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Here’s the trick to *wanting* to get out of bed in the winter.

Lauren Wicks
November 16, 2018

The days are getting colder, making it even more tempting to stay in bed and hit the snooze button. Rushing to get ready can lead to skipping breakfast, but it’s as important as ever to eat a little something in the morning. Listed below are six delicious and healthy make-ahead breakfast recipes that will give you the motivation you need to get out of bed on those chilly mornings.

Huevos Rancheros Burritos

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Breakfast burritos are great for freezing, so you can simply make them ahead and pop one in the microwave for a satisfying breakfast. The chipotle chilis in adobo sauce give a spicy kick that will warm your insides and wake you up. These burritos are packed with protein, healthy fats, and whole grains to keep you satiated and energized all day long.

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Berry-and-Walnut French Toast Casserole

Jennifer Causey

As if you needed more convincing to whip this recipe up in your own kitchen, this casserole is a great use for day-old bread or overripe fruit. It’s also adaptable to other flavors and toppings. Heated up and drizzled with maple syrup, this is a breakfast you’ll be dreaming about all day.

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Spinach-Artichoke Strata

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

This strata is a warm and cozy step up from everyone’s favorite dip, and packs in your daily dose of greens right when you wake up. Herbed cheese adds a tangy, creamy bite to this dish. With this breakfast, you’re certain to become a morning person.

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Baked Oatmeal

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This classic baked oatmeal recipe is extremely versatile for whatever you’re craving or have lying around in your kitchen. It’s much more satisfying than a granola bar, and more appealing than a packet of instant oats in a coffee mug. You can also control the sweetness level in this recipe, making it a healthier option than packaged oat products. Fiber from the oats and omega-3s from the walnuts will keep you full until lunch.

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Saucy Skillet-Poached Eggs

Photo: Alison Miksch

Food blogger and cookbook author, Molly Yeh, has popularized this Israeli breakfast dish, Shashuska, to the masses. This recipe is great for baking in pre-portioned baking dishes for an easy reheat. Served with a slice of a whole-grain baguette, this is what breakfast dreams are made of.  

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Quick Chicken Pho

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Pho may not strike you as a breakfast food, but Andrea Nguyen deems it worthy of serving any time of day—even six a.m. This is a great meal prep option to have for breakfast one day and lunch the next, and it’s full of nutrients to keep you healthy during flu season. You can also adjust the level of spiciness, and mix and match different veggies for what you’re craving.

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