Meal Prepping and Mason Jars-Episode 2
Breakfast on the go
They always said that breakfast is the most important meal, and I agree. It sets the tone for the day and whether or not you are going to be fueled enough to be alert and successful in your morning. I have enjoyed making these yogurt parfaits for our snacks and have gotten creative over time. Adding different seasonings and sweeteners to the yogurt. Like cinnamon and nutmeg. Vanilla, almond or even caramel flavoring. And using fruit that is either frozen or fresh, depending on the season. Why not know exactly what’s in your breakfast and not have all the added chemicals and sweeteners. In the half pint jars I use about 3/4 cup of the yogurt, 1/2 cup of fruit and 1/3 cup of the nuts.
I didn’t know it but customers can purchase Mason jars on amazon.com and it’s a pretty good deal. You can get all sizes and styles too.
In regards to other meal prepping I do, especially for breakfast meals, I pre-cook my bacon in the oven. I lay out parchment paper in a baking sheet and cook at 375 for about 15 minutes or until it’s at the crispiness I like. I lay it out on paper towels to get rid of some of the grease and then roll it in clean paper towels and place it in a storage bag in the fridge. That way when ever I want some bacon for my egg sandwich or scrambled eggs or even my salad it’s made and all I have to do is heat it up or crumble it up.
Eggs, pack a protein punch!
And to also make it easy for a quick on the go snack, I hard boil 8 eggs for the week. Boil for 10 minutes and then drain, add cold water and some ice cubes to cool them off. Then I peel them and put them in a the wide mouth quart jar. They maintain their freshness for about 4 days. Water will accumulate in the jar so I just make sure that I dump it out every day.
Bargain buy smoothies
And lastly, my bargain buy is the bananas that are in the rack at the store that are over ripe for the shelf but not too bad to cook with or add to smoothies. This week they are .80c for the bunch. I peel them, cut in half and toss in a freezer bag. Each half will go in someones superfood smoothie in the morning. And they are frozen so it makes for an especially frosty treat.
I hope that you have enjoyed these tips on getting a healthy breakfast meal prepped for your family. I know that it has helped us so much to plan for healthy meals throughout the week and has saved us money at the store and our budget.