Sometimes it seems impossible to avoid packaged foods when we only have a few minutes before we need to walk out the door. Here are some simple recipes with only a few ingredients that offer the nutrition you need in the time you have.
Frozen Nutty Banana
Take some firm but ripe bananas, cut them in half, and peel them. Put them on something freezer safe, and put a stick in the cut end. Then spread almond, cashew or peanut butter on the bananas, and top them with granola, chia seeds, cinnamon, or whatever your heart desires.
Breakfast Quinoa Cups
Combine 2 cups of cooked quinoa with 2 eggs and a cup of spinach. Add a cup of shredded cheese, and season with salt and pepper. Mix, and portion into a greased muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Put chia seeds, vanilla, milk, oats, and yogurt, and berries of your choice in a container and seal overnight. You can heat the mixture the next morning, or eat it cold. Concoct your favorite version of this simple meal. Some like Greek yogurt, maple syrup, peanut butter, cocoa powder, coconut or raisins.=
Cut an apple in half and cut out the core. Fill with a nut butter of your choice, along with oats, granola, raisins, etc.
Zucchini Oatmeal, or Zoats
Combine oats, grated zucchini and enough water to cover, and microwave it for about two minutes. Then go crazy, adding whatever your heart desires. Some people like protein powder, almond milk, fruits, nuts, berries, etc.
Avocado, Toast and Egg
Forget butter, and spread mashed avocado on your toast, and then top it with an egg. If avocado isn’t your thing, try topping your toast with tomatoes and eggs, with some herbs and a little cheese. Ricotta and basil is a good mix.
Cheesy Spinach Baked Eggs
For a twist on the typical fried egg breakfast, put some butter or oil in a muffin pan or some ramekins. Sauté some spinach for a few minutes, and add to the muffin spots or ramekins. Then crack an egg in them, and bake for about 15 minutes. With some English muffins, it makes an awesome, quick meal.
Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwich
Toast and eggs don’t sound too exciting, but if you fry the egg with olive oil, spinach (or arugula) and lemon juice, and put some ricotta on the toast, it makes a pretty tasty morning sandwich.
2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes
Mash a banana, and stir in a couple of eggs. Fry the batter into pancakes, using butter to keep it from sticking. Top with nuts, cinnamon, honey, etc. You can mix vanilla into the batter for a richer flavor.