Confession time: I’m not a morning person. I love breakfast food but I despise waking up for it. Morning people, I envy you — truly. If you’re anything like me, you probably struggle with eating a nutritious breakfast consistently. Let’s avoid skipping breakfast or hitting the drive-thru together! I’ve gathered my favorite easy grab-and-go breakfast ideas for morning people and non-morning people alike! Many of these recipes allow you to make them ahead and all of them can be snagged quickly from the fridge on your way out the door.
Why Grab-and-Go Breakfast is a Game-Changer
We’ve all been there – It’s Monday. You wake up late, spill coffee down the front of your dress shirt, and now you can’t find your keys! By the time you’ve pulled your life together, it’s time to leave for work. Oops, guess there’s no time for breakfast… You either tough it out until lunch or grab something from the drive-thru on your way to work. Maybe you grab a donut from the break room. Let’s be real, none of those options are ideal.
I’m sure every morning isn’t that frenzied for you, but my point is — crazy mornings happen! That’s where planning and preparing ahead come in. Whether you love mornings or not, having a quick breakfast option on hand will make your morning so much easier.
I love grab-and-go breakfasts because they’re flexible! If you have time, you can sit down at the table and enjoy it at home. If you’re in a rush, you can take it with you and eat during your commute or at work.
Do I Really Need to Eat Breakfast?
No, but it’ll probably improve your day if you do.
Some people just aren’t hungry in the morning. If that’s you, that’s okay! There is nothing wrong with you. You’re allowed to listen to your own hunger cues and establish your own meal timing. But, I’d encourage you to ask yourself a few questions:
Do I feel 100% focused and sharp during my workday?
Am I ravenously hungry by lunchtime?
Are my cravings hard to control at nighttime?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, breakfast could help! Starting your day with some fiber and protein helps manage your hunger, energy, and mood.
If breakfast isn’t your thing, try something small! In most cases, something is better than nothing. You can even have a snack! No rules here. Here are some of my favorite breakfast options when I’m not feeling very hungry.
There’s something so satisfying about a savory breakfast. Savory dishes can be a great source of protein and are perfect for sneaking veggies in. These options can be prepped ahead and easily warmed up in the microwave before you leave the house. (I’ll admit, I’ve eaten my fair share of these sweet potato quiche cups while sitting in traffic on the way to work!)
For Your Sweet Tooth
We all get sweet cravings, and that’s totally okay! Sweet recipes can still be filling and good for you. Honoring your sweet cravings with something nourishing may even make those break room donuts look less appealing. (Try it, I dare you!) You’ll see a lot of oatmeal recipes here because they’re full of fiber and protein to keep you satisfied through lunchtime.
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