Mornings can be hectic and stressful. Aside from getting yourself and the rest of the family ready for the day, you also need to make sure everyone gets to eat a delicious and filling breakfast.
But it doesn’t have to be nakakataranta. Check out these tips that can help make breakfast preparation less stressful.
PLAN YOUR BREAKFAST MENU FOR THE WEEK
On Sundays, take the time to plan what you’ll be making for breakfast for the upcoming week. Make a list of all the ingredients you’ll need and buy them all in one go. This will help you avoid stressing over what to cook every morning.
PREPARE MAKE-AHEAD MEALS
For those who are unable to make freshly cooked meals every morning, have make-ahead breakfast meals in the refrigerator that you can just reheat and eat without feeling ngarag.
Some ideas include breakfast burritos with ham, cheese, egg, and rice instead of your usual hamsilog, burgers, and egg sandwiches.
GET INGREDIENTS READY THE NIGHT BEFORE
If you’re going to cook breakfast, take a few minutes after dinner or before going to bed the day before to prepare all the ingredients you’ll need the next morning.
Transfer meats from the freezer to the ref so they’ll be thawed and ready to cook in the morning. Cut or slice veggies and keep them in the ref as well to ensure freshness. Make sure there’s enough leftover rice to make sinangag, too!
USE YOUR OVEN
Make breakfast prep more efficient by cooking bacon in the oven instead of pan-frying. Cover the tray with aluminum foil, place the uncooked bacon on top, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 375º F.
For a heartier breakfast, crack eggs into a muffin or cupcake pan and bake in the oven along with the bacon. While these cook, make the fried rice over the stove.
OPT FOR EASY-TO-COOK ULAM
Canned goods and easy-to-cook ulam like tapa, tocino, hotdogs, and corned beef come in handy on "mala-late na tayo" mornings. I-pan-fry lang, then pair it with white or fried rice, or freshly baked pan de sal from the bakery.
But aside from making sure your family eats well, remember to be extra careful when choosing ingredients to make their favorite breakfast silog and other everyday meals.
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When it comes to food, do not sacrifice the taste and quality just because nagmamadali o wala nang oras.
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