Easy and Delicious Breakfasts You Need to Try

Morning is never an easy time to get yourself together, especially when you have to worry about things like getting

Morning is never an easy time to get yourself together, especially when you have to worry about things like getting in a nutritious breakfast while you're rushing out the door. Fortunately, there are plenty of quick and tasty meals you can whip up that make the early hours feel a bit more special.

Zesty Breakfast Burrito

Zesty Breakfast Burrito

This portable pick-you-up features plenty of protein to keep you full, and the piquant Southwest flavors certainly can wake up your taste buds. Scramble eggs or egg whites with a few tablespoons of black beans, cumin, and chili powder and fold the mixture up in a whole wheat tortilla with shredded cheddar, diced tomatoes, and some avocado chunks. You can also add salsa or diced onions for some extra punch. These freeze well, so you can make a bunch to have on hand for the morning rush.

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Brown sugar and butter are tasty, classic toppings, but they're a little played out. Add a few spoonfuls of pumpkin puree to your morning oats along with almond milk, pie spices, and diced apples for extra protein and fiber. Top with shredded coconut and walnuts for even more flavor. It's a much healthier way to enjoy this fall favorite than grabbing one of those artificially flavored lattes.

Tomato and Ricotta Breakfast Sandwich

Tomato and Ricotta Breakfast Sandwich

Sure, sausage and egg muffins are tasty, but they're not ideal when you're watching your saturated fat levels. Freshen things up and smear a piece of toast with ricotta cheese, a little lemon juice, and pinches of salt and pepper. Top with thick slices of beefsteak tomatoes (and some chopped basil if you have it on hand) and you have a bright and light take on the classic breakfast sandwich.