Simple habits for a better Breakfast Routine

11 February 2015 11:25 am
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Compiled by Shabnam Farook

1 Keep breakfast in mind when you grocery shop

This sounds simple, but when the week gets busy, this step can be easy to overlook. During the weekend it’s always better to stock up on all of the staple items that you need for the week. Think about what you want to eat for breakfast during the week - maybe it’s fresh fruit, a simple bowl of cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, or muffins. Whatever it is, pick up everything you need before the week gets rolling. There’s a good chance you’ll eat a better breakfast when you have the things you want to eat on hand.

2 Prep breakfast basics ahead of time

This one simple step makes all the difference in the world. If your mornings are a precious commodity, this will help make your routine easier, when your favourite food are prepped and ready to eat. Keep breakfast foods easy and convenient. For you, maybe this means cutting up fruit, prepping smoothie ingredients, or leaving the bowls, spoons and boxes of cereal ready to go on the kitchen table. Helath - 2

3 Find a few make-ahead breakfasts you like

When food is prepped, prepared, and pretty much at your finger tips it’s a lot more likely you’ll end up eating a better breakfast.

4 Grab and go containers are a game changer

Don’t stop at make ahead breakfasts; also make them ready to go. Again, convenience is the name of the game in the morning. The less work you have to do, the better. If you have time make a week’s worth food on Sunday night and then portion them into individual-size containers (along with toppings!). In the morning all you have to do is reach in the fridge and grab it as you are running out the door for work.

Here’s how you can create a weekly meal plan to make life a little bit more simpler

  • Review the contents of the fridge, freezer, and pantry, making a mental note of anything that ought to be used up in the next couple days. Note what leftovers or ingredients you have stashed away that could be the basis of dinners next week.
  •  Take a peek at your recipe inspiration and ask yourself if there is any new recipe that you’d like to try out during the week and if you are ready to take on a kitchen project?
  •  Negotiate with your spouse about what sounds good - try your best to anticipate cravings.
  •  Fill out the calendar, labeling each day with its dinner, stacking more perishable stuff toward the beginning of the week and freezer fodder at the end.
  •  Compare recipe ingredients’ list to your inventory and make a shopping list.
  •  Shop, buying only what is on the list. No impulse buys.

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