The Best Part of Waking Up…

Non-morning people unite!
I’m one of those people who sets the alarm clock at least 20 minutes before I need to get up so that I can hit the snooze button at least 4 times. Not a morning person either? Join the club.
Everyone always says, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” but due to my “over-snoozing” I rarely find time to even crack open an egg. That’s why they invented Pinterest, for people who need ideas for a quick breakfast on the go.
Here is a full week of quick, easy and delicious breakfast on the go items:
smoothieMonday: Fruit (and/or vegetable) Smoothie
What you will need:
Yogurt, strawberries, bananas, blueberries (other fruits/vegetables that you like) and some milk (I also like to use juice).
Directions:
Cut up the fruit, add the yogurt to the bag and freeze. Next morning, take it out and plop it in the blender when you get up and go get dressed while it thaws a little. Add the milk or juice and blend it up. Pour it into a to-go mug and you are out the door!
Tuesday: Breakfast Wrap
break wrapWhat you will need:
Option one: Tortilla, strawberries, bananas, peanut butter and granola cereal.
Option two: (For those of you who have some extra time) Tortilla, one scrambled egg, chopped vegetables of your choosing, shredded cheese, bacon/sausage/ham (chopped).
Directions:
Option one: Spread the peanut butter over the tortilla, chop your fruit and lay them out flat and sprinkle your granola cereal. Wrap it up and you are on the go!
Option two: Scramble your eggs, chop your vegetables and cook your meat. Add your ingredients to your tortilla and wrap it up. Put the tortilla on the pan for a minute longer on both sides to warm it up.
healthy lunch boxWednesday: Box it up. (Also useful for lunches)
What you will need:
Healthy breakfast foods that can fit in a box. Try using nuts, cheese or crackers. Cut up some fruit, add some yogurt and a English Muffin. Bring a Slimfast Cappuccino Delight or a Naked Might Mango drink.
xmas yr roundThursday: Christmas all year round.
This one is a personal favorite. Every year for Christmas my mom would make these and we would be eating them all week. I’ll admit they aren’t the healthiest of choices, but I provided a substitution.
What you will need (non healthy version):
One packet of English Muffins split in half, cooked sausage (chopped), one 8 oz. jar of KRAFT Old English cheese.
What you will need (healthy version):
Wheat English muffins, turkey sausage, shredded cheddar cheese.
Directions:
Cook the sausage until brown, add the entire jar of cheese until sausage is covered. Add spoonfuls of the sausage mixture onto each split English Muffin. Once they have cooled, put them in the freezer. The next morning put two halves into the toaster oven for about 5 minutes. Enjoy!
bagelsFriday: Carb-o-load
If you are a carb lover like me, and you won’t make it until lunchtime with only a piece of fruit and some yogurt then these options are for you. Plus it’s Friday, treat yourself!
Bagels: Hopefully, you work at a place like Bravo Group where most Fridays are Bagel Friday, but if not, buy a few and keep them in the freezer.
Muffins: Make your own over the weekend, they will be much healthier for you then store-bought.
Croissant: Starbucks sells the best croissants! If you want to save some money, buy take a roll of Pillsbury Crescent rolls at the grocery store and fill them with ham and cheese before you cook them.
Pancakes: Why make them from scratch when Bisquick it at your disposal? Hint: Warm up the pan while you’re mixing the Bisquick, egg and milk – the pancakes will cook fast with a warm pan.
The trick is to plan ahead, make the things you can over the weekend and freeze enough for the whole week. For those really late days, it’s best to keep a box of granola bars or Slimfast drinks that you can grab on your way out the door. If you’re getting sick of the same old smoothie or breakfast burrito, turn to Pinterest for unlimited options.
Mischief Managed,
Jill
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