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22 Ways To Become A Person Who Eats Breakfast Every Morning

Breakfast is the best meal of the day, amiright? Learn how to make quick French toast in a mug, homemade granola bars, speedy egg sandwiches, easy overnight recipes, and more on the go breakfast hacks that'll have you eating breakfast every day.

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1. First, understand WHY breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Would you go over eight hours of the waking day without eating a single thing?

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If your answer was hell no, I need food for energy and I would be starving, then don't do that to your body in the morning! The body is in rest/repair mode while you sleep, and it's important to give yourself the nourishment you need to start the day. Think of it like breaking an eight hour fast – when you eat breakfast, your glucose levels are replenished, you get essential nutrients and vitamins, and your energy levels will be more even throughout the day. Learn more about why you should eat breakfast from the Better Health Channel.

2. Stick to a routine, and have a backup breakfast plan when things go awry.

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Figure out how much time you are willing to spend making/eating breakfast every morning, and then work that into your schedule. That could mean going to bed 20, 15, or 5 minutes earlier, and waking up earlier – or that could mean making breakfast the night before. Whatever works for you, it'll be worth it! And when chaos ensues/you're running late (I'm literally writing this having not eaten breakfast sooo it happens), have a super quick, nutritious food on hand, like these gluten-free, vegan Larabar minis.

Promising review: "I love Lara bars. Most have three, four, or five ingredients. No unhealthy oils or flavorings. An example is the Cherry Pie bar. It is gluten-free and contains dates, almonds, and unsweetened cherries. That's all! These are the only snack bars that only contain healthy ingredients." –carolinagirl

Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $17.09+ (available in multiple flavors and sizes) or get a five-pack of regular sized cherry pie bars from Jet for $4.99.

3. Or, save your money and make these easy no-bake peanut butter granola bars at home!

You'll need a baking pan and set of glass mixing bowls to make these. No bake + peanut butter = easy and filling.Get the granola bar recipe from Fannetastic Food.
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You'll need a baking pan and set of glass mixing bowls to make these. No bake + peanut butter = easy and filling.

Get the granola bar recipe from Fannetastic Food.

4. If you're going to resign yourself to waking up earlier, use a white noise machine to ensure you're getting a restful sleep.

Fun fact: I almost splurged on a sunrise alarm clock because I am such a light sleeper, it takes me FOREVER (like multiple hours) to fall asleep, and I was desperate for a solution. I am ear infection–prone so ear plugs were out. I gave this sound machine a whirl, and now I fall asleep within 30 minutes, stay asleep, and waking up on time is no longer a total terror. Promising review: "I call the Lectrofan my 'Little Cone of silence.' I had a house guest that snored like a freight train, and had a tendency to watch action adventure movies until late at night. I did some research to find a machine that had better sound blocking characteristics and the Lectrofan was highly recommended. I'm happy to say that the Lectrofan has lived up to its reputation as an excellent sound blocking machine. I just turn up the volume until I don't hear the offending sounds anymore and the timer shuts off the machine when I am fast asleep. I'm a sound-sensitive light sleeper, and this is the best noise blocker that I've ever used!" –Joel MillerGet it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in multiple colors and styles) or from Jet for $49.95.
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Fun fact: I almost splurged on a sunrise alarm clock because I am such a light sleeper, it takes me FOREVER (like multiple hours) to fall asleep, and I was desperate for a solution. I am ear infection–prone so ear plugs were out. I gave this sound machine a whirl, and now I fall asleep within 30 minutes, stay asleep, and waking up on time is no longer a total terror.

Promising review: "I call the Lectrofan my 'Little Cone of silence.' I had a house guest that snored like a freight train, and had a tendency to watch action adventure movies until late at night. I did some research to find a machine that had better sound blocking characteristics and the Lectrofan was highly recommended. I'm happy to say that the Lectrofan has lived up to its reputation as an excellent sound blocking machine. I just turn up the volume until I don't hear the offending sounds anymore and the timer shuts off the machine when I am fast asleep. I'm a sound-sensitive light sleeper, and this is the best noise blocker that I've ever used!" –Joel Miller

Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in multiple colors and styles) or from Jet for $49.95.

