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Easy, make-ahead breakfast options

You’ve probably heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” While all meals are important, breakfast is certainly one that should not be skipped…yet most people do!  Skipping meals can often lead to poor food choices made out of excess hunger. Plus, your body needs fuel to function, especially in the beginning of the day, and your brain needs nourishment to help concentration and focus.

Preparing your breakfasts in advance can help you follow through and ensure you have a healthy option available. Try these delicious make-ahead ideas!

Prepare a large batch of oatmeal or overnight oats

Plan out the amount you’ll need for a week. Prepare it in a large bowl or in containers for each day of the week. Add toppings like berries, bananas, cinnamon and nuts. When you’re ready to eat, pop it in the microwave or eat it right out of the fridge! Check out recipe ideas here.

Make breakfast parfaits

Parfaits consist of layers of yogurt, fruit and granola. They can be an easy breakfast option as they’re quick to prepare and refreshing to eat! Similar to the oatmeal, you can easily set up a week’s worth of parfaits in individual containers to grab and go. Try low-fat plain yogurt, low-sugar granola or whole-grain cereal, your favorite fruit and a drizzle of honey. Want more ideas? Click here.

Bake breakfast muffins

You can easily bake large batches of muffins and freeze them so you always of breakfast on hand. Just heat them in the microwave prior to eating. They’re portable and don’t require containers or jars, so they’re a great option if you don’t want all of the dishes associated with prepping for the week. Plus, they can be a good option for children! You can find recipe ideas here and here.

 For Health Advocate members

If you’re a Health Advocate member with access to the wellness coaching component of our Wellness Program, connect with a Wellness Coach today for more recipes and wellness tips.