With all that hectic morning hustle and bustle, not everyone has time to jump start the day with a healthy breakfast. Make your morning routine a breeze by preparing a few nutritious, portable breakfasts ahead of time. Take these mini-breakfasts on-the-go or pack them as a pre-workout snack.
1. ESPRESSO OVERNIGHT OATS WITH SALTED DATE CARAMEL | FIT FOODIE FINDS
Marry two breakfast classics: coffee and oatmeal. Oats are soaked in brewed coffee overnight for a delightfully bold, caffeinated breakfast. Topped with salted date caramel, these oats have all the flavor and sweetness of a decadent treat. Recipe makes 2 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 241; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 63mg; Carbohydrate: 41g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 13g; Protein: 7g
2. LEMON COCONUT PROTEIN NO-BAKE BITES | HUMMUSAPIEN
Bursting with tart lemon and sweet coconut flavors, these no-bake bites are the perfect pick-me-up. Naturally sweetened with dates and filled with fiber and protein, whip up a batch for a quick, energizing pre- or post-workout snack during the week. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 bite each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 80; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 30mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 3g
3. GREEK YOGURT BREAKFAST BARK | MY FUSSY EATER
Trade your yogurt parfait for this cool, creamy Greek yogurt breakfast bark. With just five ingredients and three easy steps, this frozen, protein-packed treat is effortless. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1/4 recipe each.
Nutrition (per serving with 0% plain Greek yogurt): Calories: 142; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 51mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 15g; Protein: 12g
4. NO-BAKE OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIE BALLS | FAMILY FOOD ON THE TABLE
What could be better than a cookie that doubles as breakfast? Made with wholesome ingredients like dates, raisins, oats and cinnamon, these naturally sweetened bites will make you rethink your snack time routine. Toss in a handful of chocolate chips or coconut flakes for extra flavor. Recipe makes 10 servings at 1 ball each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 83; Total Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 18mg; Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 1g
5. BLUEBERRY FROZEN YOGURT | HEALTHY NIBBLES & BITS
Using only four simple ingredients, this frozen blueberry yogurt is a refreshing, delicious way to add more fruit to your diet. This simple frozen yogurt is a perfect on-the-go breakfast or refreshing dessert. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 147; Total Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Sodium: 22mg; Carbohydrate: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 26g; Protein: 5g
6. CLEAN EATING BLUEBERRY MUFFINS | IFOODREAL
Tempted to grab a pastry at the café? Satisfy your sweet tooth by making your own batch of baked goods. Bursting with blueberries, these fluffy muffins are healthy and low in sugar. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 muffin each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 159; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 31mg; Sodium: 136mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 4g
7. HOMEMADE OATMEAL BREAKFAST BARS | FORK AND BEANS
Ultra-hearty oatmeal bars help you take your morning meal to-go. The bars are made with wholesome ingredients: ripe bananas, chia seeds, brown sugar and walnuts. Bake a batch and stuff these bars into your purse or gym-bag for a convenient snack. Recipe makes 9 bars.
Nutrition (per serving without chocolate drizzle): Calories: 155; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 7mg; Sodium: 112mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 5g
8. QUINOA EGG POWER BITES | KATHRYN BUDIG
Well, hello, little nuggets of power. Filled with quinoa, cheese, spices and nuts, these energy bites are full of flavor a breeze to pull together. These egg bites are a great way to get some protein if you’re on the go. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 bite each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 119; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 50mg; Sodium: 555mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 6g