Hectic mornings demand nutritious breakfasts. The problem is that sometimes, it seems mutually exclusive.
But it is possible to do both… with a little planning.
Here are some delicious and healthy breakfast ideas to prepare ahead… for those inevitable grab-and-go mornings!
Broccoli and Bacon Muffin Tin Frittatas
“Here’s an easy make-ahead breakfast that’ll have you set for the week. You get two mini frittatas per serving for only 168 calories; pair with a piece of fruit for a satisfying breakfast. Pop cooked frittatas out of the pan and store in the fridge for up to 4 days; reheat in the microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds to 1 minute. You can freeze the frittatas, too, but the texture becomes a bit more dense upon thawing and reheating. For best results, thaw overnight in the fridge, and reheat using instructions above.”
Sausage, Gravy, and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches
This sandwich will rival what you get at the drive-through. Freezing the gravy in ice-cube trays makes portioning easy.
Huevos Rancheros Burritos
Roasting the vegetables gives our ranchero sauce intensely rich flavor in just 10 minutes. Be sure to use plum tomatoes, which are meaty and not overly juicy—this will ensure a thick sauce that won’t make the burrito soggy.
TO FREEZE: Wrap each burrito in plastic wrap; place burritos in a large plastic freezer bag. Store for up to 3 months.
TO HEAT: Unwrap burritos; rewrap with a paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 3 to 4 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking.
Steel-Cut Oats with Cinnamon-Blueberry Compote
The night before: Prepare blueberry mixture and oats. Refrigerate.In the morning: Cook blueberry compote. Finish oatmeal.
Zucchini Frittata with Tomato and Bacon
The Night Before: Blanch zucchini slices, cook the bacon and crumble, and stir together the egg mixture.
In the Morning: Cook the frittata.
Easy and Healthy Breakfast Granola
Make the granola ahead of time and pre-portion into a to-go cup. Add milk in the morning for an easy grab-and-go breakfast.
Healthy and Easy Banana Ginger Muffins
As far as we’re concerned, there isn’t an easier or more convenient grab-and-go breakfast than muffins. Make a batch, or two, and freeze. In the morning, microwave the frozen muffin for about 30 seconds, and enjoy a warm muffin, or two, on your way to work or school.
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SunShine Egg and Bacon Cups
An easy make ahead breakfast. The night before, assemble and cook the egg cups, refrigerate, and in the morning, reheat in the microwave. Delicious and healthy.