As busy students and working girls, breakfast doesn’t always seem to fit into our daily schedule for pursuing our dreams. While we can spare a few minutes for a much needed caffeine fix, reaching for a frying pan or turning on the oven is totally out of the question. How about a satisfying meal that is ready in the same time it takes to brew your coffee or tea? These meals can be made ahead on the weekend, reheated each morning and enjoyed on your walk to class or subway ride to work. Check out these 3 grab and go breakfast ideas to jumpstart your busy morning.
These protein and veggie packed slices will be the reason you become a morning person.
- 1 tortilla
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
- 3/4 cup chopped broccoli/ spinach/ kale or greens of your choice
- 1 tomato, sliced
- bacon/sausage chopped, cooked
- pinch of salt and seasonings of your choice (cracked pepper, garlic powder etc.)
1. Spray your baking sheet with nonstick spray or rub with some softened margarine.
2. Beat the egg and scramble it in a frying with the seasonings.
3. Place the tortilla on the baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. Add the remaining toppings.
4. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
5. Cool for 5 mins before slicing.
Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
For those who like to start their morning on a sweet note, these oatmeal bars satisfy without the calories of a regular sugary cereal. This recipe may have apple cinnamon flavors but it can be easily adjusted to which ever fruit you prefer.
- 2 cups coats
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cup apples, chopped or fruit of your choice
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar
- 2 cups milk
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1. Spray rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or rub with softened margarine.
2. In a bowl, mix oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, half of the fruit and raisins.
3. In another bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.
4. Place the oat mixture into the baking dish, add the remaining fruit and pour the milk mixture over it.
5. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 375 degrees.
6. Let it cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting into bars.
Veggie Breakfast Burrito
This vegetarian friendly option is anything but boring with a hearty filling and a spicy kick.
- 6 tortillas
- 3 medium sweet potatoes, cooked
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- hot sauce
- pinch of cumin, chilli powder, salt, pepper
1. Mash the sweet potatoes, salt and pepper with a fork and set aside.
2. In a bowl, mix the black beans, cumin and chilli powder.
3. Warm tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds. This makes them easier to roll.
4. Spread the mashed sweet potatoes on each tortilla and evenly distribute the avocado, black beans and cheese. Drizzle each with hot sauce.
5. Tuck in the ends of the tortilla and roll up into a burrito.
6. Place the burritos on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 8 minutes.
7. To keep them fresh for the entire week, wrap each burrito in plastic wrap and foil. Place them in the freezer until you’re ready to use them. To reheat, remove the wrapping and warm in the microwave for 3 minutes.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be optional. It can be as simple as grab and go. For those mornings that you have a little more time, there are more breakfast ideas to try.