The Ultimate Grab-And-Go Breakfast for Busy Mornings

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When it comes to mornings in the home, things can get hectic. This is especially true when moms must prepare breakfast for their whole family. Because of this, busy mornings can become very stressful if moms prepare elaborate breakfasts which require too many ingredients and steps. Aside from this, moms also must get their kids moving so they can prepare themselves for school on time. For a lot of people, not just moms, they’re also trying their best to finish their morning routine, so they aren’t late for work. Because of this, breakfast usually suffers. People either grab the more convenient, processed foods or skip this important meal altogether.

We all start the day with good intentions. But usually, mornings are very busy, and they’re usually filled with a blur of coffee, rushing, and a whole lot of stress. In busy households, making breakfast isn’t a priority. Of course, this doesn’t have to be the case. There are some easy options you can prepare either in the morning or on the night before then “grab-and-go” in the morning, so you don’t have to miss your meal in the morning. Here are some easy recipes for you to try:

Carrot & Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal Cups

It’s easy to make porridge on-the-go with these baked oatmeal cups. All you need to do is mix and match the ingredients then bake them in the oven. The best part about this recipe is that you can create different flavors by using various ingredients. You can also make them vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free.

Prepare These Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats (gluten-free)
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon (ground)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/8 cup of brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of sweet potato puree
  • 1/4 cup of carrots (grated)
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg (grated)
  • 1/8 tsp cloves (ground)

Follow These Steps:

  • First, pre-heat your oven to 375˚F.
  • In a big mixing bowl, add all the ingredients. Then mix until you’ve combined everything well.
  • With cooking spray, grease a muffin tin and scoop your mixture using a measuring cup or an ice cream scoop.
  • Place the muffin tin into the oven and bake the oatmeal cups until they’ve cooked through.

It’s that easy! Then you can store the cups in airtight containers or baggies and keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can eat the oatmeal cups chilled or heat them up before you have them for breakfast.

Baked Granola Bars

These baked granola bars are fiber-rich and convenient too. When you combine all the ingredients and bake them, you can also dip the bars in dark chocolate for a richer (but still healthy) breakfast option. These crunchy bars are naturally-sweetened and full of protein too.

Prepare These Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of slivered almonds (raw)
  • 1/8 cup of flaxseed meal
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened coconut (desiccated)
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of dates (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/8 cup of maple syrup

Prepare These Toppings Too (optional):

  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Follow These Steps:

  • First, pre-heat your oven to 375˚F.
  • Arrange the almonds and oats on a baking sheet that’s bare. Place the tray in the oven and bake slightly to make the almonds and oats more flavorful. Then reduce the oven’s heat to 325˚F.
  • In a big mixing bowl. Add the desiccated coconut, flaxseed meal, and sea salt, stir then set aside.
  • Add the toasted almonds and oats to the bowl as well as the chopped dates. Stir the ingredients loosely then set aside.
  • In a saucepan, add the coconut oil, maple syrup, and almond butter over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil while stirring occasionally.
  • Add the liquid mixture to the oat mixture right away.
  • Mix all the ingredients thoroughly to ensure that all the dry ingredients get coated evenly.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment, add the oat mixture then spread it evenly around the pan. Top the mixture with parchment paper then uses a flat object to make it flat and even.
  • Place the baking pan in the oven and bake at 325˚F until the edges turn golden-brown.
  • Take the pan out of the oven and let it cool. You can also place the pan in the freezer to hasten the cooling.
  • After cooling, slice evenly.

You can prepare these granola bars beforehand and consume them during your busy mornings. You can also dip the bars in dark chocolate and add the toppings of your choice. Make them healthier by adding hemp seeds or other healthy ingredients.

Healthy Breakfast Burritos

This is a healthy, delicious breakfast burrito which is also great for people who are trying to lose weight. Although cooking the beans and other components may take time, there are other options you can choose. For instance, rather than cooking the beans, you can use canned beans which are already cooked.

Prepare These Ingredients for the Breakfast Burrito:

  • 1 small tortilla
  • 2 eggs (scrambled)
  • 1/2 avocado (sliced or diced)
  • 1/8 cup of cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • seasoned black beans
  • salsa (optional)

Prepare These Ingredients for the Seasoned Black Beans:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/8 cup of red onion (chopped)
  • 1/8 cup of red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 can of black beans
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 cup of fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • juice of half a lime
  • salt and pepper

Follow These Steps:

  • In a saucepan, heat some oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the bell pepper, and the onion then sauté until the onion has become translucent and soft. Add the garlic then cook for another minute.
  • Add the beans, oregano, cumin, and chili powder then stir the ingredients together to combine well.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce the heat, then cook for a few more minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the stove then add the lime juice and cilantro and a pinch of pepper and salt.
  • Place the tortilla on a dish. Place the cooked eggs, avocado, black beans, and cheese on a tortilla then roll it into a burrito.

If you want a healthier meal to support weight loss, go for whole-wheat tortillas. This is truly a simple and quick breakfast with deliciously beneficial ingredients.

