No matter how quickly you need to rush out the door or how busy your day at home will be, making time for breakfast will set the right tone for your day.
It doesn’t matter whether you work outside the home, inside the home or are a stay-at-home mom. Mornings are a stressful time. There’s so much to do to prepare for the day ahead that sometimes it’s easy to miss what might be the most important thing you can do: eat breakfast.
Stopping to eat, or even prepare, a healthy breakfast can be a challenge we all face on a daily basis. Yet everything about the upcoming hours will be a little bit easier if we simply pause to feed our brains. And if you take the right steps, it is possible even for the busiest of people.
Here’s how to get breakfast on the table in five minutes or less:
Think simple. Don’t get elaborate with fancy recipes with a lengthy list of ingredients. Save that frittata or quiche recipe for the weekend when you have a bit more time to gather things and wait for your savory creations to cook properly.
Preparing breakfast quickly means embracing the “less is more” philosophy by making simple plates, even if it is as elementary as eggs with bacon and a piece of toast. There are actually some great mini frittata recipes that you can make ahead of time in a muffin tin then freeze and reheat all week.
Think ahead. Planning ahead can save a lot of headaches when it comes to quick and easy prep time in the morning. Consider putting together an egg bake or slow cooker French toast the night before so all you have to do is heat it up in the morning.
Another option would be to cut up your ingredients, like the cherry tomatoes, onions and bacon you’d like with your eggs, the night before. Not only does this save on prep time, but chopped items cook faster as well.
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Think outside the box. Mix breakfast staples like eggs and cheese with nontraditional elements by making a breakfast pizza or toasted sandwich. Both can be assembled in no time, and will cook especially quickly if you utilize a toaster oven.
Think eggs. Eggs are like the ultimate blank canvas for breakfast. The best part, in addition to their flexibility, is their quick cook time.
Utilize eggs in your breakfast recipes in whatever was you like them best, but consider adding fresh vegetables and other goodies, like cheeses and spices, to make it a little different every day.
Think unconventional. Unless you bake something the night before that you can easily heat up in the morning, stay away from using the oven for breakfast recipes.
Busy mornings are the perfect time to use some of those other kitchen appliances, like a toaster oven or griddle, to do your cooking.
It’s also time to dust off those single purpose appliances you got for wedding gifts or a Christmas gift from the in-laws, like that breakfast sandwich maker or waffle iron.
This post was written by Ty Schmidt. For more tips and tricks, head to Modernize.com.
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How do you get breakfast on the table fast?
Let kids be kids says
Good tips. We never miss breakfast, but always just have boring breakfast like cereals, we should give something else a try.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids
Melissa French, The More With Less Mom says
My kids really like having pancakes or french toast ready to pull from the fridge to the toaster. Thanks for posting. Hello from Motivation Monday.
Dandelion Blue says
Wow! I have never seen, thought or hear about a Breakfast Pizza! But it looks delicious and now I want one. For Lunch! Haha.
Thanks for Sharing xxx Dandy http://www.dandelionblue.co.uk/
Bridget - The Recipe Wench says
It’s amazing the impact that “planning ahead” can make on a person! I’m a firm believer of planning ahead . .. or at least planning to plan ahead! Thank you so much for sharing these tips with us at the Inspire Me Mondays Link-Up!
Melissa Vera says
Sounds like a great plan for breakfast. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing this on #HomeMattersParty. Looking forward to see what you share next week.
Janet Vinyard says
Good tips! This time of year there’s plenty of fresh fruit available to make a quick breakfast of fruit and yogurt or fruit and cottage cheese. I like a breakfast “banana split” of a scoop of cottage cheese with a sliced banana topped with a sprinkling of chopped nuts and a cherry if available!
Yes, strawberries are delicious. Can’t wait until peaches are in next month.
Great tips! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again next week.
You must have visited my house in the mornings! Great tips for the new school year especially.
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
What a great post!!! (and the breakfast pizza looks amazing!) Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!