Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

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To say I am not a morning person is the understatement of the century. If there was one thing I could change about my life, it would be to wake up happy and refreshed every morning. Alas, I have given up hope of ever bounding happily out of bed with all engines revving. Instead I groggily hit the snooze; only to remember I don’t have an extra 10 minutes to snooze. I need to get up now. I stumble down the stairs with the dog in tow. She is doing her pee pee dance and wants to be let out now. Sorry Lucy, coffee first. I turn on the coffee machine then she can go out.


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As usual, I have given myself too much to do in the morning and too little time. I won’t be flipping pancakes or stirring a batch of scrambled eggs. I head to the freezer and pull out a Lean Cuisine Morning Collection breakfast sandwich. I picked some up at Walmart and always have some in the freezer.   The Veggie Egg White Muffin happens to be my favorite as well as my husband’s.  While it is in the microwave cooking, I can pour myself a cup of coffee and put away the dishes from the night before.  I always challenge myself to get it all done in the 2 minutes it takes the muffin to cook.  If I have to empty the dishwasher, I’m sunk.  I cannot get that done in 2 minutes.  Believe me, I’ve tried.  It wasn’t pretty!
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If it is an early gym day, I eat my muffin on the way. Thank goodness it is portable and doesn’t make a mess. If I’m not leaving for the gym, it is right to work. Luckily for me, I can go to work in my pajamas since my office is the kitchen table. As long as I have my computer, my coffee and my Lean Cuisine Morning Collection Egg White Muffin I am set. Just don’t try to ask me any questions or expect me to be overly sociable for the first hour. Luckily the cat and dog don’t mind if I don’t chat with them in the morning. By the time I’ve finished my coffee and muffin, I am ready to face the day and #MyGoodLife.


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Since my brain literally does not function first thing in the morning, I have to plan what I am going to have for breakfast. I always have these muffins in the freezer and some fruit in the refrigerator. I make myself a cappuccino every morning with a half a serving of milk. That way breakfast is ready in under 5 minutes. A lot of people plan their dinners for the week but forget about breakfast. Stock your freezer with these muffins, baked oatmeal or whip up some overnight oats. Have some fruit already cut up and add a little extra milk to your coffee or tea and you are ready to face the day.  See below for a week of breakfast menu plans.  I’ll be adding a dinner menu plan soon.


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Sunday – Coconut Waffles with Granola and Tropical Fruit


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Monday:  Lean Cuisine Morning Collection Veggie Egg White Muffin, 1 wedge of cantaloupe and 1 glass of milk.

Tuesday:  Lean Cuisine Morning Collection Apple, Cinnamon & Almond Oatmeal, a smoothie with 1 cup of fruit, 1/2 cup yogurt and 1 cup water.

Wednesday:  Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal, coffee with 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt.



Thursday:  Lean Cuisine Turkey Sausage English Muffin, 1 cup strawberries and coffee with 1/2 cup milk

Friday:  Mango Guanabana Smoothie

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Saturday:  1 scrambled egg, 2 pieces of homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage, 1 slice whole wheat toast, 1/2 grapefruit and coffee with 1/2 cup milk

