Before you start cooking your favorite dish, you should pay attention to two simple but effective rules that will save you time.
Prepare your menu in advance. Nothing saves precious time in today's society like the ability to plan. By planning your breakfast meals in advance (preferably a week in advance), you can make your meals varied and therefore healthier and tastier.
Prepare your kitchen for the fight ahead of time. You can shorten the prep time for many meals in the morning if you prepare for the process in the evening. For example, put plates, cups, and forks on the table, pour tea in the teapot, or coffee in the coffee machine. These simple steps will save you some time that is sorely lacking in the morning.
1. Nutritious Dried Fruit Bars.
To get more time in the morning or get an extra few minutes of sleep, find a little more than half an hour in the evening to make nutritious bars. Moreover, such a delicious and healthy dish can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days and even take with you as a snack.
1 cup oatmeal flakes;
½ cup oatmeal flour;
1 handful of dried fruit;
2 to 3 slices of grated dark chocolate;
⅓ cup milk;
1 tablespoon of honey;
1 tablespoon olive oil;
salt and cinnamon to taste.
Separately mix together all the dry and liquid ingredients. Combine both mixtures and mix well until thick and smooth. Spread the dough as a 5-7 mm layer on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Place in a preheated 180 degree oven for 20 minutes. Cut the hot dough into loaves, flip them over, and leave them in the oven for another 5-7 minutes.
To diversify your breakfast, dried fruit in the bars can be replaced or supplemented with nuts, pumpkin seeds, berries, chopped banana or other fruits.
2. Fruit Breakfast
A serving of natural yogurt with no additives and pieces of your favorite fruit is a great cold breakfast that will not only save you time, but also be very healthy. In winter, when it is difficult to buy good fresh fruit, a great substitute can be dried fruit (apricots, raisins, prunes and so on).
3. Frittata with mushrooms
If you're used to starting your morning with nutritious scrambled eggs, try replacing it with a mouthwatering frittata. By cooking an Italian omelet in the evening with whatever ingredients you like, in the morning you'll only have to reheat breakfast.
300 g chanterelles;
1 tablespoon grated parmesan;
salt, pepper and herbs to taste.
Fry finely chopped mushrooms and onion in olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk eggs with two tablespoons of grated Parmesan and pour the mixture over the mushrooms. Bake in a preheated 180 degrees oven for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the finished frittata with herbs and cheese and cut into portions.
4. Pudding with berries
If you cook oatmeal in the evening, it will be tender and flavorful, soaking in yogurt (or milk) with your favorite spices. What's more, this diet dish is like a delicious dessert.
100 g of oat flakes;
200 ml of natural yogurt;
berries to taste;
Vanilla, cinnamon or cardamom to taste.
Mix cereal, your favorite spices and yogurt. Leave in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, simply add berries, coconut shavings, nuts or dried fruit.
5. Nutty Cookies
For those who have a sweet tooth and care about their figure and health, here's a delicious and nutritious dessert without the flour.
2 cups nuts (hazelnut or almond is better);
350 g sugar;
½ teaspoon salt;
vanilla to taste.
Chop the nuts and sugar in a blender until finely crumbled. Whisk the whites with the salt, then gradually add the nut mixture and vanillin, continuing to whisk. Spoon the mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in a preheated 160 degrees oven until golden (about 30 minutes).
6. Porridge in a multicooker
Prefer to start your day with porridge, but absolutely no time to cook it? Make use of modern technology. In the evening fill in the multicooker wheat, corn, rice or other porridge, pour milk and water (ratio of porridge to liquid - 1:3), add salt, sugar and spices to taste - the rest is done in the multicooker. In the morning you will have a hot and healthy breakfast.
7. Porridge without a multicooker
If you have not yet purchased such a miracle of technology as a multicooker, you still have many other options for cooking porridge. For example, pour buckwheat with kefir in a 1:3 ratio (cold version) or steep boiling water in a thermos (warm version) and leave it overnight. In the morning the breakfast, fueling you with B vitamins and micronutrients, is ready.
8. Berry Parfait
Sometimes in the morning you want to please your significant other (maybe even yourself) with something special and beautiful, but simple and useful. This recipe is just for those occasions.
150 ml of vanilla yogurt;