I hear ya! My hubby enjoys cereal too just because it’s so easy. But we’ve found some other great things that work just as well. And are even easy enough for him to take with him to work on those especially crazy mornings
1. Peanut Butter Breakfast Wrap
On Whole Wheat Tortilla spread 2 tbsp natural Peanut Butter with 1/2-3/4 cup sliced strawberries layered on top. Roll up and Enjoy!
2. Frozen Breakfast Burritos
I make 8-10 of these at a time (depending on how large of a package of tortillas I get)
Scramble 10-12 eggs, divide cooked eggs evenly among tortillas. Slice 2 bell peppers, divide evenly among tortillas. Add optional layer of 1 tbsp salsa and 2 tbsp cheese to each burrito. Wrap in each individually and freeze. Warm for 30 seconds to 1 minute in microwave. Depending on microwave continue cooking at 15 second intervals until heated through. It’s an easy grab & go & heat up at work or heat up at home!
3. Overnight Oatmeal
In mason jar add 1/2 cup of rolled oats or steel cut oatmeal, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt, 2 tbsp chia seeds. Stir well to combine. Then add toppings, such as 2 tbsp natural peanut butter & 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips; 1 cup of favorite fruit (strawberries, blueberries, mango); OR 2 tbsp natural peanut butter & 1 banana sliced to name a few of our favorites. Sometimes we just do the base mixture and then top with our favorite granola mix when we’re ready to eat it (adding the granola overnight will make it soggy - this way it’s still crunchy!) Overnight Oatmeal in general can be made 2 days in advance.
4. Smoothie Packets
I premake smoothie packets for the freezer. In the morning it’s as simple as adding the ingredients to the blender. Super simple! For example, I will add 1 sliced banana and 1 1/2 cups cubed pineapple to freezer safe bag. When I’m ready to make the smoothie I add 1/2 cup coconut water, 1/2 cup water, 2 cups fresh spinach, and banana/pineapple packet to blender. I add ice (thicker consistency) or coconut water (thinner consistency) to reach the consistency we want. And if some sweetness is needed I add some honey. Oh and I also label the freezer bags with what’s inside, the rest of the ingredients needed and the date it was made - so we eat the oldest ones first and know what smoothie we are grabbing.
We definitely love our breakfast! And quick and simple is the only way that works for us during the weekday crazed mornings. LOL