Keys, bag, phone? Check! Breakfast? If you answered “not so much,” you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together recipes for grab-n-go breakfasts you can feel good about eating during your morning commute. These goodies are meant to be made ahead of time and reheated before you fly out the door. At under 250 calories per serving, they won’t blow your calorie budget, and will help you drive a little less hangrily!
1. Gluten-Free Almond Butter Zucchini Muffin | Eating Bird Food
If you have a sweet tooth, this almond butter zucchini muffin is the breakfast option for you. It stays moist thanks to grated zucchini, and is sweetened with maple syrup. At under 100 calories per mini muffin, you can indulge in more than one for breakfast. Recipe makes 24 servings at 1 mini muffin each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 87; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 18mg; Sodium: 58mg; Carbohydrate: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 3g
2. Nutty Baked Oatmeal | Fit Foodie Finds
Wanna take your oatmeal on the go? Check out these baked pomegranate oatmeal snack cups. These snack cups are lightly sweetened with ripe banana and 100% pomegranate juice, not to mention they’re full of fiber-rich oats. Spread on your favorite nut butter and munch on these for breakfast. Recipe makes 6 servings at 2 snack cups each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 200; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 71mg; Sodium: 464mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 6g
3. Cheddar Quiche Potato Skins | Maebells
Serve up quiche in a rustic potato skin boat so you can munch on the go. The potato skin is baked until crispy then filled with a creamy quiche filling and topped with bits of bacon, green chili peppers and cheese. Make them ahead of time and reheat for a quick breakfast. Recipe makes 10 servings at 1/2 potato skin each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 185; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 114mg; Sodium: 473mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 13g
4. Banana Bread Granola Bars | Running with Spoons
This lightly sweetened granola bar takes enjoying banana bread to a new (and portable) level. The recipe features a simple bar made from chewy rolled oats and ground flax that is lightly sweetened with ripe bananas, honey and dates. It’s also a friendly snack option for those on a gluten-free diet. Make and store in the fridge for a great post-workout snack! Recipe makes 10 servings at 1 bar each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 130; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 120mg; Carbohydrate: 27g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 3g
5. Mini Whole Wheat Egg Sandwiches | 24 Carrot Life
Try this mini whole wheat egg sandwich that you can make ahead of time and reheat for a quick breakfast. Cheesy egg and ham patties are baked and sandwiched between a flaky whole wheat, green onion biscuit. You can also add tomato, spinach, avocado or any of your favorite veggies to the mix. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 egg patty + 1 whole-wheat biscuit.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 178; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 90mg; Sodium: 735mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 8g
6. Mini Asparagus Mushroom Frittata | Fit Foodie Finds
Cook up these cute asparagus and mushroom mini frittatas using your muffin pan. They’re delicious, portable and filled with egg, shiitaki mushrooms (or your favorite mushroom of choice) and asparagus. You can also sub other veggie fillings that you like. Recipe makes 6 servings at 1 mini frittata each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 114; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 180mg; Sodium: 142mg; Carbohydrate: 1g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 8g
7. Smoked Salmon and Dill Tortilla | Cooking Light
If you’re a fan of lox bagels for breakfast, try out this hearty tortilla version: Smoked salmon, buttery potatoes, onion and dill bake up in a crunchy tortilla shell. Recipe makes 8 servings at 1 wedge + 1 tablespoon sour cream each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 223; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 140mg; Sodium: 446mg; Total Carbohydrate: 26g; Protein: 12g
8. Flourless Banana Bread Muffins | Running with Spoons
This is a breakfast muffin you can choose with confidence! Almonds, bananas and oats come together to create healthy flourless banana bread muffins. The bananas are high in potassium, fiber, magnesium, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. The oats contain antioxidants and heart-healthy fiber. Bake up and enjoy! Recipe makes 9 servings at 1 muffin each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 133; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 19mg; Sodium: 78mg; Total Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars 8g; Protein: 4g