A leisurely, laidback breakfast every morning is the dream. You could catch up on the news, sip some coffee, and savor every bite…heaven, right? But—reality check!—chances are, during the a.m. rush, you barely have a moment to pour a bowl of cereal let alone sit down and eat it.
But if you’re looking to lose weight, making time for your first meal of the day could actually give your get-healthy efforts a boost. That’s because eating breakfast can keep hunger pangs from unexpectedly kicking in. And managing your appetite is a smart move since it helps you from reaching for the first food you see—and using up all your SmartPoints®—when the clock strikes noon.
What’s the secret to squeezing in breakfast? Easy: Take it to go. Many breakfast foods can be prepared ahead of time and either wrapped up or stored in a portable container.
So let’s get cooking! These 16 on-the-go breakfast recipes are easy to make. And when breakfast looks this good, why would you ever want to skip it?
If you’re in the mood for eggs:
High in satisfying protein, hard-boiled or poached eggs will help keep you full until lunch. While you could lean on simple standbys, the alternatives below add flavor without making a major dent in your daily Budget. (And they make great on-the-go breakfast options—just remember to pack a fork if you decide to make the scramble!)
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If you feel like eating something fruity:
Rich in vitamins and refreshing, fruit for breakfast is always a good idea. To start your day with a serving of produce, try one of the recipes below, which can be stowed in a mini mason jar or reusable container and tossed in your bag before heading out the door.