You know what they say.
The early bird gets the worm.
You may not be a morning person (confession: I’m not a morning person), but waking up with the sun is one thing, skipping breakfast is another. I know, the struggle is real, but regardless of what time your alarm clock rudely interrupts your peaceful slumber, forgoing the most important meal of the day is just no way to start the morning.
I know what you’re thinking. “But I’m busy, I barely have enough time to put myself together in the mornings, let alone build a well-balanced, Instagram-worthy breakfast!”
Come on. Can we be real for a sec?
It really doesn’t take that much time. With a little planning and an arsenal of no-fuss, healthy go-to recipes, you can in fact assemble a decent breakfast in the A.M., and get to work on time. Promise. You just have to make it a priority.
Just check out the following recipes and see for yourself. Before you know it, your morning game will be stronger than ever. Who knows, you might even (dare I say) become a morning person!
The trick to nailing breakfast during the work week? Make-ahead breakfasts, baby. Whether it’s overnight oats, freezer burritos, or breakfast muffins, work a little magic the night before, and you’ll barely have to lift a finger come morning!
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats from Minimalist Baker
Bacon and Egg Breakfast Muffins from Recipe Tin Eats
Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs from How Sweet Eats
Freezer Breakfast Burritos from Gimme Some Oven
Crustless Mini Quiches from Dear Crissy
Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal from Love & Lemons
Chunky Monkey Quinoa Breakfast Cookies from Simply Quinoa
Make-Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits from Iowa Girl Eats
Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Breakfast Bake from Skinnytaste
Vanilla Overnight Oat Breakfast Bowl with Fruit from Coffee & Crayons
One-Bowl Morning Glory Muffins from Baker by Nature
Grapefruit & Ginger Chia Seed Pudding from Real Food Whole Life
Quick & Easy
Save your ambitious breakfast biscuits and huevos rancheros for the weekend, they have no place on hectic weekday mornings. When time is of the essence, breakfast should be something you can throw together on the fly (especially when you’re trying to get out the door). These recipes are quick, easy, and low maintenance, so skip the boring bowl of Cheerios, and opt for one of these breakfasts instead.
Green Smoothie Bowl from Kitchen Confidante
Greek Avocado Toast with Cherry Tomatoes from Whole & Heavenly Oven
Pink Sunrise Breakfast Smoothie from Cafe Johnsonia
The Best Protein Pancakes from Pinch of Yum
5 Ingredient Quinoa Superfood Breakfast Bowl from Two Raspberries
Microwave Egg and Vegetable Breakfast Sandwich from FoodieCrush
5 Minute Whole Wheat Pancakes from Tastes Better from Scratch
This recipe round-up was curated by FoodieCrush contributor Hayley Putnam of Tip Toes in the Kitchen. Follow her foodie tastes and other flights of fancy on Pinterest and Instagram.
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