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5 Healthy Quick Breakfasts for Fuel on the Go

Jun 23, 2016 | Nutrition, Recipe, Recipes for Runners | 2 comments

I know the drill. You set your alarm for the latest possible time that you can get up, scrabble around to pick up your workout/work outfit, then dash out of the door without time for brekkie – you can always pick up a coffee and croissant on the way…

Not anymore.

These 5 breakfast recipes are quick and make-ahead to reduce the morning panic, plus they pack more nutrition than that almond croissant to keep you satiated for longer.


Overnight Quinoa Bircher

Using quinoa really increases the protein content of this breakfast pot, perfect for a post-workout refuel. Make double the quinoa for supper, then use for your brekkie to minimise prep work.


Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Keeping ready-to-go breakfasts in your freezer is the perfect lazy morning trick- batch cook, wrap and freeze. Make these breakfast burritos with your choice of fillings, also delicious for late night dinners.


Raspberry Oats in a Jar

Make 5 of these at the beginning of the week with different fruit/nut additions for a cheap, simple working week breakfasts. Quick-cook oats are the trick to keeping the texture smooth, plus the flax seeds up the fibre content.


Egg Muffins

If you don’t like the idea of cold egg, look away now. These smoked salmon and egg muffins are low-carb, high protein and great for making at the weekend to enjoy during the week.


Avocado on Toast

You don’t have to be Nigella to make this breakfast dish(!) I find that serving it on rye bread reduces the chance of the bread going soggy if you assemble ahead of time, or keep your avo and bread separate until just before eating.

What’s your favourite desk/on the go brekkie? If I’m in a real rush I’ll grab a banana, sachet of almond butter and a coffee, or a granola and yogurt pot from Pret. 


  1. Laura

    A breakfast burrito grabbed from the freezer sounds perfect to me! The egg muffins do, too. I rarely get to have a savoury breakfast on the go.
    My usual breakfast for work days is either a smoothie (everything thrown into the nutribullet cup the night before, refrigerated overnight and blended just before I leave the house) or cereal with fruit, which I portion out in tupperware the night before and just add coconut milk to when I get to my desk.


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