Ok, so autumn is here. It’s been an unusual and somewhat strange year this year, but autumn is what is always is. It’s here, the darkness is settling over Sweden and where just. so. tired in the mornings. To save time (aka to get to sleep for longer) before school, we’ve started to prep breakfast the night before, making things which we can put in the fridge and just grab and go when we leave for the library or wherever.
Here are four things which you can prep and keep in the fridge or freezer for an easier morning the day after:
Overnight oats or chia pudding – yes, we know, this is an old one. But it’s also one of the easiest things one can make for breakfast. In a jar, mix oats or chia seeds with oat milk, coconut milk or yoghurt + berries or jam. Add some shredded coconut, roasted almonds or nut butter on top if you’re feeling fancy.
Are you more of a warm porridge-person? Ok, here are your choices: 1. Microwave your overnight oats or 2. Prep ingredients in small bags or jars – put in oats, spices, dried fruit etc etc. In the morning, mix your dry ingredients with fluid of choice. Go.
Breakfast cupcakes – make a solid batch of these and you’ll have breakfast for days to come. Oats, apple and carrot tastes yummy and autumn. Pumpkin is great to add in for a more filing cupcake. If you want variation, make a base batter and then add different ingredients for different flavor combinations.
Smoothie – with banana or zucchini as base, with or without yoghurt. Nut butter and seeds or not. With berries, cacao, or straight up green. So many choices. So easy to make in the evening and grab out of the fridge in the morning.
Good old cheese sandwich – yes. You can absolutely make your sandwich the night before. It’ll be best with a bun (preferably sourdough!) and butter, cheese and some sort of salad or leafy green. What you don’t want is a wet veggie in there, like tomato or cucumber, they will turn … not nice during the hours in the fridge.
Bread is easy to make yourself, and incredibly student budget friendly. If you want to make sourdough bread but feel you have no time, energy or just don't feel like starting one yourself, there is sourdough to buy in the store. It’s usually next to yeast!
Hope you find some inspiration in this post. It’s a real life-hack if you ask us. Please comment on our Instagram @livetogrow_student what you like to eat in the morning – lets help each other out finding quick, easy and yummy breakfasts.