No time for breakfast?  With some thought and just a little planning, breakfast can be the first healthy decision you make every day! 

Keep a few basic rules in mind:

  • Think outside the box!
  • Plan, shop, and prepare for success!
  • Start with a good source of protein like eggs, nut butter, or Greek yogurt. 
  • Add in healthy whole grains and fruit or vegetables whenever possible.


Prep is the Key…

There are many prep hacks to make mornings run a little smoother. 

  • Go to the market with a plan in mind.  Stock your refrigerator and pantry for the week with items that are quick and healthy. 
  • Take a minute to prep your kitchen in the evening for the morning rush.  Have your plates, bowls, spoons, etc. set out and ready to use. 
  • Decide what you are having for breakfast before going to bed.
  • Prepare one of our easy Grab & Go recipes!  See links below.

Grab & Go…

  • Energy Bites
    Weekends were made for meal prep.  Take some time on a Sunday afternoon to make the Eat Smart Energy Bites Energy Bites or Banana Raisin Oatmeal Cups Roll the Energy Bites into balls or press into a pan and cut into squares.  Have items in baggies for a quick grab on a late morning! 
  • Wraps
    It isn’t hard to grab and go if you have just a few things in your pantry.  Keep whole grain wraps on hand.  Spread your favorite nut butter and then sprinkle with raisins before rolling up or slice up bananas and add a little honey to make a tasty on the go breakfast wrap. 
  • Whole Fruit 
    Bananas, apples, oranges, or grapes make a great addition to the morning rush.  Keep fruit washed and ready to grab and go!  If you don’t have time to eat it in the morning, save it for a mid-morning pick me up!


Ready in Minutes…

  • Eggs
    Eggs are a great source of protein and can be ready in minutes! Use the eggs to make a wrap or an easy egg sandwich to eat as you walk out the door.  Place the egg on an English muffin or whole grain bread with a slice of low-fat cheese and a protein of your choice!
  • Yogurt Parfaits
    Choose your favorite  yogurt or use plain or Vanilla Greek yogurt to create something special!  You can layer the yogurt and fruit in a cup the night before.  Add granola, whole grain cereal, or nuts in the morning for a little crunch. Try this recipe for a  Yogurt Parfait.
  • Overnight Oats
    Oatmeal can be prepared in the evening and refrigerated overnight.  In the morning you can eat it cold or heat in the microwave for a quick, warm, and filling breakfast option. 
    • Add Greek yogurt, or nuts for some added protein.
    • Add honey or maple syrup for some added sweetness.
    • Visit this link for a wide variety of Overnight Oats.
  • Smoothies
    A smoothie might be just what you are looking for on those crazy-busy mornings!  Keep frozen fruit in individual portions in the freezer for an easy add-in.  Check out all the Eat Smart smoothie recipes and find a favorite!  
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