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For it being touted as the most important meal of the day, we forget about breakfast a lot. I do, at least. I usually don’t eat for several hours until after I’m already up and at work like a forgetful idiot, but maybe I’d be better about breakfasting if I started implementing these tasty breakfast tips! Try out some of these ideas to see if they make your morning routine—and your daily nutrition—any better!

Use cupcake pans for more things than cupcakes.

You can do a lot with muffin tins and cupcake pans, like bake little breakfast snacks that are easy to eat on the way out. They’re great for bread, bacon, and eggs, or you can even make frittatas! Take a peek at some of these Betty Crocker recipes. I’m particularly intrigued by the Mexican hash brown breakfast cupcakes.

Smoothies!

Could these be any simpler? Plop ingredients into pan, blend, pour, drink. Kablammo. And smoothies are a great way to pack nutrition into your day. Here are some nutritious, easy recipes that will get you started on the right foot. Most of them use easy-to-find ingredients like frozen fruit. They can be made in a traditional blender or with an immersion blender!

Individual oatmeals. Oats-meal?

Making big batches of healthy oats and then portioning them out individually is an easy way to make sure you eat a good breakfast every day. I’m a big fan of those oatmeal cups you can buy at the store and then just cook with hot water, but they do tend to be very sugary and high in sodium. These are a great alternative! All you really need are some steel-cut oats, water, and any mix-ins you like: seeds, fruit, spices. Yum!

Microwavable magic.

What can’t you make in a microwave? Well, some things, like beef roasts, probably. You can even microwave eggs. If you’ve got a mug and access to microwave, you’re in for a treat. Pack up your ingredients for 3-minute mug migas the night before, and when you get to the office, assemble and zap away! Or try the tasty 2-minute chocolate and peanut butter quinoa oatmeal.

What are you making this week? Share below!

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Mary Summers is a recent college grad and freelance writer residing in the Pacific Northwest. She loves writing about trending topics, health and beauty advice, music, film, and television.