3 Quick On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas
3 Quick On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas via @GirlwithCurves

3 Quick, On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas

We all know that skipping breakfast is a big no-no, but when things get busy, what happens? We grab whatever we can as we run out the door.

While there are some healthier breakfast bar options out there, eating nutrient-packed foods will get your day off to an even better start. You’ll have more energy and less likely to have a blood sugar crash before lunchtime – a big reason why many of us end up reaching for unhealthy snacks!

So today I’m sharing three of my favorite on-the-go morning meals originally recommended by my personal wellness guru and friend Larkin, who always has amazing hacks for making life easier. All three of these meals are super easy to prep, can be made ahead of time, and are portable so you can just grab them as you head out the door! And if you have food allergies or restrictions, no problem – you can easily swap out ingredients for those that fit your lifestyle.

CHIA SEED PUDDING JARS

If you haven’t gotten on the chia seed bandwagon, now is the time! They’re one of the healthiest foods on the planet, packing tons of fiber, protein, antioxidants, and vitamins A, B, E, and D into every spoonful of seeds. When you mix them with almond or coconut milk and let the mixture soak overnight, it creates a light, tapioca-like pudding that you can top with pretty much anything. The variations are endless! I make a batch of smaller jars at the start of the week so I can just reach in the fridge as I’m headed out the door.

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What You’ll Need

Several small jars with lids
Large bowl
Whisk
3 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk
1/2 cup chia seeds
Toppings like fresh or dried fruit, granola, nuts, seeds, or coconut flakes

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk the almond or coconut milk and chia seeds together. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes on the counter, then whisk again to get rid of any clumps.

Pour about half a cup of the mixture into each jar, then cover and store in the fridge overnight (if you’re in a time crunch, a few hours will do).

Add your toppings to the jar right before you eat your pudding so they don’t get soggy! The pudding will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Image: fromcalculustocupcakes.com

GRAB-AND-GO EGG CUPS

Think of these as mini omelets you can eat on the go! I like to make these for Dave and Narayan so they can eat each morning as we’re headed out the door. You can even pack another for a mid-morning snack in your purse. Like the chia seed jars, you can customize these with your favorite ingredients. My boys prefer them simple, with veggies and cheese, but you could also add in ham, bacon bits, or a little sausage if you want to! Whatever you choose, they’re protein-packed and low in sugar, so you’ll have energy all morning long.

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What You’ll Need

Muffin tin
Large bowl
Whisk
Cooking spray
6 eggs
¼ cup milk
¾ cup chopped spinach
¼ cup shredded cheese of your choice
½ cup any additional veggies or meats you’d like to add
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and coat the muffin tin with cooking spray. In the large bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until fully mixed. Then add your veggies, cheese, meat, salt and pepper and whisk again until everything is thoroughly blended.

Pour the mixture into the muffin cups until each is about half-full and bake for 20 minutes (or until a knife inserted in the center of an egg cup comes out clean).

Serve immediately or store for later – these keep for up to a week in the fridge when stored in an air-tight container, and up to a month in the freezer in a freezer-safe container. To reheat, just pop them in the microwave.

Image: Pinterest

PROTEIN BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

I’ve talked about my love for smoothies in the past, and this recipe from Dr. Oz is one I keep coming back to. It has rice protein, which gives me an instant boost of long-lasting energy, and the frozen berries make it taste like an icy treat! Plus, all you have to do is blend it, pour it, and go.

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What You’ll Need

2 tbsp rice protein powder
2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
½ cup frozen berries
½ banana
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
A blender

Directions

Blend all ingredients in a blender and pour into a spill-proof cup so you can take it with you.

Image: doctoroz.com

What are your favorite healthy breakfast hacks? Tell me about them in the comments below!

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