Breakfasts that you can make ahead of time in bulk, like burritos or mini omelettes, give you a quick, filling breakfast for any morning. Breakfast bowls are another make-ahead option that also offers a ton of variety. Here are the four things to keep in mind for better breakfast bowls.
It may seem like a lot of prep work, but the beauty of breakfast bowls is that they're easy to make in batches, simple to assemble and transport and they're filling. Here are four keys to better bowls:
- Start with Filling Grains: Chia seeds, oatmeal and brown rice are all grains that will keep you full and bulk up your bowls.
- Bulk Up on Oven Roasted Veggies: These are easy to make in a big batch, from cutting up a pile of carrots and potatoes to cooking them all at once in the oven. Plus, they don't get soggy when used as a base for pre-assembled bowls.
- Use Quick to Cook Proteins: Eggs, beans and sausage are all good options for proteins that cook quickly and fill you up.
- Don't Forget Flavourful Fats: Use garnishes that have fat to add flavour, like cheese, sour cream and coconut milk or cream.
For a little sweet, add in peanut butter or mashed bananas. Cook or prepare each item separately, then you can mix up the flavours for each day so you don't end up eating the same breakfast all week.
5 Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls Mon-Fri [Honeysuckle (YouTube)]