5 Energizing & On-the-Go Breakfasts
Do you find it hard to spend enough time making sure the most important meal of the day is well balanced with nourishing foods. Here are five portable breakfast ideas you can grab in a flash to ensure you're powered up for the day ahead.
Tex-Mex Burrito Wrap – Wrap a whole grain tortilla around scrambled eggs, black beans, peppers, onions and cheddar cheese and you have a perfect on-the-road breakfast. To save time, make a week's worth of wraps at one time and freeze each one individually. Simply pop one in the microwave before heading out the door and breakfast is served.
Overnight Oats – Before heading to bed, combine 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries and a dash of cinnamon and sweetener in a screw-lid glass jar. Refrigerate overnight. Come morning time, top with more fresh blueberries and walnuts and enjoy.
Power Smoothie – Super portable, with endless flavor combinations to boot, breakfast smoothies are a great way to start your day with fruit, vegetables and protein. Very forgiving to make, you can make any flavor you desire. Simply add one-part liquid (e.g.: 100% juice, milk or water) to one-part fruit and then add a handful of leafy greens and additional frozen fruit, or ice, to thicken as you desire. Hint: Pairings like spinach, kiwi and banana or avocado and mango make great bases.
Whole Grain Waffle with Toppings – Move over butter and syrup, it's time to give the waffles a modern-day makeover. Top whole grain waffles with fresh berries, sliced almonds, a drizzle of honey and a dollop of Greek yogurt or natural peanut butter, sliced bananas and raisins for a balanced meal in minutes.
Muffin-Pan Frittatas – No need for pie-sized frittata, experiment with individual-sized morsels that can be taken on the road. Spray a muffin pan with no stick cooking spray, fill with your favorite veggie combinations (e.g.: spinach, kale, broccoli, red peppers, potatoes, mushrooms and onions), top with a pouring of scrambled eggs and bake until done. Like the burrito wraps above, these mini frittatas can be individually-wrapped and frozen to take on the go.