If you’re juggling a new set of responsibilities right now, you’re not alone. Those busy mornings may still pose challenges even if your commute no longer exists.
Making breakfast in advance can give you a few extra minutes to move your body, center your mind, or simply hit the snooze button one more time and still put a delicious, nutritious breakfast on the table. Aim to use ingredients with a mix of protein, fiber, and good fats to keep you full and energized for whatever the day has in store.
Take morning meal prep off your plate for days at a time by making a batch of No-Bake Walnut, Cocoa, and Cherry Bars which can be made with mostly pantry staple to help limit trips to the grocery store.
No-Bake Walnut, Cocoa and Cherry Bars
Total time:15 minutes
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats1 cup (about 12) pitted medjool dates 1/2 cup shelled walnuts1/2 cup unsweetened dried cherries2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 teaspoon salt
In large food processor bowl, combine oats, dates, walnuts, cherries, cocoa powder and salt. Process 1-2 minutes, or until mixture resembles crumbly dough.
Turn mixture onto wax paper and shape evenly into 1/2-inch thick rectangle.
Chill at least 1 hour and cut into nine bars.
Find more make-ahead recipes for any meal of the day at walnuts.org/meal-prep.