Are mornings your worst time of the day? Do you feel tired, anxious and hungry when you rush out the door because you didn't have time to make yourself breakfast? You're not alone. Half the world is stressed and overworked and giving any thought to food first thing in the morning is the last item on many people's "to-do list".
We're here to help!
If you have a crazy schedule with limited time to yourself, the best way to ensuring you eat a good meal in the morning is to prepare it in advance. Yip, planning is key!
Here are 5 breakfasts that you can make in advance and that reduce the morning chaos we often fall prey to.
1. Bircher muesli – also called “overnight oats” because all you need to do is soak the oats in some liquid and set aside in the fridge for a few hours. The next morning, just stir in a blob of Greek yoghurt and add your toppings for a creamy, chewy, healthy start to the day. It couldn’t be easier!
2. Tomato, ham, spinach and ricotta frittata – these can be eaten warm, cold or at room temperature which means you can make it the night before, portion it and store in an airtight container in the fridge until morning. If you don’t even have time to eat at home, take it along with you to work and enjoy it at your desk.
3. Granola bars – these are loved by kids! But there’s nothing stopping adults from munching them too. They’re packed with superfoods and can also be easily transported for those days when you’re on-the-go!
4. Chia breakfast pudding – this breakfast idea has been trending on Pinterest for a few months now and we can see why. Chia seeds are SUPER healthy – they have a high protein content, stacks of fibre and loads of antioxidants. Even though it’s called a pudding – the description is really just a reference to the soft, creamy pudding-like texture that it has. Chia seeds can absorb up to 10 times their weight in liquid.
5. Nutty courgette loaf toast – This is one that you Banting folk will love. Simply make the loaf the day or night before and then slice the whole thing up. Keep the slices in the freezer and each morning simply take out 1 or 2 to pop in your toaster. Go wild with whatever topping you choose.
Have any quick and easy make-ahead breakfasts you like to make? Share them with us in the comments section below!
- Tessa Purdon