Mornings are hectic! I’m trying to get myself out the door and two children. Add the do also wants attention and needs food and water. Some mornings are downright chaotic. To help make my morning and everyone else’s a little easier; I strive to make breakfast a breeze. Hopefully, these 10 on-the-go breakfast ideas help make your mornings a little easier.
- Homemade trail mix can be mixed ahead of time and stored in individual containers or in a jar in the pantry. Be sure to include a mix of healthy nuts (for protein) and dried fruit.
- Pre-packaged nut packets are also a quick solution when you are short on time on week day mornings.
- Yogurt with healthy cereal. Before you grab those kid-friendly looking yogurts with the mix-ins or green dye, read the labels. You are better off mixing in a cereal like Grape Nuts for added crunch and nutrition.
- Frozen grapes or cherries. Not everyone is a big eater in the mornings but some frozen fruit to nibble on during the ride is a great way to wake up their tummy.
- A tortilla can be filled with shredded cheese, thinly sliced apples and microwaved for a few seconds until the cheese melts. It’s tasty, nutritious and fast.
- If you are trying to wean yourself off of a fast food breakfast, try an English muffin with ham and American cheese. If you have time, microwave until the cheese melts. If you have even more time, fry an egg.
- A great way to use up leftovers from last night’s dinner is to add a piece of leftover chicken to a dinner roll with some cheese. Heat and eat.
- If your family is big on Saturday morning pancakes, make extra and stash them in the freezer. You can microwave them or eat them frozen (kid friendly). You can serve them with syrup or spread them peanut butter.
- Smoothies are a great way to get a lot of nutrition in your body quickly, and they taste great. Try vanilla soy milk, a banana, a handful of strawberries and ½ cup of uncooked oatmeal. Give it a spin and grab a straw.
- Another version is the chocolate smoothie. What kid wouldn’t want a chocolate shake for breakfast? Mix chocolate almond milk, a banana and 2 tablespoons of natural peanut or almond butter. Check out some of my other smoothie recipes for inspiration too!
Whichever tips you take, have everything prepped in a drawer or section of the fridge for easy access. Better yet, make sure everyone can get their own breakfast by putting everything in easy reach.