Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet, we skip it so often. Why is that? Time is most likely the number one factor; we don’t have enough time to properly prepare a healthy meal, so instead we skip it. When we don’t skip it, we often eat a less than optimal choice for time’s sake, like a Pop Tart. Never eat Pop Tarts, they are literal sugar bombs that are doing more harm than good, but I digress.

Let’s stop skipping or making terrible breakfast decisions, instead, use these incredibly useful breakfast hacks. I found a bunch of time saving techniques that will help you get your morning nutrition in a timely manner.

 

Don’t skip it

Stop skipping your breakfast; you need these nutrients and energy to fuel your entire day. Skipping breakfast starts the day off on the wrong foot and those hunger pains will catch up to you. It may be irritability or tiredness, but skipping your first meal will affect your day negatively. If you are running late, grab a piece of fruit, they naturally come in convenient travel sizes and are packed with nutrients.

 

Freeze bread

By freezing read, you make sure you always have fresh bread for some toast. Keeping frozen bread is so convenient for breakfast as it can be de-thawed and toasted at the same time. Try spreading some peanut butter for added protein to start off your day right.

 

Cook Bacon in Oven

Cooking bacon in the oven doesn’t only produce perfectly cooked and crispy bacon, it also allows you to get ready while not standing over the stovetop. A great time saver, just pop some bacon on a cookie sheet, turn oven to 350 degrees and put it in for 20 minutes. You have tasty bacon and you didn’t have to actually spend time cooking it.

 

Prep Smoothie ingredients

Smoothies are a great start to the day as they are packed with nutrients and antioxidants, making perfect breakfast foods. The only drawback is they can take some time to prep and make, so you should prep your fruits and veggies the night before. Freeze some of the fruits so you won’t need ice in your smoothie. You can actually prep for your whole week before and keep ingredients in zip lock bags,

 

Add eggs to leftovers

If you want a quick and tasty breakfast idea, look at your leftover dinner. Just add some fried eggs to your dinner leftovers and you have a whole new breakfast.

 

Pancake batter in squeeze bottle

Put your pancake batter in a squeeze ketchup bottle (washed out of course) and keep in fridge. It will stay fresh all week and you can be a pancake pro for your entire family. The squeeze bottle also allows you to be a master pancake artist, so impress your kids with some pancake art.

 

Baked Avocado egg

A healthy breakfast is baked avocado eggs. Simply cut and avocado in half remove the pit and crack an egg into the pit’s hole. Place avocado half on cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes on 350 degrees. This is an incredible breakfast that will make people think they are eating in a fancy restaurant.

 

Waffle hash browns

I kick up my breakfast by cooking things in my waffle maker. I put eggs in there for awesome omelets and you can try hash browns in there too. It’s simple, easy and helps you cook while not actually cooking.

  

Try these breakfast hacks to save you time and keep you from skipping the most important meal of the day.

 

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