Breakfast Made Easy!

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, so we should all try our best to eat something nutritious and filling in the morning to fuel our day. As an early (not always by choice) riser, I’m a big believer in having a good breakfast to start my day. As much as I would love to have a proper sit down breakfast each morning, I’m usually strapped for time. Once I get up and make sure I have everything ready for the day I usually only have about 10 minutes (or less) to make/eat my breakfast and enjoy a cup of coffee before I have to head to work or my first class…sound familiar? This list of healthy, quick, and nutritious breakfast options will hopefully quench your hunger in the mornings and fuel your day.

1. YOGURT OVERNIGHT OATS

INGREDIENTS:

·    1/2 cup old-fashioned or rolled oats, uncooked

·    100 gram yogurt cup, any flavor

·    3 tbsp. milk

SUGGESTED TOPPINGS:

·    Fresh fruit

·    Chia seeds

·    Chopped nuts

·    Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a small bowl, Tupperware container or mason jar, stir together uncooked old-fashioned or rolled oats, yogurt, milk and optional chia seeds. Cover and place in your fridge for a minimum of 6 hours to let the oats soak up some of the liquid.

2. Remove from fridge and add desired fruit, nuts and spices. If the oats are too thick for your liking, feel free to add an extra tablespoon of milk.

 

2. WAFFLE PB&J-WICH

INGREDIENTS:

·       Whole grain toaster waffle

·       Nut butter or Peanut butter

·       Strawberries (or other fruit)

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare 1 whole-grain toaster waffle and slice in half. Spread with 2 tablespoons nut butter and layer 2-3 sliced strawberries on top.

 

3. PEANUT BUTTER AND BERRY ENERGY WRAP

INGREDIENTS:

·       Whole-grain wrap

·       Peanut butter

·       Cinnamon

·       Banana

·       Strawberries

·       Blueberries

DIRECTIONS:

Put peanut butter on the wrap and sprinkle cinnamon, as well as the fruit. Wrap it up like a burrito and enjoy!

 

4. HARD-BOILED EGGS AND AVOCADO

INGREDIENTS:

·       Eggs

·       Avocado

·       Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Cut the avocado and eggs into bite-sized pieces. Add them into a bowl. Add salt and pepper for your preferred taste.

 

5.  HEARTY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

INGREDIENTS:

·    1/2 cup Quaker Oats

·    1 tbsp. peanut butter

·    1 banana

·    3/4 cups of almond milk

DIRECTIONS:

If you want a creamier texture, add a couple of tablespoons of greek yogurt. Just add all the ingredients in your blender and enjoy!