7 Easy, Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings
It has been said over and over again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You’ve heard it from your mum, your favourite teacher, that random uncle who stays in Egypt — just about EVERYONE! But the point is, do we listen? Nada. In the busy lives we lead, skipping breakfast has become routine. Either we are perpetually late for work so eating breakfast is not an option, or we wake up post noon because of our late night endeavours, which means lunch becomes the first meal of the day.
To bring it back in the game and still be on time for work, I have a tasty solution. Check out these 7 recipes that are quick to make and easy to carry. So relish them while you are in the car, in the train, or even when you’re walking. Make breakfast before work a practice and you will see how your productivity spikes. Sure toast is the easiest solution in the morning, but let’s get a little creative, shall we?Courtesy:
1. Apple Sandwiches With Almond Butter And Granola
Yes, it’s as tasty as it sounds! Nothing can be healthier than apples and granola seeds. Instead of normal butter, use almond butter, which will give the dish an extra kick.
- Granola Seeds
- Almond Butter
Method: Stack up a few apple slices and line them with butter. Add the granola seeds and your meal is ready! Sprinkle a little honey on top to satiate your sweet tooth.
2. Blueberry Swirl Smoothie
If you don’t have the time to eat, then drink your meals! Smoothies are power-packed options for a quick, filling breakfast. And what can beat one with blueberries? It also has hemp seeds for the much-needed pump of morning energy.
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 4 cups water
- 1 1/2 banana
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup blueberries
Method: Put all the ingredients in a blender except the blueberries, and blend into a fine consistency. Chop the berries and add them on top for a beautifully delicious smoothie.
3. Egg Muffins
Busy mornings but craving eggs? Then this recipe has you sorted! Just pick it up and rush out of the door without feeling guilty about skipping breakfast.
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup carrots, grated
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
- 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh basil, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 10 – 12 pastured eggs
Method: Similar to whipping up an omelette, instead of cooking it in the pan, pour the mixture into muffin moulds and bake them at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes. You can spice them up by adding chopped chicken sausages to the mixture.
4. Muesli Scones
Muesli can be store brought, or you can combine your favourite nuts and dried fruits and make your very own jar of it. These scones are filled with healthy muesli that you curate — sounds yum no?
- Your choice of nuts and dried fruits
- Almond flour
Method: Combine the flour, salt, and soda in a bowl. Add pistachios, cranberries, apricots, sesame seeds, and anything else your heart desires. Engrave an egg and knead the mixture in a dough. Cut out square or circular pieces, and bake the scones for 10 minutes. And you’re breakfast is ready!
5. Cranberry Pecan Overnight Oats
Prep this meal before you sleep and it will be ready for you in the morning. Time-saving and delicious? We love.
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- ⅔ cup yogurt
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- zest of ½ orange
- ½ orange, diced
- ½ cup pecans
Method: Put everything in a mason jar and refrigerate it. Yes, that simple!
6. Eggs In A Jar
Another great recipe to try that also involves a jar. You know how you want to have a tasty breakfast, filled with eggs and mushrooms, but don’t have the time to sit and enjoy it? Well, pack it in a jar and take it on the road!
- 1/2 cup button mushrooms
- 1 green onion
- 1 tsp chives
- 1 tsp. almond flour
- A little chicken stock
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- Sea salt and pepper
Method: Saute the mushrooms, onion, chives in a saucepan. Add the flour and chicken stock to it. Once cooked pour it in a greased jar. Break an egg over the mixture and sprinkle salt/pepper according to your taste.
7. Vanilla Chia Pudding
Chia is an excellent antioxidant. It helps nourish your body and is so tasty! I remember my mom putting it in chilled rose-flavoured water and giving it to me in the summers. This breakfast pudding is a fun alternative to all those greasy meals we have.
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or raw honey
- Seasonal fruit for topping
- Almonds or other nuts
Method: Mix everything in a bowl and refrigerate it till it is at the temperature you like. Add a little water if the pudding becomes too thick.