5 Make-Ahead, High-Protein Breakfasts For When You Have Literally 0 Minutes to Cook
Sometimes you don't even have five minutes to cook breakfast — you have zero. Or negative five minutes, because you're seriously running THAT late. But if you've got a penchant for oversleeping or always seem to be scrambling to get out the door at 8:55 a.m., a little planning ahead can go a long way. Because being late shouldn't equate to missed nutrition!
Cooking Project's cofounder and certified health coach Sasha Bernstein gave her top five high-protein breakfast ideas that you can make the night before (or meal prep earlier in the week) so you can grab and go. Get your mason jars ready; it's about to go down.
"These work well in muffin tins, and you can freeze them!" said Sasha. "The POPSUGAR turkey sausage ones are delish."
Simple chia pudding is one of the easiest and fastest high-protein breakfasts you'll ever make, and you can just grab your mason jar as you rush out the door to work, school, workouts, or appointments.
Sasha loves using the secret recipe from San Francisco's Native Co., which uses from-scratch almond milk, a whole scraped vanilla bean, Himalayan sea salt, a touch of stevia, and some lemon zest. YUM.
"With seeds, dried fruit, and optional protein powder for a rich creaminess that's all energy and supersatiating," you can craft the perfect make-ahead meal with oats. "Add almond milk or sweetener to taste just before eating!" Feeling festive? Try our dairy-free eggnog overnight oats recipe using almond nog.
You can make this as simple or as intricate as you want the night before, and reheat or eat cold in the morning. Sasha loves a combo of "spinach or tomatoes and cucumbers (and there's also nothing that says this can't be made of turkey and cheese)," and you can try this spinach feta Starbucks dupe if you've got a little extra time.