Weekday mornings can be hectic. Between wrangling kids, organizing backpacks, packing lunches, and (gasp!) getting yourself ready too, breakfast becomes an afterthought. Don’t skip the most important meal of the day! These healthy breakfast ideas are quick to prepare and easy to eat while you’re running out the door and on the go.
1. Microwave Omelet
This easy microwave omelet is a great way to use leftover veggies from last night’s dinner. Throw some eggs, cheese, and your favorite cooked veggies into the Ceramic Egg Cooker, pop it in the microwave, and a minute later your omelet is ready to head out the door with you. (Bonus—the cooker doubles as a to-go dish!)
2. No-Bake Quinoa Bites
Skip the sugar-loaded, unsatisfying granola bar and opt for something homemade and just as easy. Keep these make-ahead, no-bake energy bites in the fridge or freezer and grab a few to-go—three make for an ideal protein-packed breakfast. Pair them with fruit and a beverage and you’re set.
3. Breakfast Tacos
These taco roll-ups are way better than any breakfast burrito you get at a drive-thru. Filled with a healthy combination of eggs, chicken sausage, and reduced-fat cheese (plus mix-ins of your choice), they keep you full and keep the calories at-bay. Make a bunch and store in an airtight container in the freezer so they’re ready when you are.
4. Egg and Cheese Muffin
These make-ahead egg muffins are the perfect combination of sweet and savory, complete with fresh apples and an unexpected French toast flavor (believe us, you’ll love it!). Whip up a batch in the Brownie Pan and you have the perfect portable meal for the whole family.
5. Overnight Oats
There’s a reason overnight oats are so popular—they’re the ultimate fuss-free, healthy breakfast for busy people. Opt for a chocolate-almond version, which features the tasty combination of cocoa powder and almond milk. And fruit-lovers will crave this strawberry-flax seed recipe. In the mood for something warm? Try overnight oatmeal made in a slow cooker.
6. Quick Oats
With a name like this, you know it’s easy! If you like to eat your breakfast at the office, this tropical-flavored quick oat recipe is for you. Bring your ingredients—quick-cooking oats, dried mango, a green tea bag, coconut, honey, and flax seeds—in a portable snack jar and cook your oats in hot water from the water cooler.
7. Mug Muffin
Muffins from the microwave? Yes! This tasty blueberry-lemon mug muffin comes together in just a few minutes. Combine an egg, butter, milk, vanilla, flour, sugar, baking powder, blueberries, and lemon zest in the Ceramic Egg Cooker, and into the microwave it goes. Take the cooker with you and enjoy the sweet start to your day.
8. Granola and Yogurt Parfait
Start with homemade granola, a genius breakfast essential that stores for a week in an airtight container. Each morning, serve some over Greek yogurt in your favorite to-go cup for a simple and delicious breakfast that’s easy to transport. Add fresh seasonal fruit for an extra-flavorful punch.
What’s your favorite on-the-go breakfast? Share in the comments below!
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