Let’s face it — mornings are hectic. Whether it’s the struggle of waking up a cranky child or that early conference call you promised your boss you’d be able to make, there just never seems to be enough time.
Avoid the added stress of skipping breakfast with these convenient, on-the-go breakfast options. You’ll skip the mid-morning hunger pangs and the hangry arguments during that last meeting before lunchtime.
1. Veggie and Egg Breakfast Wraps
These veggie and egg breakfast wraps are completely customizable and keep great in the freezer for a couple of weeks. On Sunday afternoon, grab some tortillas and slice up a bunch of your favorite fresh veggies. Come Monday morning, you’ll be able to pop one or two in the microwave and grab it on your way out the door. Don’t forget a napkin.
Smoothies are a delicious way to sneak extra fruits and veggies into your diet. As a bonus, they travel well and are easy to drink in the car or at your desk. For a twist on tradition, try a pumpkin-apple smoothie with unsweetened vanilla almond milk. This creamy drink is as delicious as it is nutritious. Not a pumpkin fan? Rest easy, smoothies are completely customizable to suit your taste preferences. Mix yours up from day to day with different fruits, veggies or yogurt alternatives. Your taste buds will thank you.
3. Egg Sandwich
This egg sandwich seasoned with dill, chives, salt and pepper offers a twist on an old classic. Though the recipe makes two sandwiches, you can always make a few extra and put them in the freezer for easy reheating throughout the week. Total preparation and cook time is around five minutes. Another benefit of this recipe is that it doesn’t even require a skillet.
4. Breakfast Quesadillas
Add a little spice to your morning with a delicious loaded breakfast quesadilla. Each quesadilla offers a balanced meal with protein from beans and eggs, carbs from the tortillas and a serving of veggies with the tomatoes, onions, and spinach. This recipe yields 8, which is perfect for a large family or saving the left-overs for the following several days. Eat them in the car or while you wrap up your morning routine.
5. Cranberry Oat Scones
Spend a Saturday afternoon preparing a batch of these cranberry oat breakfast scones which are both light on sugar and heavy on flavor. Each scone contains a mix of cranberries, ginger and oats which will have your family looking forward to getting out of bed in the morning. From start to finish a batch of eight takes about thirty minutes to make. Simply pop them in the microwave in the morning for thirty seconds to warm them up before devouring your delicious breakfast masterpie
6. Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs are a quick way to add a little vitamin D and natural fat into your diet. Depending on the size of the egg, the cook time can vary between nine and 15 minutes. Use a large pot and boil a dozen or so at a time. Hard boiled eggs keep well in the fridge and can be eaten as an after school snack or filling breakfast. If you’re pressed for time, grab a few and munch away on your morning commute or while you wait with the kids at the bus stop in the morning.
7. Quinoa and Berry Breakfast Bowl
Breakfast bowls can cost a pretty penny at local coffee shops and restaurants. Rather than front the bill when you’re on the go, save time and money by prepping them at home. Whip up this recipe with cooked quinoa, toasted almonds, berries and hemp hearts over the weekend or in the evening. It yields four servings, which keep well in the fridge.
8. Breakfast Burrito
Burritos can be eaten with one hand in just about any location. This recipe features a standard, no-frills version with eggs, sausage, potatoes and cheese. Customize yours with veggies, different meats or special tortillas. The options are endless. Make a bunch up front and pop them in the freezer. When your kids are rushing out the door, hand them one of these to make sure they’ve got the proper fuel to start their day. You might even find yourself sneaking an extra one for lunch.
9. Morning Glory Muffins
Use the dairy-free, gluten-free morning glory muffin recipe to trick your children – and spouse – into eating a healthy breakfast. Each muffin is filled with pineapples, apples, carrots, coconut, walnuts and raisins. Bake a second batch and keep them on the counter so you and your family can load up on your way out in the morning. The total preparation and cook time is just under an hour, though the recipe yields 24 muffins.
10. Breakfast Parfait
Break up your routine with a fruity breakfast parfait filled with raspberries, creamy vanilla yogurt, bananas, dates and almonds. Simply layer the ingredients in a serving dish or glass container to eat at home, work or school. This recipe can be whipped up in less than ten minutes. Get creative and switch out ingredients to create your own unique concoctions. Your taste buds will never get bored.
11. Healthy Toast
Toast doesn’t have to be boring. Skip the usual butter or cinnamon and opt for figs and ricotta cheese topped with sliced almonds and honey. This delicious and portable breakfast takes about ten minutes to prepare and can be enjoyed anywhere. If someone in your family has food allergies, you can substitute gluten-free bread or a dairy-free cheese alternative.
It’s possible to start your day right with a hearty breakfast without the added worry of running late. Just whip up one of these tasty, easy recipes!
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