19 of the Best Healthy, On-the-Go Breakfast Foods
We know you're busy! Instead of skipping the most important meal of the day, opt for these healthy, breakfast-to-go items that make mornings a breeze.
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If you like to start off your day in a savory way, the Sweet Earth Frozen Protein Lover’s Breakfast Bowl should do the trick. The combination of cage-free eggs, spinach, potatoes, cheddar cheese and plant-based bacon and sausage will satisfy your craving and fuel you with 20 grams of protein—no prep time in the kitchen required. When you do have the time to spare, try one of these protein-packed egg breakfast recipes.
Frozen waffles get a healthy, breakfast-to-go makeover with the addition of antioxidant-packed blueberries and 13 grams of protein per serving in Kashi Go Wild Frozen Blueberry Protein Waffles. Pop ’em in an air fryer toaster oven for super fast prep. Skip the syrup and try one of these fun waffle and pancake toppings (though they’re not all healthy). Here are a few tips for making healthy protein waffles.
Scrambled eggs are a classic breakfast option, but sometimes you don’t have the time to whip them up the right way (Chrissy Teigen’s scrambled eggs prove that low and slow is the best way to do it). But with Ore-Ida Just Crack an Egg All-American Scramble Kit, you can rely on the microwave to get it done in minutes. Plus, with no extra effort, you get potatoes, cheese and bacon, and the flexibility to add one egg, two eggs or egg whites, depending on your health goals.
Overnight oats are pretty easy (and super nutritious) but Oats Overnight made the process even more portable AND healthy! The special oatmeal mix is loaded with superfoods like flax, chia, maca root, real fruit and 20 grams of protein. Choose from yummy flavors like green apple cinnamon or birthday cake. The blender bottle features a wide straw—no spoon required!
Greek yogurt is the perfect solution when you want something sweet that also packs protein (although there are lots of other benefits of Greek yogurt, too). While you could go for a plain yogurt like strawberry or peach, each Chobani Flip has mix-ins that make it a true morning treat. “Flip” in the cookie dough pieces, cookie rice crisps and milk chocolate chips, stir, and you’re out the door. While this breakfast has more sugar than other healthy breakfast-to-go options, just save the sugary coffee for another day and you’ll still be able to say you had a healthy breakfast. (Or, try one of these healthy Starbucks drinks that only taste indulgent).
Muffins can count as a healthy breakfast-to-go! FlapJacked Mighty muffins give you 20 grams of protein, with under 20 net carbs and 10 grams of sugar or less—plus chocolate! To make the healthy muffins, add water, stir and pop in the microwave. No artificial ingredients here!
If you’re craving the best breakfast-to-go items with all the goodies, like fiber, whole grain oats and fruit, these incredibly soft and chewy Quaker baked squares are the exact way you should be waking up in the morning. No cooking required. Looking to make your own healthy breakfast-to-go? Try one of these rich and healthy grab-and-go breakfast recipes.
Ever crave ice cream for breakfast? Because Wyman’s Just Fruit & Greek Yogurt Bites remind us of Dippin’ Dots. The playful combination of Greek yogurt pearls and small fruit pieces in every spoonful will have your kids convinced that they’re having dessert for breakfast—just without the added sugars and calories. Don’t forget about the additional boost of antioxidants and other health benefits of strawberries, too.
If you don’t need a full-fledged breakfast to fill up your belly in the morning, these Honey Oat KIND breakfast bars will do the trick. They’re made with super grains and are gluten-free. Plus, they’re just the right size for a quick breakfast fix on the way to school or the gym. Curb the cravings at home with these on-the-go breakfasts made in a muffin tin.
Just empty a packet of this breakfast powder drink mix into a large glass, stir in one cup of cold milk or a non-dairy milk alternative and enjoy a healthy breakfast-to-go smoothie that’s jam-packed with 21 vitamins and minerals. Plus, the calcium and 13 grams of protein will help you feel full. Have a little more time? Whip up your own smoothie in a portable blender.
Crepes and mini pancakes aren’t the healthiest options on this list, but if you’re in the mood for a sweet breakfast-to-go, these are one of your healthiest bets. The frozen breakfast bundle includes a box of crepes and a box of bite-size pancakes (for easy portion control). Pop them in the air fryer and top them with fruit for a healthier spin. These grab-and-go freezer breakfast recipes get you out the door in a hurry!
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More of a fruit smoothie person? Go for a healthy on-the-go breakfast smoothie that’s packed with superfoods and protein in the convenience of a pouch. Noka Superfood Smoothie Pouches are filled with organic fruit and are easily portable without the mess. Prep a homemade breakfast ahead of time with these make-ahead breakfast recipes.
Prefer to start your day with a little spice? Look no further than EVOL’s Egg & Green Chile Burrito to start your day off on the right foot. We know you’ll look forward to this hearty breakfast, as well as your fill of over half of the vitamin C you need for the day. Find more foods with vitamin C (that aren’t oranges).
Sure, biscuits and gravy hit the spot, but baked breakfast biscuits are the next best thing when you’re racing to get out the door. And as sugary as they might taste, there are no artificial flavors or sweeteners. Each biscuit should provide enough energy for up to four hours.
Instant oatmeal is short, sweet and to the point—and it’s one of the best healthy on-the-go breakfasts you can snag. These Kodiak Cakes Instant Oatmeal Cups are perfect. They’re loaded with protein, whole grains and peanut butter, for those who love the taste of homemade oatmeal in half the time. These quick and easy breakfast recipes are morning must-haves!
Just can’t kick your coffee habit? You don’t need to: Chike High Protein Iced Coffee provides not only the same amount of caffeine as two shots of espresso, but 20 grams of protein all in a 120-calorie drink. Just pair it with a banana and you’re good to go! When you have a little more time, try these healthy coffee recipes at home.
They’re small, they’re bite-sized, they’re filled with protein and they’re already made for you. Oh, and they have dark chocolate. Seriously, there’s nothing not to love about Protein Balls, packaged in to-go bags for your convenience. We love these for a healthy breakfast on-the-go or a snack.
If you prioritize healthy eating, cereal is probably one of the last options you think of for the first meal of the day. However, Magic Spoon cereal not only has 0 grams of added sugars, but 11 grams of protein and only 4 net carbs per serving. Thanks to this cereal, you don’t always need to eat eggs or meat to get your protein fix in the morning.
While you can’t count on every kind of granola being perfectly healthy (watch out for high sugar and calorie counts!), you can count on Nature Valley Granola Cups as a healthy breakfast-to-go! Each pouch has just 170 calories and 8 grams of sugar. Plus, Nature Valley Granola Cups are much more portable than regular granola—and that swirl of almond butter on top works some magic, too.