I’m a mom to two boys, a 7-year-old and 4-year-old. I totally understand how crazy mornings can be. You have every intention of eating well then someone can’t find their shoes. Your keys have misplaced themselves (ha!). Oh, and you have to leave the house NOW!
You end up stopping for a coffee beverage and a breakfast sandwich, bagel or muffin. Now you feel like, “Since I didn’t start like I wanted to I might as well eat whatever I want today and try again tomorrow.”
You know I’m right…it’s okay. I get it. I know it because I’ve been there, too. There is a solution.
Below you will find three quick and healthy breakfasts that can ALL be made two or three nights before. That means you are only doing this on Sunday and Wednesday, for example.
Be sure to let me know how they turn out! Oh, and lunch ideas will be in the next post!
1 1/2 cups of water
3 green vegetables such as spinach, kale, and celery
2 fruits such as a banana and a few strawberries. Any non-citrus fruit works
1 lemon squeezed
Put all items in the blender until smooth. I store mine in mason jars in the refrigerator for no more than two days at a time. It’s perfect to grab and GO!
I love starting my day with oatmeal when it’s freezing outside. Steel cut oats are not “mushy” and have extremely less sugar than packaged brands. I make enough for a few days and portion them out – including the blueberries. For even more reduction in calories, make with water.
Follow the directions on the box. Hodgen’s Mills is my favorite.
In the morning reheat the oatmeal with a splash of water in the microwave. I like to add cold blueberries to the piping hot oatmeal for two reasons. The heat from the oatmeal steams the blueberries so they are still whole and it helps cool down the oatmeal. Believe it or not, the blueberries are so sweet you won’t need to add sugar. Try it!
Yes, you can make scrambled eggs in the microwave.
I add a 2:1 ratio of liquid egg whites to eggs (for every 2 servings of liquid egg whites add 1 whole egg) in a large bowl and stir. Portion the egg mixture in microwave-safe storage containers with lids. When you wake in morning, add in veggies from last evening’s dinner (broccoli, raw spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes – you get the idea) and put in just a pinch of cheese. ADD A SPLASH OF WATER – this is a must – and stir. Microwave for 90 seconds adding time in 15-second increments as needed.