Abandoned your 2017 healthy resolutions? It’s never too late to get back on track and start off the year re-committing to a healthy lifestyle of fitness and nutritious meals. Creating healthy breakfast habits will make you feel energized and empowered to keep making healthy food choices all day long.
- hours of meal prep
- 100 % certified organic, non-GMO ingredients
- food scales
- lots of cash
If you feel like you’re over your head, unsure how to keep from drowning in a pool of junk food, processed sugars, strange-o orange Doritos, start small.
Start with breakfast!
Anybody can make these first 3 family-friendly breakfasts, even the greenest college bachelor whose mama never involved him in meal prep. Brother of mine, here’s lookin’ at you! *wink.*
Each of these simple, hearty, healthy breakfast ideas makes a great breakfast on it’s own but could easily be paired with a hard-boiled egg, handful of almonds, or piece of fruit with almond butter to make it even more substantial.
And every one of these healthy breakfast options can be prepped the night before so you can wake up and E.A.T.! Bonus points if you program your coffee maker to brew java right in time for breakfast too.
This simple soaked oats breakfast has been a huge time-saver for me. Best part? It’s a no-recipe breakfast.
My five-year old’s school is a peek around the bend, but somehow we always struggle with getting her there on time. Overnight oats, to the rescue! All you need is a vessel, oats, milk of choice, and whatever fruits, nuts, or spices you’d like to add.
If you’re looking for an even creamier option, go Swiss and make Bircher Muesli. Just combine equal parts milk and flavored yogurt and pour into the oats along with chopped fruit. In the morning, wake up to breakfast, already made!
Two great resources to get you started as a guaranteed overnight oats advocate:
- How to Make Overnight Oats Without a Recipe from Food52
Oatmeal Banana Blender Muffins from Well Plated
Over the past year these have become my go-to breakfast muffins. As the title suggests, all you have to do is measure out all the ingredients directly into the blender and then portion into muffin cups to bake. Super simple!
While I generally just mix these muffins with a wooden spoon, I love that they come out great using quick or old-fashioned oats. You could also make these GF friendly in a pinch! Tweak them to your family’s liking by adding chocolate chips, raisins, chopped nuts, etc. So so good!
My Favorite Green Smoothie from Minimalist Baker
Prep-ahead perfect and packed with flay-vah! Pop the solid ingredients into a baggie the night before and freeze. Come morning, toss it all in the blender, pour in the liquids, and voilá, a hearty, delicious breakfast that’ll keep you going for hours.
I’d serve this nutty, berry blast with a hard-boiled egg for my kiddos who like to chew something at breakfast time too.
Homemade Toasted Muesli from Alexandra’s Kitchen
I’ll be honest. I can’t afford muesli on a regular basis. That’s why this homemade muesli recipe is p-p-p-perfect! It’s a classic blend of grains, dried fruit, and oats. TOASTED. The toasting gives the muesli a perfect crunch and keeps me coming back for more. Midnight snack, anyone?
Husband is a cereal guy. Life-long cereal man who turns his nose up at oatmeal, scrambled eggs, and sometimes even a pancake breakfast. Thankfully I whipped up these delicious wholesome carrot muffins one morning when *gasp!* we didn’t have any more cereal. They’ve been around for a few years now and we still love ’em!
Well, folks, that’s the list. Please share in the comments…
What is your favorite prep-ahead healthy breakfast?