Easy Healthy Recipes & Ideas
No matter how many people are trying to got the door in the morning it always seems like it’s difficult to find the time for breakfast ideas. But, it’s critical that we eat at least a little food before we start our day.
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, breakfast eaters have waistlines 2 inches smaller than those that skip breakfast. So let’s cover three easy healthy recipes that make great breakfast ideas.
Easy Healthy Recipes Start with Getting Organized
Before I get to the breakfast ideas I wanted to give a couple tips about how to get organized to make not only your mornings but your entire week easier!
Start my making a weekly menu plan. I’ve written my preferred steps to menu planning before – you can read it here. Once you know what you’re eating breakfast ideas, healthy snacks, and easy healthy recipes are already done!
Then once a week prepare as much as you can in advance. Pick a day to organize healthy snacks, pre-cut vegetables, prep foods to freeze, etc. Place these in freezer ready bags or in containers in the refrigerator. You have the basics for your breakfast ideas and healthy snacks ready to go!
Follow your menu plan by defrosting items the days before. Or use your slow cooker to have food ready later. I have tons of easy healthy recipes using a slow cooker – here’s a few.
Quick Breakfast Ideas
I also like using the slow cooker for overnight oats. Or just soak the oats overnight and you will have “instant oatmeal” in the morning. Here’s the easy healthy recipes.
Another make ahead breakfast ideas is burritos. Cook eggs and any other meat choice together with bell peppers, onions, and beans (or mix and match). Cool. Place in a tortilla and roll into a burrito. Wrap each burrito in parchment paper, then store in a gallon-size freezer bag. These will reheat in less than 1 1/2 minutes in a microwave or toaster oven. These also make healthy snacks too!
On your food preparation day make extra pancakes, waffles, or french toast. Cool completely on a cooling rack. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay one set of pancakes on the parchment paper making sure the edges don’t touch. Once the baking sheet is filled, add another sheet of parchment paper and fill with another layer of pancakes. Repeat until all pancakes are used. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until the pancakes are solid. Remove and place the pancakes in a freezer storage bag. To reheat, simply remove a few pancakes from the freezer bag and place in the toaster, toaster oven, or microwave for about a minute.
A good standby is the smoothie breakfast ideas. Find smoothie recipes with videos here plus a quick one sheet guide to help you individualize your smoothie recipes. You can even make your own freezer smoothie packs in advance by chopping and combining your favorite fruits and vegetables then then storing them in freezer bags. For your quick breakfast ideas just add your choice of liquid to the blender, add your pre-made frozen smoothie contents, blend and go.