1. You fry eggs in a pan. Scramble eggs in a microwave-safe mug and cook until firm (usually about one minute). You’ll get super-fluffy eggs without greasy cooking oil and extra dishes.
2. You open new cereal from the top of the bag. Cereal settles. Flip the bag (or the entire box) before you open it to redistribute any clusters or larger pieces. Bonus: You won’t be stuck with a bowl full of crumbs when you reach the bottom of the bag.
3. You drink coffee and eat yogurt. To mainline caffeine while you feed yourself, blend chilled coffee with yogurt and ice. Add your go-to sweetener to taste.
4. You cook your oatmeal. Even instant oatmeal takes time to cook and cool. Instead, make a no-cook version of old-fashioned oats, which are free of extraneous ingredients (guar gum?) found in flavored oatmeal packets. In a small mason jar, combine equal amounts of oatmeal and any kind of milk. Add a drizzle of maple syrup and couple tablespoons of dried fruit. (You can even sprinkle cinnamon if you want to get *~fAnCy~*.) Then cover and pop it in the fridge. The oats soften overnight and taste perfectly good cold, so you can grab it and go in the morning.
5. You pour cereal from the box. Who’s idea was this? It’s a disaster waiting to happen. To prevent a mess and keep your serving size in check, use a measuring cup to scoop out cereal. If you eat cereal more often than you measure food, just leave the cup in the box.
6. You pour cereal before milk. This makes it hard to see how much milk you’re pouring, so you almost always end up with a pool of it at the bottom of the bowl. For a better cereal-to-milk ratio, pour the milk first (start with half a cup) and top with a scoop of cereal (see above).