Homemade breakfast? Who has the time? You do! Just because you have a busy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to settle for sugary cereal or greasy drive-thru dishes for the most important meal of the day. Here are a few healthy breakfast ideas that you can make in advance to start any day with a smile.
Packed with protein and loaded with vitamins, you can make this refreshing breakfast Sunday night and grab it out of the fridge in the AM to make your Monday a little less manic.
Tuesday: Ham and Cheddar Muffins
Flavorful ham is the star of these savory muffins. Bake a large batch and freeze muffins in Ziploc freezer bags for up to three months. Pull a few out of the freezer the night before to let them thaw at room temperature, or microwave on high for about 30 seconds for a great breakfast on the go.
Wednesday: Gingerbread Waffles With Berry Jam
Skip the store-bought waffles with little nutritional value and whip up a batch of your own gingerbread waffles. Let the waffles cool completely, then freeze them in an airtight container, separating each waffle with wax paper. Pop a couple in the toaster for a healthy, mid-week breakfast and top with fresh fruit or berry jam.
Thursday: Breakfast Burritos
When your busy lifestyle demands multi-tasking even before you hit the office, try these zesty, make-ahead burritos. They can be eaten with one hand, leaving your other free to check your email.
Friday: Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal
Put all the ingredients in a slow cooker Thursday night and you’ll have sweet dreams for sure, waking up to a delicious, hot breakfast Friday morning. Leftovers can be frozen and reheated for a flavorful, filling meal on another morning.