How To Make Fast On-The-Go Breakfasts

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Breakfast is an important meal – I don’t think anyone will disagree with that. But actually getting to eat a healthy breakfast when you are rushed can be difficult.

Since I started a new job recently, my morning schedule has shifted. I don’t always have the time to make something, and the facilities are my new job make it difficult for me to reheat something. Here are my best ideas for fast healthy breakfasts on the go.


My favorite go-to breakfast is oatmeal. With instant oatmeal packets, you just add water. But these packets can be expensive and loaded with things you don’t necessarily want (in my case, sugar).

You can make your own instant oatmeal by using quick-cooking oats and adding the dried fruit and flavoring yourself. Add some boiling water, let it sit for a minute or so, and enjoy.

Protein Drinks

With the new job, my commute went from 3 minutes to 30 minutes. I can’t make breakfast and save it to eat at the office, but I can drink my breakfast as I go.

My favorite drink is simple: about 1/2 cup skim milk, a cup of ice cubes, a scoop of protein powder, a banana and for the really slow-to-start days, a packet of Starbucks Via instant coffee. Blend it up, adding more liquid if necessary, pour into a cup and go!


I do not have a problem eating cooked eggs cold. However, it can be difficult to make eggs if you are on your way out the door. I make a breakfast casserole on Sundays, and take slices of it with me. Wrapped in a corn tortilla, I have carbs as well as my protein.

My favorite recipe varies, but it is essentially a dozen eggs mixed with 1/2 cup milk, then adding in things like black olives, mushrooms, sausage chunks, onions and cheddar cheese. Poured into a greased 13″ x 9″ pan and baked for 30 minutes at 400(F), it comes out like an omelet, but can be cut into squares for later consumption.

Healthy breakfasts don’t have to mean sitting down at the table or large amounts of prep time. Do you have favorite breakfasts on the go? Please share below – I’m always looking for new ideas.

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  1. Margaret Fisher says

    Hi LJ, have you tried slow cooker oatmeal in a bowl, cooked overnight? I put 50g oatmeal, a few raisins, 300ml skimmed milk and about 150ml water in a bowl, then put it in the slow cooker with some bits of foil underneath. Then top up with boiling water around the bowl to the level of the oatmeal and cook on low overnight. In the morning you can just take it out (carefully!) and enjoy. I add some cinnamon and ground flaxseeds. No need to clean up the crockpot either. I use what is called “coarse oatmeal” over here, I think that is the same as your steel cut oats, like little pieces of grain as opposed to rolled flakes.

    regards, Margaret