5 Time-Saving Breakfast Hacks
I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I never have time to make it. I'd love to start my day with a healthy, filling breakfast... without having to wake up an hour earlier! Any ideas?
You're right; breakfast is crucial. In fact, studies show that people who skip breakfast weigh more than people who eat a morning meal! But it can be hard to prioritize, especially if you're not a morning person. Try these tricks for a yummy breakfast in no time...
Overnight OatsSave time in the morning: Make breakfast the night before! It doesn't get much easier than overnight oats. Just mix up old-fashioned oats, almond milk (or fat-free milk), sweetener, seasonings, and fruit. I add chia seeds for texture and protein powder for extra satisfaction. Here’s my go-to recipe! HG tip: Make five individual servings on Sunday, and enjoy one every day of the work week.
Make It in a MugMugs aren’t just for coffee anymore. They’re perfect for portion-controlled breakfasts with easy morning cleanup! Try a Hungry Girl egg mug: It's a fluffy scramble with no skillet or spatula required! Or get a li'l fancy with French toast in a mug. In the mood for a muffin? This blueberry treat for one is ready in minutes.
Freezy Does ItIs there any better feeling than waking up knowing you have a homemade breakfast in your freezer? Skip the drive thru in favor of DIY breakfast sandwiches. Other make-ahead morning meals that freeze well: muffin-pan pancake poppers and super-hearty oatmeal bakes. Your freezer is your new best friend...
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Happy National Cereal Day, March 7th! Did you know you can use bran cereal to make healthy "fried" chicken? Check it out!
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