Easy Breezy Breakfast
Starting the day with a hearty breakfast sets the stage for a great day in so many ways. Energy from a meal complete with protein, quality carbs and healthy fats will keep you awake and alert. You’ll stay satisfied through lunchtime. You can load the most important meal of the day up with all your daily recommended amount of vitamins, nutrients, fiber and more. You can make it lean and mean or sweet and fun! However you decide to start your day, prepare these breakfasts ahead of time so you can eat like a champion everyday!
Assemble, freeze, reheat in the microwave for 4-5 minutes… that’s all it comes down to with these hearty breakfast burritos. Taking just 30 minutes to prepare 8 large breakfasts, this is a great option to prepare on a Sunday night to power through the week. Loaded with sausage, potatoes, green pepper, onion, cheese, eggs and a flavorful salsa verde, you can add to or swap ingredients to suit your tastes however you’d like.
One of the best parts of overnight recipes is that there is no cooking required. Simply mix your ingredients and let it sit in the fridge overnight so you can grab and go in the morning. The recipe is simple with both chia seed pudding and overnight oats; all it takes is your preferred milk mixed 1:1 with oats or .3:1 with chia seeds plus whatever fruits, nuts, sweetener you want to start the day with. Not only are these a delicious way to start the day, but they are great sources of fiber for long lasting energy too. Add more protein to the mix by adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder or nut butter.
Some awesome overnight oats or chia pudding combos to try:
- Chocolate Banana
- Coconut Cream
- Maple Cinnamon
- Blueberry Lemon
- Apple Pie
- Carrot Cake
Eggs are a smart breakfast choice because they are so healthy.A great source of protein, healthy fats and a line-up of vitamins and minerals, starting your day with eggs is egg-cellent for eyes, skin, hair, nails and more. This sheet pan recipe is a fast and easy way to make breakfast for the week – simply add your favorite omelette ingredients in and bake for 11 minutes at 375º F. Cut into squares once cooled and reheat in the microwave for just 45 seconds to 1 minute when you’re ready to enjoy.
Oh ya, you can do the same thing with pancakes too!
Muffins might not be the first thing you think of when shooting for a “quality” breakfast, but there’s a big difference between a sugar-loaded bakery muffin and a homemade superfood muffin. Made with oats, bananas, eggs, protein powder and natural sweetener, these chocolate protein muffins are a sweet start to the day that are also good for you! Simply bake a batch in the beginning of the week for some grab and go energy Monday thru Friday! And for an even leaner, savory muffin, check out mini egg frittatas!
Whether you’re feeding a crowd or cooking a week’s-worth of on-the-go breakfasts, these sliders are a fun and creative way to make 8 sliders in under 30 minutes! Using a package of your favorite slider rolls, all it takes is layering scrambled eggs, cheese, ham and any other ingredients you wish to add between the tops and bottoms of the rolls before baking for 20 minutes. The ease of the recipe combined with a delicious brushing of butter, brown sugar and Dijon mustard on the tops of the rolls before baking make this a must-try recipe for 2020!
With protein and probiotics, Greek yogurt is a great way to start the day. While you could grab a yogurt cup on the run, these frozen fruit yogurt bites have a little bit more to offer. Firstly, no spoons required. Secondly, you can add whatever fruits, nuts, seed, ingredients you want to taste that morning. Lastly, they are another no-cook, prep-it-on-Sunday-for-whenever breakfast that will last as long as you need it in the fridge and just need to let thaw a bit before enjoying.
If you’re reading this, you may already be one of the thousands per day reaching for a quick, easy granola bar for breakfast. While these are great sources of complex carbs, most bars have way more sugar than you need first thing in the morning. Making your own breakfast bars frees you up to skip the sugar and load up on as many other quality ingredients as you want. The recipe for your own bars are fairly basic – a base, ingredients, and something to hold it all together. You can use granola, or your own combination of nuts, seeds or your favorite cereal for the base. Common binders are oats with honey, maple syrup or your favorite nut butter. Additions can be everything from candy pieces and crushed cookies to raisins and chia seeds. Make it as tasty as you want with your favorite spices. The best part is once mixed, just flatten your mix out in a sheet pan before freezing for 1-2 hours. From there, just cut to your desired portion size and keep in the freezer for when you need it!
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January 14, 2020