No time for breakfast? Here’s some ideas for grab and go breakfast ideas for those days you struggle to find time to eat in the morning.
Breakfast is an important meal but sometimes when you’re busy making time for breakfast doesn’t always happen. Research shows that breakfast eaters tend to have an increased nutrient intake and improved concentration. I’ve been on a bit of a mission to mix up my breakfast lately and been trying new ideas. And while eating in the morning isn’t an issue for me (since I have a toddler who wakes early!!), I know that some days it’s not always easy.
While ideally it’s nice to be able to eat breakfast with your full attention, it’s not always a reality. So here’s some quick and easy ideas for grab and go breakfasts when you need to eat on the run, or at work.
Grab and go breakfast ideas
Frittatas are one of those things that are suited to any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner! You can create the perfect hand sized frittata by making them in a muffin tray then the frittata in wax paper and you’ve got a yummy grab and go breakfast that can be enjoyed cold or heated.
Here’s some of my favourite frittata recipes:
Roast vegetable, feta and mushroom frittata
Cherry tomato frittata
Feta, pumpkin and spinach frittata (pictured above)
2. Yoghurt, fruit and nut jars
Mixed berries, yoghurt, nuts and seeds mixed together in a jar creates a portable breakfast that combines the different food groups for a sustaining breakfast. Use your favourite yoghurt, and create whatever mixes you want, for example my favourite is frozen raspberries, Greek yoghurt, walnuts, coconut and banana. Prevent the yoghurt from going runny by adding a teaspoon of chia seeds absorb any liquid from the defrosting raspberries.
3. Chia Puddings
Chia puddings are a simple breakfast recipe that can be made in advance. What is a chia pudding exactly? Well chia seeds are magical wee things. They absorb lots of fluid, so by mixing them with milk and other ingredients they create a yummy breakfast that can be adapted in lots of different ways. Nutritionally, chia seeds are a good source of fibre, provide plant based omega 3 fats and a range of vitamins and minerals. This is one of my favourite versions – Raspberry, almond and coconut chia pudding
Other ideas include banana chia pudding and this yummy nut and fruit version.
4. Overnight oat jars
Overnight oats, also known as bircher muesli is transforms oats into a delicious breakfast delight. Soak oats overnight with goodies such as yoghurt, milk and seeds and fruit in a jar with a lid. You can make a few at a time to last a couple of days. Here’s a couple of recipes to get you inspired, including the recipe for the blueberry banana overnight oats pictured above.
5. Smoothies on the go
Finally, smoothies are the ultimate grab and go breakfast idea as there are so many ways to create a smoothie. ‘Meal prep’ smoothie bags by putting fruit and your favourite smoothie additions such as chia seeds, nuts, cucumber etc in a resealable bag in the freezer, then all you need to do is blend it with milk and yoghurt in the morning.
What are your go to grab and go breakfast ideas? I’d love to hear them so let me know in the comments below 🙂