I am a breakfast fiend. I wake up at the crack of dawn (5 am), and by the time I arrive at work (7 am), I’m starving! You can see why breakfast recipes are abundant in my cookbook library.
I’m picky about my morning meal, it has to have specific benefits.
- It has to stick to my ribs, so there has to be protein in the mix.
- It has to be portable, because it’s often transported to work to be eaten at my desk.
- It’s nice if it includes fruit, since I’m a veggie lover, and eating fruit is a challenge.
- It has to be reasonable in calories and fat.
If you’re a breakfast person, and you should be based on research that suggests breakfast eaters tend to maintain a healthy weight, these easy and healthy breakfast recipes can be made ahead of the workweek to make eating a nutritious breakfast a simple affair.
Why skip the pancakes?
I make extra pancakes on the weekend and freeze them. All it takes is a zap in the microwave and your leftover pancakes are like new. These healthy pumpkin and oat pancakes pack extra nutrition because they’re high in fiber, low in fat, and contain those antioxidants we’re all looking for.
Try an egg wrap.
This is my take on Starbuck’s Spinach, Egg White and Feta Wrap. Tomato sauce and fresh garlic spread on a whole wheat tortilla, topped with an egg white, spinach and feta cheese. Totally easy, and incredibly delicious.
I make two or three at a time. They hold up well in the refrigerator until I’m ready to eat them.
What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn’t like a breakfast cookie?
I admit that making a portable breakfast sometimes means working ahead, as is the case with these Protein Packed Breakfast Cookies.
The addition of quinoa gives these cookies a protein punch, and crunchy walnuts, chewy raisins and shredded carrots round out this healthy treat. These cookies also freeze well, and are completely satisfying when I dip them in my coffee.
Looking for an Egg McMuffin?
My all time favorite breakfast is this recipe for egg muffins. We skip the bread, and go for the eggs and veggies here.
These muffins resemble a mini frittata. I can add almost any vegetable I have available in my frig, along with a sprinkle of cheese to get that nutty, cheesy taste I adore. Believe it or not, you can freeze these too.
There you are! My breakfast recipes of choice. Give them a try and let me know what you think and don’t forget to share your go-to breakfast recipes by leaving a comment.
Happy, healthy cooking!
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