I don’t know about you, but after almost 3 weeks of quarantine, cereal for breakfast is looking kind of…old. But just because we’re practicing social distancing and keeping ourselves busy at home, doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice a good breakfast. After all, isn’t this the best time to pick up a new skill and start experimenting in the kitchen?
That’s why we’ve compiled 4 easy-to-make recipes to switch up your breakfast plan during this period of quarantine. So, pick up your spatula, take a look into your refrigerator, and let’s get started!
Paprika Parmesan Granola Bars
What You Need: rolled oats, crisp rice cereal, parmesan, freeze-dried vegetable bits, smoked almonds, chia seeds, smoked paprika, salt and pepper, nut butter, egg whites
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Perfect for: Inspired Mornings
This recipe is a “hot” and savory take on your typical granola bar. Not only that, it’s low-cal and easy on the body. Check out the full recipe from Good Housekeeping.
5 Minute Spinach and Cheddar Microwave Quiche in a Mug
What You Need: spinach, egg, milk, cheddar cheese, bacon (optional)
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Perfect For: Lazy Mornings
Let’s be real: there are those days where sometimes, you just really can’t be bothered. But that’s not an excuse to skip the most important meal of the day! This quick and easy microwave quiche doesn’t take a lot of energy to put together. Plus points: you don’t have to wash that many dishes. What are you waiting for? Bust out your mug and take a look at the Bowl of Delicious’s recipe.
Easy Egg Wraps
What You Need: eggs, filling of choice (turkey, avocado, cheese, etc.)
Preparation Time: 4 minutes
Perfect For: “good vibes only” mornings
Maybe quiches aren’t really your cup of tea? No worries! These egg wraps are an equally easy mood-booster in the morning. Did we mention that this recipe is also versatile? Feel free to mix in different meats, vegetables, and fillings to keep it new and exciting every time. The Lean Green Bean’s website features a simple recipe to follow.
Peanut Butter Energy Bites
What You Need: peanut butter, chocolate chips, oats, flax seeds, honey
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Perfect For: Busy, Back-to-back Google Hangouts/Zoom meeting-filled Mornings
Maybe you’re craving something sweet first thing in the morning. These peanut butter energy bites are sweet, jam-packed with energy for the day, and can even be a snack you can finish later! Don’t be fooled – these ball-sized treats are actually really healthy. Grab your peanut butter and check out this 5-ingredient recipe from Chef Savvy.
Well, there you have it! Feel free to mix and match these recipes if you’re looking to spice up your routine. In this time of uncertainty, it’s important that we practice self-care by doing things that help with anxiety and stress, like keeping a routine, learning something new, or taking breaks from distressing news. Stay safe, and happy cooking!