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Hey folks! Are you ever left scrambling for breakfast ideas that aren’t plain ol’ scrambled eggs? (See what I did there….) Maybe you’re in an oatmeal rut. Maybe you just don’t have time to grab breakfast before you run out the door. Maybe you’re so sleep deprived that any recipe attempts soon after waking turn into mini disasters because you accidentally used salt instead of collagen in your coffee. Never fear, inspiration is here! Today’s post is a roundup of recipes that I chose because they have few ingredients, few steps, and/or can be made ahead.
For my own personal breakfast, I either make chocolate oatmeal or I eat something that I made ahead (baked oatmeal or muffins, for the win). Or I have 2 slices of sprouted bread toast with some low-fat cottage cheese and fruit or berries. I’m typically not an eggs-for-breakfast person…I’m not sure why. I actually prefer my eggs and bacon as dinner than breakfast for some odd reason! Starting the day out with a THM:E breakfast just gives me more energy and makes me feel “lighter”. Maybe I just love oatmeal and bananas. Yes, that’s probably it. (You’ll be able to find my go-to oatmeal recipe later on in this post.)
Comment below and tell me about your go-to breakfast! I’d love to hear it! Do you prefer S or E in the mornings, or do you switch them up equally?
New to THM?
Head over to my Starting THM page! There you’ll find:
- A quick summary of Trim Healthy Mama and its various books.
- My 5 top tips for getting started.
- Helpful links to posts that answer all your questions.
- Roundups of easy, beginner-level recipes.
- Explanations of all the new-to-you ingredients and where to find them.
- Click here to check it out!
Low Carb/THM S
If you’re feeding a crew for breakfast – either your kids or company – these egg tacos would be an easy, customizable option!
These quiches look like a great make-ahead breakfast to keep in the fridge for mornings when you’re on the go and don’t have time to make anything.
Jen says that this breakfast casserole reheats well and can even be made in muffin tins for personal portions.
If scrambled eggs are getting boring, here are 5 new ways to eat your eggs in 5 extra ingredients are less! In this post you’ll find options for Philly Cheesesteak, Pizza, Tex-Mex, Buffalo, and Cinnamon Roll (my personal favorite – pictured).
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 25)
Custard isn’t typically the first thing that jumps to mind when thinking of easy breakfast options, but this one uses my lazy technique that lets you whip up a big bowl of warming custard without tempering eggs.
This quickie pancake recipe is made in the blender and requires very little fuss!
It doesn’t get easier than 5 ingredients, folks, and this is hands-down my favorite waffle recipe!
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 13)
This recipe is actually a THM Fuel Pull, which is both low carb and low fat. Find THM FP and S topping suggestions in the post!
This is one of the most popular recipes on my website, and with good reason! If you’re craving all the flavors of French toast but don’t want to put in any effort, whip this baby up in 3 minutes. Cravings fixed.
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 20)
What is it with the 5 ingredient recipes?? You’d think I was lazy or something.
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 261)
Got cinnamon roll hankerings? Whip up this single-serve mug muffin!
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 169)
Chocolate for breakfast is always a good idea! (Unless you have a chocolate allergy, which does exist. My sincere condolences.)
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 321)
If you crave breakfast pastries – think toaster strudels – this fried taco will give you the crispy crunch and the oozy cream cheese of your heart’s desires. In very few ingredients and very little time.
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 385)
Low Fat/THM E
What a great idea is this? The yogurt dip has your protein! (And the kebabs can be made ahead.)
Trim Healthy Mamas can’t have bananas? Think again!
I love this recipe because I can make it the night before and bake it fresh on the morning for a special occasion. And if I’m the only one eating it, I have four breakfasts ready to go!
A very uncomplicated yet delicious pancake recipe!
Muffins are a great make-ahead on-the-go breakfast!
These apple muffins are a classic in our house – and they’re very easy on the budget!
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 176)
It’s baked oatmeal in grab-and-go form.
Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite make-ahead breakfasts. I make a batch, keep it in the fridge, and automatically have breakfasts for half the week taken care of!
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 31)
This pumpkin spice + chocolate baked oatmeal hits the spot when you want something a little different – but still easy!
Is your oatmeal not holding you over for 3 hours? Try this recipe for an extra protein boost (and it’s not from protein powder either)!
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 29)
To be very honest, I could’ve made this the only recipe in this post and it would’ve been very accurate for me in real life. 😛 This is my go-to breakfast more often than not. The only reason I venture into other breakfast options is because I’m a food blogger.
If you’re the overnight oatmeal sort, try this chocolate pudding variety!
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 30)
This post gives you 5 flavors to choose from: Chocolate, Blueberries & Cream, Banana Bread Batter (pictured), Apple Pie, and Café Mocha.
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 32-33)
On-plan breakfasts while vacationing don’t have to be hard. In fact, they can be as easy as this chocolate overnight oatmeal made from pre-assembled packets!
Mix this up the night before for a quickie cold cereal fix in the morning!
(Can also be found in Necessary Food, pg. 36)
What is this “Necessary Food”?
“So what is Necessary Food?” you may be asking. That would be my cookbook! It’s spiral bound, contains around 400 recipes (some from here on the blog, some exclusive to the cookbook), and sports lots of pictures! You can CLICK HERE to get more info, take a peek inside, and order!
I have a calendar too!
You might also want to check out my newest project – Necessary Time 2018. This calendar with twelve NEW recipes (and a collectible recipe card for each!) was just released after 3 weeks of preorder and will be available as supplies last. These calendars would make the perfect Christmas gift, and we’re offering special deals on orders of multiples, so take advantage of that! CLICK HERE to get your order in!
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