Portable breakfast ideas that are fast, healthy, and delicious
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It kick starts your metabolism and improves memory and concentration. Studies have also linked eating breakfast with low cholesterol and a reduced risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Eating breakfast—even a very small breakfast—also helps to prevent cravings and overeating throughout the day.
We get it, though. Mornings are busy, and it’s very easy to get into the habit of skipping breakfast. Luckily, there are plenty of simple portable breakfast items that can be made ahead of time, travel well, and taste delicious.
We’ve complied a few ideas to help you get through your busy morning. The following portable breakfast options make it hard to have an excuse to skip breakfast!
A healthy breakfast option, breakfast bars are a great way to fuel up in the morning. They are easy to transport, high in protein, and also make a great snack throughout the day.
Burritos are deliciously portable, so why not have them for breakfast?! Make ahead, wrap in foil, and power your day with a full stomach. They are a great way to use up your leftover Mexican feast from the night before, or you can give this tasty recipe a try.
You can also keep it simple and fill your large tortilla with scrambled eggs, bacon, shredded cheese, refried beans, slices of avocado and salsa, wrap up and eat on the way to work—or wait until you get there.
Egg muffins make a perfect portable savoury breakfast. They are easy to throw together, bake quickly, and freeze well. Plus, they are an excellent way to get yourself some morning protein.
Muffins are great way to get through busy mornings. They are easy to make, delicious, and can be filled with a combination of your favourite fruits, nuts, and veggies. They can be made to suit allergies and other dietary needs, and incredibly kid-friendly.
Oatmeal to go!
These banana oatmeal cups are the perfect portable option for oatmeal lovers. The recipe can easily handle your favourite mix-ins—like chocolate chips—and can be made well in advance and frozen for future use.
It’s a dairy-free recipe that can also be gluten-free by using certified gluten-free oats. If you can’t do nuts, don’t add them and swap the almond milk for coconut milk.
Overnight oats are also a convenient breakfast-on-the-go option. There are endless options depending on your tastes, but this chocolate banana recipe and this blueberry cobbler recipe are pretty delicious.
Smoothies are delicious, nutritious, and very portable. It’s also very easy to hide a whole lot of healthy greens, protein, and vitamins from your kids in them!
It takes less than five minutes to blend fresh or frozen fruit (banana and berries work well together) with Greek yogurt, and a liquid of your choice—milk (cow, almond, coconut), juice, coconut milk, or water. Add in your favourite greens, a scoop of protein powder, and a handful of chia and/or hemp seeds to give your smoothie a boost.
If you don’t know where to start or need some inspiration, give one of these smoothies a try.
We aren’t talking about just any toast! Grab your favourite slice of toasted bread, and spread on some avocado. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with a sunny-side up egg.
If you prefer something a little less savory, spread your favourite nut butter onto a toasted slice of bread, and top with sliced bananas and a sprinkle of chia (or hemp) seed for added nutritional benefits. You could also use thinly sliced apple in place of banana. Or forego the fruit entirely. It’s your toast!
While you can’t join us for breakfast, you can definitely join us for the next important meal of the day—lunch!
Our lunch menu has a host of lighter options including salad and our infamous Breaky Burrito, if you didn’t get one for breakfast.