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