7 On-the-Go Meals For When You’re Running Late

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but if you’re like me, you’re perpetually late in the morning. I can’t count the number of times I’ve foregone breakfast because I’ll be late to class or a meeting. Well, no more! You can prepare everything beforehand and still get out the door with some food in your stomach. Why sacrifice those precious extra minutes to lay in bed to cook when you can grab something on your way out the door? These seven on-the-go meals will be a saving grace for anyone who needs a little more time to say goodbye to their bed in the morning.

1. Breakfast Trail Mix

Buy it premixed or get creative and make your own. All you need are some breakfast essentials in your trail mix and you’ll be good to grab a bag and run out the door. Get the recipe for the one pictured above here.

2. Yogurt Parfait

Why eat plain yogurt when you can have a little fun with your food? Add different granola and fruit the night before and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect breakfast! Get a great recipe here!

3. Breakfast Smoothie

Grab your favorite fruits and veggies, add some yogurt and ice, and you’re good to go. Make enough for the week and you can get a cup and go. Bonus: Add honey to sweeten up your smoothie naturally. Check out a recipe here.

4. Fruit & Peanut Butter Roll Ups

Just roll any fruit you want (I love bananas) and some peanut butter up in a tortilla and you have a healthy breakfast that’ll fill you up! You can make this the night before or the morning of and it won’t make you late! Check out a recipe here

5. Hard-Boiled Eggs and Toast

Hard boil your eggs the night before all you have to make is the toast. Throw it in the toaster while you’re getting ready and voila! You can make it to class and still have a satisfying breakfast. Tip: Bag avocado slices and you can make avocado toast with eggs while you’re sitting in class.

6. All the Muffins

Literally any type of muffin you desire can be a great breakfast! Bake them ahead of time and you can have a sweet treat in the morning to wake you up. Learn how to make a simple maple muffin here

7. Breakfast Sandwich

Get real adventurous and make yourself all the fixings for a breakfast sandwich the night before. This is a surefire way to pack in all those nutrients at the start of the day on your way to class. Find a great recipe here

And there you have it! Now you don't have to feel so guilty about rushing to class because at least you had food.