Low-sugar make-ahead breakfasts for busy morningsPosted: Author: admin
It’s no secret that a busy schedule leads to convenient, but unhealthy, diet choices. If you’re not careful, you can find yourself rushing to a morning meeting with a yogurt cup or granola bar that may as well be dessert. Or worse, you may find yourself skipping breakfast altogether. Don’t start your day with an empty tummy or a blood sugar spike that leaves you hungry an hour later. Try one of these make-ahead ideas and head out the door with confidence.
Here’s a weekend project that will take barely 30 minutes of prep time and set you up with breakfast all week. Whisk together some eggs with spinach, cheese, and any other of your favorite veggies. Pour the mixture into greased muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees. Throw them in the fridge, and grab one on your way to work each morning.
The best part about smoothies as a make-ahead breakfast is how much you can vary it up. Try a peanut butter and banana mixture to combine with your morning espresso. Do a Greek yogurt base with your favorite berries. Or maybe tropical fruits and chia seeds are more your style. Whatever you’re craving, make a blender full of it on Sunday afternoon. Store in the bridge in to-go cups, and don’t worry about breakfast all week.
Are you a savory breakfast lover? It’s a good thing eggs go great in a wrap. Scramble some up with black beans, spinach, and seasonings like cumin or chili powder, then layer in a whole wheat tortilla with your favorite hot sauce. Store them in the fridge, and in the morning, wrap in a paper towel, zap in the microwave, and run to catch your train. Fun variations on these might include sweet potato, brown rice, or bacon. Get creative!