Between showering, getting dressed, getting yourself and maybe your kids out the door, mornings can be extremely hectic, and nutrition often flies out the window. Who has time to make breakfast when you slept through your alarm and are late for work? In these instances, many people find themselves reaching for high-sugar breakfast bars, running through the fast food line, or skipping breakfast altogether. Before you hit up McDonald’s and indulge in those sausage biscuits, read these time-saver, delicious, freezer-friendly breakfast options that you can make ahead of time for a fast, nutritious breakfast that won’t derail your fitness goals!
1. Breakfast Sandwiches
One of my personal favorites is my personal (healthier) rendition of the classic McDonald’s breakfast sandwich. First, I toast an English muffin, and in the meantime, I scramble one whole egg and warm a slice of Canadian bacon. Then, I compile them on top of the muffin, add a slice of cheese, and pop it all in the microwave just long enough to melt the cheese. Voila! You have yourself a hearty, protein-packed breakfast in just a few minutes! Adjust ingredients and amounts based on your nutritional needs, make a few ahead of time, wrap them up, and throw them in the freezer. Then, just throw one in the microwave on the way out the door, and you’re good to go!
2. Breakfast Burritos
Along the same lines as a sandwich, breakfast burritos are fantastic options, and they can be made to come in all sizes and varieties. Cook up eggs, any sources of protein, veggies, and even extra carbs. Then, add seasonings to taste, wrap it up in a tortilla shell that fits your goals (They come in all varieties ranging from low-carb, to high-fiber, and gluten-free, and are sometimes even made with vegetables!), and pull them out of the freezer as needed.
*Personally, I love to saute onions and peppers with fajita seasons to combine with chicken and eggs.
3. Egg Muffins/Casseroles
If you’re looking for a great lower-carb option that is great for added veggies, look no further! Egg muffins and even egg-bakes/casseroles are great on-the-go. Cook up whatever veggies or meat you want, combine them with an egg or egg-white mixture into muffin pans or a casserole dish, add cheese if desired, and pop it in the oven. When the egg is cooked (It should only take around 30 minutes depending on your oven and the size of your muffins/casserole; I cook mine at around 375 degrees) divide your portions into single servings, and place them into freezer and microwave-friendly containers so they’re ready and waiting when you need them.