QUICK BREAKFAST IDEAS AND RECIPES
that will make you want to jump out of bed
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet, waking up is hard enough and the morning is often the busiest part of the day. So lets make breakfast easy with 5 of the most delicious QUICK BREAKFAST IDEAS AND RECIPES that will make you want to jump out of bed and get your day started!
Fun fact about me: I’m a morning person. I love mornings. I’m not worth much after 8 or 9 pm, and I go to bed looking forward to getting up and starting a new day.
Having said that, I don’t like my mornings to be rushed either. I’ll get up extra early just so I can take my time getting ready, instead of sleeping in until the last minute. Our daughters on the other hand, would rather sleep until the last possible minute. They are both in their 20’s now, but even as kids, I never really had a hard time getting them up, unless I was trying to get them up earlier than they felt they needed. lol Me on the other hand, I like to expect the unexpected. So if I can’t find the shoes I want to wear, my hair won’t curl right or the car doesn’t start…..I’ve got time.
Granted, some mornings are easier than others, and with kids, at any age, it often depends on what time they went to bed and whether or not they have clean clothes ready to go 😉 We always make time for breakfast.
Starting with a good breakfast gets the day started in the right direction. Eating a good breakfast improves your mental focus and prevents you from bottoming out and becoming hungry before lunch.
Don’t think you have time for breakfast?
Quick Breakfast Ideas That Take Little Time to Prepare – Most Can Be Grab and Go
- SOUTHWEST BAKED EGG CUPS : To ease the morning scramble, make these the night before or over the weekend. Wrap egg cups in a paper towel and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. In the morning, just grab and reheat for a minute in the microwave for a fast delicious protein packed hot breakfast at home or on the go.
- GREEN SMOOTHIES: full of fresh fruits and dark leafy greens that provide energy and a fast healthy meal that actually tastes good. It takes less than 5 minutes to make a green smoothie (including clean up) and they’re great to take on the go— especially when you prep ahead . Green smoothies are the perfect superfood for students and adults!
- GREEN SMOOTHIE TIP: Make green smoothies in a flash by freezing the cut up fruit and greens in a re-sealable freezer bag. When ready to make, remove bag from freezer and place on counter for 5 mins. Then blend greens, and your liquid until smooth. Add the remaining fruits and any other mix-ins, like chia and blend again. Enjoy! Use a permanent marker to write the green smoothie recipe on the bag, so you know what needs to be added. READ MY TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE THE BEST GREEN SMOOTHIES
- BREAKFAST BURRITOS AND FRUIT: Sometimes you’re in a rush and simply don’t have time. So, I like having a few choices we can pull from the freezer to cook and serve in minutes. Frozen burritos and some fresh fruit can be ready in 1.5 minutes. We love that El Monterey’s products are made with REAL ingredients, such as cheddar cheese, real scrambled eggs and fresh-baked tortillas. Their breakfast burritos are a hearty, filling way to start the day and keep you satisfied until lunch.
- PANCAKES and WAFFLES: On the weekends, make a big batch of pancakes or waffles and put them in the freezer for a quick breakfast during the week. After cooking, allow the pancakes or waffles to cool completely. Then, simply layer pancakes or waffles between sheets of wax paper, this will prevent them from sticking together. Wrap your stacks tightly in aluminum foil or place in a heavy-duty freezer bag, this will prevent freezer burn (I like to wrap ours in stacks of 2 and 3 because that’s usually how many one of us will eat). Pancakes and waffles should keep for a month or two in the freezer. TIP: If you’re using a freezer-safe bag to store the pancakes/waffles, squeeze out as much air as possible in order to prevent freezer burn. Double bagging helps as well.
- Reheating Pancakes & Waffles: For Pancakes: Stack 1 to 5 frozen pancakes on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave about 20 seconds for 1 pancake, and about 1 ½ – 2 minutes for 5 pancakes until the pancakes are heated through. For Waffles: Place frozen waffles into toaster and toast as you would a piece of toast. This may take more than one cycle depending on your settings.
- FROZEN FRUIT & YOGURT ROLLUPS : Fruity yogurt rollups are always in our freezer, they make a great quick breakfast or snack. You just need flour tortillas, frozen fruit, your favorite yogurt, cinnamon and sugar and spray butter. Roll tight, place on cookie sheet and flash freeze for 2 hours. Remove from freezer, cut each tortilla in half and place them in a large freezer bag and put them back in the freezer for storage. To Serve: Take out of bag and eat immediately. You can let them thaw a little bit, but if you let them thaw too long, they’re mushy, but can be eaten that way too.
ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON? WHAT ARE MORNINGS LIKE IN YOUR HOUSE? I’D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE QUICK BREAKFAST IDEAS IN THE COMMENTS.
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