With school back in full swing, breakfast seems to become less of a priority in our rushed morning routines, however, we must not forget the key roles that this meal plays in the productivity of our day. It replenishes our blood sugar supply and provides us with the energy to function, so in order to combat growling stomachs and exhausted minds, we have compiled a list of nutritious and extremely quick breakfast recipes that you need to try.
Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast to make when you have zero time in the morning, as they are prepared the night before. They are creamy and extremely satiating, as well as a great source of fiber, carbohydrates and protein. We tested out two flavor variations, peanut butter and jelly and chocolate and banana. Here’s how to make them:
1 cup of oats
½ cup of greek yogurt
½ cup of milk
¾ tbs of chia seeds (optional)
2 tbsp of peanut butter
2 tbsp of jam
2 tbsp of cocoa powder
½ of a banana
1 tbsp of honey
Add the oats, milk, yogurt and chia seeds to a bowl and mix.
Add the toppings of your choice. For the peanut butter and jelly version, swirl the peanut butter and jam through the mixture, and for the chocolate and banana version cut the banana into slices and mix it in, along with the cocoa powder and honey.
Put the mixture in your container and leave it in the fridge overnight (for a minimum of 6 hours).
The next day, top the oats with fruit or other extra toppings if you want to, and enjoy!
Rice cakes with toppings
Rice cakes are also a great source of fiber and are extremely versatile. They take virtually minutes in the morning, and can be adapted to anyone’s tastes. We tested out two sweet and two savory options, and here’s how you can too:
2 tbsp peanut butter
¼ of a banana
1 tsp of chia seeds
2 tbsp greek yogurt
a drizzle of honey
½ of a peach
1 tbsp of oats
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 slice of ham
½ of a tomato
2 tbsp hummus
½ tsp of chopped dill
¼ of a bell pepper
Prepare however many rice cakes you plan to eat.
Add your toppings. For our sweet rice cakes we spread peanut butter, added sliced banana and sprinkled chia seeds on one of them, and spread greek yogurt, added sliced peach, drizzled honey and sprinkled oats on the other. For our savory rice cakes we spread cream cheese and added sliced tomato and ham on one of them, and spread hummus, added sliced pepper and sprinkled the dill on the other.
This delicious burrito takes no more than 5 minutes to make, and some ingredients can be prepared the night before if you are in a complete rush, such as the scrambled eggs or the sliced vegetables. You can customize what you add to your burrito, but here is how we made ours:
1 slice of ham
1 tbsp of chopped up green onions
½ of a bell pepper
½ of an avocado
½ cup shredded cheese
½ tps of salt
½ tps of pepper
In a bowl, crack the two eggs and mix them with the salt and pepper.
Chop up your ham and green onion and mix them in with the eggs.
In a pan, on medium heat, cook and scramble your eggs.
Cut your pepper and avocado into slices.
Slightly heat up your tortilla in a pan or in the microwave, and add the scrambled eggs in the middle of it.
Add the shredded cheese, sliced pepper and sliced avocado on top.
Fold over two of the rounded edges of your tortilla, in order to ensure that the ends of your burrito are sealed and nothing falls out, then roll up the burrito and cut it in half if you want to.