5. Start slow and light – try a half an avocado, nuts, seeds, fruit, or a yogurt in the morning and see how you feel!

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Some of us just can't deal with eating a big heavy meal upon waking up, and that's fine. Plus if you save that other avocado half, you're already on you're way to making lunch! This three-in-one avocado tool will make cutting avocados as easy as peeling a banana.

Find more inspiration from some high-protein breakfasts that aren't eggs.

6. Plan your meals ahead of time with a magnetic dry erase board, and make it a self-care goal to eat breakfast every day.

Also handy for keeping track of groceries you need!Promising review: "This menu board is so cute and really helps with meal planning. We are able to list our meals on the left, and then the fresh grocery items we need each day on the right. There is also a section for notes, which comes in handy when planning exercise and activities to keep us healthy." –paulinec1982Get it from Amazon for $11.88.
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Also handy for keeping track of groceries you need!

Promising review: "This menu board is so cute and really helps with meal planning. We are able to list our meals on the left, and then the fresh grocery items we need each day on the right. There is also a section for notes, which comes in handy when planning exercise and activities to keep us healthy." –paulinec1982

Get it from Amazon for $11.88.

7. Invest in a breakfast sandwich maker (makes a sandwich in five mins!!) and a sturdy, reusable sandwich wrap so you can eat like an on-the-go champion every morning.

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Promising review (for the sandwich press): "Mornings are hectic for everyone, and sometimes we don't even have time to eat a proper breakfast because we are in such a hurry. This device is super quick, and actually helps you make a breakfast sandwich in five minutes or under! Who doesn't have five minutes to spare for a great breakfast?! There are different 'layers' of this sandwich maker; the main cooking plate, the egg cooking plate, and the top lid. They all are made of a nonstick metal, and they are removable – making cleaning a breeze. –Brittany Nicole Bobier

Promising review (for the reusable sandwich wrap): "Bought this product for packing kids' lunch every day. I have been using them for a month and they have held up nicely. There is a smell (sweet honey smell) that lasted a week or so, but it faded over time. Cleaning is easy, too. It holds the sandwiches nicely in place with the tie, and the thick material protects them from getting smushed. Also, I love that they wrap any size/shape nicely (i.e. wraps, subs or regular sandwiches). That was a problem with reusable bags that I used to use. My kids love them too." –Andrew

Get The Hamilton Beach sandwich maker from Walmart for $23.85 or from Amazon for $24.99, and a two-pack of sandwich wraps from Amazon for $20 or a single pack from Uncommon Goods for $11.

8. Find your favorite hearty, quick meal and commit to it – like organic oatmeal that has just the right amount of sweetness.

You can add fresh fruits/nut butters to this to make it more of a meal, or just add four ounces of hot water, let it sit five minutes, and eat as is! I once paid $5 for this same box in the food store, never again. Promising review: "The flavor, the quality of the food, and the ease of preparation was outstanding. Given that we have a family member who requires a very low sodium diet, quick and easy breakfast options can be slim on our typically busy mornings. Tipping towards ease of production and nutrition, I began my search for low-sodium, high-fiber, no-added-sugar foods. I finally decided to try Nature's Path Organic Oatmeal Original Flavor. What really sealed the deal was the comment that one reviewer made, that his wife just poured boiling water over it and let it sit for five minutes. I ordered the oatmeal and have used boiling water each time and it turns out perfectly. The oatmeal has a slightly nutty, earthy flavor. All in all, I just like the wholeness and goodness of a purely unadulterated oat product like this for breakfast." –George LeFurjahGet it from Amazon for $3.89.
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You can add fresh fruits/nut butters to this to make it more of a meal, or just add four ounces of hot water, let it sit five minutes, and eat as is! I once paid $5 for this same box in the food store, never again.

