I’m a firm believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, I’m starting to realize how easy it can be to skip breakfast when you have to be at work by 8 and you’re still walking around like a zombie at 7:45.
Eating breakfast in the morning has many health benefits. It wakes up your metabolism and prepares your body to work throughout the day. It gives you energy and satisfies your food cravings so that you will not be eating away at every hour of the day.
Whether you believe in this breakfast research or not, it couldn’t hurt to add an extra meal to your day if you’re not a regular breakfast-eater. I have found two quick and healthy recipes that have made my mornings a little bit easier.
I discovered The Chew’s oatmeal energy cluster recipe while waiting for an appointment at the dentist’s office. takes less than 10 minutes to prepare the night before, and you have enough to last you for a couple of days (unless you’re like me and have siblings that all decide to eat your food without telling you). The clusters taste almost like cookie dough, and they’re actually healthy for you! (Minus the chocolate chips.) You can add however much you want of each ingredient or switch out the chocolate chips for raisins if that’s what you prefer. I added a pinch of chia seeds to the recipe to give me even more energy so I could try to reduce my caffeine intake.
Another recipe I love is a healthy breakfast sandwich. Instead of egg, ham and cheese, however, I take two pieces of gluten free bread, spread them with some peanut butter and top them with bananas. Now, you don’t have to use gluten free bread, but if you decide you want to try it, I love Udi’s bread. You can also replace the peanut butter with almond butter and top it with any fruit you like.
These two recipes allow me to eat on the go and make it to work just in time. I’m full of energy and ready to begin my day. Hopefully these recipes will make your mornings easier too. Let us know in the comments below!