10 Portable Breakfast Recipes to Add to Your Repertoire

August 31, 2020

It's not always easy to find cheap and healthy ways to eat meals away from home. That's especially true if you have kids to feed, too. You should start your days with nutritious bites to keep you full until lunch. Fortunately, it's possible to pack yummy breakfasts for work and school. A little preparation makes for a simple week.

These eight to-go breakfast recipes from some of our favorite bloggers will make your mornings easier.

Cheesy Egg Breakfast Burrito

Cheesy Egg Breakfast Burritos by Natasha's Kitchen
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You'll find that breakfast burritos aren't only tasty. They're filled with enough protein for a successful start. There's also a little extra nutrition through mushrooms, tomatoes or any other vegetable you'd like to include. You can even customize them to ensure your family has options. Decide on a few versions to keep frozen. You can then use your microwave to reheat and eat.

Peanut butter overnight oats

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats by Minimalist Baker
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Your family will become huge oatmeal fans once you try this recipe. It's a simple go-to you'll use for years to come. You can modify these overnight oats so that they fit everyone's tastes. As a base, you'll need rolled oats and chia seeds — otherwise, you can add whatever you'd like. Feel free to try a nut butter alternative if you want a different flavor profile. Top with a few berries for added taste.

Coconut Coffee Energy Bites

Coconut Coffee Energy Bites by Barnie's Coffee and Tea
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These tasty energy bites will keep you awake even when you've only slept for a few hours. They're packed with healthy ingredients like dates and honey, but they're delicious enough to eat every day. Make a batch on Sunday so that you have a whole container to enjoy throughout your week. Feel free to set aside some without coffee so your younger kids can enjoy them, too.

One Bowl Blueberry Muffins

One-Bowl Blueberry Muffins by Inspired Taste
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Who doesn't love to wake up to a blueberry muffin? This version requires no more than a few ingredients to achieve a deliciously moist muffin. They're easy to make for an entire week, as you can quickly mix up several batches. You could even bake minis. Then, you can simply pick on before you leave for work or school. Make sure to store your muffins inside a sealed container to keep them fresh.

Homemade PopTarts

Homemade Strawberry Pop-Tarts by Sugar Spun Run
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Your sweet tooth probably wants you to choose a donut when you wake up. Why not make a slightly healthier treat instead? These strawberry toaster pastries call for fresh fruit, so they're more nutritious than many store-bought alternatives. Your family will love to heat these up before they head for the door. Plus, they pair with tea and coffee perfectly. They're exactly what you need for a grab-and-go breakfast.

Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs

Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs by How Sweet Eats
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Here's a simple breakfast hack to help you eat enough fruits and vegetables. You shouldn't wait until you wake up to chop up ingredients for a smoothie. Instead, you can divide each portion into a refrigerated pack. When it's time to mix up a smoothie, you'll pour your pack into your blender and mix. You can then use a reusable container to transport your drink wherever you're headed.

Breakfast Egg Sandwiches

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches by Tastes Better From Scratch
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Your freezer works as a perfect tool for make-ahead breakfasts. If you have some room, it's time to try these breakfast sandwiches. They're stacked with eggs, cheese and meat to provide energy for your morning. Feel free to add whatever ingredients you like for healthier options, too. Make as many as you need for your week. Then, you can keep them wrapped with parchment paper until it's time to eat.

8. Mini Frittata Cups With Ham

There isn't a food more versatile than a frittata. You can adapt a regular-sized frittata to your breakfast needs with this recipe. You'll combine eggs, ham and cheese for a tasty base. Use a mini muffin pan to create an on-the-go bite you can take anywhere. As a bonus, it's possible to freeze these mini cups for future use. Be sure to label each container if you'd like to make different kinds.

No-bake peanut butter protein bars

No-Bake Chocolate Protein Bars by Ambitious Kitchen
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Here's an easy grab-and-go breakfast for anyone who isn't a morning person. These protein bars take under an hour to make, so they're a perfect project for a Sunday afternoon when you aren't busy. They're incredibly decadent — and may even taste exactly like a peanut butter cup. You can easily take one or two with you on your commute to work or school. They'll probably be gone before you arrive.

Peaches and cream scones

Peaches and Cream Scones by Baker by Nature
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A baked good can be a delightful way to start your day. These peaches and cream scones offer a perfect balance between wholesomeness and deliciousness. With a few ripe peaches, you can whip up a batch for breakfasts and snacks. They're also yummy with tea or coffee, so you'll want to take a cup with you when you leave for the day. Feel free to try a different in-season fruit for next week.

Try These Ideas for Quick On-The-Go Breakfasts

These recipes take minimal time and energy to make. As a result, you'll have a filling meal to power you through to lunch. Enjoy!