I can’t believe that Philip starts school today (insert tears here). The time has FLOWN and he is beyond ready to start Pre-K. I know he’s going to do great…I, on the other hand, might be another story :(.
Now that I will have to have everyone ready and out of the house by 7:30 a.m. most mornings, I need to plan ahead for breakfasts that I know will be quick, easy and healthy to keep me on track.
I used to be a breakfast cereal girl up until about 2 years ago. I ate cereal every single day and would always be starving by 9:30 a.m. since the simple carbs did not satisfy me. Once I realized to increase my protein at breakfast I was fuller longer and it helped to rev my metabolism.
Here are five of my go to breakfasts for moms on the go…
1. Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats:
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp Chia seeds
- 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1/2 banana sliced
In a mason jar add oats, almond milk, yogurt, chia seeds and peanut butter. Place lid on the jar and shake until combined. Remove lid and add banana. Stir until combined. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight.
Protein 23 grams
Carbs 46 grams
Fat 11 grams
Fiber 13 grams
This breakfast is delicious and packed with protein. I’m able to prepare five of these on Sunday night and refrigerate to have breakfast ready for the entire week. There are so many variations of overnight oats and you can either eat it cold or I like to warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds.
*Recipe from Forever Fit Mom
2. Mini Omelet Cups
Eggs are always a great breakfast choice but most of us don’t have the time for the production it takes to whisk the eggs, get the frying pan out, etc., so this recipe is perfect to not only get your protein in at breakfast, but your veggies as well.
These can be made ahead of time and they reheat really well. Just a little prep on Sundays and your breakfast is set for the whole week.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup of lowfat milk or milk alternative of your choice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Additional fillings such as different veggies, meat if you want (I used a little deli ham but will make them with turkey bacon/sausage, turkey, etc), and your cheese of choice.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk your eggs and milk in a large bowl, and chop up your omelet add-ins while you wait for the oven to heat up. Add in desired amount of salt and pepper and mix in all of your toppings.
Fill your silicone baking cups or greased muffin pan with the egg mixture (don’t fill them all the way to the top). Bake for 25 minutes or until you insert a toothpick in and it comes out clean.
I didn’t have a large selection of veggies to add so I added an orange bell pepper and some broccoli to my mini omelets. This wouldn’t have been my first choice but I was pleasantly surprised with how good the pepper and broccoli tasted. It’s always a plus to get in some extra broccoli with the kids as well :). Here are my toppings…
These really are so good and the best part is that they reheat really well, so it’s a great option for the busy mom on the go who doesn’t have time to make eggs all the time. I nuked them in the microwave for several days and they were delicious!
3. Ezekiel, PB and Banana Toast with Turkey Bacon and Blueberries
I have replaced Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread for the past couple of years and I will never return to normal bread. It is low glycemic and contains minimal ingredients compared to packaged breads. I usually have one slice per day.
This is one of my favorite go to breakfasts.
I toast a slice of Ezekiel, spread 1 tbs of natural peanut butter and top with half of a sliced banana.
For added protein I have turkey bacon on the side (I microwave it to save time). and have a 1/2 cup of blueberries as well.
Protein 21 grams
Carbohydrates 44 grams
Fat 12 grams
Fiber 7 grams
4. Protein Shake
I know this isn’t news but a protein shake is always a quick way to have your breakfast on the go. I will have a shake when I need to take my breakfast in the car and it can be a life saver and avoids me from stopping to get a bagel with cream cheese, haha.
There are so many variations that I’ve shared before but lately I’m loving my PB&J shake (if you can’t tell by now, I’m obsessed with peanut butter).
- 1 scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder (I use chocolate vegan Shakeology)
- 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 4 strawberries
- 1/8 cup rolled oats
- 4-6 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients really well (40 seconds) and enjoy!
Protein 23 grams
Carbohydrates 47 grams
Fat 13 grams
Fiber 12 grams
5. Greek Yogurt, Berries and Granola
Greek yogurt is high is super quick in the morning and an easy way to get some extra protein in.
I opt for a flavored Greek yogurt that is high in protein and low in sugar. I mix it with 1/4 cup of granola and fresh berries (usually blueberries or strawberries) and I’m good to go.
Lets ditch the breakfast cereals that contain little to no protein and are high in simple sugary carbs, and opt for options that are packed with protein to start your day off right. All it takes is a little bit of prep and you can have your breakfasts set for the week!