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Quick, Healthy, on-the-go breakfast?

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  1. Haymitch

    Haymitch Contributing Member

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    What would yall recommend to have for breakfast on a weekday for someone who has no time to prepare anything in the morning (and pretty much no time in the evenings before)?

    Preferably something I can take and eat at the office.

    Backstory:
    Already in charge of cleaning, clothing, feeding, and taking the baby to daycare. Waking up earlier to cook myself something is not an option, because I can't wake up any earlier and because I would then have to clean whatever dishes I dirtied, lest they just pile up. My employer has a cafeteria where I could buy breakfast, but I really don't want to spend that money every day - or any day, really. (Daycare is absurdly expensive.)
    So is there some sort of drink or granola bar or anything that would be a good substitute for an actual, real breakfast? I realize there are 40 million products marketed as such but was hoping to get some actual suggestions from real people who know what works and what doesn't.
     
  2. CCorn

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    I just get the Atkins breakfast drinks with coffee in them. I have no idea if they're healthy, but I imagine they're better for me than a kolache and monster from Donald's
     
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  3. bobrek

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    I boil or poach a number of eggs and take a couple to work. I will also cook up some other protein - sausage, beef patty, chicken - and bring that as well. I do all this at some convenient time during the week and put a day's portion in a baggie or tupperware.
     
  4. ThatBoyNick

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    Pre-cut fruit (or you can just buy fruit and cut it on a chopping board without much mess), prewashed salad bags, I drink a Svelte shake sometimes when im in a real hurry, not really a meal but it helps and is delicious.
     
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    My breakfast is pretty quick and easy. I put a half cup of old-fashioned oats, 3/4 cup of egg beaters, 1 cup of water and a scoop of chocolate protein powder (Dymatize Iso 100) in a large cup and then mix it using a hand blender. I might add a little more protein powder just to make it a little extra chocolaty. Takes all of 5 minutes to make and I chug it down and out the door. You could do the same in a thermas or something that you can put a lid on and take it to go. But it's a nice chocolate shake with everything I need to start the day.

    The large bucket of protein is $75 at Nutrition Depot which is pricey but it lasts me a month. But they do have cheaper options.
     
  6. the shark

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    Eat some fruit and just boil a bunch of eggs on Sunday night so you have enough for M-F (3-4 per day). Don't eat the yolk (just the egg white).
     
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    A water, banana, and almonds. If there's extra time, I have an english muffin with a slice of cheese on it.
     
  8. Mathloom

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    Make a bucket of mixed granola + flax or chia seeds + your favorite nuts + (optional) a bit of protein powder. Get some plastic cups.

    Every morning, pour your mix into a cup, pour some milk or yoghurt on it, drink it while driving. I used to do this when I had no time to make anything in the morning.
     
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    Coffee with no sugar/cream.
     
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  10. BigM

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    Google overnight oats.
     
  11. DonkeyMagic

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    those are good.

    I just eat fage yogurt with honey that i keep at my desk.

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    if you have a frig, you can just buy the big one.
     
  12. Rocketman95

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    Instant Breakfast, ftw.
     
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    I scramble a bunch of eggs and mix them with black beans and some salsa every Sunday, then separate them into 5 containers. Pop one in the microwave every morning and eat while I'm getting myself and my boys ready.
     
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    Maybe try Nutrisystem breakfast and snacks?
     
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    Oatmeal & grapefruit with ground flaxseed.
     
  16. Haymitch

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    Wow, ton of great suggestions so far! Thanks CF.

    I'll come back and read through these more thoughtfully when I have the time, but sounds like I can find a solution or two from what's been said already. Best case scenario is probably where I could make something for both my wife and I to just grab and go in the morning, so we're both eating right and frugally.
     
  17. MadMax

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    I grab a granola bar and a cup of coffee every morning
     
  18. gambingo

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    Peanut butter sandwich
     
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    Pretty great idea, I need to get in the habit of prepping breakfast for the week.
     
  20. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Vanilla whey and Skim milk. Takes a total of 1 minute. 30s to shake and 30s to chug it down.

    200 Calories - 32g protein.

    I'm not a morning person. It takes me literally 20 mins from when I get up to leave the house. Then 1 hour later I have my eggs in the office with some whole grain toast which are prepared on Sundays.
     

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