Five Healthy Grab-and-Go Breakfast Ideas From The Happy Kitchen

If you're the sort to listen to your mother, you know how important breakfast is. Finding the time to make it happen, though, can be a challenge now that we're all grown up. Eating a healthy breakfast provides a foundation for making smart food choices all day and offers energy for physical activity and smart thinking. There are lots of choices out there--a little pre-planning can help to make sure you're making the right ones. With a few go-to ideas in your toolkit, you'll be ready to meet the challenges of the day every day!

Read on for five healthy grab-and-go breakfast ideas from The Happy Kitchen

  • Make it easy - keep a full bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter or in the fridge for the world's easiest, most portable fast food!
  • Think protein - Boil 5-10 eggs at beginning of the week, keep them in the fridge, and grab 1 or 2 in the morning for protein. You can even just peel off the top part of the shell and eat the hard boiled egg right out of a shell with a spoon.
  • Layer it - Make yogurt parfaits layered with fresh fruit in to-go containers and store in fridge overnight; make up bags or small jars of granola to accompany.
  • Blend & go - Toss ½ cup yogurt, ½ cup rice/almond/soy milk in fridge in the blender container the night before and keep in fridge overnight. In the morning, add ½ cup frozen berries or other frozen fruit + 1 banana. Blend and sprinkle granola or rolled oats on top for extra energy and protein.
  • Think ahead - Cook steel cut oats, then divide into 1 cup portions in containers and store in fridge. Grab a container, add some milk (dairy or non), fresh fruit, a handful of nuts, and a teaspoon of honey and go!