You forgot to set your alarm, your hair is still wet, and basically the morning routine just isn’t going according to plan. Don’t skip breakfast — it keeps your stomach from growling loudly during that early morning class or meeting. Plus, eating a filling breakfast stops you from overeating later or snacking all day.
Make your own to-go breakfast. Sounds obvious, but even overnight oats won’t do you any good if you don’t have the time to sit down and eat them. So invest in travel-size Tupperware, reuse old jam jars, or throw it in a plastic bag and go.
Try this breakfast-on-the-go trick to make eating breakfast a joy, not a hassle. Simply plan ahead for the rush with these make-ahead breakfasts that you can pre-package, then take them with you on those mornings when you have no other option but to eat on the run.
Baked Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Cherries
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If you want steel-cut oats, but you don’t have the time to wait for these slow-cooking oats in the morning, just make these healthy oatmeal bars the night before and you’ll be good to go come morning rush.
Click here for the Baked Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Cherries recipe.
Chia Coconut Pudding with Fresh Fruit
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Chia seeds are low in cholesterol and help control hunger. Pack this easy-to-make pudding with chopped fresh fruit in to go jars the night before and grab one to eat on your morning commute — just don’t forget a spoon.
Angela Carlos is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.