Mornings can be hectic. Sometimes it seems like it’s the best thing to just hit the drive thru on the way to work or school, and every once in a while; ok.
But if you’d like to eat better and save on the budget, you’ll appreciate these on-the-go breakfast ideas to keep you out of the drive thru line: Blueberry Pumpkin Muffin Breakfast Bars, Healthy Morning Muffins, Apple Sandwiches, Savory Breakfast Muffins, Apple Muffin in a Mug, Tofu Scramble Wraps, Breakfast Quesadilla, Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pockets, Green Smoothie, Banana Oat Bars, Skinny Omelets, PB & Strawberry Quesadilla, Muesli Scones, Swiss Chard and Ricotta Pie, Honey Nut Bars, Chocolate PB Banana Shake, Apple Pie Caveman Bars, Coconut Cranberry Protein Bars, and Blueberry Scones.
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1. Blueberry Pumpkin Muffin Breakfast Bars
Autumn is the season for all things pumpkin, but these Blueberry Pumpkin Muffin Breakfast Bars are delicious all year round. A sweet crust made from coconut flour and canned pumpkin is topped with a thick layer of blueberry filling flavored with coconut butter, lemon zest, and fresh honey. Sprinkled on top is a tasty crumble complete with chopped mixed nuts and shredded coconut!
2. Healthy Morning Muffins
From Martha Stewart
Super soft inside and loaded with all kinds of healthy goodness, these classic Morning Glory Muffins are the best way to wake up. Even though they are low in fat, these muffins are surprisingly moist thanks to flavorful add-ins like shredded carrot, ripe banana, and sweet raisins. These nutritious muffins are a great breakfast option for busy mornings with the family.
3. Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola
From Garnish with Lemon
Make breakfast and snacking simple with these three ingredient Apple Sandwiches! Although they are a snap to whip together, they are totally kid friendly and pack a protein-rich punch to ensure their bellies stay full until lunch. Slices of crisp apple are spread with all natural almond butter and sprinkled with crunchy granola. They would also be a great snack before sports practices.
4. Savory Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Leeks
Savory Breakfast Muffins are the perfect poppable and gluten free breakfast for families on the go. They are loaded with delicious and nutritious ingredients including quinoa, mushrooms, and leeks. You can easily customize them to your family’s tastes by adding in your favorite veggies, meats, and cheese. Make up a big batch and eat them all week or freeze some for a quick thaw later.
5. Apple Muffin in a Mug
You can classify this Apple Mug Muffin as a dessert, or a quick grab and go breakfast perfect for rushed mornings before school! The moist and flavorful cake is loaded with delicious ingredients like applesauce and maple syrup, spiced with a dash of cinnamon. Mix up all of the ingredients and pop it in the microwave for one minute for a tasty sweet breakfast.
6. Tofu Scramble Wraps
From Oh My Veggies
It’s always my goal to create recipes that are both tasty and doable. These freezer friendly Greens and Tofu Scramble Wraps check both boxes, made with healthy and readily available ingredients. Soft whole wheat tortillas are filled with shiitake mushrooms, kale, and firm tofu seasoned with turmeric and garlic powder. Although these wraps are great for breakfast, they make a quick lunch or dinner too!
7. Breakfast Quesadilla
From Slender Kitchen
Inspired by her favorite busy morning take-out breakfast, this blogger created a delicious Breakfast Quesadilla that could easily be frozen and popped into the microwave for a quick breakfast on the go. These flavorful breakfast quesadillas are crispy on the outside and loaded with a tasty mix of black beans, canned corn, red onion, cilantro, and shredded cheese. Everything is perfectly seasoned with a savory taco blend.
8. Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pockets
From Lemon Tree Dwelling
Make a delicious breakfast that your whole family will be excited to eat by whipping up a batch of these Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pockets. This handheld breakfast is perfect for busy mornings in the house or breakfasts on the go. Flaky and buttery biscuit dough is filled with creamy and savory ingredients, and baked until the flavors meld together. Best of all, they can be made fresh in twenty minutes or re-heated in the morning.
