We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, often we skip that due to lack of time or we are on the go. But, remember, “when there’s a will, there’s a way”. So, you shouldn’t skip your breakfast even when you’re in a hurry.
Here are 4 breakfast recipes which you can have fast or can pack them quickly and have it while driving to your destination.
1. Strawberry shake
Strawberry shake – one of my favorites. I love to have this even when I’m leisurely sitting and watching a television show. You’re thinking it right! Preparing it is also very simple. What you have to do is, take a cocktail shaker, put a packet of strawberry or vanilla instant breakfast powder along with 1 cup of low-fat strawberry milk. Also add strawberries and if you wish, banana for extra fiber. You can also add protein powder if you feel so. Now blend these ingredients well and enjoy a delicious and nutritious strawberry shake. You can pour it in a spill-proof glass and enjoy it while driving to office.
2. Colorful omelet
To make a colorful omelet the next morning, you can chop the ingredients and freeze them in a ziploc bag or in an airtight container overnight. It’ll be easier for you to prepare it in the morning and you can do it in 5 minutes. Chop carrots, red and yellow capsicums, onions, green chilies, spinach along with sausages and store them overnight. In the morning, take a skillet, brush it with oil and pour 2 beaten eggs. Put all the chopped items into the egg and top it with grated cheese – and your colorful omelet is ready. It’s better to carry it in a microwave proof container so that you can have it even after reaching office.
3. Mixed cereals
By the name of cereals, are you wondering, how can you have it in your car? Yes, that’s possible! All you have to do is replace ‘milk’ with ‘yogurt’. Take a container and pour fiber-rich bran flakes or muesli and nuts of your choice. If you wish, you can also put fresh or dried fruits. Sometimes, I also put nuts like almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, etc. into the container. Now carry 1 or 2 yogurt packs – flavors of your choice. I usually carry vanilla yogurt. You can also try strawberry yogurt or even chocolate yogurt. Now, when you feel like, just add the yogurt in the container and enjoy your healthy and palatable breakfast.
4. Breakfast burrito
Most of you must be burrito lovers. But, burrito in a breakfast? Yes, it’s possible. Here’s how you can make it. Take a skillet, brush with oil and put 2 egg whites (with egg yolks if you want to have it), ½ cup black beans, vegetables of your choice along with 2 tbsp each of shredded cheese of your choice and salsa (mild or medium as per your choice). Now, wrap this mixture in a whole-wheat tortilla, bunch it and keep it in the freezer. Take it out, microwave it and have it for your breakfast.
I shouldn’t end this post without mentioning another favorite breakfast of mine – the energy bars. They are usually packed with fiber and protein to give you the instant energy boost in the morning. In this, my favorite brands are Atkins, Kellogg’s, Kashi, etc. You can keep just have them in your kitchen and pick one or two when you’re rushing to your office or dropping your children to school.
Please feel free to share your favorite fast breakfast tips or recipe.