Promising review: "The flavor, the quality of the food, and the ease of preparation was outstanding. Given that we have a family member who requires a very low sodium diet, quick and easy breakfast options can be slim on our typically busy mornings. Tipping towards ease of production and nutrition, I began my search for low-sodium, high-fiber, no-added-sugar foods. I finally decided to try Nature's Path Organic Oatmeal Original Flavor. What really sealed the deal was the comment that one reviewer made, that his wife just poured boiling water over it and let it sit for five minutes. I ordered the oatmeal and have used boiling water each time and it turns out perfectly. The oatmeal has a slightly nutty, earthy flavor. All in all, I just like the wholeness and goodness of a purely unadulterated oat product like this for breakfast." –George LeFurjah

Get it from Amazon for $3.89.

9. And then make your favs even easier to eat with the right tools, like this time saving apple slicer for apple and peanut butter.

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Promising review: "One of my favorite snacks is sliced apple with peanut butter, and so this appliance is my best friend. It works on apples of all sizes. It is so simple yet efficient. I just wash an apple, slice it in one fluid movement, then voila! The apple is ready to eat. Really, one of the best appliances in my kitchen. I don't have to worry about the core either, because it slices around it. Then I can just throw the chunk with the core away." –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 or from Wayfair for $12.30.

10. Get a big microwavable mug and enjoy French toast in five minutes with this drool worthy recipe.

You'll need a large microwave-safe mug and a whisk to whip up this delish babe. Learn how to make this French toast recipe from Budget Bytes.
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You'll need a large microwave-safe mug and a whisk to whip up this delish babe.

Learn how to make this French toast recipe from Budget Bytes.

11. Become a microwave mug cooking wizard with three more recipes.

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Delish.

12. Need a protein- and caffeine-packed quick breakfast? Try this espresso protein shake recipe, and you'll want to make it every morning. Good thing there's a cheap blender for that.

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Magic Bullet set includes: one high torque power base, one cross blade, two solid lids, one flip top lid, two comfort lip rings, one party mug, one short cup, one tall cup, and recipe book.

Promising review: "I have chronic severe hand problems, and this machine has saved my breakfast life. I can eat a big meal without having to use a spoon to my mouth dozens of times, which kills my hands. It allows me to make a shake full of oatmeal, fruit, and protein. It chops so well!" –Everlark

Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

Check out the espresso protein shake recipe from Cook Eat Paleo.

P.S. I personally swear by the Ninja Prep set bc it doubles as a food processor, and I love to cook but despise food prep.

13. Prepare a smoothie ahead of time by prepping your fruits and veggies the night before, and storing them in the fridge in the smoothie cup.

Then just add your liquids/supplements in the morning, and you'll be out the door in no time (both the Magic Bullet and the Ninja sets come with lids)!You can also prep smoothies ahead of time by freezing fresh fruits.
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Then just add your liquids/supplements in the morning, and you'll be out the door in no time (both the Magic Bullet and the Ninja sets come with lids)!

You can also prep smoothies ahead of time by freezing fresh fruits.

14. Bring a glass tumbler with a straw into your life for better tasting (no plastic taste), smoothie sipping as you run out the door.

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Promising review: "Perfect for homemade smoothies, easy to fill, easy to clean. The lid stays firmly in place, and it doesn't slip in your hand – all the while only letting the contents touch non-contaminating glass." –P Aguilar

Get it from Amazon for $14.29.

15. Research easy overnight recipes, like this protein-packed (15.8 grams per serving!) peaches 'n cream oat and chia pudding, or an overnight oats recipe.

Pudding for breakfast? Yes all the way. You'll need chia seeds and glass dessert dishes for this 'gram worthy treat. Find the full pudding recipe from Cara's Cravings or learn how to make overnight oats fours ways.
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Pudding for breakfast? Yes all the way. You'll need chia seeds and glass dessert dishes for this 'gram worthy treat.

Find the full pudding recipe from Cara's Cravings or learn how to make overnight oats fours ways.

16. Entice yourself out of bed with a frozen dessert maker. All you need to eat ice cream for breakfast is this miracle machine, and frozen fruit.

