Most times the thing that might fall of the morning routine first when we are in a time crunch is breakfast. Beat the morning rush by making these nutritious breakfast foods ahead of time and freezing them. Then on a busy morning, just reheat and eat.
•French toast – Use whole grain bread to make several slices of French toast. Freeze them and reheat it when you need it. Spread some applesauce, or top with yogurt, blueberries or canned peaches.
•Whole grain pancakes – Serve with fresh or frozen berries, 100% juice & yogurt.
•Homemade whole grain muffins – Enjoy with an apple, a piece of cheese, and a glass of milk.
•Quinoa, brown rice or steel cut oats – Make extra grains (which can take a long time to cook) and freeze into single serving sizes. Then reheat it in the microwave and enjoy with some milk, dried fruit and nuts.
•Breakfast burritos – Wrap scrambled eggs in a whole grain tortilla with shredded cheese and diced tomatoes (without the juice). Wrap in foil and freeze. Remove the foil before microwaving and simply heat when you’re ready to eat. Switch it up with other toppings such as red or green peppers, sautéed mushrooms, baby spinach, or green onions. Make sure to drain any liquid from the cooked vegetables so that the tortilla shell doesn’t get soggy.
Enjoy these healthy breakfast choices either at home or at work for a well balanced way to start the day!
Kristin Harris is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador.