I have been packing breakfast boxes for the husband for a while now.
While it’s pretty fun putting the different food items together, I prefer to spend less time in the kitchen (and more sleeping lol) these days. So I am sharing what works for me – hopefully for you too, if you are preparing breakfasts for your husbands or children.
I would usually try to prepare the breakfasts with these elements: carbs, protein, veggie and/or fruits. Sometimes I would also pack in “treats” like potato chips or jelly cups.
For the carbs portion, I usually would choose easy to prepare items like homemade or store bought bread. I also have packed items like pan fried carrot cake (carrot cake steamed the night before, and chilled well in fridge), baked prata puffs, potato salad and pancakes (ingredients measured out the night before).
2. Sides: Proteins
The easiest protein to pack would be hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs or sunny side up.
If you have time, you can also air fry or pan fry some pork chop or chicken to make into burgers or sandwich.
Occasionally I would also pack in baked drumlets (packaged frozen food) or baked beans for some variation.
3. Sides: Veggies or Fruits
I find veggies or fruits the easiest to pack. Most of the times, I would include in apples, oranges, berries, kiwi fruit, cherries, mango etc. It’s easier to select and pack fruits in season.
For veggies, sometimes I would pack in raw cucumber slices. Other times, I might pack in cucumber & wakame salad, or some other simple salad put together.
Today, I would also be sharing a simple “recipe” for chee cheong fun breakfast box. I bought the chilled chee cheong fun from the supermarket the night before, and simply steam to reheat for about 10 mins and let cool slightly.
I have also included some grapes and lava egg for a more “balanced” meal.
Sauce for Chee Cheong Fun:
– 1 tbsp light soy sauce
– 1 tbsp dark sweet sauce
– 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
– Place egg in a pan of water, covering the egg.
– Bring to a boil.
– Once water is boiled, off the heat and cover with lid for 2-3 mins.
– Place cooked egg into a bowl of iced water before peeling.