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10 Breakfasts You Can Make The Night Before

10 Breakfasts You Can Make The Night Before

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. I wake up an hour early just so I can enjoy my breakfast and coffee, read blogs, and watch the news. I know this may sound crazy, but I love it. I love being able to take my time and savor breakfast – every second of it. It’s pure perfection except on mornings when I accidentally sleep in.

*Insert panic mode*

What do you do when you’re running late? Truthfully when this happens I tend to grab a granola bar on my way out and call it breakfast. Note: a granola bar is NOT breakfast. What should happen on mornings when I sleep in, is that I should be able to grab an already-prepared meal from my refrigerator. Or maybe I don’t accidentally sleep in. Maybe I sleep in on purpose because in the back of my mind I know that breakfast is already prepared. Woohoo! You can feel the same relief with these 10 breakfasts you can make the night before. Hopefully one or even all 10 of them inspire you to always eat a balanced, healthy and filling breakfast! As I like to say, a morning without breakfast is no morning at all.

1. Orange, Coconut and Vanilla Overnight Oats by My Fussy Eater

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    There’s nothing simpler than throwing ingredients into a jar, letting them sit overnight and then having a delicious breakfast ready in the morning… especially when those oats are orange, coconut and vanilla flavored (talk about a stellar combination!) Prep time: 5 minutes

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    2. Ham and Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake via Pinch of Yum

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      Did someone just list all of my favorite breakfast foods in one recipe? Ham, sausage, hash browns and eggs in one casserole is sure to please your taste buds. Prep time: Approx. 45 minutes

      3. Baked Honey Berry Oatmeal via Apple of My Eye
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        With warmer weather rolling around, it’s about time to start busting out the berries. This berry bake features mixed berries and honey in delicious baked oatmeal. Prep time: 25 minutes

        4. Sticky Bun Chia Seed Pudding via I Heart Eating

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          Prep this chia pudding and in the morning enjoy it cold or reheat it – it’s as simple as that! Plus who doesn’t want pudding that tastes like a cinnamon bun? Prep time: 10 minutes

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          5. Lemon Yogurt Poppy Seed Muffins via Happily Unprocessed

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            Talk about a grab-and-go breakfast! These Lemon muffins are not only flavorful, but healthy too! Prep time: 25 minutes

            6. Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfait with Honey Almond Granola via Tried and Tasty

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              Yogurt topped with fruit takes mere minutes to prepare, and the honey almond granola takes the flavor from good to amazing. I’ll take five, please. Prep time: Approx. 5 minutes

              7. Baked Maple Donuts via Dashing Dish

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                What? Donuts for breakfast? Typically they’re not the healthiest option, but these maple donuts are grain-free and paleo-friendly. Prep ’em the night before for a quick and sweet breakfast. Prep time: 25-30 minutes

                8. Tomato Bacon Spinach Quiche via This Gal Cooks

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                  I used to hate quiche as a kid but now I have a new-found appreciation for it. It’s extremely customizable and, you guessed it, easy to prepare ahead of time! This version with tomato, bacon AND spinach sounds amazing! Prep time: 1 hour

                  9. Vegan Berry Crunch Smoothie Bowl via Domesticate ME!

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                    A delicious bowl packed full of flavor and nutrients. Say whaaat? Strawberries, banana, blueberries, spinach, chia seeds and MORE. If you’re looking for a super healthy make ahead breakfast, this is it. Prep time: Approx. 10 minutes

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                    10. Blueberry Lemon Bread with Lemon Glaze via Live Well Bake Often

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                      Prep this delicious bread the night before and enjoy a few slices with your coffee in the morning, or on your way out the door, or eat one slice at a time and make the loaf last you an entire week. Whatever you decide, you’ll definitely be looking forward to breakfast every morning. Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes

                      The moral is, you don’t ever have an excuse not to eat breakfast. Prep one of these tonight and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning!

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                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                      Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                      You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                      Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                      1. Work on the small tasks.

                      When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                      Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                      2. Take a break from your work desk.

                      Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                      Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                      3. Upgrade yourself

                      Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                      The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                      4. Talk to a friend.

                      Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                      Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                      5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                      If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                      Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                      Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                      6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                      If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                      Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                      Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                      7. Read a book (or blog).

                      The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                      Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                      Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                      8. Have a quick nap.

                      If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                      9. Remember why you are doing this.

                      Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                      What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                      10. Find some competition.

                      Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                      Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                      11. Go exercise.

                      Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                      Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                      As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                      Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                      12. Take a good break.

                      Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                      Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                      Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                      Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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                      Featured photo credit: Joshua Earle via unsplash.com

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