ve learned that there’s a way to get out the door on time and have a totally satisfying breakfast that will get you through the morning. The key is keeping a roster of a few quick and reliable recipes you can pull together in minutes and those that offer a head-start during weekend meal prep.

Make a batch of hard-boiled eggs and chop up the veggies over the weekend, then all that’s left to do in the morning is stuff everything in a pita before dashing out the door.

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Between the spicy ginger and lime, this smoothie packs a punchy kick that will also help wake you up.

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If you like to grab something and eat at your desk, these DIY oatmeal cups are right up your alley. All you need is hot water to turn it into a creamy breakfast.

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This version of shakshuka is easy enough that you can even make it in the office microwave.

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When pancakes involve no more than a ripe banana and a couple of eggs, they slide right into weekday morning territory.

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This on-the-go breakfast can be made in advance during your weekend meal prep session or assembled first thing in the morning.

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This recipe calls for Swiss chard, but you can really use whatever greens you have on hand. Fried or soft-boiled eggs also make a nice alternative to poached.

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You might not have time for a loaf of freshly baked banana bread first thing in the morning, but this hearty smoothie delivers all the same flavors you’re craving.

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Use the Instant Pot and a bowl of steel-cuts oats is totally doable on weekday mornings. Save time by getting it started before jumping into your morning routine; that way by the time you’re ready, breakfast will be too.

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Kick up your avocado toast with a layer of protein-packed Greek yogurt, then finish it with a drizzle of honey and flaky salt.

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