Building a Better Breakfast

With a few minutes of prep and some containers we all have around the house, breakfast is ready in flash!

Think about your typical morning. If you’re anything like me, there are lots of moving parts in those first morning hours. If I don’t have a quick and easy plan in place, my breakfast gets skipped! I recently saw one of my favorite bloggers writing about her delicious, make-ahead jars. Immediately I had a vision of rows of tiny jars of goodness lining my fridge shelves.

I’ve got 2 variations to share with you today!


THE SAVORY

These came together in a flash and all of the ingredients were so delicious on their own, they barely made it into the jars. I knew from the start I wanted to include quinoa. It’s packed with protein and is considered a super food in many cultures. For my friends with gluten sensitivities it IS a gluten free grain, but is often processed in facilities containing gluten, so get to know your sources!

Next came the kale! Kale is one of my favorite greens to chop up and toss in with my morning eggs, so it was a natural addition. It’s packed with nutrients, especially when raw. Tossing it in a sweet and tangy vinaigrette with the quinoa made it the perfect foundation.

I really could go on and on about these delicious little jars but instead I’ll share the full recipe with you here:


THE SWEET

I don’t know about you, but some mornings I’m just NOT ready to wake up and eat eggs. I know I need a healthy dose of protein first thing, but it can be a struggle sometimes in those early hours of day.

Enter these next jars.

Start with old fashioned oats. They pack more nutrients than the quick version and by pouring your liquid in 4-16 hours before eating, they’ll be plenty soft when you’re ready to indulge. I like to add a little flax meal (OMEGA 3’s) and collagen peptides (PROTEIN) to my oats.

Top these with almond butter, your favorite berries, a sprinkle of coconut flakes for texture and you have a great, and very portable breakfast!

Check out the recipe here:

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