Too busy for breakfast? Quick Breakfast hacks for WFH + BTS!!

August 21, 2020

I don’t know about you but mornings during the school year are always crazy at our house.  Between packing school bags, preparing for that morning meeting, making sure everyone starts the day with a healthy meal, packing lunches … things just get a bit hectic.   We’ve gained back some time with all of us working from home and kids doing distance learning from home, but somehow time still slips away.  

The one thing that helps to keep us on track is to have a few go-to breakfast ideas on hand that meet our criteria of delicious, healthy, easy and FAST.  Below are a few of our favorites:    

  • Fluffy Overnight Pancakes
  • Customizable Overnight Oats
  • Five-Minute Breakfast Burritos
  • Easy Smoothies
  • The Classics 

    Something that can be made the night before is an amazing time saver or if you’re really organized, these can be made over the weekend to have on hand for the week. Just whip up this batter from Mels Kitchen Cafe and throw it in the fridge until you're ready to cook them up. (And best of all, cook time is minutes for these fluffy treats!)

    If you're in a super-crunch for time in the morning, you can set up a breakfast bar for the family to build their own! (a little help goes a long way) Just cook up the actual pancakes, and throw bananas, strawberries, coffee crumbs (butter, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon), syrup, etc out on the counter. The rest of the family can pick their toppings and be on their way!


    Something about these creamy, nutritious, and DELICIOUS containers of oats gets us going in the morning without fail. The best part about this breakfast is that you can have the kids help! Have them pick out a flavor of oats they want and they can dump, stir, shake, and snack away.

    Just throw the finished product in the fridge and wait for INSTANT breakfast in the morning. A few of our favorite flavors are below for a head start!


    We may be biased but there is nothing better than a warm, tasty, *easy to eat on the go* breakfast burrito. We love this recipe from The Live-In-Kitchen that uses only 5 nutritious ingredients that you may already have at home!

    Better yet, these burritos can be frozen and reheated for up to 3 days. Just make sure to store in an air-tight container or bag and enjoy the rest of the week!


    Gathering ingredients, measuring, blending... Smoothies may seem like a big task when you're in a rush, but there are ways to have a quick smoothie every morning without the hassle. Our favorite tip is to prep and freeze your ingredients:

    • You can prep your fruits and veggies in baggies and freeze for the week.  So in the morning, you just need to put it into the blender, add your liquid of choice (almond milk, oat milk, coconut water, or even just water) and some ice (optional) and blend away.
    • Pre-made smoothies are also a great option. There are several pre-packaged frozen smoothie bags and pouches available at local grocery stores. While they may not have your perfect proportions of fruits you love, they are a great way to cut out some prep time in your mornings.

      Voila, a fresh filling breakfast with minimal prep work!



      Now it's your turn! What are your go-to breakfasts when you are in a rush? Comment below!

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