If you’re not a morning person, then you know just how important it is to keep mornings simple. For some people, this means showering at night. For others, it means laying out their clothes before going to bed or prepping the coffee pot. But no matter how many tricks you use to ease the morning struggle, every now and then, we all still experience those particularly rough mornings that leave us scrambling to get out the door on time.
And it’s on mornings like these that breakfast is the first thing to go. But it shouldn’t be. Breakfast gives us the fuel we need to kick-start our day. And those who choose to forgo breakfast are even at greater risk of having an unhealthy BMI.
So, the next time you’re tempted to skip “the most important meal of the day”, don’t. Try one of these delicious on-the-go breakfast ideas instead.
Not only is oatmeal great for your heart health, it’s also one of the only breakfast foods that will keep you full all morning long. And now you’re probably thinking, “Ok, true. But since when is oatmeal an on-the-go breakfast food?”
And to answer your question, since the invention of overnight oats! If you’re not familiar with this new take on oatmeal, overnight oats are exactly what they sound like: oatmeal that can be prepared the night before. They’re packed with the same nutrients that your grandparents probably enjoy in their old fashion breakfast oats, but since you can prepare them in advance, they’re way more convenient.
All you have to do is throw a cup of rolled oats in a mason jar with some milk before going to bed, and voila! The next morning, you’ll wake up to a hearty breakfast that will leave you feeling full and satisfied all morning long. And if you’re feeling fancy, you can even add some fun toppings to the mix before you head out the door.
Need some oatspiration? Try one of these fun recipes.
And now you’re thinking: “Quiche?! I don’t have time to make quiche before work!”
And you’re right. You probably don't have enough time in the morning to make an entire quiche from scratch. But you do have time to make these delicious mini quiches in advance, freeze them, and pop them in the microwave while you’re waiting for your morning coffee to brew.
Though it will take a bit of time to make the quiche initially -- 40 minutes to be exact -- the delicious, healthy, hassle-free breakfasts that you’ll get to enjoy throughout the week will make it so worth it!
Ok, so you didn’t carve out time to make a quiche over the weekend and you’re out of rolled oats. What do you do?
Well, if you have English muffins handy, they’re another great on-the-go breakfast food. All you have to do is pop one in the toaster and top it with your favorite spread. If more substantial breakfasts are your thing, you can slather it with peanut butter and add sliced banana. Or if you have a breakfast sweet tooth, you can add a pat of butter and your favorite jam.
And if the weekend rolls around and you have a bit more time than usual, you could even try one of these more elaborate English muffin recipes.