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Healthy Eating: No-Cook Breakfast Ideas1

Emily Minton2

Sometimes we get up and don’t feel like cooking breakfast. For those days, here are a few no-cook breakfast ideas. Add a healthy beverage, such as a glass of low-fat milk or 100% fruit or vegetable juice for a complete meal.

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Blend frozen fruit with low-fat milk or yogurt to make a thick and cold fruit smoothie with no ice needed.


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• Whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk topped with berries and banana slices.

  • A fruit smoothie made with one cup of low-fat milk or half a cup of low-fat plain yogurt and a cup of fresh or frozen fruit.

  • Half a cup of low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese topped with your favorite fruit and chopped walnuts or low-fat granola.

  • Six whole-grain crackers topped with peanut butter or low-fat cheese.

  • A fruit salad and a granola bar.

  • Half a whole-wheat bagel with low-fat cream cheese and strawberry slices.

  • Two celery stalks with peanut butter and raisins or other dried fruit on top.

  • Hummus on a whole-wheat pita and a piece of fruit.

  • Half a cup of sugar-free vanilla pudding mixed with strawberries or cherries.

  • An English muffin sandwich with mustard, lean ham, and a slice of low-fat cheese.



La versión en español de este documento es Alimentación Saludable: Ideas para desayunos que no requieren cocción (FCS80014-Span). This document is FCS80014, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date May 2012. Visit the EDIS website at


Emily Minton, B.S., former ENAFS program coordinator, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.