1. Overnight oats: This sweet treat makes for a perfectly balanced breakfast– complex carbs from the oats, protein from the Greek yogurt, and fat from nut butter. Simply stir all the ingredients together the night before, and then grab it from the fridge minutes before you walk out the door. Bonus points if you prepare multiple days’ worth at a time.
- My go-to mix 3/4 cup 0% Fage, 1/2 cup rolled oats, a splash of almond milk, 1/4 cup frozen berries, and 1 tablespoon of nut butter.
2. Microwave eggs: Yes, I know how it sounds, but when I’m in the middle of a morning flurry, a microwave egg beats going without any day.
3. Baked egg cups: While whipping up a recipe like this might take a little forethought, you end up with a satisfying and portable breakfast that you can practically eat while you’re still asleep (though I wouldn’t recommend it).
4. Leftovers: Y’all, it’s time we start thinking outside the bun for breakfast. A balanced meal is a balanced meal, whether it’s a bowl of oatmeal with scrambled eggs or last night’s steak and veggies. When you’re in a pinch, leftovers from the night before can make for a bomb breakfast.
5. Smoothies: Kind of a no brainer in the quick breakfast category, but I have a couple suggestions to up your game even more.
- Start with (no sugar added, obv) frozen fruit to make your smoothies thicker and creamier. Also, as opposed to the fresh stuff, frozen fruit has like a zillion year shelf life.
- Add avocado or nut butter for flavor, creaminess, and an added dose of healthy, filling fat.
- Use a protein powder or Greek yogurt for added protein. A solely fruit-based smoothie will run right through ya, leaving you re-hungry pretty quickly. Re-hungry is the worst.
6. Frozen: It’s never a bad idea to have 2-3 breakfast items in the freezer for especially hectic mornings.
- DIY or seek out brands with short, familiar ingredient listings.