We've all heard it a thousand times before: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." But some mornings, you just don't have the time or energy to whip up a tomato and spinach omelette before heading out the door. Even putting together a bowl of cereal seems impossible. So you end up buying a coffee on your way to work and calling it a day.But if you do want to eat something to start your day off right, you could always grab a healthy breakfast to go that you can munch on during your commute or at the office.
As nice as it would be to have a leisurely sit-down breakfast while mulling over the morning paper, that this is a luxury people can rarely afford these days. From packing kids lunches to doing your hair to just mustering up the effort to get out of bed, morning routines are rushed. And since your kids need to get to school and you can't go out in January temperatures with wet hair, breakfast is what usually takes the hit, and you skip the meal altogether.
But you don't have to, even if you're constantly running late. You can eat on-the-go if you make one of these delicious and healthy recipes and grab a serving on your way out the door. And many of these treats can be made the night before, which will make your mornings even easier. Give them a shot, and you'll feel satisfied as you start your day.
1. Vegan and Gluten-Free "Nutella" Granola
What better way to start the day than with the flavor of Nutella? Ari's Menu's vegan "Nutella" granola doesn't actually use Nutella, but mimics the taste of the spread. Put a couple of handfuls into a baggie and snack on this sweet treat on your way to work.
2. Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie
PB&J isn't just for the kids. This PB&J smoothie recipe from Back To Her Roots liquefies the classic sandwich and adds a punch of protein, making it the perfect grown-up on-the-go breakfast.
3. Vegan Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins
Healthy Happy Life's banana-walnut muffins pack in a healthy dose of fiber. And if you're feeling extra healthy, you can forgo the chocolate chips (although I'm not sure why you would.)
4. Vegan and Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast? You better believe it. Quinoa, Kale & Exhale's gluten-free breakfast cookies are actually a healthy way to start your day. And they're also no-bake, which is a huge plus.
5. Cheesy Artichoke Spinach Frittata Minis
You can have eggs to-go with The Scrumptious Pumpkin's mini frittatas. They're bite-sized, which makes them perfect for packing.
6. No-Bake Granola Bars
Bars are the essential on-the-go morning meal, so why not make your own? Feed Me Phoebe's no-bake granola bars are a nutritious and easy way to get the fuel you need to make it through the day.
7. Banana Bread Smoothie
When it comes to eating on the go, there are many benefits to a breakfast you can sip through a straw, and Ari's Menu's banana bread smoothie is a delicious option.
8. Srirarcha Almond, Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Scones
Add some spice to your morning with Back To Her Root's Sriracha scones with bacon and cheddar. It's definitely an unusual breakfast, but with all those awesome flavors, how could you go wrong?
9. Gluten-Free Apple Muffins
For something more traditional, try Love & Lemons' apple muffins. You can make them with or without gluten, so everyone can enjoy.
10. Raw Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
A different and more travel-friendly way to eat oatmeal, Feed Me Phoebe's raw chocolate chip cookie bites may feel like a dessert, but they're actually a healthy breakfast option.
11. Homemade Fruit On The Bottom Yogurt
Make a handful of Back To Her Root's fruit on the bottom yogurt and grab one every morning before you leave. They may not be as easy to eat while you walk or drive, but they're great to eat at your desk.
12. Chai-Spiced Vanilla Bean "Buttermilk" Muffins
Ari's Menu's chai-spiced muffins definitely taste like they're worse for you than they are, which means all the flavor of an unhealthy muffin without all of the calories and fats.
13. Breakfast Burritos
I firmly believe there is no better morning food than a breakfast burrito, and Hello Glow gives a variety of filling ideas and tips for making frozen burritos, so you can make a big batch for the week.
14. Triple Ginger Smoothie
15. Power Breakfast Egg Meatmuffins
The Healthy Foodie's egg meatmuffins have all the makings of a scrumptious breakfast sandwich, but in the convenient vehicle of a muffin. Easy to take on-the-go and full of all the protein and nutrients you need to get going, these are a perfect choice for the most important meal of the day.
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