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In this edition of: You Have Food at Home, let's talk BREAKFAST.
Some say it is the most important meal of the day. Honestly? There is never a bad time to eat breakfast food.
Even though I am a morning person and know my body needs fuel pretty soon after waking up, it is hard for me to plan for the morning meal. I've convinced myself it is much easier to grab something with a cup of coffee on the go.
This list, inspired by a conversation with my client is perfect for breakfast prep at home! Maybe you're participating in a no-spend challenge or want to be mindful of 'unplanned' purchases. Making great food at home can be simple with a little planning.
I picked these recipes because most can be made partially or in full ahead of time. They keep in the fridge and some, the freezer. As always, budget and beginner cooking friendly!
Use them as guides and make them your own!
1. HARD BOILED EGGS:
HARD BOILED EGG RECIPE
Perfecting the boiled egg will level up so many areas of your cooking at home. Start with mastering the hard boiled egg.
You can eat them solo, make egg salad, sandwiches, add to leafy salads, or add to some of the other dishes on this list. Hard boiled eggs keep in the fridge for a few days and can easily be part of your regular meal prep!
If you are new to boiling eggs, this recipe from Food Network is easy to follow and contains great info and tips.
AVOCADO TOAST RECIPE
What I love about avocado toast is that you don’t need much to make it delicious.
Start with a bread you love. My preference is anything cut thick with a nice crunch. Bread can be kept in the freezer if that suits your needs. You can pre-slice a loaf and take out one at a time.
Another great part of this recipe is how versatile it is. You can buy ingredients specifically for your toast or simply use what is already around. There’s no wrong way as long as it is delicious for you.
This recipe from whatsgabycooking is wonderful because it is simple and gives you great ideas for toast toppings. You can use them exactly or as inspiration for your own morning toast.
Sandwiches are great any time of the day. Often, when I do get breakfast on the go, I will get some kind of egg sandwich. The great thing about egg patties is they can be prepped ahead of time for a quick and easy breakfast.
You can make breakfast sandwiches with or without meat and customize with whatever you have in the kitchen.
This recipe is a great jumping off point for making your own egg patties and great breakfast sandwiches at home.
BREAKFAST EGG CUPS
BREAKFAST EGG CUP RECIPE
Similar to the eggs for sandwiches, these breakfast bites are customizable and can be made ahead of time! If you’re looking for carb conscious options, these are an excellent option.
This recipe is easy, delicious and perfect to make your own! These egg cups are one of my favorites for breakfast because I can use up produce I have at home.
Waffles are one of my favorite breakfast items. They are great because you can eat them as a quick breakfast, or get very fancy. There are many great waffle mixes out there, even some with protein and other healthier ingredients. Though, they are quite simple to make from scratch and you can always add what you like. This recipe is simple and a great place to start!
What I like about waffles is that they are great prepared ahead of time. Batches of waffles can be wrapped and kept in the freezer for a few weeks. When it’s time for breakfast, you can pop it in the toaster. I like to put peanut butter and bananas on my waffles, but there’s no wrong way to go with toppings.
Planning for breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. If one of your goals is to eat breakfast at home, try one of these recipes! Simple food prepared well can be the most delicious. Make sure to let me know some of your favorite breakfast foods in the comments.