Life is busy. We never seem to have enough time: to cook, relax, or complete all the little errands that are constantly accumulating on our “to-do” lists. Eating a healthy breakfast is a small but effective way to set your day on the right track. Unfortunately, breakfast often ends up taking a backseat or is completely sacrificed because of our lack of time. While I may not be able to gift you extra hours in the day, I may be able to help you better organize your breakfast so you can spend less time in the kitchen and still have a filling and healthy meal.
On Sunday evenings I like to take a look at my schedule for the week. If I have a day with some free time, I will roast a chicken or two so that I have leftovers for later. One of my favorite, quick recipes to make is pulled chicken meat, tossed with kefir, grated garlic, herbs, salt and chili flakes. I wrap the filling in a Nori wrap with sauerkraut, avocado, celery and lettuce. It makes a super quick, healthy lunch or dinner. My “Big Ass Salad” or “Power Granola” are two other filling and healthy options that can be prepared the night before.
For breakfast, I like to prep a portable to-go option the night before. My favorite is kefir chia pudding because there are endless ways to make it unique. Take your favorite Lifeway kefir, mix in a teaspoon of chia seeds, pour into a mason jar and garnish with some fresh or frozen fruit or fruit confiture. Close the mason jar with a screw top lid and set aside in the fridge. The kefir hydrates the chia seeds overnight, making a really nice pudding. Frozen blueberries work really well as a topping. If I have time, I will puree frozen peaches or mango to top my kefir pudding. It makes a perfect, delicious, nourishing, and portable breakfast!
Chia Pudding with Fruit
This recipe makes 4 servings*
- 4 8 oz mason jars with lids
- 4 cups your favorite flavor kefir
- 4 teaspoons chia seeds
- 8 tablespoons fresh,frozen fruit, or fruit confiture
- Mix the chia and kefir together. Divide into the four mason jars.
- Top with fruit or fruit confiture, cover and refrigerate.
- In the morning, grab and go!
*For nutritional information, check out the recipe page here.