We all know the breakfast is an important part of starting the day, but the reality is that our schedules don’t always allow for it! Getting kids out the door for camps, sports practices, and other activities may mean that breakfast has to be built “to go.” Want to serve up a nutritious start without hitting the drive-through? Here are four fun ways to eat breakfast on the run.

Wrap It Up

Breakfast burritos are an easy way to wrap up nutritious foods with hand-held ease. Think that you’re limited to eggs and cheese? Think again! Try these fun combinations wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla:

  • Mediterranean: spinach, hummus, cucumbers, olives, and feta
  • Classic: scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, and shredded cheese
  • Very Veggie: scrambled eggs, shredded carrots, and diced peppers
  • PB & Banana: peanut butter, sliced bananas, and a drizzle of honey

Speedy Smoothies

Start your morning with a blend of nutrition and speediness! Freezing cut-up fruits first will add a frosty texture to your smoothie. Check out 6 Smoothies for Super Nutritious Mornings, or try these simple smoothies:

  • Lean & Green: filtered water, spinach, frozen banana, peach, and pineapple
  • Nutty Nutrition: milk, peanut butter, almond butter, and a teaspoon of honey
  • Sunny Citrus: orange juice, banana, greek yogurt, and a squeeze of lemon juice
  • Perfectly Pom: pomegranate juice, raspberry, blueberry, and frozen vanilla yogurt

Breakfast Bento

Take a cue from Japanese lunch traditions and serve breakfast bento-style. Divided containers allow you to prep breakfast the night before, and then simply grab and go. Easy ideas to add to a bento box breakfast:

  • Cut up fruits (sprinkle with lemon juice to reduce browning) with a small container of peanut butter for dipping
  • Cut up vegetables with hummus
  • Cubes of tofu
  • Hard-boiled eggs

Portable Parfaits

Who says that breakfast has to come in a bowl? Wide-mouthed plastic cups provide a portable option for breakfast. Look for cups with a cover and pack a spoon, but be mindful about liquids! If you’d like to add milk, pack it separately in a small reusable bottle. Try layering these favorites:

  • Greek yogurt, berries, and granola
  • Cottage cheese and diced fruit
  • Quinoa, nuts, and dried cranberries
  • Brown rice, honey, and apples

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