It’s Monday morning. You’re packing up for the day and you’re already running behind. You manage to guzzle down a quick cup of coffee before heading out the door, forsaking your breakfast. Losing one meal can’t hurt, right?
That’s where you’re wrong. Studies widely agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So not only should you eat breakfast, but you should make sure to eat a good one. It only takes a couple of minutes to scramble an egg or two while frying up a slice of pasture-raised bacon or sausage. Add a little shredded cheese for extra protein. Here are a few more ideas that range in time from a couple of minutes (smoothies) to half an hour (casserole) to prepare. Click on the name of each recipe to get complete instructions.
This recipe is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and unlike other recipes out there, this ecothrifty recipe doesn’t require canned soup! You can shred fresh potatoes or use frozen hash browns. Keep in mind that frozen hash browns have actually been pre-cooked, so this will cook much faster with them than with the fresh shredded potatoes.
Not only do biscuits warm up the kitchen in the chillier months, they also make a perfect breakfast food! They also go great with homemade jam. If you don’t have access to fresh milk to make your own buttermilk, you can easily purchase powdered buttermilk at the health food store. The powdered buttermilk will last a long time, especially if you don’t use it often.
A recipe for biscuit and cheese-lovers alike, cheddar biscuits have become popular enough to be sold commercially. However, you can avoid artificial ingredients and save money by making them at home! As with the buttermilk biscuits, you can either use your own, fresh buttermilk or purchase powdered buttermilk at the health food store.
Though most people like to consider french toast a weekend treat, it takes little effort to incorporate it into your weekday breakfast routine. To save time, you can do most of the prep the night before.
Usually the most expensive menu option in any breakfast restaurant, you can treat yourself to Eggs Benedict right from the comfort of your own kitchen. Eggs Benedict can easily be modified to be vegetarian, with a bed of fresh, sautéed spinach, Swiss chard or thinly sliced avocados with fresh bean sprouts layered underneath the poached egg instead of the Canadian bacon. It can also incorporate other regional specialties, like smoked salmon or fresh crab.
This recipe is for anyone who wants quality nutrition, but just doesn’t have time to throw together a full meal in the morning. This delicious recipe is easy to make; just put everything into the blender, and blend!
Despite its name and of all the spinach, this smoothie is not green. Like the previous recipe, this smoothie is great for anyone looking for a healthy meal in a small window of time. Recipes for varying types of green smoothies are all over the internet. Do a quick Google search and find out which is your favorite!
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