My breakfast of champions is an eye-opening Venti Starbucks coffee (which I refer to as “crack in a cup”). Always has, always will. What was once the only way this single mom of three little ones could get through the day, has now become a daily addiction. I swear I should send Starbucks my rehab bill.
However, in an effort to be kinder to my body this year, I made a promise to add a little healthy to my morning grab-and-go liquid diet – without giving up much needed sleep.
After spending hours sifting through breakfast recipes on Pinterest, I compiled this list of ten healthy make-ahead breakfast recipes. The key words being: make-ahead. Let’s face it, who couldn’t use an extra 15 minutes sleep?
The morning rush never tasted so good!
Berry Quinoa and Kale Salad. OMG! When I saw that salad dressing can actually be considered a breakfast item, I just about died. I love adding salad dressing to just about everything. Delicious. Healthy. Easy to make. I’m sold! (Courtesy of The Recipe Critic).
Mediterranean Inspired Avocado Toast with Pistachio Dukkah. Avocados are a So. Cal girl’s best friend. Smear these babies on some whole grain toast and sprinkle with some Dukkah and roasted nuts and you have yourself a high-protein packed breakfast that’ll carry you over to lunch time. (Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest).
Sweet Morning Potato with Yogurt Maple Syrup Nuts. This recipe has no limits when it comes to what you can put on top of it. The Kitchn’s Sara Kate Gillingham suggests putting “currants, sliced banana, berries, granola, sesame seeds” or any other variation that will make your boat float. (Courtesy of The Kitchn).
Vegan & Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats. When I decided to commit to eating a little healthy this year, images of tasteless bowls of oatmeal started popping up in my head and eating healthy started sounding like a bad venture to take on. But as I browsed Pinterest for some tasty ideas, I came upon this recipe by Domesticate Me and was pleasantly surprised when I tried it. So much so, that I had to share it with you. It tastes so good you’re gonna forget it’s vegan and gluten free. (Courtesy of Domesticate Me)
Protein- Packed Soy Chorizo Lettuce Wrap. When I first shared this recipe with my daughter and she saw that it called for meatless, soy chorizo, she swore she was gonna revoke my Latina card. She called soy chorizo blasphemy. But when we ended up making this meatless dish to honor Hungry By Nature’s meatless-Monday, we were pleasantly surprised. Full of flavor, without compromising taste, I would have to say this is gonna stay on top of our morning breakfast routine. (Courtesy of Hungry By Nature)
Two Minute Vanilla Chia Pudding. Any recipe that only takes two minutes to make cannot be good is what my first thoughts were. But this delicious meal-in-a-jar has so many great flavors and it smells so good. I added a little cinnamon to it and enjoyed it the next morning as my new breakfast comfort food. I recommend you read through the whole recipe first before making it because iFoodreal’s Olena offers some great tips on how to perfect this scrumptious recipe. (Courtesy of iFoodreal)Loaded Breakfast Stuffed Peppers. I love bell peppers. They add such a great burst of flavor to any dish. But having it as the main event was an added bonus. When you’re pressed for time in the morning but don’t want to stuff yourself with a bowl of cereal, these easy, make-ahead beauties will satisfy even the most finicky of eaters. (Courtesy of She Likes Food)Gluten-Free, Make-Ahead, Raspberry-Peach Crisp Breakfast Parfait. When Kristin of Iowa Girl Eats mentioned that Georgia peaches (a seasonal fruit) were the key ingredient to making this beautiful Crisp Parfait, I wasn’t too sure about including it in our list. But then I found the best way to freeze Georgia peaches and I changed my mind. Good thing I did, because this parfait is so great to eat any time of the year that it would be a disservice not to share it with you. I hope you have the opportunity to make this because you’re gonna love it and it leaves your body feeling so clean and your stomach full. (Courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats)
Whole30-Friendly Prosciutto-Wrapped Mini Frittatas. Ha! Proscuitto! Once I saw this, I knew I had to try it! Proscuitto with melon is one of my favorite appetizers and to have it as a breakfast item became a sudden must. I had to read up on what the Whole30 Program was before I tried this recipe, and to be honest, I hate anything that has rules when it comes to eating…but hey, whatever floats your boat. Whole30 or not, this breakfast recipe is so delicious and bonus! It is made with tomatoes (optional of course). I had these with cranberry mimosas and I have to say, it makes for one hellofa brunch item – and it only takes 30 minutes from beginning to end to make. So yummy! You gotta try it! (Courtesy of Nom Nom Paleo)