Meal Prep Breakfast Ideas make life more easy
Experts agree that breakfast is the most vital meal of the day – especially for children. If you’re the mom or dad who wants to give the kids (and yourself) nutritious and delicious breakfasts, there are a few things that might make the meal prep process go smoother and faster.
On busy mornings when you barely have time to look in the pantry for ideas, it’s good to have a plan.
Pre-planning the breakfast meal can make the usual morning hassles run much smoother, and you’ll feel better all day because you know you and your family got the fuel they needed to perform the best they can – whether in school or at the job.
Use ingredients such as whole grains, low-fat dairy and protein and organic fruits and veggies to ensure a healthy and tasty breakfast to tide you over until lunchtime, keep you from using the drive-thru at a fast food place, increase productivity and alertness and spending money needlessly.
Your first thought in breakfast planning and prep is to gather some well-made and FDA approved storage containers and bags. Then, take a few minutes to plan a meal that you and your family will enjoy.
Make a list for shopping
This will help immensely when you head to the grocery for the ingredients. Create a list of ingredients you’ll need for the recipes and pay attention to the staples that you can purchase in bulk and the sales, if any, of items you’ll need.
An evening or a day (depending on the prep times for recipes) should be all you need to prep the breakfast meals. Prepping may consist of boiling grains such as oatmeal, slicing and washing fruits and cooking some complete breakfasts in advance so you can add fruit and other items to make it perfect.
Healthy food for snacks is prepared ahead of time
A good idea for an easy prep breakfast which can be grabbed at the last minute before you leave in the morning includes baked oatmeal, a great source of fiber and an excellent tool for lowering cholesterol.
Find a good variety of recipes and prepare them ahead.
Use your blender to whip up delicious fruit smoothies using fresh fruits such as bananas, mango, and blueberries. Add extra nutritional value with veggies such as cucumber and yogurt or coconut milk to make it creamy.
You and your family are often the run and need nourishment quick
Bagels are a breakfast choice if you are not on an anti-inflammatory diet. Some people might add low-fat spreads to enhance the flavor, but from my studies I prefer real organic butter. For extra nutritional value add an egg, spinach, and turkey bacon to make it tasty and filling.
Vegetables snacks and packages of nuts, fruit, chocolate chips
Another healthy choice and a good idea would be to prepare some raw vegetable sticks ahead of time. Put the veggies in Ziploc bags. Along with the vegetable snacks, put raw nuts, dried pieces of fruit, and dark chocolate chips bits in Ziploc bags.
There are also natural energy bars that come with a healthy nutritional balanced nuts and seeds without any high fructose corn syrup. They use a natural sweetener such as honey or agave.