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Why You May Not Want To Eat Breakfast

If you’re not in a hurry to start the day off the right way, this recipe for quick, warm, and healthy breakfasts is for you.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only is it important to us physically, mentally, and emotionally, but we think differently when we eat our first meal of the day. By feeding our bodies the right nutrition before we do anything else, we’ll be well-equipped for anything we see or hear during the course of the day.

When you’re waiting for things to warm up , the quickest way to make up a meal on the fly is to prepare some breakfast. I like to grab a can of instant oatmeal and mix in some berries, nuts, or a spoonful of ice cream for an easy, tasty snack. A bowl of steamed or boiled greens can be an easy and healthy pre-workout meal. Or if you prefer the convenience of pre-packaged breakfast meals, you can check out my full list of breakfast recipes here .  

I found this recipe on Pinterest for cooking oatmeal on the stove during the morning, so I added in some fresh eggs, as well. You can use any breakfast sausage you like for these sausages. If the sausage seems dry or dense, try cooking in broth instead. To make these sausages, simply cook the oats according to the manufacturer’s instructions, cut the sausages into desired shapes, and put in the freezer to harden. While the sausage is hard, you can make some delicious oatmeal pancakes . If you like, you can also top the sausages with some bacon bits and a dollop of cream cheese.

To make these sandwiches, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Ingredients for Breakfast Sausages:

1 can of instant oatmeal (do not use instant cooked oatmeal) 12 eggs (I used two whole eggs, but if you prefer to cook these yourself, you can use about seven eggs) 1 cup of sliced fresh fruit such as bananas, strawberries, or pineapple (I used a handful of frozen strawberries) 1 large chopped cooked sausage 2 T. melted butter 1 T. cream cheese 2 T. minced green onion 1/4 cup crumbled smoked paprika

Breakfast pancakes:

1/2 cup all-purpose, gluten-free flour (I used King Arthur)

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt Instructions: Cook the oatmeal according to the manufacturer’s directions, cut sausages into desired shapes (I cooked mine into small, 3- by 4 inch strips). Once the oats start to look dry, add the flour and mix until a thick, fluffy batter forms. Allow 2-3 minutes of the pancakes to cool in the skillet before removing from heat and allowing to cool for the next 5 minutes. Set the pan on a wire rack and then gently push some egg and fruit to the sides of the pan to make a nice, airy sandwich. Top with bacon bits and a dollop of cream cheese. Recipe Notes: If you’re on a lower carb diet, make sure you are using enough fat, protein, and/or carbs for the total amount of ingredients listed above. Nutrition Information: Serves 2 people Amount Per Serving Calories 932 Calories from Fat 189 % Daily Value* Total Fat 21g 32% Total Carbohydrates 40g 13% Dietary Fiber 5g 20% Sugars 21g Protein 5g 10% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.