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10 Ideas for Breakfast on the Go

Hand holding a spoon and a bowl of Oatmeal topped with fruits and nuts.

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In this Article:

  • Eating breakfast can help you focus and have more energy.
  • Aim to have a good mix of protein and carbs in the morning.
  • You can fix a healthy and tasty breakfast with little or no prep.

Eating breakfast can help you have more energy, focus better, and boost your metabolism throughout the day. If you’re scrambling in the morning and just don’t have time to make a meal, check out these quick and delicious breakfast ideas.

Fresh Fruit

Apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and cranberries—all are packed with essential vitamins to help you start the day right. No cooking or additional assembly required!


Pre-packaged string cheese goes perfectly with fruit. You can also chop up chunks from a block of cheese and toss them in a plastic bag with some nuts.


Yogurt cups are an easy to-go choice. Kick it up a notch (and increase the fiber) with fruit and/or your choice of whole grain cereal. Or create your own parfait.

Nuts & Granola

Walnuts, pecans, almonds, and granola are easy to grab-and-go before you head out. You can also toss them in your yogurt for a little crunch.


Frozen whole grain waffles can easily be popped into the toaster while you get ready. Add some peanut butter before you head out the door for an extra protein boost. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, raisins, and/or other nuts for even more fiber.

Granola Bars

Granola bars are crunchy wholesome treats. Dip them in yogurt or peanut butter for an extra kick. Choose granola bars that are high in fiber (whole grain oats and/or nuts) and low in sugar. If you have time over the weekend, you can make your own banana oat bars to be prepared for the week ahead.


Eggs are a hearty protein option that only take minutes to make. Scramble or boil them for a quick fix. Mix in tomatoes, spinach, and avocado for a tasty breakfast bowl. Over the weekend while you’re binging on your favorite show, whip up a batch of these egg muffins for the week. All you’ll have to do is nuke them for 30 seconds either before or at work.

Avocado Toast

Toast a slice or two of whole grain bread or a whole wheat English muffin and mash avocado on it. Spice it up with a sprinkle of salt or red pepper flakes. For more flavor, try a squirt of mustard or a pinch of dill. Get more protein by adding a cooked egg on top.


Pick your favorite flavor of oatmeal in single serving packets or cups. All you have to do is add water (or milk, if you prefer) and heat in the microwave. Look for options that are low in sugar and packed with whole grain oats and protein.


Fill single serving containers or plastic bags with your favorite fruit chunks and place them in the freezer. In the morning, grab a bag of fruit from the freezer, add some milk or 100 percent juice, and blend them all together. Toss in some spinach for an extra vitamin boost or low-fat plain Greek yogurt for additional protein.

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