Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Morning are hard. Especially with Bellingham’s dark, cold and rainy weather. So you press snooze a few too many times and now you have to choose between a shower and making a delicious nutritious breakfast (no, lucky charms does not count and neither does a granola bar). In consideration of your fellow co-workers and students you probably choose shower.  But what if you could have both?

Just like with having successful snacks to have successful breakfasts you will need to either stop pressing snooze (yeah, like thats going to happen) or have a pre-made breakfast waiting for you. Throw that sucker in the oven or microwave and magically you have a great meal to keep you satisfied, fueled and happy until lunch!

I like to make one breakfast style meals on Sunday. This will last me all week and I don’t mind eating the same thing every morning. But if you have a bigger family or aren’t a fan of repeat meals there are plenty of combinations to choose from. Like with snacks try to include protein, fat and carbs. Easy reheat breakfast ideas are quiches, scrambled egg muffins, breakfast casseroles or hashes.

I am impartial to hashes. I love to make a sweet potato hash and then eat that with two eggs on top. Hashes are easy can you can use whatever you have in your kitchen. This is my super fancy hash recipe:

  • Dice an onion, throw into a medium heated skilled with melted butter or coconut oil in it
  • Take about a pound of sausage and throw that in with the onions, break it up into chunks (my favorite sausage is the breakfast sausage from  Carne which is a butcher shop located next to New York Pizza downtown)
  • Chop up two sweet potatoes (or regular potatoes or squash) into small square pieces, once onions are fragrant and sausage is cooked mix in potatoes, turn heat to medium. Sometimes I will add zucchini, bell peppers, mushrooms or any other veggie I have in my fridge that needs to be used up. Get creative!
  • Add your favorite spices. I like cumin, cayenne pepper and some garlic salt. But you can get creative here. Depending on the spices in your sausage you might not need to add anything at all.
  • Once spices are mixed in, put a lid over the skillet and let them cook. Cook time will depend on the size of your potato chunks so frequently come back and give them a stir.
  • Once potatoes are soft, turn up the heat! Add in some more butter or coconut oil if needed to give the potatoes a nice crisp on the edges. Consistently stir until your desired crisp is reached.
  • Let hash cool then throw into a container and store in the fridge.

I got this amazing microwave egg cooker for Christmas from my mom which you can cook poached, scrambled or omelet style eggs in less than two minutes. I normally poach one egg, then heat up my hash with some chopped up spinach on top and there is a healthy hearty breakfast in less than 5 minutes.

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Some other delicious breakfast ideas are:

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