Five Breakfasts You Can Make in Five Minutes
Are you in a hurry in the morning? According to nutritionists, skipping breakfast isn't a good idea, but many people just don't have time to cook. However, it's possible to rustle up a healthy breakfast in just a few minutes. Here are five delicious breakfasts that you can make in five minutes.
Avocado Toast With Cheese
Avocado toast has become a trendy option at hipster cafes, but aside from the hype, avocado toast is a filling and nutritious meal. Plus, it's a snap to prepare. To begin, toast a slice of your favorite type of bread. Next, cut open a ripe avocado, and spread the flesh of the avocado on the toast. For extra protein, top it off with a slice of cheddar, Swiss or colby cheese, or try adding sliced deli meat. As an alternative, you can make this recipe with gluten-free bread.
Often eaten for breakfast in Japan, miso soup has been gaining attention in the West as a healthy choice for a morning meal. You can make your own miso soup from scratch, but in this time-saving recipe, use a pre-packaged miso soup mix. Just stir a single-serving packet of the soup mix into the required amount of boiling water, according to the instructions on the package, and you're done. Many miso soup mixes include tofu, sea vegetables, and other vegetables, but you can also customize your soup with vegetables of your choice, such as sliced mushrooms, carrots or peas. Just add the raw vegetables with the soup mix to the boiling water. Or, if you have extra time, pre-cook your vegetables by sauteing them in a pan with olive or canola oil and a bit of tamari sauce, and then add them to the soup and boiling water mix.
Breakfast sandwiches, in all their many variations, are perennial favorites at fast-food restaurants, upscale buffets, and everywhere in between. This version is tasty and hearty but uncomplicated. Toast an English muffin, and while the English muffin is in the toaster, scramble an egg in a pan. Cook the egg with a pinch of salt and pepper, your favorite seasoning, or no seasoning, as desired. Use a non-stick pan for easy clean-up afterward. Pile the scrambled egg on one half of the English muffin, and garnish the egg with some shredded cheese of your choice. Complete the sandwich by topping it off with the other half of the English muffin.
Yogurt With Granola
This health-food staple has stood the test of time as an easy and wholesome breakfast option. Take one cup of whole-milk or low-fat yogurt, put it in a bowl, and sprinkle your favorite granola on top. To make this meal even more healthy and delectable, add a handful of blueberries or raspberries to the mix. If you're avoiding grains, use gluten-free granola, which can be found at health-food stores or even in many conventional supermarkets. If you're attempting to reduce your intake of processed sugar, choose plain yogurt instead of the fruit-flavored variety.
"Leftover" Breakfast Burrito
This dish will be different every time you make it, but it's always quick and simple to assemble. In the microwave, reheat leftovers from yesterday's lunch or dinner, and then wrap them in a flour tortilla. Get adventurous with options such as leftover curry, vegetable stir-fry, barbecue chicken, or anything that you think would go well wrapped up in a tortilla.
Try any of these recipes to make a satisfying breakfast in no time at all! Have fun, and experiment to create your own unique variations on each dish.