10 Healthy On-the-Go Breakfasts

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You know what they say: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I don’t know who ‘they’ are, but they seem to be right! Eating breakfast kick-starts your metabolism for the day and gives you energy to get you going after fasting all night. I’ve always been a breakfast eater; it’s my favorite meal of the day! But for many, breakfast is left out or forgotten.

Whether you’re running late for work or school, don’t have time to make food, or think breakfast is a waste of time, you might occasionally miss your morning meal. Uh-oh. Ready to break your habit of missing the best meal of the day? Here are 10 quick, easy, on-the-go breakfasts that are super healthy and clean. No more excuses!

Oatmeal Baggies

The night before, put all dry ingredients to make oatmeal in a Ziploc bag. For instance, I put in 1/2 cup oats, 1 Tbs. flaxseed, a few raisins, and maybe a few almonds. Then, simply take your baggie with you to school or work the next day, add a cup of hot water, let it absorb for a few minutes, stir, and eat!

Fruit Baggies

The night before, cut up apples, strawberries, oranges, and any other fruit you want, and put it in a Ziploc bag in the fridge. Then, all you have to do is grab it on your way out the door.

Homemade Fruit & Nut Bars

You’ll have to make these ahead of time if you’re usually in a hurry. In a food processor, blend dates, raisins, nuts, cinnamon, and anything else you want. Dump the contents on to waxed paper, shape into bars (or balls), individually wrap them in waxed paper, and you’ve got a super quick breakfast for the rest of the week!

Trail Mix

Make your own trail mix the night before, and keep it in a Ziploc bag. Add anything you want (if it’s healthy), like cashews, peanuts, almonds, raisins, sunflower seeds, dried apricots, or prunes.

Smoothies

The night before, set out everything  you’ll need. If you like a sweet, fruity smoothie, use pineapple, strawberries, bananas, peaches, or blueberries along with plain nonfat Greek yogurt and unsweetened almond milk. If you prefer a more protein-packed breakfast, use a banana, all natural peanut butter, protein powder, plain nonfat Greek yogurt, and unsweetened almond milk. Just get creative!

For a delicious drinkable breakfast, try my peanut butter banana milkshake!

Apple & Peanut Butter

Slice up an apple the night before, and put it in a Ziploc bag in the fridge. In the morning, all you’ll have to do is grab the bag and a scoop of all natural peanut butter as you’re running out the door.

Greek Yogurt Parfait

The night before, cut up some berries and measure out 1 cup of plain nonfat Greek yogurt. Put it all in a container in the fridge, and all you have to do in the morning is grab a spoon, sprinkle on some granola, and head out!

Check out my super-easy parfait recipe!

Hard-Boiled Eggs

This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Simply boil some eggs the night before, peel a couple, and then take them along with you in the morning!

Homemade Muffins

Yes – HOMEMADE. Store-bought muffins aren’t healthy (even if they are amazingly delicious!). If you make your own ahead of time, you’ll know exactly what healthy ingredients are in them, so you can chow down without feeling guilty. Just make sure you follow a clean muffin recipe.

If you aren’t sure what recipe to use, try my oatmeal peanut butter banana muffins!

Almond Milk & Peanut Butter

If you’re in a serious rush and there’s absolutely no way you can make time for breakfast, just drink a glass of unsweetened almond milk and eat a spoonful of all natural peanut butter. At least this way, you’ll get some calcium, protein, and healthy fats. It only takes 30 seconds to down a glass of milk, so there’s no excuse!

So, whether you’re dropping the kids off at school, catching the bus to an appointment, stuck in traffic on the way to work, or listening to a boring 8 am lecture, you can still make time for these healthy breakfasts!

 

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4 thoughts on “10 Healthy On-the-Go Breakfasts

      • Try googling Jamie Eason’s Recipes. She has a ton of recipes for protein bars that I just make in muffin tins instead of a baking dish. I also substitute the sweetener for honey or leave it out all together. They take some getting used to but I think they taste pretty good 😀

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