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Protein Breakfast on the Go

by Michelle Powell-Smith, studioD

Hectic mornings are often the beginning to a busy day. Starting your day with a protein-packed breakfast can help you and your family get through the morning and make it until lunch. While it's lovely to sit down for a family breakfast, sometimes you need to be able to take a protein-based breakfast with you for your morning commute to work or school.


Smoothies are ideal for busy moms and kids. Pair fresh or frozen fruit with nonfat Greek yogurt or silken tofu for tasty, high-protein smoothies. Opt for milk or soy milk in your fruit smoothie for a bit of extra protein. Play with new flavors every day of the week, including adding a bit of peanut butter and banana for protein and flavor, to a yogurt smoothie.


While eggs are a natural choice for a protein-packed breakfast, taking a plate of scrambled eggs in the car is far from ideal. Hard-boiled eggs are an easy choice, or you can make breakfast burritos or egg sandwiches on bagels or English muffins. Make them right before you leave the house or prepare batches then freeze. Pop them out of the freezer to thaw the night before, and reheat in the toaster oven for a hot on-the-go sandwich.


While they're not a classic breakfast choice, sandwiches are an easy breakfast to go. Try lean meats like ham or turkey spread with creamy dressing or kid-friendly favorites like peanut butter and jelly. For the best flavor, make sandwiches right before you leave the house. Change up this basic by replacing bread with tortillas for a wrap-style sandwich.

Oatmeal on the Go

Prep oatmeal for the office or for a nutritious breakfast on the way to school by measuring quick oats into a small plastic container. While oats are naturally high in fiber, you can add protein with a spoonful of almond or peanut butter, or a handful of walnuts or pecans. Add dried fruit, a pinch of sugar, and a dusting of cinnamon. When you're ready to fix the oatmeal, add milk and microwave. If you need to feed the kids in the car, prep oatmeal right before you leave the house and let them eat on the way.

About the Author

With a master's degree in art history from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Michelle Powell-Smith has been writing professionally for more than a decade. An avid knitter and mother of four, she has written extensively on a wide variety of subjects, including education, test preparation, parenting, crafts and fashion.

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