6 On The Go Breakfasts

Posted on July 9th, 2016 by Uncategorized

Healthy smoothies with fresh ingredients on a kitchen board.

Mornings are so hectic most of the time! With all of the craziness, the most important meal of the day often gets skipped or we end up handing out donuts. Don’t let this happen to you, there are lots of great breakfast ideas that take hardly any prep time at all, and can easily be taken on the go! Plastic cups will be your best friend. All of the ideas I’ve listed below can easily be served in a cup so that your kids can eat them on the way to school if you are in a real time crunch.

Oatmeal with Fruit

Oatmeal doesn’t have to be boring; it doesn’t take much more time to cut up a peach or strawberries and add them to your bowl. I find that when you add fruit to your hot oatmeal the warming of the fruit brings out the sweet flavors even more! Though steel-cut oats cooked on the stove are my most favorite, the minute oats work great and take a lot less time.

Peanut Butter Banana Toast

Toast bread, add peanut butter. Easy as that! Cut up a banana and arrange the slices on the bread into a smiley face for a fun touch your kids will love and some extra nutrition!

Fruit Smoothie

I love buying bags of frozen fruit so that I can quickly add a few cups to the blender along with juice and have a yummy and super nutritious smoothie in no time!

TIP: Add chia seeds. Once blended in a smoothie they are hardly noticeable (just like strawberry seeds!) but they are packed with nutrition. Your kids will not even know that they were added, but they will greatly benefit from the added fiber and protein!

Protein Shake

The pre-made variety in their own individual bottles are my favorite. You can simply grab one with a piece of toast, and you’re set! Making one in the blender doesn’t take much time though, just dump in the powder, ice, milk and a banana! Good to go!

Fruit Parfait

Layer apples, bananas, strawberries and any other fruit your kids like with some yogurt. Fast and nutritious, and it can easily be put in plastic cups to be eaten in the car!

And last, but definitely not least…

The Best Scrambled Eggs

I used to think that scrambled eggs could only be achieved as a weekend breakfast. But in all actuality, they really don’t take very long to make! Scrambled eggs with a side of toast and a piece of fruit is a perfectly balanced meal that will keep you and the kids full until lunchtime rolls around.

TIP: I used to make the worst eggs. No matter what I did, they tasted like rubber. This changed after I learned this amazing tip from a car salesman. (Yes, I know. How incredibly random.) Crack the eggs into a bowl, and add water. It doesn’t have to be exact, probably a tablespoon for every 2 or 3 eggs. Then whisk them vigorously for about 30 seconds. The water and the whisking makes the eggs unbelievably fluffy. Seriously, go try this right now. You will never go back!

 

Do you have any quick and healthy breakfast ideas? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!


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