The busy girl doesn’t have time to spend an hour in the kitchen every morning for breakfast—especially if you’re trying to squeeze a workout in before heading to work! When it comes to the morning, there are so many other priorities than breakfast, like getting enough of your beauty sleep, looking confident and feeling beautiful for the day ahead, and getting your sweat on. That being said, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. I always say, “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” You can still have a hearty and fueling breakfast on the go, and it doesn’t have to take much time at all. Here are 9 healthy breakfast ideas for the girl on the go.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your breakfast ready for you every morning? Overnight oats are so delicious, and they are great because you can grab-and-go. On Sunday night make a big batch of overnight oats with your favorite ingredients, like fresh fruit, coconut shavings, cinnamon and a splash of vanilla extract. Place them in to-go cups, like mason jars, so you have them every morning.
There are so many great ways to do overnight oats, but this Creamy Blueberry Overnight Oats recipe is a favorite.
Superfoods are essential for the girl on the go because they give you lasting energy and pack in plenty of healthy fats to keep your brain functioning optimally. Include superfoods like cacao, açaí, hemp seeds, and spirulina. Many of these superfoods also contain powerful antioxidants and your daily vitamins. Mix these superfoods with your favorite nut milk and fruit and you’re ready to tackle the day!
Here is a daily energizing smoothie with a variety of superfoods that you can mix and match.
There is no shame in eating instant oats. Honestly, I don’t know why we all feel pressure to whip up some amazing Instagram-worthy breakfast at the crack of dawn. If you’re going to go with an easy breakfast of instant oats look for a brand with minimal to no added sugar, and top your oats with some fresh fruits and nuts. Nature’s Path is a reliable and healthy brand for oatmeal.
Just like overnight oats, you can make chia pudding ahead of time and have it ready to go every morning. Chia seeds are full of antioxidants, omega-3s, fiber, protein, and calcium. These little seeds are very nutrient-dense. Chia pudding contains chia seeds and coconut milk which gives you that brain-boosting healthy fat.
Here is a simple chia coconut pudding recipe that you can alter to suit your preferences.
Make this oatmeal bake in the oven at the beginning of the week, and then each morning you can cut and slice a piece and take it to go. You can make everything from Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal and Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal to a classic Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Blueberries.
While this does take a little preparation in the morning, it doesn’t take much. Simply toast your bread and add your spread. You can take this to go if you bring a napkin or plate to catch the crumbs—I know from experience. Here are 3 ways you can prepare your toast.
- Avocado Toast: Spread avocado on top of the toast and sprinkle salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes on top. If you have more time, stir together avocado, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes in a bowl and then spread on top. You can even add some hot sauce if that’s your thing.
- Nut Butter Toast: This is pretty self-explanatory. Toast with your favorite nut butter—I’ll take almond butter any day.
- Hummus Toast: Spread hummus on top of the toast and toss on some arugula, salt, and pepper. If you have time add sliced tomatoes.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
If you crave savory food in the morning, then this casserole is for you. Make this veggie-loaded breakfast casserole at the beginning of the week and reheat a slice each morning. This recipe is made with eggs and filled with a variety of delicious vegetables.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Tacos
Who else loves breakfast tacos? Well you can make them on the go! Make these breakfast tacos ahead of time and wrap them in foil. They take about 15 minutes to warm up, so pop them in the oven while you get ready. Better yet? They’re vegan!
Check out these Make Ahead Vegan Breakfast Tacos.
Last Night’s Leftovers
Call it weird, but I can always eat leftovers for breakfast. It’s a simple way of having something quick and savory and full of protein, fiber, and healthy fat. Go ahead, eat leftover (healthy) pizza for breakfast. No shame here.
Kate Wilke is a 200-RYT yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She teaches and works with clients in Nashville, TN. She believes in self-care in the form of colorful, healthy cooking, daily walks with her dog, and a glass of red wine. Follow her on Instagram — @meditatekate