Those of you who skip breakfast, pay attention! You no longer have an excuse for missing breakfast thanks to these quick and easy breakfast ideas on the go that are easy to prepare in advance, taste great, and are convenient for travel!
Healthy Breakfast on a Busy Day
Running late for a meeting or event, not enough time to get ready—we've all had those frantic mornings when it feels like time is passing us by and we are rushing to get out the door. But even on mornings like these, we shouldn't ever skip breakfast. That is the most essential meal of the day! Your morning productivity will be boosted by breakfast, which can also help you avoid overeating and cravings later in the day.
The finest and most healthy grab-and-go breakfast ideas to eat on the go for a hectic morning are those that are healthy, offer a mix of nutrients, and are especially easy to eat in a hurry or while commuting. Overnight oats, protein and granola bars, yogurt with fruit, smoothies, and pre-made breakfast sandwiches and wraps are some popular and typical options.
Don't worry! We'll be presenting seven delicious, quick breakfast ideas for those on the go in this article. Many of these are ideas for make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfast recipes that can be made in just a few minutes and are ideal for meal prep at night, on the weekend, or whenever your meal prep time is. This extensive list will give you easy recipes on how to make them, so you can have one for each of the seven days of your hectic week!
Benefits of Preparing Breakfast to Eat on the Go
You'll save time in the morning by having nutritious on-the-go breakfast choices that will keep you fueled for the busy day ahead.
You'll save money because you won't stop at the drive-thru or a coffee shop on your way to work or school.
You'll be more prepared for each morning of the work week, allowing you to spend your mental energy on what truly counts.
You'll feel less stressed because breakfast is ready to go in the fridge, and you'll have no more struggles picking what to have in the first place.
On the Go Breakfast Ideas: Breakfast on the Go Recipes
1. Overnight Oats in a Jar
Breakfast in a jar made of overnight oats is easy and quick to make. Since you can take them to work or simply grab a spoon and consume them on the go, it's convenient that they are so portable. Another point is that there are no restrictions on the fruits and other things you can put in these jars. So feel free to customize them with your favorite toppings!
Ingredients (for each jar):
¼ cup oats (can be gluten-free)
⅓ cup milk
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon honey
topping of your choice
Fill the bottom of each jar with the main base ingredients. Oats and chia seeds should be added first, then milk, yogurt, and honey.
Place the topping ingredients (like pumpkin and peanut butter or cinnamon and applesauce) on top of each jar. They'll be full.
Mix everything up thoroughly.
The oatmeal jars can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week with the lid on.
2. Chia Pudding
Make your own chia pudding if you want a great breakfast or a nutritious snack! You may assemble chia pudding however you choose for a healthy breakfast on the run. Simply place the chia mixture in the refrigerator overnight, then add fruit, nuts, coconut, and other ingredients to the bowl to add protein, fiber, and vitamins.
1 ¾ cup milk or unsweetened nondairy milk
1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup chia seeds
Toppers of your choice (such as fruit, toasted nuts, and/or toasted, unsweetened large coconut flakes)
Mix the milk, yogurt, honey, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in the chia seeds.
In four half-pint jars or six-ounce bowls, divide the chia mixture. Overnight or for at least two hours, cover and chill. Serve with toppings.
3. Acai Bowl
Making your own acai bowl at home is simple and inexpensive, and it is a powerful source of fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. This acai bowl recipe, which takes only a few minutes to prepare, includes acai berry powder, fresh fruit, and all of your favorite toppings.
Acai powder (or acai puree)
Blackberries (or any berries)
Greek yogurt (for a dairy-free alternative, swap for almond milk or soy milk)
Put the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and well-mixed.
Serve and consume with your toppings of choice.
4. Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwich Salad
A breakfast sandwich is satisfying, delicious, and one of the hearty breakfast ideas on-the-go that will keep you full until lunchtime. For a quick and satisfying lunch that will keep you energized all day, try this ham and egg sandwich!
