1. Mix Up Your Grains
Oatmeal and grits are you standard breakfast grains, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep it that way! Try using other tasty grains like quinoa, amaranth, cous cous, or steel-cut oats for your breakfast instead. These grains can take longer to cook, so don’t save that task for the morning! When you have some time over the weekend or on a weekday evening, cook up a pot of that week’s grain of choice, so you’ll have it ready to heat up quickly in the morning.
Once you have your grains in the fridge, you can heat them in the morning on the stove or in the microwave with all the fun mix-ins you associate with oatmeal:
- soy, almond, or cashew milk
- chopped nuts or seeds
- dried fruit
- fresh fruit
- flax meal or chia seeds
- spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, etc.
Need a little more inspiration? Check out Manifest Vegan’s super amazing breakfast cereal made from kasha - not to be confused with Kashi!
Next: Get creative with your oatmeal!
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