Tricks For Becoming A Breakfast Person

February 6, 2018  |  
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Even though breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, breakfast is during the most hectic, chaotic, least-convenient part of the day. We’re almost set up to fail when it comes to having a nourishing, filling breakfast in the mornings. It’s no wonder so many people just aren’t breakfast people. If you ask them, it’s not that they don’t like traditional breakfast foods—in fact, they probably order things like breakfast burritos and pancakes at all hours of the day when they get the chance. But forcing food down when you’ve barely been awake for a half hour, are trying to make sure you properly get ready for the day, and do not feel like cooking can be unappealing. Few people struggle to be enthusiastic about lunch or dinner, but many want nothing to do with breakfast. There are a few hacks that can change that. Here are tips for becoming a breakfast person.

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You don’t have to eat breakfast food

First off, remember that you don’t have to eat eggs or oatmeal for breakfast. If you have fiber, protein, and carbs, your body will thank you. Should that be chicken drumsticks with some baked beans, so be it.

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Set up a fun cereal bar

Like the kind you had in your college cafeteria. Invest in a fun dispenser, load it with your favorite cereal, and keep things like pre-washed blueberries, banana slices, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows in airtight containers to add.

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Pre-make omelet mixes

At night, pre-mix your omelet mixes. You can whip up your eggs, and toss them in Tupperware with your favorite add-ins like chives, cheddar cheese, and bacon bits. Then just toss the mixture in a hot pan in the morning. Nobody wants to chop or whisk anything in the morning.

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Use the timer on your toaster

Remember that most of your appliances are pretty smart these days. So put two pieces of bread in your toaster when you go to bed, and set your toaster to have those ready when you wake up. The smell of fresh toast in the morning will get you out of bed.

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Use the timer on your coffee maker

Having coffee ready to go will probably give you the energy to make and eat breakfast. So use the timer on your coffee machine, too, giving yourself hot and ready joe when you get up.

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Play with pancakes

Pancakes don’t have to be boring. Why not add bacon bits? Chocolate M&M’s? Raspberry compote? You can pre-make these batters the night before, too, and just pour them in a hot pan in the morning.

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Became a breakfast pizza master

Um hello—you know you can have pizza for breakfast, right? Just invest in some ready-to-eat thin crusts and top them with scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, sausage bits, or really whatever you’d like.

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Keep it small

You don’t need to eat a lot of food in the morning to do a lot of good for your body. Even a 300-calorie meal that’s high in protein and fiber will produce plenty of energy.

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Use dinner’s leftovers

Get creative with your leftovers from dinner. Have leftover steak? Chop it up now so you can have steak and eggs in the morning. Leftover salmon salad? Make a salmon and spinach omelet in the morning.

Enjoy it over your favorite show

Let yourself watch your favorite TV show when you eat breakfast (This will encourage you to sit still and savor the food).

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Breakfast nachos are a thing too

Don’t forget about the miracle of breakfast nachos! Stack them with beans, eggs, cheese, avocado, and hot sauce for some really satisfying and tasty morning fuel.

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Treat yourself to fun appliances

Treat yourself to a waffle iron, crepe maker, or Panini maker for breakfast sandwiches. If you get to shop to eat breakfast, you might get excited about it.

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Try these healthy frozen breakfasts

If you just refuse to lift a finger in the morning in order to eat, there are some great frozen options these days. Invest in some mini frozen egg cups or breakfast burritos.

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Have dessert for breakfast

You know that chocolate cake or those donuts you eat (in the cover of darkness to shroud the guilt) at nighttime? Have those in the morning! This gives you the chance to work them off, which you just don’t get when you eat them at night.

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Dress up your oatmeal

You can do a lot with some instant oatmeal. Add a cracked egg to piping hot oatmeal and it will cook right in the bowl. Mix in hot sauce and avocado for an easy breakfast that boasts protein, healthy fat, and complex carbs.

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