You’ve heard it a million times: breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you aren’t doing yourself any favors by skipping it. Studies show that people who consume breakfast are often more active throughout the day and make better food decisions. But we all know that it can be hard to fit breakfast into a busy schedule. There meetings to attend, people to meet, and constant travel makes finding healthy options difficult. Plus, why bother eating early in the morning if your stomach will be growling two hours later anyway?
Enter a solution: quick or make-ahead dishes full of protein and fiber that will make breakfast the highlight of your morning instead of a hassle. Read on for recipes that will keep hunger at bay and give you the energy you need to power through all the activities of your morning.
1. Overnight Oats
There are few breakfasts as portable or convenient as overnight oats. Make these the night before and all you’ll have to do in the morning is grab a spoon and enjoy. Plus, you can customize this recipe to your heart’s content. Add some seasonal fruit, a spoonful of your favorite nut butter, or even sneak a few (or a bunch) or dark chocolate chips in the mix.
2. Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes
Sometimes you need a little comfort food to motivate you to leave the comfort of your bed instead of snoozing your alarm for the fourth time. These protein pancakes are dense, filling, and healthy. Plus, the protein in these ‘cakes comes from real food ingredients – not a suspicious grey powder.
3. Microwave Chili & Kale Eggs
Did you know that you can microwave eggs? Yep, it’s actually healthier to microwave eggs rather than fry or bake them because more nutrients are retained. Plus, microwaving your favorite breakfast food gets those eggs from the bowl to your stomach a lot faster. The kick of chili and the savory vegetables of this recipe are sure to wake you up and give you the nutrients you need to make it to lunch with energy to spare.
4. Avocado Toast
Would this truly be a breakfast list for busy boss girls if it didn’t include avocado toast? Debatable. Not only is avocado toast easy to make, delicious, and portable, but it has a balanced macro-nutrient profile that makes it satisfying and filling. Plus, if you top it with a dash of hot sauce, you might see your mood improve.
5. Gingerbread Breakfast Cookie
Ever wonder how the gingerbread man had the energy to flee his pursuers time and time again? Now you can power through your morning too with this healthy gingerbread breakfast cookie. No one said that that cookies have to be reserved for dessert!
6. Savory Egg Bites
These egg muffins may seem non-traditional, but they’re so easy to make and even easier to eat. Maybe it’s the bacon or the cheese, but these bites will make you look forward to those mornings where you get to grab a few of these muffins on the way out the door.
7. Chorizo Breakfast Burrito
Busy gals know that the freezer is a friend. Especially when it contains these cheesy chorizo breakfast burritos! Hearty, delicious, and easy to make, this breakfast is sure to make it onto your regular breakfast rotation. Anyway, who can say no to a burrito?
We all know that it’s unhealthy to skip breakfast, and it’s not much better to eat a sugary treat that will leave you hungry and lethargic by mid-morning. Instead of rushing out the door and hoping that your coffee will be able to hold you over until lunch, opt for one of these quick and filling options. Your stomach and your mood will thank you!
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