Mornings. Love 'em or hate 'em, we all have to deal with them every. single. day. If your mornings are rushed and leave you little time to eat a hearty, nutritious breakfast, then this post is for you. If you grab a packaged breakfast bar or stop at a coffee shop for a donut and a sugary coffee drink and call that breakfast, then this post is for you. If you just want some quick, easy, tasty and nutritious breakfast ideas, then this post is for you.
.Consistently eating nutrient dense foods is one of the pillars of an energetic, healthy lifestyle (along with getting enough sleep, daily movement and stress-reduction habits) it's worth making the time to ensure you and your loved ones start the day with a nutrient-dense meal. Planning ahead is important for a stress-free, smooth morning.
Before we get to the recipes, here are a couple of tips to make your mornings a little easier:
Enlist the help of your family. Kids of all ages are much more likely to enjoy any meal that they helped prepare.
Set aside one day or night a week to prep. Make the time to prepare so that your morning routine is quick and easy. Put together baggies of fresh or frozen fruit that you simply pull one out of the freezer, put in a blender with a couple other ingredients, blend and go.
Drink a big glass of water first thing in the morning. Before your cup of coffee, tea or other preferred morning beverage, drink water. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon for an extra yummy and nutrition boost.
Fill a reuseable water bottle with filtered water and grab it on your way out the door. While not technically a breakfast tip, I'm adding this one here because making sure you have water to drink throughout the day will help you stay energized and feeling good all day.
Here's my favorite of the recipes. You can download a PDF of the rest of the recipes HERE. Pancakes, No-Bake Granola bars, 2-Minute Smoothie, Twice-Baked Potatoes and More! All available by clicking HERE.
These are a great option for households with lots of different tastes. You can customize them with different fillings for one breakfast that pleases everyone! These will keep well in the fridge for up to a week. Store them in the freezer for longer time periods. Heat one or two in a toaster oven for a hearty, filling breakfast.
½ pound sausage
½ cup chopped onions
1 bunch shredded kale, chard, beet greens, and/or spinach or a mix of your favorites
½ cup shredded cheese
½ cup potatoes and/or sweet potatoes, cubed into ½ “ squares
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons whole milk, ½ and ½ or cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin cups.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in sausage. Cook and stir until sausage is crumbly, evenly browned and no longer pink, 10 - 15 minutes. Drain.
Beat eggs and milk in a large bowl. Stir in onion, potatoes, greens and salt. Mix in sausage and cheese. Spoon into muffin tins or cups.
Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 - 25 minutes. Let cool and store until ready to eat.