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9 quick breakfasts to help you eat healthy on-the-go

Clare Lanaux

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but fitting in an appetizing meal before 9AM can be difficult. Instead of filling ourselves with the nutrients we need to power us through the day, hectic mornings leave most of us grabbing a sugar-packed cereal bar and coffee. Well, we’re about to help you change that. Take a look below for a list of good-for-you breakfasts that can all be made ahead, leaving you with a little extra snooze time … or whatever you want to do.

Apples and Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa via Skinny Taste
Quinoa for breakfast may seem like an odd choice, but this nutrient-packed seed has a great nutty flavor and chewy texture when served warm. Top with crisp apples, golden raisins, applesauce, and a bit of cinnamon for a delicious and comforting dish!

Breakfast Jar Parfait via SparkPeople
This recipe is packed with good-for-you ingredients and is full of protein and fiber to keep you full well through the morning. Mix old fashion oats, milk, chia seeds, and spices and leave in the fridge overnight. In the morning, throw in your favorite toppings and you’re good to go!

Green Monster Smoothie via Skinny Mom
This super smoothie takes only 5 minutes to make and is great for when you’re walking out the door. Plus, spinach, bananas, and chia seeds pack this smoothie with vitamins and nutrients to keep you energized throughout your day.

Omelet and Potato Breakfast Bites via Ella Claire
These delicious mini-omelets have a tater-tot bottom and are filled with meat and veggies. Best of all, you can choose your favorite fillings to make these all your own.

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches via Damn Delicious
These healthy breakfast sandwiches can be made in 30 minutes and frozen until you’re ready to eat them. Grab one on your way out the door and nuke for 2 minutes to have a delicious cheesy egg sandwich!

Spinach Quiche Cups via Manila Spoon
These tasty quiche cups are meat-free but still get a protein-punch from eggs. This recipe calls for fiber-full spinach and mushrooms but can be made with whatever fillings you choose. Yum!

Blueberry Flax Superfood Smoothie via Fit Foodie
These smoothie contains only 5 ingredients and they are each a powerhouse in their own right. Blueberries, flax seed, spinach, greek yogurt, and coconut milk are mixed together to create a refreshing and filling smoothie.

Egg Muffin Recipe with Peanut Butter and Strawberries via Food Faith Fitness
These muffins are full of bakery goodness without any of the unhealthy guilt. Packed with protein, these muffins taste just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Delish!

No-Bake Bites via SkinnyMom
Check out this list of no-bake energy bars and bites that you can create quickly with no fuss. Prepare them early in the week so you can grab and go when you’re in a pinch.