2016 is here! I hope you are ready to eat healthy. This year’s trend is all about simple and easy ways to make your meals easy. Meal prepping can be a pain if you do not practice and get a regular routine going. The more you do it, consistently, the easier it will be.
Check out some of these delightful and simple breakfast meals:
Pecan Maple Oatmeal
In a lare saucepan, bring 3 1/4 cups water and dash of salt to a boil. Stir in 2 cups oats and 1 sliced banana. Reduce heat to low to maintain a gentle simmer and cook for about 3 – 5 minutes. When the water has been absorbed into the oats, remove from heat and stir in another sliced banana, 1-2 tsp. stevia or splenda or sugar, 1/4 cup diced pecans, and drizzle of maple syrup. Sprinkle each 1 cup serving with cinnamon on top.
If you would like to prepare the oatmeal the night before. Place oats in a container, that has a lid. Add water or almond milk until the oats are completely covered. Add sliced bananas, cinnamon and sweetener. Soak overnight, covered. It the morning heat the 1 cup serving and then top with diced pecans.
*Easy and delicious
Whole wheat English with Sliced Eggs
Toast a whole wheat English muffin. Top each side of the English muffin with 1 wedge laughing cow light cheese, divided. Pre boil eggs and sliced 2 boiled eggs (one on each English muffin) and enjoy!
Spinach and Green Chile Omelet
In a saucepan, add 1/4 can diced green chiles and about 1 cup spinach. Beat together 1 egg and 2 egg whites. Add beaten each to green chiles and spinach, once spinach is slightly wilted. Allow egg to cook long enough that it is able to flip. Flip omelet and cook. Fold omelet in half and top with salsa. Serve with a corn tortilla.
Make ahead Breakfast Quiche
Preheat oven to 350. In a large skillet, on medium-high, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add 2 cup chopped mushrooms, 3/4 cup roasted or raw and diced peppers, 1/2 cup jarred artichoke hearts (drained), and 1/2 cup finely chopped green onion. Cook vegetables until softened. Spray nonstick spray in cup cake baking cups. Divide vegetables among the cups. Beat 6 eggs and divide among baking cups. Bake for 25 minutes or until eggs are set. Remove and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Store in zip lock bag. Heat up or enjoy chilled.
Breakfast Banana split
Makes 4 servings
Place 2 banana halves in a shallow dish or bowl. Place 1/2 cup cottage cheese on the center of the bananas and top with 1 1/2 tsp. fruit preserves and 1 Tbsp. peanuts.