Getting breakfast on the table for my family during the week AND having enough time to eat it myself can be challenging and sometimes stressful (especially with getting everyone dressed and out the door on time)! I think Mirella is going through a growth spurt, because she has been an eating machine lately, especially at breakfast. I can’t feed her fast enough (and I don’t mean spoon feeding her, it’s putting enough things on her highchair tray to eat herself)! If she isn’t fed on time (which is pretty much as soon as she wakes up and finishes nursing), she is one cranky girl demanding her breakfast!
Anyhow, to help make mornings less stressful, here are 5 quick and easy healthy breakfast ideas that are staples in my household (and all take less than 30 minutes of your WEEK to prep/cook!)…
1. Overnight Oats: I love this breakfast because I just make it the night before and put it in the refrigerator until morning. When Keenan and Mirella wake up, I just dish it out, add some fresh berries, dollop of almond butter and it’s good to go! On chilly mornings, I sometimes warm it up in the microwave for a minute or two and add a little milk, which Keenan prefers.
2. Mini Frittatas: I love to prep meals for the week on Sunday after I go grocery shopping. I wash spinach, lettuce, carrots, hard boil eggs and make these little frittatas (or egg cups) to store in the freezer for quick breakfasts. I just pop one in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and serve along side fresh fruit, and breakfast is complete. My husband loves to take these to work with him to eat in the car.
3. Toasted Pancakes: On the weekends we usually make nice breakfasts of either pancakes or waffles using oat or almond flour. When I make the batter, I usually double or triple my recipe so I can freeze the rest for quick breakfasts during the week. I just layer the pancakes (or waffles) between wax paper and store in a gallon freezer ziplock bag. During the week, I just take a couple out, pop them in the toaster and serve with peanut or almond butter and fruit. Pancakes are perfect for Mirella since I can cut them up and she can easily eat them herself.
4. Muffins: The same as pancakes or waffles, if I make a batch of muffins (which I primarily use oat flour), I usually double the batch so I can freeze the rest for quick breakfasts. When we want a muffin during the week, I just warm it up in the microwave for a couple of minutes and it is ready to eat (another one of my husband’s favorite to-go breakfast items).
5. No Oat Oatmeal (reheated): Making this breakfast fresh can take about 15 minutes, so if I make it one morning (when I have a little bit more time) I try to make a larger amount to save the rest for the next day. I eat half, and put the rest in the fridge to reheat in the microwave the next morning. In some ways, I think it tastes even better the next day!
What are your go-to, quick breakfasts during the week?
Do you tend to eat the same thing day after day?