1. Protein Mixes
Protein shakes are one of the easiest ways to get a quick boost of protein first thing in the morning. It's also one of the best on-the-go breakfasts. The great thing is you can add protein powder to ANYTHING. Have you tried it in your coffee? It's AMAZING. Some of my favorite brands of protein powder are:
Eat them scrambled, hard-boiled, over easy....you pick. If you're looking for the QUICKEST morning option, make your hard-boiled eggs during your meal-prep day and peel them so they are ready for breakfast ALL. WEEK. LONG.
3. Protein Energy Bites
Have you made protein bites? My kids and husband LOVE them, and my kids love to help make them. We've made peanut butter bites, pumpkin bites and chocolate chip bites. They are one our favorite additions to a healthy breakfast. Check out these great recipes to get you started:
4. Add Some Meat
Sometimes we just add a few turkey sausage links to our breakfast, depending on time. Costco has some of our favorite, natural sausage links that we literally take out of the bag, microwave for a minute or two and DEVOUR. If you have time, you can prepare some low sodium bacon as well. And if you haven't tried this tool to cook your bacon in the microwave, you are missing out -- it's SO easy.
5. On the Go Sandwich ( or Burrito!)
You can make ahead a breakfast sandwich (or make it that morning). Some of my favorites are below -- and they are SO easy and kids LOVE them. We've also been known to make ahead breakfast burritos for the next few weeks. They are SO good, you guys!
6. Protein Pancakes & Waffles
7. Overnight Oats
Have you seen all the options there are for delicious overnight oats? The possibilities are ENDLESS. These are some of my favorite recipes - and I can promise your kids will love these too.
8. Bake It
Here's another option you can make ahead. The nice thing is, these are also great breakfast ideas for when you've got company over, or you're hosting a brunch (which can be laden with empty, sugary carby food). Again, the possibilities of Breakfast Bakes are ENDLESS, but these are my favorite tried & true recipes: