Written by guest blogger Cambria Roth
Hands down, the meal I hate cooking most is breakfast. I love putting on my pot of coffee, but I can’t stand the time it takes to crack open an egg and cook it in the morning.
The struggle is real — especially when you work a 9-to-5 job.
I’ve come up with a few ways to work around cooking in the morning. Most days it involves meal prep and the microwave. I’m not a big fan of cold breakfasts, so I tend to bake something (like a frittata) on a Sunday and eat it throughout the workweek.
Looking to have more time in the morning or get a few extra minutes of shut-eye? Below are 12 recipe ideas for a quick breakfast, including both reheat and cold options.
A good old fashioned egg casserole
This is probably my number one go-to breakfast meal — it’s healthy, full of protein and just takes a few minutes to reheat. I’ve included some bonus recipes because it’s important to switch it up each week and not get bored.
- This caprese recipe is so fresh, with basil, mozzarella and roasted tomatoes.
- Artichokes are my weakness and this casserole is my kryptonite.
- Same with green onions, and I love this casserole because rather than using them as a topping, they’re in the bake.
- If you need something super quick, homemade muffins are the way to go. I love this recipe that serves up banana goodness.
- Morning Glory Muffins from Workweek Lunch
- Another kind of muffin: Egg muffins. Packed with protein to keep you going all morning, I first really got into the concept of egg muffins when I saw Starbucks begin selling egg bites a few years ago. Since then, I typically end up making a batch every other week. Here’s a great egg muffin recipe!
I’m not a big oatmeal person, but whenever there is peanut butter involved, I can usually get behind it. This recipe is my go-to and you can add peanut butter to it!
A bagel, veggie cream cheese and lox
For this breakfast, I usually stock up on bagels and lox at the beginning of the week and make this cream cheese recipe. Just thinking about it is making my mouth water!
All hail the mighty breakfast burrito! This recipe is freezer friendly and full of black beans, sweet potato and eggs.
A tip: If the burrito is frozen, put it in the fridge to thaw overnight. When warming it up lay the burrito with the folded side up and in a paper towel. I’ve found that it ends up being a lot less soggy when microwaved that way.
Peanut butter granola bars
If you like peanut butter, this is for you. If not, maybe skip this one. Peanut butter is one of the main ingredients out of the five.
Smoothies: A breakfast staple
I chop up all of my ingredients the night before so I can throw them in the blender and go! This pineapple kale recipe is one of my favorites.
Feeling inspired? Turn the smoothie into a bowl!
Quick, yummy breakfast? Check. Hopefully, this gives you a few ideas to make breakfast a little easier. Now, onto lunch! Give “Lunch bowls you’ll be stoked to eat” a read for tips on how to prep a delicious midday meal.
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