I'm just about to return to work after ML. Mornings are going to be a horrible rush with, me, DH and DS to get ready. I thought I'd save time by having breakfast in the car (husband driving) but I'm a bit short of ideas. Ideally I'd avoid the cereal bar/croissant/muffin sort of thing most of the time. I'd like something healthy, and am particularly trying to cut back on sugar and white carbs as I'm at risk of diabetes. Just fruit won't fill me up, and DH wouldn't be happy if the car got messy. Happy to prep the night before. Most foods liked.
Rice cakes are a white carb though. How about some 'egg bites', basically make an omelette mix, with chopped up ham, tomato, cheese (whatever you want really) and then grease a muffin tin and fill each muffin space with the mix. Bake for 20 mins (these would keep in the fridge for 2-3 days) and then voila - a very healthy, non crumb making breakfast for on the run
try this; not very sweet and has oats and dates and nuts - very healthy. It's adapted from a Mary Berry recipe for apricot and walnut bars. These are crumbly so eat them from a tub - they keep well, I was thinking of trying to replace some of the butter with a beaten egg to cut fat and make them less crumbly. The dates are very sweet so you could also reduce the sugar: 100g porridge oats 50g light muscovado sugar 40g ground almonds 150g wholemeal self raising flour 175g butter, melted Filling: 100g dried dates 50ml water or lemon juice Grated rind of 1 lemon
•Preheat oven to 150oC/Fan 130oC/Gas 2. Grease an 18cm square cake tin then line the base with baking parchment. •Prepare the filling: chop the dates and put them in a pan with the water or juice and rind and bring to the boil. Simmer gently until they are really soft and the liquid has evaporated. (this mix can be whizzed in the FP at this stage) •Make the oat mixture. Mix all the dry ingredients and then mix with the melted butter. Put half of this mixture into the base of the tin pressing it down. Then top with the date jam and top with the remaining oat mix. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 45 minutes or until firm and a golden brown .
I make crustless quiches - 250ml double cream to 4 medium eggs, a handful of grated cheese and then whatever else you fancy - cubed ham, or chopped peppers, sliced spring onion, pre-cooked chopped mushrooms, smoked salmon bits - whatever. Pour the mix into a greased ovenproof dish and bake at Gas Mk 4 or equivalent for about 40 mins, or until the middle stops wobbling. Cool, cut into slices, and eat on the run