9. Green Smoothie
From Oh She Glows
This Green Monster smoothie is great for getting your healthy eating back on track after a holiday season or a few indulgences. Make one in the morning to immediately feel amazing and energized for the day ahead. A nutritious mix of fresh gala apple, cucumber, lemon juice, and ginger gets sweetened with a splash of maple syrup. As with any smoothie recipe, feel free to play around with the ingredients to suit your own taste buds.
10. Banana Oat Bars
From The Kitchn
Bananas are an amazing fruit that can also do wonders in baked goods. They take the place of sugar, eggs, and fat in these wondrously chewy and yummy Banana Oat Bars. Bananas, dates, oats, and chopped nuts are all of the ingredients you need, but you can add in optional flavors like vanilla and nutmeg. You can whip them up in minutes and they’ll take care of breakfast, afterschool snacks, and dessert.
11. Skinny Omelets
From 101 Cookbooks
Omelettes are a great healthy option for breakfasts. They are super versatile with endless possible ingredient combinations to create different flavor profiles! This Skinny Omelette Recipe is flavored with your favorite pesto, a small handful of greens, and crumbled feta cheese. If you are looking for an extra special breakfast, add some spreadable ricotta spiked with lemon zest and herbs.
12. PB & Strawberry Quesadilla
From Ambitious Kitchen
Quesadillas are traditionally filled with a mixture of melted cheese and vegetables, but now you can enjoy this sweet breakfast version too. These sweet breakfast treats are made with fresh ingredients that you can feel good about serving to your kids. Delicious breakfast quesadillas are stuffed with creamy peanut butter, sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
13. Muesli Scones
From Elana’s Pantry
Muesli is a nutritious and filling breakfast food that just happens to be a wonderful addition to baked scones! These scones have the favorite little muesli combination of dried fruits and nuts enveloped in the perfect dense and flaky pastry. The tasty mix includes dried cranberries, dried apricots, sunflower seeds, and chopped pistachios. You can mix it up by using different dried fruits and nuts.
14. Swiss Chard and Ricotta Pie
Fresh ingredients and some creative cooking come together to create these wonderful Swiss Chard and Ricotta Pies. These hand-held breakfast bites are sure to get your family up and moving, even on the busiest of mornings. Savory sausage crusts are filled with a creamy egg filling, three cheese blend, and chopped swiss chard then cooked in a muffin tin. You can also add a sprinkle of cheese on top!
15. PB Banana Shake
From The Messy Baker
16. Apple Pie Caveman Bars
These Apple Pie Caveman Bars are the perfect snack for busy school mornings, shuffling between practices, and afternoon treats. They get rave reviews from kids and adults alike! Made with simple ingredients that are both healthy and delicious, these bars are sure to make it to your regular recipe round up. Pitted dates, macadamia nights, dried apples, raw almonds, coconut oil, and a dash of cinnamon come together to create the perfect treat.
17. Honey Nut Bars
When you combine nuts with honey and cacao, you end up with a real treat. That is exactly why these Honey Nut Bars will be your favorite to-go bars when you need a little snack during the day. Filled with healthy ingredients like almonds, coconut milk, cacao nibs, and raw honey, they are a breakfast you can feel good about. Just remember to cut them into small squares, because you are sure to be reaching for seconds.
18. Coconut Cranberry Protein Bars
From Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
When your breakfast routine is ready for something a little different, these on the go Coconut Cranberry Protein Bars are the perfect recipe to try. They are dense, cake like, and lightly sweetened for the most flavorful mid-day snack. Protein packed bars are sure to fuel your family for a day full of fun, and a drizzle of chocolate overtop adds a little something special that kids will love.
19. Blueberry Scones
Whether you are having company over for a beautiful brunch or trying to find a new breakfast recipe to feed your family, these Paleo Blueberry Scones are sure to please. The flour base for these paleo scones is uniquely made with cashews for a wonderful flavor, and the fresh blueberries provide a bright pop! They make for a fluffy, tasty treat that is perfect for breakfast or brunch.
20. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars
From Big Girls
These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Breakfast Bars are more like a bowl of oatmeal than a cookie, making them ideal for breakfasts and snacking. Not too sweet and loaded with healthy ingredients that do not skimp on taste, these bars are easy to send with your kids on their way to school. Plus, they keep in the fridge for five days!
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