You have heard over and over again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But as a normal human being you also know that the morning is the most hectic time of the day, when people are just trying to get their engine running. That includes their bodies.
So rather than giving you a laundry list of ingredients, preparation times, and detailed instructions, this blog will give you 5 recipes that are simple to make, can be eaten on the go, and require virtually zero prep time.
Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bar
The breakfast bar has become one of the biggest replacements for a cup of coffee and a donut for the morning meal. The grocery store brands are often chocked with unspeakable ingredients.The simple recipe here is to choose your favorite nuts (pecans, peanuts, and cashews are among the favorites) and mix with chocolate chips in an oatmeal base. Add peanut butter to the mix and this combination of ingredients will definitely keep you from getting hunger pangs until lunchtime rolls around. They can be prepared the day before, wrapping them in wax paper so your hands are free to do other things. By the way, this does sound tasty, no?
Some people prefer a lighter breakfast, which is where muesli comes in. For newcomers to the world of organic food, think of muesli as a granola bar without all the frightening ingredients. You can pick and choose between your favorite cereal grains, dried fruit, or even seeds! The simple way to prepare this is to take a scoop or two of muesli, your favorite plain yogurt (though you can experiment with flavored yogurt if you are so inclined) and a bit of honey into a container. Stir a bit and then get moving. Oh, you’ll need a spoon as well.
Rise to Shine Breakfast Burritos
Forget about the fast food, drive through offerings. Breakfast burritos are becoming more and more popular, replacing the breakfast bar and you can make you own simply by getting your favorite burrito wrap and stuffing it with your choice of veggies and whole grains. The key to making this easy and fast to prepare is to use aluminum foil to wrap each burrito, then store them in the freezer! That’s right. They will keep fresh for as long as a month, so all you have to do is remove the foil and drop one in the microwave. It doesn’t get much easier or healthier than that.
Breakfast Muffins with Quinoa, Mushrooms, and Leeks
This requires some preparation time on your part, so it is best done when things are calmer. Use your favorite muffin batch ingredients to create the batter, then add the quinoa, mushrooms, and leeks for a tasty breakfast that you can either pullout of the refrigerator or defrost from the freezer. And you’re out the door.
Coconut Mango Oatmeal Tasty Treat
There is already an oatmeal based recipe on the list, but this is true for a reason. Oatmeal is healthy and a great filler upper. This particular one is a favorite because it has enough sweetness to make it tasty, but not so much that it will make your eyes water. Use rolled oats for the healthiest result. You can mix it the night before and have it ready to go in the morning.