WFMW: Quick Breakfast Ideas

  • Posted on May 23, 2012 at 8:11 am

I am usually running out the door at about a hundred miles an hour in the morning. Between having trouble getting out of bed myself, and getting the kids ready – it’s a little crazy in the mornings, and it seems like we’re always short on time.  Breakfast is the last thing on my list (the kids eat at school), and I almost never have time to eat it at home, sitting down, like a normal person.

If I miss out on breakfast at home, I can buy it at work – a breakfast burrito and soda costs a little more than $2, which isn’t bad, but adds up if I’m doing it every day.  So I try to keep some grab-and-go (or at least super quick) breakfasts on hand.  Here’s what I try to have available:

  1. Instant breakfast – I use the powder kind, and add milk.  This ends up being pretty inexpensive, and pretty low calorie, but I am starving by the time lunch rolls around.
  2. Granola bars – any kind, really.  Depending on the variety, they are low calorie as well.
  3. English muffins – usually with cream cheese or peanut butter, to help them stick to my ribs.
  4. Muffins – I’ll make a batch and freeze them, popping a frozen one in the microwave for 20-30 seconds makes it nice and warm.
  5. Breakfast burritos – I make these ahead and freeze them as well – putting them in the fridge the night before helps a lot in reducing cold spots, but the microwave can generally take them from frozen to warm pretty quickly.
  6. Fruit – because yum. I like fruit.

Generally, if I plan ahead and have some variety, I can make breakfast work.  Having quick breakfast ideas for on the go -  works for me!

You can find more Works For Me Wednesday post over at We Are THAT Family.

2 Comments on WFMW: Quick Breakfast Ideas

  1. 'Becca says:

    It’s nice to find another working mom posting at WFMW! I have the kind of metabolism that REQUIRES food within the first hour after awakening or I get faint, so I make breakfast a priority, but quick-to-make breakfasts are still important so I have time to eat at a reasonable pace and still get all my morning stuff done. My summer favorite is Tomato Toast. In the winter, I like to stick some frozen berries in the microwave, then put plain yogurt and a little granola on top; yogurt is great for keeping me full until lunch.

  2. Deedee says:

    Thanks, Becca! Those sound like great breakfasts – especially the tomato toast, yum! And it is good to see another working mama out there :-)

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