Promising review: "All I can say is omg! This is my new best friend. It's so easy to use. I can portion my fruits and veggies for my diet, and have a healthy breakfast with it every morning. I enjoy every bit of it." –pauline b.Get it from Amazon for $48.23 or from Bed Bath & Beyond for $52.99.
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Promising review: "All I can say is omg! This is my new best friend. It's so easy to use. I can portion my fruits and veggies for my diet, and have a healthy breakfast with it every morning. I enjoy every bit of it." –pauline b.

Get it from Amazon for $48.23 or from Bed Bath & Beyond for $52.99.

17. Bake some paleo blueberry muffins on a Sunday night, and eat muffins for breakfast all the work week long.

You'll need almond flour and a muffin tin to become the breakfast eating champion you know you can be.Check out the full muffin recipe from Cook Eat Paleo.
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You'll need almond flour and a muffin tin to become the breakfast eating champion you know you can be.

Check out the full muffin recipe from Cook Eat Paleo.

18. Whip up some savory egg muffins that'll keep breakfast conquered all week long.

Bonus, these are two/three ingredient egg muffins, can it get better than that?!?Meet your breakfast soulmate with the eggmuffin recipe from Cafe Delites.
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Bonus, these are two/three ingredient egg muffins, can it get better than that?!?

Meet your breakfast soulmate with the eggmuffin recipe from Cafe Delites.

19. Skip the eggs altogether with these freezer friendly, vitamin-packed tofu scramble wraps.

You'll need freezer bags and a tofu press to get this wrap ready to go. If you eat a lot of tofu, a press is a supreme investment to get the water out of tofu quickly.Make this easy wrap recipe from Oh My Veggies.
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You'll need freezer bags and a tofu press to get this wrap ready to go. If you eat a lot of tofu, a press is a supreme investment to get the water out of tofu quickly.

Make this easy wrap recipe from Oh My Veggies.

20. Consider throwing out every egg pan you have that is not this stainless-steel egg pan. Eggs will roll out of this babe and onto your plate in mere minutes.

Promising review: "OMG(osh!) That's it, I'm switching all my frypans to stainless-steel multi-clad like this one. If you properly cook in stainless-steel frying pans, they truly are nonstick wonders without the need for Teflon coating. There truly is a reason why professional chefs prefer good quality stainless-steel pans, and now I know. I cooked breakfast in the 8-inch frying pan. Fresh sausage links and sunny side up egg, cooked to perfection and no sticking. The egg literally rolled out of the pan. I don't need no stinking nonstick pans, I have Cooks Standard multi-ply stainless steel!" –Ladyjn13Get it from Amazon for $25.11.
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Promising review: "OMG(osh!) That's it, I'm switching all my frypans to stainless-steel multi-clad like this one. If you properly cook in stainless-steel frying pans, they truly are nonstick wonders without the need for Teflon coating. There truly is a reason why professional chefs prefer good quality stainless-steel pans, and now I know. I cooked breakfast in the 8-inch frying pan. Fresh sausage links and sunny side up egg, cooked to perfection and no sticking. The egg literally rolled out of the pan. I don't need no stinking nonstick pans, I have Cooks Standard multi-ply stainless steel!" –Ladyjn13

Get it from Amazon for $25.11.

21. Learn how to properly cook with stainless-steel pans with this video by Pamela Salzman!

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Sorcery 🍳.

Find more tips like this from Pamela Salzman's YouTube channel.

22. Love Belgian waffles, but don't have the time to make them in the morning? THINK AGAIN. Meet the waffle maker and waffle mix that'll bring waffles to your belly in minutes.

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Promising review: "The price and the quality of this waffle maker and the waffles makes it a great buy. I tried the enclosed recipe for waffles and uuggghhh. Aunt Jemima Original complete pancake and waffle mix (just add water and oil for waffles) is very good and quick to make. I am proof that man CAN live on waffles alone!" –HIM001

Read our full review of the waffle maker. Tip: You can also make omelettes in a waffle maker! Just prep your eggs as you normally would, pour into the waffle maker, and press. You can also freeze big batches of homemade waffles.

Get it from Amazon for $17.88 or from Jet for $17.88.

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