5 Portable Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings
Weekday mornings can get pretty hectic, but that doesn’t mean that breakfast needs to be skipped altogether. There are lots of simple, healthy and quick breakfast ideas that you can grab-and-go on your way out the door to ensure you are set up for a day of success.
When it comes to breakfast options it is important to opt for a well-balanced breakfast of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Whether you are eating at the kitchen table, or chowing down in the car (not suggested but I realize it happens), or eating at your desk in the morning, this simple rule will help make sure that you are ready to tackle your day. So here are 5 simple, delicious, and healthy portable breakfast ideas.
Frittatas or egg bake casseroles are my favourite portable breakfast idea. Although they require a little advance planning, they make enough servings for an entire week of breakfasts and they are really simple to prepare. You can essentially flavour them any way you like and load them with lots of veggies to help keep your fueled for a morning of work.
2. Overnight Oats
Oatmeal is staple breakfast; it’s filling, inexpensive and efficient. You can certainly make a warm batch of oatmeal on the stovetop, but for the mornings you just don’t have time try a batch of overnight oatmeal instead. Simply combine oats with your favourite nut milk in a container, flavour it any way you like, and leave it in the fridge overnight so you can grab it on the run in the morning.
3. Chia Seed Pudding
Made with only 3 ingredients, chia seed pudding makes a delicious on-the-go breakfast. Similar in concept to overnight oats, chia seed pudding is made by combining chia seeds and a liquid of your choice to create a rich and creamy pudding that can be flavoured any way you like. Plus, the fat and protein content in the chia seeds can help to balance blood sugar to keep cravings at bay and keep you mentally alert for a morning of work.
If you can let go of the idea of “breakfast foods” you will save yourself a whole lot of hassle in trying to come up with healthy portable breakfast ideas. Dinner leftovers are one of the simplest and best healthy portable breakfast ideas because all of the cooking is already done, you just need to grab-and-go! Leftover soups and stews, meats and veggies all make great breakfast meals, or use odd and ends of leftover rice and potatoes and top off with an egg for a hearty way to start the day.5. Breakfast Cookies
Oatmeal based breakfast cookies make a great healthy portable breakfast idea because they’re essentially a handheld version of a bowl of oatmeal. Made with rolled oats and sweetened naturally with dried fruit, they are low in sugar and high in fibre to help keep you full. Plus, they freeze really well too, so you can batch cook a bunch for grab-and-go breakfasts for weeks ahead.