Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I don’t know if it’s because I love mornings or just love breakfast foods, or maybe that they taste better in the morning than any other time – but I love it. It’s also really important not to skip breakfast, even when you’re busy. Here are some easy ideas for grab-and-go breakfasts for us busy folk.
1. Smoothies (preferably a Green Smoothie)
I’ve been prepping these at night, throwing in fruits and green powders, along with some other “superfood” powders to make sure these are nutritionally dense, plus some protein powder so that they will keep me full.
2. Fresh fruit
This is one of the easiest things to grab and walk out the door with. Bananas and apples are probably the easiest, but oranges also travel really well because of their thick skin. When in season, fresh figs and strawberries are great to pop in your mouth and eat, and don’t create a mess.
3. Breakfast or Granola Bars
Make up a batch on the weekend, then pre-portion out so that you can just grab one. I’ve got a recipe for some raw chocolate buckwheat bars that are delicious, but baked granola bars are great too. Make sure to load them up with some mashed bananas and/or applesauce, dried fruits, nuts, and some type of oil (my favorite is coconut) so that they keep you full.
4. Trail mix
Scoop out 1/4 – 1/2 c. (depending on if you’re bringing anything else with you). It travels and stores well because it’s dried, and is virtually mess free. I love a superfood trail mix – feel free to make your own or buy it already made (Navitas Naturals is my favorite).
Greek yogurt is the most filling, but goat’s milk yogurt is my favorite. I prefer to buy the bigger containers of yogurt and then portion those out – it’s reduces cost and waste to do it this way. Be careful with fruit-flavored yogurts because they often contain added sugars – it’s best to buy plain and add your own fruit in, if possible.
Best in combo with some fruit (fresh or dried), and some nuts/seeds/granola.
My favorite greek yogurts are Chobani, Fage, Stonyfield Farms Oikos, and Siggi’s (more expensive but it’s grass-fed). You can also make your own by straining a large container of plain yogurt through a coffee-filter that’s placed in a mesh strainer. If greek yogurt is a little too pricey for you this is an easy option for you to still enjoy it.
My favorite goat’s milk yogurt is the Redwood Hill Farm brand. I love the plain more than the vanilla, and they’ve also got a great goat’s milk kefir.
If you’re looking for ideas on how to stay healthy on vacation, check out this post.
What are your favorite breakfasts to have when you’re in a rush in the mornings?