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30 Days, 30 Ways: Make Time for Breakfast

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All throughout January we’re bringing you 30 Days, 30 Ways to Good Health, a series of easy strategies for overall wellness (and because we love food, it’s focuses on the foods and cooking techniques to add into your life instead of what to take away.) Read on for our latest eat well strategy: make time for breakfast.

 

Rise and shine to a nourishing bowl of oatmeal or fluffy scrambled eggs! These delicious breakfast dishes are cozy and comforting and come together in no time.

 

Mushroom Omelette with Fontina and ThymeMushroom Omelette with Fontina and Thyme
The earthy flavors of mushroom, thyme and fontina cheese pair particularly well in this omelette. Serve with thick slices of artisan bread, brushed with extra-virgin olive oil and toasted under the broiler.
Muesli with Almonds, Coconut and Dried FruitMuesli with Almonds, Coconut and Dried Fruit
This mixture of oats, dried fruit and nuts gets added whole-grain heft from puffed brown rice and bran flakes. Pour it over milk or yogurt for a fiber-rich breakfast.
Egg Sandwiches with Wilted SpinachEgg Sandwiches with Wilted Spinach
This egg sandwich is tasty enough for a weekend brunch but quick enough to assemble for weekday mornings. Baking the eggs instead of frying adds to the ease.
Smoked Salmon Scramble with Cream Cheese and HerbsSmoked Salmon Scramble with Cream Cheese and Herbs
Smoked salmon and cream cheese make a perfect pairing when tucked into a fluffy egg scramble such as this one. A sprinkling of chopped fresh chives and dill adds a fresh herbal flavor.
img99lPoached Eggs with Sweet Pepper Piperade
Pipérade is a Basque-style sauté of sweet onions and colorful peppers. Choose different colors of peppers for the maximum variety of antioxidants, plus a high dose of naturally occurring vitamin C to start your day.
Spicy Simmered Eggs with KaleSpicy Simmered Eggs with Kale
This simple, rustic dish is healthy and hearty. Winter kale is braised with fragrant garlic, green onions and lemon juice, then protein-rich eggs are nestled into the kale to gently simmer to perfection.
Steel-Cut Oats with Honeyed Pears and Glazed PecansSteel-Cut Oats with Honeyed Pears and Glazed Pecans
Steel-cut oats result in a textured oatmeal, with a deliciously chewy yet tender bite. They do require longer simmering than regular oatmeal, but it’s worth the effort (and it’s easy to plan ahead). Top with crunchy sugared pecans and cinnamon-coated pears, and you’ll be in oatmeal heaven.
Baked Eggs with Spinach and CreamBaked Eggs with Spinach and Cream
Baking eggs in individual ramekins along with a little butter and cream is a classic French preparation. The cooking is hands-off, so you can put away your spatula. Also, you bake and serve the eggs in the same vessel, saving dishes.
Maple-Almond GranolaMaple-Almond Granola
Lightly sweetened with honey and maple syrup, this crunchy fruit-and-nut granola will become a staple. Make a big batch and keep it on hand to sprinkle over low-fat or nonfat milk or yogurt for an easy, wholesome start to the day.
Toasted Breakfast SandwichToasted Breakfast Sandwich
Made with crispy bacon, fried eggs and cheddar cheese, this sandwich is perfect for a quick morning when you crave a hot breakfast. Fresh arugula adds
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Happy 2016! These Foods Will Make You Feel Better Right Now

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If last night was full of Champagne toasts, you may be ready for some actual toast. Skip the diner breakfast, muster up a little energy, and make something at home instead—these hearty recipes are guaranteed to satisfy cravings (and as a bonus, you won’t have to leave the house). Don’t worry: New Year’s resolutions don’t kick in until tomorrow.

 

Toasted Breakfast SandwichToasted Breakfast Sandwich
Crispy bacon, gooey Cheddar cheese and a fried egg sandwiched between two slices of toasted bread—this is everything you want in one delicious bite.
Baked Eggs with Chimichurri and Prosciutto
Think of this generous spread, complete with quivering eggs, crispy prosciutto, mushrooms, spinach and feta cheese, as the contemporary version of a full English breakfast.
Poached Chicken Soup with Lemon and SpinachPoached Chicken Soup with Lemon and Spinach
We all know chicken soup heals the soul. This is comfort in a bowl, with shredded chicken, bright, fresh lemon and wilted spinach leaves. Add a spoonful of Sriracha for an extra kick.
Cheese-and-Marmalade French Toast SandwichesCheese-and-Marmalade French Toast Sandwiches
This is French toast like you’ve never experienced it: stacked and filled with cream cheese and marmalade and browned until just crispy on the griddle.
Chilaquiles with Tomatillo SalsaChilaquiles with Tomatillo Salsa
Top a stack of tortilla chips with chicken, sunny-side up eggs and plenty of queso fresco for an over-the-top breakfast that’s easier than it looks. For a shortcut, use your favorite prepared salsa.
Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches
Stuff homestyle biscuits with all the trappings—scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon, avocado and tomato—for the ultimate breakfast sandwich.
Ludd’s Blood (a.k.a. the Ned Ludd Bloody Mary)
Sometimes a little hair of the dog is just what the doctor ordered. With tomato juice, pickle juice, lemon juice, hot sauce and sherry vinegar, the base of this Bloody Mary is like no other. If you’re up for it, invite your friends over for a Bloody Mary bar!
Bacon Grilled Cheese SandwichBacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Save your exotic cheeses for another use. This sandwich never tastes better than it does with Cheddar and Monterey Jack, thinly sliced and melted on the stovetop. Bacon slices add just the right amount of crunch.