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21 Dec 2018

5 Ready-To-Go Breakfast Ideas for an Easy Morning

If you’re not a morning person and often wonder how other people wake up super early to cook or prepare a fancy, insta-worthy breakfast before heading to college or work, well, we get you. Sleep will always win.

Nonetheless, if you still want to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast without taking up too much of your precious sleep time, check out our ready-to-go healthy breakfast ideas! All you need to do is a 5-minute prep the night before so you can wake up to a yummy meal in the morning.

#1. Overnight breakfast bowl

Ready-to-go Breakfast-Breakfast Bowl

This easy and nutritious breakfast bowl will keep you full throughout the morning and feeling light throughout the day.

The night before:

  1. Rummage through your fridge for any fruits you may have, then throw them into your favourite container or mason jar. For a more pleasant indulgence, use fruits that complement each other e.g. bananas, strawberries and blueberries.
  2. Add in a few big spoons of protein-rich Greek yoghurt or any unsweetened yoghurt (flavoured yoghurt contains a lot of added sugar!).
  3. Sprinkle some chia seeds on top — they are loaded with nutrients like zinc, vitamin B3 and potassium.
  4. Throw in some nuts and granola of your choice — almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds will add a good crunch to your breakfast bowl.
  5. For added sweetness, mix in a spoon of honey (or cocoa powder if you’d like).
  6. Place it in the fridge and leave it overnight.

The next morning:

  1. Take it out of the fridge and pour it in a bowl or grab your container and enjoy it on the way to college.

With everything set the night before, you’ll save a lot of time and won’t be late for your morning classes!

#2. Egg mayo sandwich

Ready-to-go Breakfast-Egg Mayo Sandwich

This one helps you get your protein fix with a little added carbs for a balanced meal.

The night before:

  1. Make some hard-boiled eggs. Boil two eggs with the shell on, for around 10 minutes.
  2. Let the eggs cool then run cold water over them. Peel off the eggshells and mash the eggs in a bowl.
  3. Add mayonnaise. If you don’t fancy mayonnaise, use cream cheese instead. It’s healthier too!
  4. Add seasoning (salt, pepper, dried herbs, etc.)
  5. If you plan to incorporate vegetables into your meal (which you should), wash them the night before. Use vegetables that can be eaten raw such as baby spinach and wild rocket.

In the morning:

  1. Assemble your prepared ingredients with bread and enjoy!

#3. Banana wrap

Ready-to-go Breakfast-Banana Wrap

If you’re crazy for bananas, you’ll definitely love this one. All you need is a tortilla wrap, a banana, a spread and toppings of your choice! Although this one is best prepared in the morning, it’s super simple and only takes less than 5 minutes!

In the morning:

  1. If you want your wrap soft and ‘blankety’, steam it. If you prefer it crispy, simply toast it on a heated frying pan.
  2. Spread your tortilla with either peanut butter (sugar-free peanut butter is full of protein and healthy fats), almond butter (loaded with vitamins, minerals and fibre) or the all-time favourite — Nutella (sorry, no health benefits here so go easy on the serving size!).
  3. Add sliced bananas and top it off with nuts and dried fruits. Bananas always go well with cinnamon, so add that too, as cinnamon has surprising nutritional values.
  4. Have it at home or bring it with you to college so you can enjoy it there.

#4. Breakfast crostini

Ready-to-go Breakfast-Breakfast Crostini

Ever wondered what you can do with those baguettes you see in the bakery shop (the ones people seldom buy)? Well, this breakfast idea gives you a reason to buy them.

The night before:

  1. Cut the baguette into thick slices (or thin, it’s your call).

In the morning:

  1. Microwave (or toast on a heated pan) the baguette pieces to make them warm.
  2. Spread on a little olive oil butter, honey or a generous amount of cream cheese.
  3. Add fresh fruits or vegetables (depending on what your chosen spread is) like strawberries, avocados, tomatoes, olives or anything that you fancy. Fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme and oregano go especially well with this.
  4. Don’t forget to season if you’re going for savoury — it’s the key to flavourful dishes.
  5. Enjoy!

#5. Two-ingredient banana ‘pancake’

Ready-to-go Breakfast-Banana Pancake

What?! How do you make pancakes with only 2 ingredients? Well, you know what they say — lazy people have the best solutions! But seriously, it’s as simple as it sounds.

All you need are these ingredients: 2 eggs and 1 banana. BOOM!

In the morning:

  1. Peel the banana and mash it in a bowl.
  2. Crack your eggs into the bowl.
  3. Mix them.
  4. Pan fry (similar to cooking omelettes).

Voilà. You’re a chef! But wait, we’re not finished yet. Pour some honey over your pancakes, then dust on some cinnamon powder. Now we’re talkin’.

Pro Tip: Use overripe bananas for a sweeter and less tangy taste.

No matter how rushed you are in the morning, it’s crucial to have a healthy breakfast as it will fuel you with much-needed energy for the day. So quit skipping breakfast now that you have these 5 quick and healthy breakfast ideas to rotate throughout the week.

Need more tips for a quick morning routine? Check out these tips on how to get ready for class in less than 11 minutes.

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