Since my nausea has somewhat subsided to a normal level of ickiness, I have been trying much harder to eat healthier! For me, this has meant cutting out “fake” food (processed foods/snack/junk foods) and trying hard to eat “real” food. This doesn’t mean I don’t splurge, but I try to make them limited and homemade treats instead of store bought treats. I’ve found that the most important meal of the day for me really is breakfast! It sets the tone for me for the rest of the day – if I don’t have a good, solid breakfast and just snack around, then by the time lunch rolls around all my self-control is gone. But I also lack time and motivation in the morning, so I decided to make some freezer breakfast meals that are quick and easy to pull out! Here are the recent ones I’ve done, followed by others I’d like to try!
I’ve often seen scrambled eggs cooked in muffin tins, which are cute, sure, but have you ever tried cleaning cooked eggs off a muffin tin? Not so fun. So when I make scrambled eggs to freeze, I always bake them in a glass pan and then simply cut them into squares to be frozen. Much simpler to get out of the pan, and much easier to clean!
For these eggs, I just put eggs, spinach, cheese, and ham in them. In the past I have also added sausage/bacon and hashbrowns but I felt not including those would be the healthier option this time around 🙂 They reheat easily and quickly and keep me full the longest!
Again, I’m not a huge fan of cleaning out muffin tins. So I made this delicious banana muffin recipe from Cookie & Kate and cooked it up in another square pan and cut it up into squares. I love this recipe because it is sweet without being overbearing and making me feel yucky after eating them. The kids even ate these up! The recipe not only calls for whole wheat, but also oats, which fill me up and keep me that way for much longer than sugary muffins would! I tripled this recipe, and like to switch things up with adding dark chocolate chips to one batch and slivered almonds to another.
Growing up, we hardly ever bought Bisquick or any other quick, pre-made pancake mix. My mom made the best whole wheat pancakes that were so full of fiber we used to call them Poop-Cakes. Whole-wheat pancakes are definitely a major comfort food for me. We make a lot of pancakes in our house, but I admit I’ve grown lazy and often use a pancake mix. So I went searching for a delicious whole-wheat recipe and found this one. This recipe was easily the best recipe for pancakes that I personally have ever made (though they are still second to my mom’s) and I’ll definitely be using it again. Next time around, though, I will be TRIPLING or even quadrupling the recipe because doubling the recipe proved to not be nearly enough. They lasted only two days and never made it to the freezer. If you do make enough to freeze, be sure to either freeze them in portion-size containers or else put wax paper in between the pancakes so you can easily separate them after frozen!
I like to eat these with greek yogurt and strawberries or else peanut butter and applesauce to make sure I get protein in me, too!
I’ve loved having these on hand to grab in the mornings and feel like I’m starting my day off right! I’d love to hear if anyone else have favorite breakfast recipes that are quick, easy, and filling!
Here are some more recipes I want to try this week: