In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find time to prepare a healthy breakfast meal in the mornings. It’s easy to just grab a cup of coffee and skip that morning meal altogether, but eating breakfast provides energy to power into your day and help your body perform at its best.*
What’s In Your Freezer?
For many, a solution for busy mornings is stocking up on frozen breakfast foods that can be prepared quickly and easily.
There are so many different types of frozen breakfast foods, from waffles to pancakes, to breakfast sandwiches and even breakfast burritos. Waffles and pancakes come in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. One of my favorite flavors is pumpkin, I always make sure to look for it in the fall months! All of these frozen breakfast options can be heated up quickly and can be a good alternative to skipping breakfast due to time constraints.
Do you buy frozen breakfast foods? Is so, which ones? Let me know in the comments section. I would love to hear from you!
NCP Panel Data
Let’s look at some interesting NCP purchase data for frozen breakfast foods collected from panel members in 2022.
The number of unique UPC barcodes scanned for frozen breakfast foods was 1,930.
The months in which the highest quantity of frozen breakfast food purchases were reported by panel members were:
The five states in which panel members purchased the most frozen breakfast foods were:
The top five flavors of frozen waffles/French toast reported by panel members were:
As you can see, NCP panel members share important shopping information and influence what you see on store shelves! If you’re not a member and you’re interested in having your consumer voice heard, click here or go to the Join NCP section of the blog to sign-up!
In addition to frozen foods, here are some suggestions from an article published by the Cleveland Clinic for morning meals to fuel your day. They say starting your day with a protein-rich meal may keep you full longer and help avoid snacking.
- Greek yogurt or cottage cheese
- Peanut butter and a grain (such as high-fiber toast or waffle)
Panel Members: Whatever foods you choose, be sure to scan all of your purchases! Even if you don’t eat in the morning and just grab a cup of coffee on the run, it’s important to let NCP know. You can report that cup of coffee using the Non-Barcoded Items list in the NCPMobile app or if you use an NCP hand-held scanner, you can scan the appropriate barcode in the Barcode Reference Booklet.
Being a retired chef, I make a dozen biscuits using just heavy cream and self rising flour stirred together. After baking I heat up frozen precooked sausage patties. While they’re heating, split the biscuits. Put a patty on each biscuit bottom. In a blender, I put some onions, chopped peppers, some chopped frozen spinach, 10 eggs, and some shredded cheese (I prefer mozzarella but cheddar or to your taste is fine), add seasoning to taste (s&p), and some water, milk, 1/2&1/2, or cream. I use my 9X13 pan for all 3 bakings so the pan will have some of the fat that cooked out of the sausages when you heated them and then pour the blended egg mixture into it and bake until all of the eggs are cooked. Cut into squares and put on the sausages. Top with the biscuit tops and wrap in plastic wrap to freeze. Heat in microwave for breakfast and you’re ready to go! More nutritious and cheaper, as well as more tasty than Jimmy Dean’s or Mickey D’s! Enjoy!
I buy Wal-mart frozen buttermilk biscuits, taste just like homemade, pop in the oven 10-12min. Put bacon in microwave, You are done, you can add jelly or jam to your sandwich. When I make dinner, if I have sausage, I cook then, put in refrigerator, pop in the microwave that morning. Ready to go. Have a blessed evening!
Yes, we all like shortcuts at time but consider making a lg portion of waffle size pancakes and freeze them in reusable portion size containers. They’re ready in minutes and save lots of money. I reuse take-out food containers many times this way but always heat the pancakes on a plate, not in the container.
Yes, my mornings are definitely hectic, so my go-to is frozen food or a cereal bar. The frozen foods I mostly like are the Hot Pocket breakfast sausage, egg and cheese, or frozen sausage biscuits. Non frozen my no rush go to is a cereal bar, I know all of this is absolutely unhealthy.
Have a wonderful day