15 Healthier Grab-and-Go Breakfast Options

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We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It not only gives us that first burst of energy to wake our bodies up, but it also gets our metabolism moving and fuels us until lunch. The problem is that many of us don’t have time for breakfast. If you’re like me, you’ll probably stay in bed until the last possible minute, only to grab breakfast as you fly out the door. Too often, there’s not even time for that, and I find myself running on a cup of coffee; not good.

Make your life easier by whipping up one of these grab-and-go breakfast options! They’re all healthy recipes made with clean ingredients, and most of them can be made the night before. Your body will thank you for giving it fuel, and you won’t experience that dreaded crash later in the day.

1. Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Banana

I’ll take any excuse to eat peanut butter for breakfast, and you probably will too. Turn a breakfast staple into a creamy, protein-packed meal with the help of this easy, super portable recipe. These overnight oats will quickly become a regular breakfast treat! Plus, you can even make them the night before so they’re easy to grab-and-go.

2. Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

These breakfast burritos are classic, and you can make them in bulk and freeze them until you’re ready to eat! Thaw them out by tossing one in the microwave for one minute. The best part? These burritos are packed with protein and veggies giving you a well-balanced meal. It doesn’t get much easier than that for a grab-and-go breakfast!

3. Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

If you’re tired of a cup of yogurt for breakfast, try something new and different by making this cottage cheese parfait. Cottage cheese is full of protein, and the walnuts and raspberries add healthy fats and carbs. Top it off with cinnamon and honey for sweetness, and you’ll have breakfast in no time.

4. Vegan Sausage French Toast Breakfast Sandwich

Every part of this meal sounds amazing, right? Sausage. French toast. Breakfast sandwich. Yes, please! Superfood ingredients like quinoa flour, wheat bran, nutritional yeast, and flax seeds make this dish healthy. Give yourself a much-needed weekday treat with this sandwich!

5. Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Tried and true classics are hard to pass up for breakfast, so embrace the chilly weather by making a batch of these deliciously healthy pumpkin muffins. You can even experiment and mix in some of your own ingredients! Who can argue that muffins are the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast food?

6. Egg and Turkey Sausage Breakfast Tacos

Spice up your mornings with this “dinner for breakfast” option! These tacos are filled with eggs, ground turkey, and flavors that really pack a punch first thing in the morning. Did we mention each serving is only 334 calories? You’ll feel full and satisfied thanks to all the healthy ingredients!

7. Healthy No Bake Cookies and Cream Breakfast Bars

Breakfast bars are a perfect grab-and-go breakfast option, but most store-bought varieties are loaded with sugar, fat, and a laundry list of ingredients you can’t pronounce. These amazing bars are sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, and vegan! They will satisfy your taste buds on any diet.

8. The Ultimate Bagel Breakfast Sandwich

One of my ultimate comfort foods is an egg bagel sandwich. Jazz up the New York staple with this healthy and tasty version. With only six ingredients, this can definitely be made in a hurry, and it’s perfect for eating while you’re on the go.

9. Greek Egg Muffins

Egg muffins are always a fan favorite! Greek flavors pair perfectly with the egg for a tasty grab-and-go breakfast. It’s another option you can make in advance and warm up throughout the week. Protein, veggies, and healthy carbs—what more could you ask for?

10. Cranberry Orange Bread

I’m a sucker for anything sweet for breakfast, which is why I love this recipe. Cranberry and orange are one of my favorite flavor combinations. Grab a slice with your morning coffee for a sweet–but healthy–treat during the week!

11. Healthy Carmel Chia Seed Pudding

Chia pudding has been all over Instagram lately, and for good reason—it’s tasty and healthy! Chia seeds are chock-full of protein, and they thicken up and take on a pudding-like texture when they absorb liquid. This recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Stick it in your fridge to sit overnight and just grab and go in the morning!

12. Baked Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

Warm and comforting for a cold morning, this baked oatmeal is a sweet and healthy breakfast casserole. Simple mix all the ingredients together and bake it for a cozy morning meal. It only takes 20 minutes in the oven, but feel free to make it the night before and heat it up the next morning!

13. Blueberry-Ginger Smoothie

A refreshing smoothie made with delicious blueberries that provide antioxidants, fiber, and sweetness. With just seven simple ingredients, you’ll whip up this sweet yet tangy smoothie in a snap.

14. Steel Cut Oats Breakfast Biscotti

Bless the cooks who figure out a way for us to eat dessert for breakfast and still be healthy! By using steel cut oats as the base for the biscotti, these cookies are packed with healthy carbs and fiber. The addition of dried fruits and nuts add sweetness and texture. The perfect grab-and-go breakfast for dunking in coffee!

15. Pesto and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Pesto is one of my favorite ingredients. It’s rich, creamy, and full of savory, garlicky flavor. I’ve been looking for more ways to incorporate it into my meals, so I was thrilled to try this breakfast sandwich! Plenty of protein, whole grains, and healthy fats make this grab-and-go breakfast perfect for a healthy morning meal.

Breakfast is as important as everyone says it is. Your body needs vitamins and nutrients as soon as it wakes up to know it’s time to get the day started. If you don’t give it what it needs, it won’t function at full capacity, leaving you tired and groggy. Think about it: You’ve been fasting the entire time you’ve been asleep. Of course, your body is craving something first thing in the morning!

It’s easy to get too busy and skip a meal or grab whatever you can, but take a few extra minutes to make yourself a healthy breakfast. It’s not easy at first, but it’s 100% worth it. Your body will thank you by functioning better and giving you more energy!

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2 Comments on "15 Healthier Grab-and-Go Breakfast Options"

  1. Jan  March 7, 2019

    Good morning from San Francisco,

    Already, the Grab and Go Breakfasts have GRABBED ME!
    Thank you so much. I belong to a professional ladies group and plan to share your ideas with them.

    Many thanks and happy spring.

    Reply
    • Chef Sallie  March 7, 2019

      Glad you like them, and thanks for the kind note!

      Reply

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