Fork It Friday: Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is my all-time favorite meal of the day! It’s also a super important meal of the day. And, it doesn’t have to be fancy or take up a lot of time making. There are a lot of ways to get something in your belly, especially if it has to be super early, or last-minute.

One of my favorites, especially during the winter season, is “Paleo Oatmeal” with nuts and berries. Simply mash up one banana in a bowl with a fork, mix with 1/2 cup of almond milk, heat in the microwave for about 30-60 sec, and then add some nuts and/or berries. I like to use either almonds or walnuts, and blueberries.

A classic Paleo breakfast meal prep idea is Egg Cups. Using a cupcake pan, crack one egg in each cupcake section. Some people like to line each cup with a slice of bacon, too! Add whatever fixin’s you want. Chopped veggies, sliced ham, herbs and spices. Anything really goes. It’s also up to you whether or not you want to scramble the egg, or leave it as is, but most people scramble it. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Personally, I like to do the bacon slice as the cupcake holder, and then scramble the egg with spinach, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper. I then eat it int eh morning with salsa or guacamole.

If you need something extra easy and quick (and maybe you just can’t stomach too much food in the morning), here are some other ideas:

  • Hard boiled eggs & Fruit - Grab & Go!

  • Smoothie - You can actually pre-make your smoothies! Simply put all the ingredients you want in your smoothie into a Ziploc freezer bag (minus the liquids), and then in the morning plop them into your blender with your choice of liquid(s) and blend! Here’s 50 ideas: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/50-smoothies

  • Breakfast, Paleo, or Granola Bars. Here’s some ideas: https://paleogrubs.com/breakfast-bar-recipes

  • Nut Butter on Toast. Maybe even slice up a banana on top!

  • Avocado Toast. I’m super lazy, and I actually use guacamole on my toast for a quick fix.

  • Yogurt Mason Jars - Premake with Greek Yogurt (or whatever works for you), oatmeal, and whatever fixin’s you’d like, maybe nuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, berries, etc.

  • Egg in a Coffee Cup - You can actually make your breakfast in a cup! Crack an egg in a coffee mug, add whatever ingredients you want, and then microwave for about 45 seconds, stir and mix as needed, then microwave for another 45 seconds. Quick and easy!

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR BREAKFAST??

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