You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning feeling bright-eyed and ready to take on the world? Yeah, we don't either. As a mom, you're no stranger to being on the front lines in the morning, getting breakfasts ready, packing lunches and waking up groggy kids, with little to no time to yourself. Too often breakfasts are measly and quick, with very little protein or vital nutrients. That's where we come in, ladies! Get ready for 5 killer tips to transform your morning breakfast routine. No more sad breakfast bars. No more yogurt cups while you take out the dogs. These are real, practical tricks that anyone can try, and you are so, so welcome.
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2. Leftovers: Now before you scoff and scroll down, hear us out. No one has time to create a healthy breakfast casserole before the kids wake up, that's a fact. Creating it the night before and reheating it for breakfast, however, gives you something to look forward to when your alarm starts to sound. Oh, and this casserole could feed you and your family for days, so you'll want to try this, trust us. Need a casserole recipe? Click here!
3. Eggs, eggs, eggs: Because eggs are super high in protein (which you need for weight loss) and contain valuable nutrients like B12, vitamin D and choline, they make the perfect breakfast to keep you full and happy. What's that? You want a way to make eggs even quicker? Bingo! Just hard boil the eggs the day before! Having a container of hard-boiled eggs in the fridge makes your protein consumption faster and easier than ever.
4. Put your slow cooker to work. This is a mom's best friend and also her secret weapon! We don't usually think of using a slow cooker for breakfast, which makes this hack even more valuable for the mom on the go. Prepare those ingredients the night before and throw them into the slow cooker to simmer overnight. You'll wake up to a filling, healthy meal already waiting for you in the kitchen.
5. Enlist the help of Power Planning Sundays. Get a head start on the week with one of our favorite things here at Skinny Mom: Power Planning Sundays. Prepare your ingredients ahead of time, throw the portioned food in the freezer, and then pull them out when you need a meal — breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They're quick, they're easy and they're delicious.
These 5 breakfast hacks will help you save time and get a jumpstart on your healthy goals for the day. Share your healthy tips with us in the comments and don’t forget to enter the Daily Harvest giveaway below!
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Editor’s Note: Daily Harvest compensatedfor this post.