Easy breakfast on the go ideas
Everyone knows that breakfast is our most important meal, Kelloggs and Nestle like to tell us when they try and make us believe chocolate cereal really will set us up for the long day ahead. Obviously, this is not case but the sentiment still stands, a decent breakfast made up of protein and good fats will help keep your blood sugar in check and you satisfied till lunch time.
All of my clients are busy mums and therefore they have more to think about in the morning than lovingly whipping up some poached eggs with homemade paleo hollandaise sauce (as nice as that would be right?)!
Here are 10 quick and easy options that you can munch on as you walk out the door, take less than 10 minutes of prep time and conform to the plan 100%.
On the go egg muffins
This is my go to easy breakfast food, you can eat them cold or heat them up in seconds in the microwave, plus they’re the ultimate in portable paleo options. You can also add whatever you like to them and really mix it up.
Make things easy for yourself and when you’re making pancakes on the weekend, double the mixture and freeze the leftovers in batches of 3 or 4. Pop in the toaster from frozen, spread with nut butter or some grass fed regular butter and out the door you go.
Bet you didn’t think you’d see this on here? Having some rye bread once or twice per week (especially if you exercise on those days) is absolutely fine. Have with a sliced banana, or mashed avocado for the ultimate in good fats.
Italian meats, nuts and eggs
Fairly self explanatory, but it doesn’t take 2 minutes to grab some meat from a packet, take a handful (12) nuts from a packet and throw in a lunchbox with some hard boiled eggs. I like to pre boil my eggs and keep in the fridge, but you can always but them on to boil whilst you get dressed.
Greek yoghurt with fruit and honey
I love the single serving Fage pots that have honey already in them, throw it into your bag along with some fruit of choice and a spoon and you’re good to go.
Last nights dinner
I know that lots of you cant actually stomach this yet for breakfast, but it really is nutritionally the best thing. And requires zero prep time other than a quick zap in the microwave. Try and do this once a week, maybe on days you know you’re going to be particularly short on time.
Chia seed pudding
Invest in some Kilner jars and your life will never be the same again. You can make batches of this amazing pudding and store in jars ready to head out of the door in the morning.
Bacon and boiled eggs
Paleo followers all over the world cant get enough bacon. Its not my favourite source of protein because of the quality, however once in a while its awesome. Pop the bacon under the grill and the eggs on to boil whilst you get ready, then chuck into a box with a handful of raw spinach and enjoy.
Paleo granola bars
These are moreish and should definitely be eaten sparingly. They do make a great alternative to the more rubbish versions that you can buy in supermarkets though, and you can tailor them to your own tastes.
Almond chai breakfast clusters
Bit of a novelty one, but good if you can set aside some time to make in advance. They can also be eaten as snacks, and probably be a winner with the kids and the husband too!
Apple ring sandwiches
Finally, my favourite. Remove the core from an apple and slice it so you have rings (like a donut), spread with nut butter and sprinkle on some paleo granola, place another apple ring on top and eat like a sandwich. Another definite winner with children and you’ll 100% be the coolest person on the train with your brekkie.
Eating well and reaping the rewards that come from it will never be as easy as pouring a bowl of cereal or grabbing a croissant from the nearest Starbucks on the way to work, it takes a little bit of time and good dose of organisation. Plan your breakfasts in advance and freeze batches of breakfast muffins (recipes are in your extra documents), try not to get a stuck in a rut because you’ll get bored and stray from the plan, and finally if you get really desperate every single shop sells some form of fruit which can tide you over till something more suitable comes up. Remember M&S, Pret, Leon, Pod and Holland and Barretts are you best friends!!