A healthy breakfast option - ground turkey with fennel and sage

A healthy breakfast option – ground turkey with fennel and sage


  1. Looks good! Sometimes in the mornings, convenience foods really do make life easy!
  2. audrey palmatier says
    can not wait until Sunday, wish I had been able to eat that yesterday.
  3. Christie, your breakfast menu plan is a fabulous idea. My husband just got a new job and he will no longer be working from home so this will be a life saver for me. These Lean Cuisine breakfasts are on my grocery list.
  4. I definitely keep the veggie ones in my freezer! Great for a quick breakfast or even an emergency lunch
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      They are my favorite too. If I wasn't so full, I could have 2 for the calories but one fills me up.
  5. Beautiful photos! I haven't tried them but they look good and I'll have to pick some up at the store! Thanks for sharing!
  6. I'm a "cereal for breakfast" kind of person, but now that I'm actively losing weight, I find I need more protein to give me energy through the morning. I'll have to try these out!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      I agree Nicole. I have to have protein in the morning especially if I am working out. These are a good mixture of carb and protein.
  7. I'm totally with ya on not being a morning person! Breakfast is our biggest stress, so going to have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      They have saved me in the morning so many times Danielle. They are heart healthy too so I am happy my husband loves them.
  8. You read my mind the lean cuisine veggie sandwiches are in my freezer right now! I have to hide them behind other food to keep the husband from stealing them they're so good!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      My husband loves them too, Debbie. We got through a lot of them a week. Now if only I could find them in 8 to 12 packs instead of 4.
  9. Oh man, I'm so bad with morning routines. Since I started my Master's, I became a night owl, and morning and breakfasts became so messed up for me. Love the breakfast menu planning, it's such a good and smart idea since breakfast is so important to jump start our metabolisms for the day. I can't eat eggs but those look Lean Cuisine breakfast sandwiches look amazing! Great post Christie!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Lisa, If I start my day off with one of these sandwiches I can make it until lunch without being hungry. Helps so much. They have oatmeal options too. I haven't looked to see if they are vegan.
  10. So many good breakfast ideas! Breakfast is such an important meal, and also the easiest to skip. Having a great plan like this helps me to not forget about it. Thanks for sharing!
  11. Love your meal plan! Some days even making coffee seems to take too much time - these breakfast sandwiches look like an awesome option to just keep in the freezer when craziness strikes!
  12. I never breakfast plan - it's Eggos with peanut butter nearly every day. Great ideas :)
  13. I'm a "Breakfast on the Go" kinda gal so these would fit perfect in my life. Thanks for helping me plan my week. Pinned :-)
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Lori, My husband eats his in the car on the way to work. Luckily these sandwiches are easy to hold and don't drip.
  14. These would work great for my teenage daughter (another NON-morning person), she could make a healthy breakfast in minutes! While she is eating I will be sleeping, thanks for the GREAT idea!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Tracy, I am looking forward to when my little one can get ready all by herself. Luckily 2 minute is all your daughter needs to these delicious breakfast sandwiches.
  15. Such a great idea for a breakfast plan!! My brain doesn't even begin to start working until cup of coffee 33! These are perfect when I have to drive over an hour into the office instead of my usual bed-to-couch commute!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Lauren, My husband allows eats them in the car. These are great because you don't have to worry about something dripping on your clothes!
  16. Love these ideas!! Like you said sometimes you cannot just think in the morning!!
  17. Great menu plan! I did not know they made breakfast sandwiches. They look tasty!
  18. I am so not an "eat before you leave the house for work" type of person. Often times I'll take a protien shake or will have a frozen breakfast ready to fix after I'm at work. I never think about planning breakfast here either but mostly because neither of us are ready to eat at the same time. ;)
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Breakfast is always tough for me Shelby. I like it about an hour after I wake up so planning helps me to eat a little healthier.
  19. I actually really love the convenience of frozen breakfast items as the mornings are always so hectic and breakfast is so important! I will be giving these a try!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      I'm sure you will enjoy them Renee. We have tried a lot of brands and this one by Lean Cuisine is by far mine and my husbands favorite.
  20. I LOVE breakfast sandwiches and those would be so perfect for back to school! I'm a teacher so back to school is hard for mom, too. I'm also loving the looks of that Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal -- pinning!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      It is hard to get back into the routine of school again. I love when I don't have to worry about breakfast and can eat it in the car. The carrot cake baked oatmeal is fairly portable too. If my hubby is eating it in the car, I leave off the icing. Otherwise, I love that little bit of icing on top.
  21. I'm guilty of eating the exact same thing every morning (my way of not having to think before the caffeine kicks in!). But you've given me lots of new ideas to change up my morning routine!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      I have to admit probably 5 out of 7 days I eat these breakfast sandwiches. I'm trying to vary it a little more but I tend to like breakfast for dinner when my mind is actually working.
  22. I wish I was more of a morning person! These sandwiches are perfect, and just what my morning needs.
  23. That snooze button is a cruel joke I'll tell ya! These are wonderful ideas for a non-morning person like myself!! #client

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