Start off the new year right, and remember to eat breakfast! It is the most important meal of the day. Not only does breakfast fuel your body for the day, help you avoid overeating and boost memory, but regular breakfast eating can also help reduce your risks for type 2 diabetes and heart failure (The Washington Post). Just realize not all breakfasts are created equal; for better breakfast tips see our post, Make Oatmeal Your Better Breakfast.
Although you may know how important breakfast is, we understand that you may not be able to find the time. Mornings can be hectic and it may be difficult to feed your family a hearty, healthy breakfast. No need to fear. Jessica Fisher from “Life as Mom” has listed great tips to make the #No. 1 meal of the day effortless:
Make use of your freezer
You’d be surprised at how many breakfast foods do well in the freezer. Egg dishes, cinnamon rolls, and even smoothies can be prepared ahead and stashed in the freezer.
Just pull a few key items out the night before and allow them to thaw or rise in the refrigerator. They’ll be ready to bake or serve first thing in the morning.
Enjoy dairy and fresh fruit
Some of my favorite breakfasts consist of fresh fruit and either cottage cheese or yogurt. The dairy products provide the calcium and protein while the fruit adds a juicy sweetness — and makes it a little more fun.
Set it up the night before
Lay out bowls and spoons and boxed cereal or oatmeal before you go to bed at night. Mix up an egg dish to stash in the fridge. Assemble your smoothie ingredients in the blender bowl and slip in on the refrigerator shelf.
By setting things up before you go to bed, you’ve saved critical steps in the morning. And less work when you’re bleary eyed is more likely to lead to good eating.
Do you have any tips for getting breakfast on the table in a rush?