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Healthy On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas for Work or School

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We've all been there; you've indulged in the snooze button one too many times, and now you're having to cram showering, dressing, and trying to cobble something together for breakfast into 15 minutes of hurried morning madness. Those aren't eggs that are scrambling, that's you trying to make it out of the door with time to spare, cereal bar in hand.

Far from starting the day right, that snack you grabbed on the way out means your stomach will likely be rumbling the second you sit down at your desk. If you're after something a bit more substantial, then check out these breakfast ideas – they're healthy, delicious and fill you up so you're ready for the day ahead.

And best of all, they take barely any time to make, so get ready to wave goodbye to your rushed routines next time the alarm goes off.

Overnight Oats

Off the bat, we'll start with a staple meal of every forward-planning breakfaster: overnight oats. If you're an early riser, then this time-saving essential should be your new go-to. Since it's pre-made the night before, this nutritious, easy meal is waiting for you when you get up and requires no effort at all. Creamy and dense, it'll fuel you long after you've eaten it. Top with your favourite fruits or nuts and you're good to go.

Overnight oats can be a fast and filling meal.Overnight oats can be a fast and filling meal.

Hard Boiled Egg Sandwich

Another breakfast whose main component you can make ahead of time. Boil up a carton of eggs and you'll have breakfast for a week or enough to throw into salads and other meals over the course of the next few days.

Simple and clean, this delicious hard-boiled egg sandwich is a breeze to make, though feel free to skip the mayo if you're being good. Otherwise, the spring onions and tomatoes add plenty of flavour, and you can probably eat this on the way to the bus stop, no problem.

Peanut Butter, Strawberry & Banana Quesadillas

These sweetened up versions of the Mexican classic are a must try. Nicely crisp on the outside, the inside explodes with the fruity juice of the strawberries, while the peanut butter and banana combo goes together so well.

Loaded with the good kinds of carbs and fats, these delicious treats make a change from that hastily made bowl of cereal.

Overnight Crock-Pot Egg Casserole

You really can't argue with a nice plate of stodge to get you set up for the day ahead, and this slow-cooked slice of deliciousness more than does the job. Packed with protein, make this on a Sunday night and your breakfast will be sorted for the next week or so with barely any effort.

Pre-made and ready to eat when you've wiped the sleep from your eyes, all you need is a plate, a fork and your mouth; the rest is easy.

Egg casserole is a morning treat packed with protein.Egg casserole is a morning treat packed with protein.

Breakfast Muffins

Forget the so-called muffins served at your local fast food eatery. No pre-packaged eggs, greasy bacon and sorry-looking buns here, just easy, protein and flavour-packed goodness for you to gorge on in the morning.

Kind of like a miniature omelette, these bite-sized breakfast egg muffins are quick and easy to make in big batches, cutting down on prep time for the rest of the week instantly. Cheese and bacon keep you full, while chopped spinach adds some delicious greens to the mix.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

You could probably eat these for any meal, but for a robust, fortifying breakfast you could fuel an army with, this burrito is in a league of its own.

With eggs and black beans for protein, tortillas and sweet potatoes for that slow-release energy, avocado for those healthy fats and melting cheese for a touch of indulgence, these might take a bit more effort than others on the list, but they're well worth it.

This is a burrito in a league of its own.This is a burrito in a league of its own.

Spinach and Cheddar Microwave Quiche

Five minutes. That's all these delicious microwavable mini quiches take. That's an excuse-free amount of time to make something so tasty. It's about as easy as it gets, too: just put everything in a mug and microwave, and that's it. With plenty of protein to keep you going until lunch, definitely make some space on your breakfast menu for these tasty, must-try treats.

Southwest Tofu Scramble

This plant-based recipe is the way to go if you're cutting down on meat. Bolstered by kale's superfood properties, you could easily skip the potatoes or stuff it in a tortilla and it'll be just as filling.

Spicy and packed with veggies, just be sure to dry out the tofu overnight, otherwise you'll be frying a mound of soggy tofu well into the time you should be at the office.

Enjoy a taste of the Southwest in every bite.Enjoy a taste of the Southwest in every bite.

We hope these breakfast ideas have inspired you to get busy in the kitchen. And don't forget, all these dishes can be stored for leftovers using the FoodSaver vacuum sealing system, so you can save money and reduce food waste. Find out more about our innovative range of vacuum sealers.