Quick & Healthy Breakfast On-The-Go
By Megan Roosevelt, RDN and Founder of HealthyGroceryGirl.com
A busy schedule can make it difficult to eat healthy. Below are some quick & healthy breakfast ideas I love that will keep you nourished even when busy & on the go!
Smoothie Bowl With Fresh Fruit & Nuts
Smoothies take just a few minutes to prepare and you can sip on them as you get ready or commute. To boost protein and flavor top your smoothie with granola, chia seeds, fresh fruit and nuts to create a “smoothie bowl”. This will help you feel full longer.
Oatmeal With Almond Butter, Chia Seeds & Blueberries!
This option is perfect when traveling or to take with you for work! Choose rolled or steel cut oatmeal, which will contain fiber, protein and whole-grains to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Add a dollop of nut butter on top (such as almond butter) and a sprinkling of chia seeds for added protein. You can make and portion out oatmeal ahead of time so it’s ready to grab and go. Single serve oatmeal packets (without added sugar) is also a great grab and go option.
Protein Bar and Fresh Fruit
Lastly, if you do not have time to make breakfast there are a few great grab and go options for protein or granola bars. When selecting a bar you want to look for options with at least 3 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Orgain has fantastic protein bars with great flavors such as peanut butter! Also avoid any bar that contains artificial sweeteners. Pair your protein bar with fresh fruit such as a banana to balance out the meal!
Homemade Energy or Protein Bars
Homemade energy or protein bars are also easy to make! Try these Coconut Almond Protein Bars or these Molasses Energy Bites!
Chia pudding is essentially chia seeds mixed with non-dairy milk to make a creamy pudding that is packed with protein, fiber & healthy fats! You can also add a serving of plant-based protein powder to boost satiety! Chia pudding combinations are endless! Check out our latest Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl video for some easy & delicious ideas!
Orgain has fantastic protein shakes that are perfect when you literally have no time & you need a meal on-the-go! Orgain’s Vegan Nutritional Shakes pack in 16 grams of plant-based protein per serving from Organic brown rice, hemp, chia and flax. They also contain 10 fruits & vegetables and are gluten-free dairy-free and soy-free! Orgain also offers an Organic Protein shake that contains 26 grams of vegetarian protein from Organic grass-fed milk protein & whey!