Mornings can be hectic. One second you’re hitting the snooze button and the next thing you know, you’re rushing out of the house wondering whether you actually remembered to grab everything you’ll need for the day. And remembered to drop the kids at school.
Despite knowing that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” ideology doesn’t always align with reality. One thing that can help you live true to the mantra, however, is simply being prepared.
I know it doesn’t necessarily sound like fun to spend time prepping breakfast for the week ahead, but trust the process. It is easier than you think — and it will make you feel a lot more put-together all week long.
Below, you’ll find a few easy-to-make brekkies that are suitable to grab and go when you’re in that morning rush. Once you get in the habit, you might actually look forward to prepping these ahead of time — or at least to eating them.
If you’re a fan of porridge, you’ll love this easily transportable alternative. All you need to do is mix oats, seeds, and fruit in a jar and let it sit overnight. In the morning, just take it out of the fridge and throw it in your bag to eat later. Try this easy version from Feel Good Foodie, adding the optional ingredients and toppings for extra flavour.
This is the excuse you’ve been looking for to eat cookies for breakfast. From Fitnessista, this recipe is easy to make, easy to pack, and (most importantly) delicious. One batch makes eight cookies, giving you more than enough to get through the week. Plus, the nutritional profile is pretty impressive, packing over ten grams of protein in each biscuit.
Eggs aren’t exactly the most easy-to-transport foods out there — which is why this genius recipe is so great. By cleverly baking eggs and fillings in muffin tins, these are like mini takeaway omelettes. Follow the instructions on Cafe Delights, and try a few of their suggested flavours for a satisfying — and quick — breakfast.
Though it might sound strange at first, you can actually make smoothies in advance. Whether you make a few for the week or just one for tomorrow, there are a few different methods you can use. Live Simply breaks it down, giving step-by-step instructions regarding the best ways to meal prep smoothies. If you’re planning on drinking it within 1-2 days, storing a smoothie in a mason jar in the fridge will do just fine. If you want it to last any longer, though, try one of the freezer methods explained on the blog.