Taking time out to make and eat a healthy breakfast can seem like a time-consuming chore to those who have busy schedules. With so much to do in the first hours of the morning, breakfast is sometimes the last thing on their minds. But with a little planning ahead of time, you can still have a healthy and nutritious breakfast on those busy mornings.
1. Boil eggs. Before going to bed the night before, cook a few boiled eggs for a quick on-the-go meal. All you’ll need to do is grab them from the fridge just before you walk out the door. You can even boil a full dozen on Sunday and keep them in the fridge for a week’s worth of breakfasts.
2. Make mini frittata muffins. Whip up a batch of whisked eggs mixed with your choice of herbs, cheeses and vegetables. Bake the eggs in a non-stick muffin pan for about 25 minutes, and store in the fridge for the next day. A few seconds in the microwave is all you need for a hot, nutritious breakfast.
3. Pre-pack smoothie fixings. Prep your morning smoothies the night before by cutting up all the ingredients and storing in a Ziploc bag. All you’ll need to do in the morning is throw the ingredients in the blender, mix with some milk or yogurt, and voila! You have an express smoothie.
4. Cook grains ahead of time. Healthy whole grains can be a great alternative to cooking oatmeal in the morning. Simply cook the grains the day before, and when you’re ready to eat breakfast, heat it up on the stove and mix in milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, fruit and nuts, or whatever you typically like to include in your oats. And if you have extra grains leftover, you can use them for a dinner side dish!
5. Kick tradition. Breakfast food doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be eggs, cereal, bacon or waffles. Any leftover food you had from dinner the previous night will be just as nutritious in the morning. It may seem odd, but a warm meal will fill you up and fuel you through the day just as well.
Information from Time.