Trust me, I know how hard it is to eat breakfast. I have a really tough time fitting it into my day, even though I know it’s really important. I was really good about eating breakfast during university but ever since I graduated and I started to work full time, it has become increasingly unattainable. Or so it seems. I’m here to provide you with some breakfast ideas for when you really don’t think you can fit it into your morning. Most of these will only take a few minutes at most and some can be done the night before.
Yes, oatmeal. I know it’s boring and it’s been talked to death but it’s something that is fast, easy, and super nutritious. Right now, I am at a point where I just need to try and get some kind of nutrients in my body in the morning. Oatmeal is a great way to do that. Make your desired quantity based on the directions on the package. I like to make my oatmeal so it is not watery. I put enough water in for the oats to absorb but not so much that there is water left over after I cook it. I usually do mine in the microwave.
You can add whatever you want into your oatmeal to make it enjoyable to eat. Plain oats are gross, let’s face it. You can add yogurt, berries, peanut butter, chocolate, nuts, anything you want!
I freaking love bagels right now. I have been on a real bagel kick lately and there is honestly nothing better than a toasted bagel slathered in cream cheese with some deli meat on it or even an egg! I buy Philadelphia cream cheese spread and then put some deli meat on it (cajun chicken is my favourite). On the weekends I like to cook up an egg and add that in too.
Smoothies are another great option and they are so versatile! You can even include coffee in your morning smoothie if you want. I like to make protein smoothies with some chocolate protein powder, a banana, milk, oats, and even some yogurt if you want.
I personally do not like cereal but if you enjoy it, it can be a really easy breakfast food. Just make sure you buy nutritious cereals that will keep you full and aren’t filled with sugar.
Bananas and Peanut Butter
Bananas and Peanut butter are a great option that provides a lot of protein and nutrients to start off your day. You can simply cut up a banana and eat it with some peanut butter or you can spread some peanut butter on toast and lay the slices of banana on that!
Yogurt and Fruit
Yogurt and fruit is another yummy option. You can dress it up as much or as little as you want. I like to add frozen fruit to my yogurt because it means I don’t have to wash and cut fresh fruit in the morning which saves me time. You can add other things to your yogurt like peanut butter and granola. I also like to add oats to my Greek yogurt.
There are many healthy muffin options that you can make for breakfast that aren’t packed with sugar. Prep these at the beginning of the week and pop one in the microwave for 10 seconds in the morning and butter it. You’ll have a great start to your day.
This is something you can prepare beforehand. Using a greased muffin tin, crack an egg into each muffin cup and add your favourite egg toppings. Cook them in the oven and you’ll have eggs all week without having to prep them every morning! I was skeptical about this at first but they turned out great!
These are great because you can make and freeze them and all you have to do is heat them up in the morning! You can add all of your favourite fillings like cheese, breakfast sausage, hash browns, and veggies, and it makes an awesome, filling breakfast with almost no work in the morning.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be a struggle! I will be following up on this post with some of my favourite recipes so stay tuned! I’m hoping that March is going to be the month of cooking for me! Please share your favourite breakfast ideas down in the comments, I would love to hear them!