Let’s face it, on more than one occasion we’ve found ourselves in the terrible situation where you’re forced to decide, “Do I want to look like a semi-presentable human being today, or do I want to eat breakfast today?” Unfortunately, we pretty much always skip out on breakfast when we’re forced to decide. Though it is important to look presentable, especially when you’re headed into work, it’s also super important that we don’t skip breakfast, because after all, it is the most important meal of the day!
Since we know how hard it can be for a busy young woman such as yourself to find time to cook a gourmet breakfast on the weekdays, we’ve rounded up five quick and healthy breakfast recipes to help you get where you need to go on time, and and stay fueled through your jam-packed day.
Source: Inspired by Charm
Yogurt Parfait Popsicles
During the warmer months, there is nothing more reminiscent of your childhood then those fruity, sugar-filled popsicles that you would beg your parents to buy for you when the ice cream truck would pass through your neighborhood. This recipe takes on a fun twist that combines our favorite fruity summer treat with a breakfast classic. The best part is it can be prepared in only a few minutes, popped in the freezer overnight, and as you’re running out the door, you can grab your breakfast to-go.
What you’ll need:
- Greek yogurt (we recommend Fage Total Plain Greek Yogurt which contains 20g of protein per single serving)
- Fresh fruit, sliced or cubed (you can add any fruits you like!)
- Granola (we recommend Kind Healthy Grains and Granola Clusters )
- Popsicle molds (you can pretty much buy these anywhere but we recommend using Zoku Classic Popsicle Molds)
What to do:
- To begin, wash your fruits and slice or dice them to whatever size you please.
- Begin scooping your Greek yogurt into your Popsicle mold. In order to achieve the perfect yogurt parfait Popsicle, you’re going to want to layer the ingredients. The first layer should be Greek yogurt, the second should be fruit. Continue to repeat this process until you’ve nearly reached the top of the mold. As an extra treat, you could add a layer of Nutella, peanut butter or a small amount of crumbled chocolate, or almonds.
- Layer your toppings and yogurt until you have roughly a half an inch left of Popsicle mold left to fill. Any remaining space, you’ll want to fill completely with granola.
- Place your Popsicle’s in the freezer overnight.
- As you’re running out the door, be sure you grab one of these tasty frozen yogurt parfait Popsicle’s out of the freezer, run a little warm water over the mold and pop out your breakfast popsicle to go!
Source: Amy’s Healthy Baking
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Squares
These Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Squares are the perfect, make-ahead breakfasts for all the pastry lovers out there! If you’re a fan of lemon poppy seed muffins, then these protein squares will be your new, healthy go to! These protein squares require roughly an hour of prep and cook time, and are low calorie, and have 6 grams of protein per bar. In our book, that’s a great breakfast or snack to keep in your bag when you’re a girl who’s constantly on the run from place to place!
Source: Recipe Hub
This breakfast smoothie is probably the most portable, scrumptious breakfast you could bring on your morning commute. If you’re someone who loves the thought of eating your breakfast and responding to some work emails or leftover homework, then we recommend this recipe for you. Start blending up one of these delicious smoothies, throw it in a tumbler, and get on your way.
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups of orange juice
- 1 cup of vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 cups mixed frozen or fresh berries
What you’ll need to do:
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 2 minutes.
- Serve in a portable cup such as a mason jar or tumbler.
Pro tip: If you already have any fruits that are nearing their sell-by date, portion them out as the measurements read above, then place them into Ziploc bags and throw them into your freezer. That way you won’t be wasting any fruit, and the next time you’d like to make one of these delicious smoothies, you won’t have to take the extra few minutes to measure out the fruit.
Source: What’s Gabby Cooking
California Avocado Breakfast Burrito
You can absolutely never go wrong with a breakfast that includes both eggs and avocados! This California Avocado Breakfast Burrito takes eight minutes to throw together, and it tastes absolutely amazing. We all know that avocado toast and eggs is a delicious, trendy breakfast, but it isn’t the most practical for us girls who have a commute to school or work. This breakfast burrito will give you all the satisfaction of egg and avocado toast, and you can take it on the go and walk away from your breakfast completely spill and stain free! If you’re looking for a quick, hot meal that you can take with you on your dreaded morning commute, we’d highly recommend this recipe!
Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffle Sandwich
With this recipe, we’re putting a spin on your favorite childhood sandwich that makes it totally acceptable to eat PB&J for breakfast (you can thank us later!). This recipe is just as easy as it sounds, and if you seriously have no time to spare, you can always buy a box of frozen waffles at your local grocery such as Van’s Waffles and pop one of those in the toaster.
What you’ll need:
- Waffle batter or frozen waffles
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly (if you don’t like jelly, you could always substitute for Nutella)
- Sliced bananas (optional)
What you’ll need to do:
There are two ways to make Waffle PB&J Sandwiches; you can use homemade waffles or frozen waffles. For homemade waffles, follow the directions on the back of the box. A great, healthy, waffle mix we would recommend is Maple Grove Farms All Natural Belgian Waffle Mix. Obviously if you are using frozen waffles, just remove the waffles from the freezer, and put them in the toaster.
- First, make two waffles whichever way you desire; homemade or frozen.
- On one of the waffles, spread peanut butter.
- For the second waffle, spread jelly or Nutella, again whichever your heart desires!
- This step is optional, but for an extra source of sweetness and vitamin B6, slice up bananas and place them on one waffle.
- Close the waffle sandwich by placing the two waffles together, and voila- your very own PB&J Waffle Sandwich for a quick and easy breakfast on the go!