8 slices of sandwich bread (plain or toasted)
4 hard-boiled eggs (peeled and chopped)
8 slices of cooked ham (divided)
4 slices of cheese (cheese of your choice)
1 stalk celery (chopped)
1/2 white onion (chopped)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Mustard
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Hard boil the eggs, peel and chop them, and then chop the celery and onions.
Cook the ham, chop half of it, and set the other slices aside.
Combine the eggs, sliced ham, celery, onions, mustard, and mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to taste, then mix everything thoroughly.
Distribute the sandwich spread evenly among 4 slices of plain or toasted bread lined with lettuce. Slices of quick-melt cheese or any other type of cheese should be placed on top of each sandwich. Then top with the remaining slices of plain or toasted bread.
5. Vegan Breakfast Burrito with Tofu Scramble
Here is a vegan option for you: The stuffing for this vegan breakfast burrito is a simple and delicious tofu scramble. Take this tofu scramble-filled vegan breakfast burrito with you everywhere you go. Wrapped in foil or parchment paper, it's a quick and easy breakfast alternative.
1 (14-oz.) pkg. firm tofu, drained and patted dry
2 tablespoons olive oil
¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
½ teaspoon ground cumin
1 ripe avocado, sliced
½ cup fresh or jarred salsa
4 whole-wheat tortillas, warmed
In a bowl, mash the tofu with a fork until it is mostly crumbled but still has some larger parts.
In a large skillet, heat the oil to medium-high. Salt and tofu should be added, and the mixture should be cooked for three minutes while frequently stirring. Cook the nutritional yeast, cumin, and turmeric for about two minutes, stirring often, until aromatic.
Place the tofu mixture, avocado, and salsa in the center of each tortilla after dividing the filling among them. Roll up the tortilla by folding in the sides and bottom edge over the filling.
6. Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies
Have a delicious and healthy on-the-go breakfast dessert that will surely fill you up with tastiness and nourishment! These breakfast cookies have finely shredded carrot or zucchini hidden inside—but you'll be able to add more of what you like!
½ cup packed brown sugar
⅓ cup canola oil
2 tablespoons softened butter
o 1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup finely shredded carrot or zucchini
¾ cup regular rolled oats
⅓ cup dried cranberries or raisins
⅓ cup chopped pecans
4 ounces of plain yogurt (optional)
2 tablespoons of honey (optional)
Set the oven to 350°F. Two cookie sheets should be lined with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, canola oil, and butter for 30 seconds on medium speed. Beat in each of the remaining five ingredients. Add the carrot and both flours. Add the pecans, oats, and cranberries.
On the cookie sheet pan that has been prepared, scoop roughly 3 teaspoons of dough into mounds. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottoms. Spend two minutes cooling on cookie sheets. Take it out and cool on wire racks.
Combine yogurt and honey in a small bowl. If you'd like, spread yogurt glaze over the cookies after they've cooled.
7. Green Breakfast Smoothie
Your busy mornings will be fueled by this easy, wholesome, and nutrient-dense green smoothie recipe! These healthy ingredients are a terrific way to sneak more fruits and vegetables into your daily routine by simply drinking them up! Consider it a go-to green smoothie recipe that you can make on a regular basis.
1 ½ cups milk (dairy or dairy-free)
2 cups baby spinach
1 frozen banana
Add-ons or mix-ins of your choice
In a blender, combine all the ingredients.
Blend on high for 30 seconds, or until creamy.
It's not necessary to have a drive-thru breakfast or coffee when you need quick and easy breakfasts. You can still prioritize a healthy breakfast on the go that will provide you with continuous energy and support your overall health goals even on hectic and busy weekday mornings when you need to grab something to have before you rush out the door.
It is simple to start your day with an important meal you will feel good about because of these week-long, quick, simple, and customizable healthy recipes and healthy grab-and-go breakfast ideas, many of which may be prepared the night before.
Never skip breakfast again!
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