For working moms, it can be real frustrating when you’ve got to prepare breakfast every morning. Yes, a bowl of cereal would be the fastest option. But let’s face it, you’d want a recipe that’s special, tasty, healthy, and of course, something that won’t take you forever to cook.
Why would you settle for breakfast cereals when you can have a feast of healthy breakfast meals with just a little effort? Check our delicious breakfast recipes below.
1/2 small baguette (5 ounces), split lengthwise, then crosswise
2 tablespoons apple butter
1/2 apple, thinly sliced
2 ounces Cheddar, sliced
Step 1: Heat broiler. Broil the baguette until lightly toasted (1-2 minutes).
Step 2: Divide evenly, top it with the apple butter, apple and Cheddar. Broil until the Cheddar has melted (2-3 minutes).
4 frozen whole-grain waffles
4 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter
2 bananas, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon honey
Step 1: Toast the waffles according to the package directions.
Step 2: Divide evenly, top it with almond butter, bananas, and honey.
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1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large eggs
2 whole-grain English muffins, split and toasted
1 cup baby spinach
2 slices deli ham
Kosher salt and black pepper
Hot sauce, for serving (optional)
Step 1: Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, then fry the eggs to the desired doneness, 2 to 3 minutes for slightly runny yolks.
Step 2: From 2 sandwiches with the English muffins, fried eggs, spinach, and ham. Season with 1/4 teaspoon each with salt and pepper. Serve with hot sauce, if desired.
12 rashers streaky bacon
3 thick slice of bread (white or brown)
75g (3oz) butter
Step 1: Grill the bacon until crisp and keep warm. Lightly whisk three eggs, season and put in a shallow dish.
Step 2: Dip bread slices in the egg and press gently to help it absorb. Heat the butter in a pan and fry the bread for 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Step 3: Cut each slice of bread into two triangles and top each with two slices of bacon and a good drizzle of maple syrup.
6 large hard-cooked eggs
1/4 cup refrigerated pesto
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
8 thin slices ham
1 cup arugula
Step 1: Peel and chop hard-cooked eggs. In medium bowl, gently combine eggs, refrigerated pesto, light mayonnaise and pepper to taste.
Step 2: Split and toast croissants. Divide slices ham, egg salad, and arugula among croissants. Serve immediately or wrap tightly in waxed paper and refrigerate up to 4 hours.
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1 cup uncooked quinoa (tricolor)
1 ½ cup strawberries (sliced)
1 cup blackberries
1 cup blueberries
1 mango, diced
Honey Lime Glaze
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped basil for garnish
Step 1: Rinse and prepare the quinoa according to package. Let quinoa cool to room temperature
Step 2: In a large bowl, combine quinoa, strawberries, blueberries, and mango.
Step 3: To make the glaze: In a small bowl, combine the honey and lime juice. Drizzle over the fruit salad and toss to coat. Garnish with fresh basil.
3/4 cup fresh blackberries
5.3 ounce package plain Greek yogurt
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1 whole banana
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
Step 2: Pulse for 30 seconds, stir and pulse for an additional 30 seconds.
Step 3: Pour into two glasses and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
2 eggs (fried sunny side up)
2 slices of bread (toasted)
1 small avocado
1 teaspoon lime juice
Sea salt + black pepper
Parsley (optional for topping)
Step 1: Prepare toast and fried eggs to personal preference.
Step 2: Peel and mash avocado with the lime juice, salt and pepper.
Step 3: Spread avocado evenly on each slice of toast then top each with a fried eggs and additional seasonings you prefer. Serve immediately.
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