Skip the Pastry Case With These Grab-and-Go Breakfasts
It can be easy to convince yourself to go for that buttery croissant in the coffee shop pastry case. After all| it’s so convenient| and you’re starving! Luckily| these healthier grab-and-go options are almost as convenient and just as delicious. Click through for delicious ideas on how to resist the pastries and start your day right.
| Banana Smoothie Muffins
These banana smoothie muffins may look just like the ones you’re eyeing at the cafe| but with less refined sugar and a secret healthy ingredient (nutrient-packed spinach)| these 150-calorie muffins are a smarter option.
| Egg Muffins
These egg| broccoli| and turkey sausage muffins are a great choice if you are gluten-free. And at 150 calories and 12 grams of protein| these muffins are a better option over any coffee shop pastry even if you’re not.
| Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bites
These vegan banana oatmeal breakfast bites will help quell sweet cravings without reaching for high-sugar pastry options.
| Tomato Pesto Ebelskivers
Another way to make eggs portable? These tomato pesto ebelskivers. These puffy treats can be quickly warmed in the microwave for a satisfyingly savory breakfast on the go.
| Yogurt Parfait
Step away from the fast-food parfait! While billed as healthy| it can still be full of processed ingredients and artificial flavors. Pack up your own in the evening and grab it from the fridge in the morning. We like this protein pumpkin yogurt parfait from Eating Bird Food.
| Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Smoothie
Smoothies are a great grab-and-go option for busy days; they don’t take very long to make| transport easily in a mason jar| and you can sip them during your commute. Opt for a filling blend that will keep your stomach happy well through the morning| like this apple cinnamon smoothie from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak.
| Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls
For a breakfast you can eat anywhere| whip up these dairy-free chocolate chip pumpkin pie protein balls. Made with raw almonds| dates| pumpkin puree| and plant-based protein powder| enjoy four balls for just over 300 calories and 13.6 grams of protein.