We all refer to breakfast as the most important meal of the day. But did you know that research shows approximately 15% of adults skip breakfast on a regular basis?
On top of waking up early, preparing different dishes, and trying to make it to work on time, many perceive breakfast as a hassle. Sometimes, many of us just don’t have the time to prepare our meals because we accidentally sleep in. Sure, we may decide to get a wrap from a local fast food chain and devour it for the morning, but we continuously struggle to find the time to eat breakfast.
So how can we prepare breakfast in a quick manner? The answer — meal prep. If you’re looking to spend Sunday night meal-prepping for the most important meal of the day, Unwritten has gotten you covered. Here are eight ideas below:
1. Breakfast Bowls
If you’re feeling hungry and want to prepare a quick and easy dish, a breakfast bowl is the way to go. Sure, it does look complicated. But in reality, all you need to do is scramble some eggs, saute some lettuce, add some spices, and top it off with a sliced tomato. Best of all — you can switch it up with different ingredients.
2. Fruit Parfait
Sometimes we need a refreshing dish to prepare ourselves for the day. If it’s one of those days, a parfait may be the answer. Parfaits are easy to prep and customize. And best of all, they’re healthy as well.
You can start by purchasing some jars, yogurt, oats, granola, and two to three different fruits. Then, slice the fruit into smaller chunks and set them aside. Then, layer your parfait in whichever order you wish, whether that would be yogurt first, or fruit first. You can also mix up these ingredients and create different parfaits for different days.
3. Simple Breakfast Wraps
These breakfast wraps are perfect for the working professional who is constantly on-the-go. They’re filling, tasty, and customizable. You can throw in eggs, bell peppers, or shredded cheddar cheese, as well as add some tomato sauce on the side. For those who are vegetarian or vegan, you can also add some beans for protein.
4. Egg Muffins
If you want to snack on some bites instead of devouring a whole meal, egg muffins are your answer. There are plenty of options to choose from when making egg muffins. You can choose whichever two ingredients you want, whether it be mozzarella and tomatoes, or bacon and cheddar. However, at the end, all you need to do is to beat your eggs together with salt and pepper, put them in a muffin pan, add your other ingredients, and put them in the oven.
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5. Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bagels
If you want to change up your bread, you can use a bagel instead of an English muffin. For this recipe, all you need to do is prepare your sausage filling and scramble some eggs. Then, add both of these fillings into the bagel, toasted or untoasted. Click here for more details.
6. Breakfast Fruit Bagel
I know it may sound strange at first to combine fruits and bagels, but at the end, we all have those days where we need a light breakfast. Purchase some cream cheese, lemon zest, honey, and vanilla extract. Next, mix them up in a bowl and apply a layer on the bagel. Then, you can add some fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi, on top of the cream cheese mix.
7. Banana Egg Pancakes
Although making pancakes may sound complicated at first, some recipes are very simple. In this recipe, you would only need bananas and eggs. However, be careful when storing these pancakes overnight. Make sure the pancakes are completely cool before freezing them, and always place a sheet of waxed paper between the pancakes. As a result, the pancakes will not stick to each other and you’ll be able to toss them in your bag early in the morning.
There are plenty of different ways to prepare the dishes listed above. But at the end, regardless of the choices, you will for sure enjoy a filling breakfast. From pancakes to parfaits, you can choose to change these options every day. And at the end, you may be looking forward to enjoying the most important meal of the day after all.
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An energetic morning with eggs.