Grab-And-Go Breakfast Ideas
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Pete launched a pasta sauce business in August, and every Saturday morning, we’ve been waking up at 5:45am to head to the local farmers’ market. After we wake up and shower, he packs the car and I pack us food for the day. I’ll make sandwiches for lunch, grab plenty of water, and I’ll pack a snack. I’m always looking for grab-and-go breakfast ideas, though. I don’t have enough time between when I wake up and when we have to leave to cook breakfast and then sit and eat it. If I wanted to do that, I’d have to be up at 5am — and that’s not possible after a Friday night, even if all we do is binge watch crime shows. Which, yes, is my favorite Friday night activity.
It’s been about ten weeks since we started at the market, which means I’ve had a bunch of time to think about breakfast ideas. In case you have a day when you’re running late or need to be out the door early, this list is for you. There’s nothing that needs to be kept in a fridge on this list because if you’re outdoors, like us, or in the car, you don’t have access to a fridge.
Grab-And-Go Breakfast Ideas
I don’t like soggy cereal, and I was never much of a milk drinker, so milk in cereal is not my thing. Since I eat it dry, it’s so easy for me to take it with me.
Pour cereal in a bag, throw in a plastic spoon, close it, and it’s there when you’re ready to eat. You can easily throw out the bag and spoon when you’re done, and you don’t have to worry about lugging around a plastic container.
When we first started going to the farmers’ market, I was on a huge fruit kick. Berries were in season — and on sale — and I could eat an entire box in one sitting. So I was packing a lot of fruit for breakfast.
Rinse the berries the night before, then put them in the fridge. By the time the morning comes, the box will be dry and you are able to pack it without worrying about it getting anything else wet. And, that box is disposable, so you don’t have to worry about bringing a container home. Now that apples are in season, just pack one of those and throw out the core when you’re done.
The grocery store where Pete used to work sold the best muffins. I would visit him at work, then check the discounted bakery items to see if any muffins were there. When there were, I would bring them home, cut them in half, and pack them for the market.
You can also make homemade muffins too. like carrot cake muffin recipe. If you like other pastries, go with that. Just keep in mind that anything flaky, like a croissant, is probably to messy for a grab-and-go breakfast.
I love granola bars as a grab-and-go breakfast. It’s probably what I pack for us most often. Lately, I’ve been packing the new Sunbelt Bakery dark chocolate chunk chewy granola bars. They’re really tasty and, despite their small size (they’re only about an ounce each), they’re really filling. Plus, any excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast is good to me!