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16 Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas That Are Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

You say you have no time? Ditch the morning rush excuses. Here are tasty, quick breakfast ideas to help fuel your day.

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Fruit and cheese

It’s doesn’t get simpler than this nutritious combo, which is easy to eat for breakfast on the run. Toss an apple (for 3 grams of filling fiber) and an ounce of cheddar cheese (for 7 grams of protein and 20 percent of your daily calcium need) in a plastic bag and go get that bus.

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Fruit and yogurt

Skip the flavored versions (they usually have more sugar than a bowl of Frosted Flakes!) and dish up some low-fat plain Greek yogurt instead. The fat and protein will keep you full, and you can dress it up with these healthy Greek yogurt toppings.

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Breakfast parfaits

This parfait packs a punch of protein with fruit and yogurt. Layer pineapple, raspberries, yogurt, bananas, and dates in a dish on top of yogurt. Sprinkle almonds on top and you're good to go! Get the full recipe at Taste of Home.

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Egg muffins

Unlike a traditional muffin, egg muffins are packed with protein, without loading up on sugar and carbs. Plus, adding spinach or tomatoes will put you well on your way to your vegetable goals even before lunch. Make a batch like Taste of Home’s Scrambled Egg Muffins early in the week, then pop them in the fridge. In the morning, a quick 30- to 60-second nuke is all they take. Don't miss these other 55 delicious egg recipes.

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Avocado toast

Don’t spend your paycheck buying avocado toast out—make it at home, quicker and cheaper! Top your toast with avocado, plus keep it interesting by adding pesto, smoked salmon, radishes, or other tasty extras.

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Mashed sweet potato

Pierce a sweet potato in several spots with a fork, then microwave it for five minutes, rotating it halfway through. Once it’s soft, use a fork to mash it up. Top it with almond butter for protein like does, plus, cinnamon, raisins, and chopped nuts.

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Breakfast pops

The prep for these will take way more than seven minutes, but with a little planning, you’ll have an instant breakfast every morning. Use a recipe like’s Yogurt Parfait Breakfast Popsicles to create a frozen breakfast chock-full of protein-packed yogurt and vitamin-rich berries. In the morning, just grab and go—no defrosting necessary. Now, onto these super healthy and tasty lunch ideas you need this week.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest