Wednesday, July 20, 2016

3 Quick, Healthy Breakfasts You Can Prepare the Night Before

The busy office life can sometimes suck the energy out of a healthy mind. It is vital to start-off the day with a healthy breakfast to fuel up the body. Your brain needs energy to start working efficiently in the morning and without breakfast your mind is hardly capable of staying awake. Other than that, skipping breakfast is known to be harmful for the brain cells. Therefore, it is a necessity of life.

Most of the people do not find the time in the morning to prepare the right breakfast and then opt for those unhealthy takeaways. To get rid of this early morning hassle, there is a huge list of ready-to-go breakfasts that you can prepare the night before and then head off to the office, eating it on the way. Here are the directions of a few breakfasts that can be prepared the night before:

1. Overnight Oats:
Overnight oats are one of the easiest healthy breakfasts that can be prepared the night before. To prepare the oats, simply soak the oats in any liquid that you like, most preferably milk. Basically, you have to mix equal parts raw rolled oats with milk and yogurt. You can use the milk and yogurt of your own choice. Put in the refrigerator overnight and let the oats soak up all the liquid. You have a variety of options for the toppings. Do not add cereal at night, otherwise it would get soggy by morning. You can add the toppings at night or add them in the morning, it is your choice.

2. Whole-grain Blueberry Muffins:
The blueberry muffins are made with the whole-wheat flour, oats, flaxseed meal and low-fat yogurt. Preheat the oven and line a muffin tin with paper liners. Process the flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and oats until it’s finely ground. In a bowl, whisk butter, orange zest, yogurt, sugar, juice, egg and vanilla. Add the previous mixture and incorporate it all. Place it evenly among the muffin cups and bake them for about 22 to 25 minutes. These muffins can be kept at a room temperature for about 3 days or in the freezer for a month. You can microwave it in the morning before serving.

3. Baked Eggs with Asparagus, Gruyere and Ham:
Heat oil in a skillet, and preheat the oven as well. Add asparagus and shallot and cook it until its tender. Whisk together eggs; add half-and-half ¾ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Fold in the Gruyere, ham, asparagus mixture and baguette. Add the egg mixture to four 10-ounce containers, cover it with foil and refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes. Bake it on a rimmed baking sheet for about 30 minutes and then cook it for about 10 minutes more. Enjoy it in the morning.

Breakfast is the first meal of the day. It prevents you from getting accustomed to health problems and is vital to a productive day of work.

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