10 Breakfast Recipes for People on the Go

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10 Breakfast Recipes for People on the Go

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According to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast provides you with the energy and nutrients that lead to increased concentration [at work].” Even if you’re busy, breakfast should be a priority. Make a quick breakfast burrito, yogurt parfait, or a bagel sandwich. Want more quick and easy breakfast ideas? Read on. 

Almond Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries

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Make a batch of these almond breakfast squares on Sunday night so you have something to eat before you head off to work the next morning. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so enjoy it even if you're in a rush. For the Almond Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries recipe, click here.

Breakfast Parfait

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Chef Jason Roberts, author of Good Fast Food, has this to say about his recipe: “A breakfast parfait or sundae is a great way to include a little bit of everything on your fork or spoon in the morning. You can make this parfait a day ahead, making it a perfect grab-and-go breakfast. Breakfast parfaits are pretty simple to put together, and the only limit to the flavors and textures in the parfait is your own imagination. To simplify this recipe, you could use muesli instead of the quinoa, almonds, and chia seeds.” For the Breakfast Parfait recipe, click here.

Berry Smoothie

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If you’re looking for a super-simple recipe in the morning, this is it — just blend a few berries and put your smoothie in a to-go cup. For the Berry Smoothie recipe, click here.

Chorizo, Potato, and Kale Hash

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Julia Mueller, author of Let Them Eat Kale, says: “While breakfast hashes are typically chock-full of greasy bacon or sausage and potatoes, I love making hashes using leaner chorizos, such as ground turkey or chicken chorizo. Replacing russet potatoes with yams or sweet potatoes and adding kale makes this breakfast a healthier alternative to your typical hash. You can also use this hash to make breakfast burritos and tacos, or an omelette.” Make this hash the night before and throw it in a Tupperware to take to work. For the Chorizo, Potato, and Kale Hash recipe, click here.

Joy Bauer’s Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait

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Enjoy this parfait to fuel up for a long day of work. This Joy Bauer recipe is only 300 calories, but there’s no compromise on taste. It takes about as long to make as a wait in the line at Starbucks — skip the coffee and enjoy a healthy and filling breakfast. For the Joy Bauer’s Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait recipe, click here.

Perfect Pancakes

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What's your definition of the perfect pancake? If you're like most people, it probably includes the word "moist." Chobani figured out how to make perfectly moist pancakes with the help of a little vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt. Combined with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup, they’ll blow you away. Make some pancakes the night before and throw them in the toaster oven in the morning to warm them through. Just because it’s a weekday doesn’t mean you have to have crappy food. For the Perfect Pancakes recipe, click here.

Potato Waffles

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Stephanie Le, author of Easy Gourmet, says these are perfect for when you’re too hungry to cook. Even better, though, is taking leftovers and making them into something else entirely. Leftover mashed potatoes can be the base for so many delicious new things. Take these mashed potato waffles — they’re even more delicious because they’re so easy to make. Leftover mashed potatoes always lead to good things. Have them with breakfast sausage or bacon.

Slow-Cooker Irish Oatmeal

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There’s no question that steel-cut oats are superior in flavor to instant oatmeal, but the extended cooking time, obligatory stirring, and sticky pot to clean can put off even the most loyal oatmeal enthusiast. Using a slow cooker eliminates the stovetop surveillance and mess. Plus, the oatmeal can be kept warm for late risers. For the Slow-Cooker Irish Oatmeal recipe, click here.

Strawberry Yogurt Bruschetta

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A three-ingredient recipe is essential when you’re trying to hurry out the door. Make a simple bruschetta with bagels, yogurt and fruit. For the Strawberry Yogurt Bruschetta recipe, click here.  

Ultimate Breakfast Burrito Recipe

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If you crave eggs, potatoes, and bacon in the morning but don’t have time to have a sit-down breakfast, make a breakfast burrito. You’ll get all the breakfast foods you love wrapped up in a soft, warm tortilla. You can even eat and walk if you’re that busy. For the Ultimate Breakfast Burrito recipe, click here.