I usually reserve my Sunday Brunch posts for some complicated and somewhat time-consuming breakfast recipe. But, the truth is, five days out of the week, my reality is that I’m trying to get out that door and get to work just like the vast majority of you. So I decided this week, I’d share some of my favorite weekday breakfasts.
And no, I’m not talking about Eggos. One particularly dull Saturday, whip up a big batch of waffles (using this pancake mix), let them cool completely and then stuff them into a freezer bag and pop them into the ice chest. When you are ready to nosh, just slip one into the toaster (frozen). If you have a bit more time, go the traditional route and top them with butter and syrup, but my favorite high-speed waffle technique is a smear of peanut butter (cream cheese is good, too) topped with banana slices. The peanut butter works as a glue so tight that you can even eat it in the car!
Hard Boiled Eggs
We pretty much always have a handful of hard-boiled eggs in our fridge at all times. They are a great, portable way to get in some protein and fat (something that a lot of carb-heavy breakfasts are missing). Plus, if you don’t use them for breakfast you can always eat them as a snack or put them on a salad.
One of my very favorite recipes on this blog is the one for Fruit and Nut Breakfast Cookies. They are grab-and-go, chock full of great fiber, fat and carbs and they taste delicious. A couple of these little suckers keep me full for so long (especially when paired with a hard-boiled egg). I usually make a batch of these on the weekend for us to grab from all week-long.
Banana and Nut Butter
I like to keep a few packets of almond butter on hand for food emergencies. When all else fails and I have to bolt out the door, I know I can grab a banana (we always have those) and a packet of nut butter. Even if I don’t get to eat it immediately, the banana and butter holds well in my purse. Between the banana and the nut butter, you get a really great balance of all three macronutrients (carbs, fat and protein) in a small package. This is also one of my favorite breakfasts for traveling!
On the mornings when I have a bit more time, I’ll whip up a smoothie (something you are probably sick of seeing my today’s eats posts), make an egg sandwich or even have some overnight oats if I am feeling particularly prepared the night before.