Some Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Breakfast
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Breakfast is considered to be not only an essential meal, but it is often called the most important food time of the day. This is because breakfast provides a big part of the foundation needed for a person to have a productive day. Although many do not adhere to this rule, many health experts say that your daily caloric intake could be like a pyramid, meaning you should have your largest number of calories for breakfast and decrease that amount for lunch and dinner; there are many reasons for this, the biggest being the fact that your body has more time to burn those calories, whereas having a large dinner means that most people go to bed with excess calories in their system. For most people to take full advantage of their breakfast, new and exciting ideas are needed to make the morning meal seem less dull. This article will highlight some of the best ways to improve your breakfast.
Make a casserole
One easy way to improve your experience with breakfast is to make a breakfast casserole of some sort. There are many options for this with some being more normal breakfast ingredients and some being a bit more out of the box. A common thing people do is to simply make eggs, a meat or two, potatoes, and then mix those. Not only is this a basic breakfast, but it is also one that you can meal prep for. This is important because for many people the biggest barrier to consuming a balanced breakfast is having to cook in the morning, but if you can prepare your breakfast casserole in one session and then use it for a full week, cooking seems less daunting. There are many recipes online for great breakfast casseroles and most of them are super easy to follow.
Eggs on the go
Eggs are a staple for a good breakfast but they can be hard to eat for someone who is on the go because they usually require a fork to eat. However, there are many ways to make eggs the perfect to-go breakfast. One option for this is to make frittatas, which can be done with the use of a muffin pan. You can make them using veggies or you can do it with bacon or sausage. Most recipes take less than 15 minutes to make and you can store them and simply pop them into the microwave in the mornings. If you’d prefer to not make frittatas, you can also simply use boiled eggs for breakfast. They are easy to make and are also one of the healthiest ways to consume eggs.
Homemade Granola Bars
Granola bars are always a great option for breakfast, especially for busy working adults who often skip breakfast because they don’t believe they have the time for it. While it is perfectly acceptable to consume store-bought granola bars, you could also consider making them yourself on the weekends and then using them throughout the week for breakfast. Not only are granola bars tasty, but they can also be very filling. The great thing about making them yourself is that you control what you put into them and you are not limited to what your local grocery store has to offer.
Use your leftovers
The great thing about having a bunch of leftovers in your fridge is that it provides flexibility with your meals. Not simply because you have many things to choose from, but also because you can mix them to form a hash. Of course, you will need eggs, but you can pretty much toss in any array of pre-cooked ingredients. Not only can you ensure that you take in the right number of calories, but this hash is sure to be full of flavor. Since most of the ingredients will already be cooked, this is one of the quickest things you can make for breakfast that involves a stove or oven.
A yogurt is a great option for breakfast if you are seeking some quick but that can also be customized. Many people’s breakfast consists of a good Greek yogurt mixed with some sort of fruit and perhaps honey. You can even throw in some nuts or granola. Many people choose yogurt because it is a great source of protein and the taste of it really depends on what you add to it. You can also eat this alongside something like toast or a piece of fruit. Also, for people who do not enjoy Greek yogurt, there are many different options for flavored yogurt. Most of these do not have the amount of protein that Greek yogurt has, but they are still decently healthy.
While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, many people find themselves skipping it because they simply don’t have the time to make it, or they don’t see the value in it as a meal. These options will help ensure that you not only consume a nutritious meal but that you can do it in a timely manner without breaking the bank.