Busy schedules often lead to less-than-healthy breakfasts, like store-bought cereal bars or breakfast treats from a drive-thru. But there are nutritious and portable breakfast ideas that can help you to eat healthy even when you’re on the go.
This recipe for Cheesy Hash Brown Cups from the blog Just a Taste is your solution to busy weekday mornings. Whether you’re headed to the office or driving your kids to summer camp, you’ll love that these little cups are convenient and handy (literally — you can eat them with one hand!).
To make the cups, all you need is a muffin tin, refrigerated hash browns (like Simply Potatoes), eggs, butter and shredded cheese. You can find the full recipe at Just a Taste.
Put all the ingredients in a muffin tin, bake them for a while, and then crack an egg into each cup and let them finish baking.
After allowing the cups to cool a bit, you pop them out of the muffin tin and put them in hungry hands as you head out the door.
The nice thing about this recipe is that it is so customizable. You can add in cooked crumbled sausage or bacon to up the protein if you have meat-lovers in the family. Or add in veggies like spinach, broccoli or mushrooms.
If you love spicy food, opt for Southwestern style potatoes and then add in chopped bell peppers and crushed red pepper. You can also swap out the shredded cheddar cheese for taco cheese or spicy shredded pepper jack.
Or, if you don’t want to use dairy, you can sub Daiya cheese for the cheddar and use plant-based butter instead of dairy butter.
If you don’t want to start your day with something mass-produced and wrapped in cellophane, this portable, healthy breakfast-on-the-go is a good way to make sure you and your family have a nutritious and home-cooked start to the day.