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Breakfast Game Strong

admin - Thursday, February 16, 2017

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes we forget about it. We’ll shove a granola bar in our mouth or drink coffee all morning until lunch hits. Sometimes we skip it all together, or sometimes we’ll be so hungry that we make unhealthy choices at fast food restaurants. But if you want to kill the breakfast game by meal planning, here are two great styles that will get you prepared for your workweek by Sunday.

Overnight Oats

What You’ll Need

The prep is simple. All you need to make these are: Containers with lids (a lot of people use Mason Jars, but Tupperware work just as well), Quaker Oats, Milk, Yogurt, Chia Seeds, Fruit. The directions are simple as well. Dump the oats into the jar, pour the milk over the oats, put the yogurt over the oats, and then the fruit or remaining ingredients go on top! For a layered look, dole out portions of your yogurt and fruit on top of the oats. Here are our favorite combinations.

Mixed Berry Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats
  • 1/2 Cup(s) low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup(s) Low-fat milk
  • 2 Teaspoon(s) Chia seeds
  • 1/4 Cup(s) blackberries, sliced
  • 1/4 Cup(s) Raspberries
  • 1/4 Cup(s) Banana, slice

Peanut Butter Hazelnut Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 Cup(s) uncooked Quaker® oats
  • 1/2 Cup(s) lowfat milk
  • 2 Tablespoon(s) Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tablespoon(s) hazelnut spread
  • 1/4 Cup(s) mini chocolate chips

Banana Nut Overnight Oats

  • 1 1/2 ripe bananas, sliced, divided
  • 1/2 Cup(s) uncooked Quaker® oats
  • 1/2 Cup(s) lowfat milk
  • 1 tbsp. Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. Walnuts, chopped

Egg Muffins

What You’ll Need: A muffin tin, eggs, salt, nonstick cooking spray, veggies, cheese. The prep work is simple for this breakfast item as well, and you can make 12 at a time. Once you choose a veggie/cheese combination (we’ve provided our favorites below), you preheat the oven to 350, spray your pan, whisk your eggs in a measuring cup and place your veggies in the muffin tin. You’ll pour the eggs over the veggies and cheese. This doesn’t have to be perfect!

Spinach, Mushroom, Onion Egg Cups

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Ghee or nonstick cooking spray, to coat pans
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh spinach
  • 1 heaping cup thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded cheese (either cheddar or parmesan)

Sausage and Cheese Scrambled Egg Cups

  • ½ lb. sausage
  • 12 eggs
  • ½ c. chopped onions
  • ½ c. chopped green peppers
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ c. shredded Cheddar cheese