Stuck in a rut when it comes to healthy breakfasts on the go? Don’t let your busy lives keep you back from the best start to each day!
While it may be ideal to wake up to a full spread of freshly-prepared breakfast foods each morning, it’s not always feasible.
I’ve learned this more in the past year, as my girls are now in school and preschool part-time, and three days out of the week we need to eat as nourishing of a breakfast as we can as quickly as possible.
My motto over the past several years of life with young kids (and spending several of those years on a low income) has been: “sometimes better is your best.”
Is it best to eat a full, protein-rich breakfast of eggs and meat and fruit and a carb each morning? Probably so.
Is it always realistic?
No, unfortunately, for those who lead very busy schedules and must spend a lot of time outside of the house, it’s not always possible.
That’s where the “better” comes in.
Even though it’s not best, it’s better to eat at home than to grab an Egg McMuffin from the McDonald’s drive-through.
Even though it’s not best, it’s better to have a bowl of organic, low-sugar cereal than to eat Lucky Charms or Frosted Flakes.
Without further ado, check out these ideas for better breakfasts on the go:
I’ve been a big yogurt lover since I was a child.
Not only is a cup of yogurt easy to eat on the go, but, if you stick to brands like Noosa, you will be starting your day with both protein and rich probiotics!
2. Baked Oatmeal
If you’re brave enough to leave a slow cooker running overnight, you can wake up to freshly-made baked oatmeal!
If not, you can always bake the oatmeal the night before and warm it up in a toaster oven the next day.
Baked oatmeal has a texture similar to cake and can be easily wrapped in a paper towel and taken in the car to eat.
Most baked oatmeal recipes call for oats, milk, eggs, a sweetener, and any flavorings of choice. You can get Simple Truth cage-free eggs at Harris Teeter (or Kroger) as well as Silk brand milk if you want to make your baked oatmeal dairy-free!
Check out these yummy baked oatmeal recipes:
Easy Make-Ahead Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spiced Baked Oatmeal
I drink a smoothie almost every day!
Smoothies make the perfect breakfast or snack on the go! While you can make smoothies with plain water, yogurt, or regular milk, I almost always make mine with Silk brand almond milk since we are mostly dairy-free.
Check out some of my favorite smoothie recipes to get your creative smoothie-making juices going:
Blueberry-Banana Green Tea Smoothie
Cherry Mango Water Kefir Smoothie
25+ Unique Smoothie Recipes for All Year Round
Chocolate Almond Bliss Smoothie
4. Re-heated Pancakes
While freshly-made pancakes are delicious, you can easily cook and freeze several batches and re-heat individual pancakes in the toaster oven for a healthy breakfast on the go.
(Check out these gluten-free pumpkin spice pancakes! We love them!)
We have also re-heated meat this way for extra protein in the mornings.
5. Organic Cereal and Milk
While our family tries to avoid most cereals, there comes the rare occasion when a box of organic, GMO-free cereal does the trick when we know we will have several mornings of breakfasts on the go.
I recently checked out the selection of Kashi cereals at my local Harris Teeter store (which is owned by Kroger), and I was pleasantly surprised to see the Non-GMO-verified label on a good number of the boxes!
Because our family is mostly dairy-free, we eat any cereals with Silk brand almond milk.
Want even more breakfast inspiration?
Check out all of my breakfast recipes in our recipe index and also follow my breakfast board on Pinterest!
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What are you ideas for healthy breakfasts on the go?
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This is really good breakfasts. I definitely have them for my breakfast.
I like making mini-quiches–just eggs, and whatever veggies or meat I have on hand, mixed and poured into a muffin tin. I’ll bake some when I have time on the weekends and warm them up for an easy breakfast. Ooh, breakfast burritos made ahead and put into the freezer are great too. They are my husband’s favorite quick breakfast–hearty and tasty.
I love these ideas! I am a big fan of any egg dishes! Thanks for sharing, Sarah!
I have menu for 1 week, I cook for 3 days. Some ideas:
-fruits ( season fruits are perfect)
-cook double for dinner; put apart a half for the breakfast (some ideas are salads: Lebanese tabbouleh salad; or mix of celery+apples+carrots, or mix of cabbage + carrots etc)
-1l row milk put in jars, 330ml each other so I have 3 mornings homemade yogurt
-boil eggs for 3 morning, cook a bread; I prepare sandwiches with eggs and salad leaves or cucumbers
-cook muffins/pancakes/cakes and pack to not dry, for 3 mornings
-cook country pâté ( a lot of french ideas: with chicken liver, or boiled fish+smoked fish, or vegetarian made from lentils)
-hummus ( less garlic, I know 😀 )
-homemade jams/winter salads
-french quiche ( there are plenty of combinations of cheese, eggs and a lot of vegetables, fish or meat)
These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing!!