PB&J Chia Pudding Cups

This recipe is perfect for those who love PB&J. All the ingredients blend well together in a healthy, scrumptious, and easy treat. These pudding cups can be a satisfying breakfast or a filling snack too!

Prepare These Ingredients for the Compote:

  • 1/2 cup wild blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds

Prepare These Ingredients for the Chia Pudding:

  • 1/2 cup plain almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut milk (light)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salted peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • fresh blueberries (optional for topping)

Follow These steps:

  • In a saucepan and over medium-high heat, add the orange juice and blueberries until the juice starts to bubble. When it does, lower the heat and continue cooking for about 2 more minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Take the saucepan off the heat, add the chia seeds, and stir well to combine.
  • Pour the compote in serving dishes then chill in the refrigerator.
  • In a blender, add the milk, maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla. Blend the ingredients on high then taste and add ingredients according to your preference.
  • When you have the flavor you want, add the chia seeds then pulse a bit to incorporate them into the mixture but not to blend them.
  • Pour the mixture into a jar and chill in the refrigerator along with the compote.
  • When the compote and the pudding have already chilled, take them out of the refrigerator.
  • Divide the chia pudding equally between the serving dishes with the compote.
  • Cover the serving dishes then place in the refrigerator to chill some more.

Chill the pudding cups for at least 2 hours or even overnight so the pudding will get the proper consistency. Before serving, top with some fresh blueberries and more peanut butter if desired. The pudding cups can last in the refrigerator for 2-4 days.

Cheese & Broccoli Quiche Muffins

These quiche muffins are tasty and packed full of veggies. One can prepare these muffins before breakfast or even the night before then reheat before consumption. They’re also easy to customize according to one’s personal preference. They’re tasty, healthy, and perfect for those who are always on-the-go in the morning.

Prepare These Ingredients:

  • 1 big red potato (shredded)
  • 1/4 sweet onion (shredded)
  • 3 big eggs
  • 2 big egg whites
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets (chopped then steamed)
  • 1/2 cup of low-fat Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/8 cup of ham (diced)

Follow These Steps:

  • First, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Mix the onions and potatoes then place them into muffin cups which have already been greased. Create a nest by pressing onto the bottom and sides of the cups.
  • Place the muffin cups in the oven and bake until lightly browned.
  • In a mixing bowl, scramble the egg whites and the eggs. Mix in the cheese, ham, and broccoli then mix some more.
  • Add the mixture to each of the muffin cups.
  • Place them back into the oven and bake until the eggs have puffed up and are already firm.

Spanish-Style Tortilla

This egg dish has a Spanish twist that makes it healthy and versatile. One can serve this for breakfast, as an appetizer or even as finger food! Usually, Spanish tortillas contain onions, chorizo, and potatoes. The potatoes give the tortilla structure making it easy to handle even by hand. But this recipe is, again, easily customizable. One can add ingredients he prefers to make it taste better. People can make the tortilla the night before and reheat it in the morning for a quick but hearty breakfast.

Prepare These Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs. russet potatoes (peeled then sliced thinly)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 sweet onion (sliced thinly)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper (freshly cracked)
  • 1/8 lbs. Spanish chorizo (dry, sliced)
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of Cheddar (shredded)

Follow These Steps:

  • First, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Over medium heat, bring a big pot of water to a boil. Add the sliced potatoes and cook until tender. Then drain the water and set aside.
  • In a sauté pan, heat some olive oil then add the onions with some salt and pepper. Sauté the onions until they start caramelizing.
  • Add the garlic and the sliced chorizo, cook until browned then take the pan off the heat.
  • In a big bowl, add the eggs and beat them until they get a light-yellow color. Add the Cheddar, green onions, and milk then mix to combine well. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the cooked chorizo, and the potatoes then stir carefully.
  • Pour the whole mixture into the sauté pan.
  • Place the pan in the oven then bake until the eggs have set to form the tortilla.
  • After letting it rest for some time, invert the pan and slide the tortilla onto a cutting board.
  • Slice the tortilla and serve it warm

One can serve this dish as an appetizer or as a filling breakfast. It’s also possible to freeze the tortilla slices then reheat them in the oven for breakfast.

Grab-and-Go Breakfast Options You Can Find in Grocery Stores

Most people need tasty, healthy, and quick food options when it comes to breakfast. This is especially true for individuals or families who are always busy and rushing in the morning. Here are more quick choices to consider:

  • Greek yogurt with fruits and other healthy toppings. This is a popular breakfast option which can be customized according to the individual’s liking. One can use different toppings to add flavor and texture to the yogurt.
  • Breakfast bars or granola bars are readily available and come in different flavors too.
  • Fresh fruit juice can also be a great breakfast option. There are also some healthy juices available for those who don’t have time to make them from scratch.
  • Cottage cheese is tasty, healthy, and convenient if one purchases the single-serving containers available in supermarkets.
  • Finally, one can’t go wrong with raw fruit. Apples, bananas, and such take no time to prepare but are healthy and filling!

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