Grab N’ Go Breakfasts For Those Crazy Weekday Mornings

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Grab N' Go Breakfasts For Those Crazy Weekday Mornings

I had a crazy morning.

The alarm on my  $5 alarm clock from Target Rolex didn’t go off because I hit the snooze button too many timesI discovered my high-end washing machine was broken I put off doing laundry for far too long and had nothing to wear , and to top it all off, I forgot to set up my crock pot of oatmeal for the morning my personal chef called in sick right before breakfast.

My brand new Porsche beat up old Saturn did not want to turn on when I went out to find my cell phone warm it up. It must have been the oil I forgot to have changed too cold out in the ice and rain in my 6 car garage. So I headed back inside, stubbing my not-so manicured perfectly manicured toes on the pile of rocks my son collected that I’ve been ignoring for 2 weeks a boulder that appeared out of nowhere, and somehow managed to stumble, fumble and hop gracefully walk through the front door with a fair absolutely no amount of dignity left in tact.

Mini Chef was screaming at the top of his lungs that he didn’t want to go politely informing me that he would rather stay home and watch TV, and I was due in class 10 minutes ago in 30 minutes. My chances of getting out the door in time were zero to none decreasing rapidly.

So I did what any crazy woman with no time to spare self-respecting female with a Rolex and a Porsche would do. I informed Mini Chef that he would get in the car NOW while slinging him over one shoulder and my back pack over the other politely informed Mini Chef that it was time to go, kicked that blasted heap of metal until it started to sputter in pain spoke softly to the car until it finally started, drove Mini Chef to Grandma’s house, and drove like a bat outta hell casually to school, arriving in class 10 minutes before it ended 2 minutes early.

Yep, it was a crazy morning in the McCauley house, and I’d be willing to bet that you’ve had mornings like this too (Cold Porsche and all).

Here are a few “Grab-n-go” breakfasts to help you through mornings like this.

  • Avocado Toast (Make quick)
  • Blueberry Cottage Cheese (Make quick)
  • Granola (Make ahead)
  • Brownie Waffles (Make ahead and keep in the freezer. Pop in the toaster and go. Great for the kids!)
  • Protein Waffles (Make ahead and keep in the freezer. Pop in the toaster and go!)
  • Muffins (Make ahead)
  • Protein Bars (Make ahead)
  • Hummus and veggies (Make ahead on the hummus, and yes, I said veggies for breakfast)
  • Muesli (Make quick)
  • Smoothies (Make quick)
  • Almonds and an orange (grab n go)
  • Brown rice cake with almond butter (grab n go)
  • Thermos oatmeal  – (Make quick) – Put 3 minute oats into a thermos with some boiling water, put the lid on and go! It will be ready when you are! (Hint: you might want to add any fruit AFTER it’s done).
  • Overnight oatmeal – (Prep the night before)
  • Toast and nut butter (Make quick)

So next time your Porsche is freezing, your Rolex stops working and your personal chef calls in sick at the last moment, at least you’ve got a good back up plan.

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23 Comments

  1. This is hilarious!! First I visited just for the breakfast ideas, but your morning story was just too funny. And boy do I know how frustrating it is when my porche and rolex stop functioning! 😉 Thank you for sharing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amie – Oh phew!!! I’m so happy I’m not the only one!! 😉

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cindi – Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I have been known to grab a pop-tart as i leave the house on those mornings, but that was before clean eating. Thank you so much for healthy grab-n-go items.

  3. Tanya from Little Village Naturals says:

    Thank you for this! This will be really helpful! I have loved your blog for quite some time! All the best!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tanya – Awwwe, thanks! I’m happy you found it helpful!

  4. This morning, my grab-and-heat-later breakfast was:

    1 cup leftover fruit compote (blueberries & peaches)
    1 4-6 oz. container Greek-style yogurt with honey (I <3 Oikos).

    I microwaved the compote a couple minutes, then topped with the yogurt after I got to work.

    That Thermos oatmeal idea sounds pretty good… and mess-preventing. 🙂

    I <3 your work! Thanks for always sharing with others the wonderful gift that is you. 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Charlene – Oh yum! What a great breakfast! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my site!

  5. Jenn@slim-shoppin says:

    I hate when mornings start like that!

    My go to is always muffins. I re-vamp unhealthy muffins to make them better. I also love making jumbo muffins (like the ones found at the bakery on my way to work), but lower in calories and fat and full of great stuff.

    If I don’t plan right, then I will stop at the bakery on the way! 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jenn – it’s always important to plan!! Good for you!

  6. Blueberries and cottage cheese a definite go to on those gotta get outta the house quick mornings. Unfortunately, those late mornings are my own fault as my kids have all grown 🙁

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anna – Don’t beat yourself up. We all have them. At least you’ve got a great breakfast figured out!! 😉

  7. Shannon Blythe says:

    I love the avocado toast! its one of my fav snacks! i even ake it when im rushing to work along with my protein shake! I just started clean eating and i have used wheat germ in just about everything i make! i dont see how its all that bad!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shannon – That’s great! That avocado toast always gets me through in a pinch. Love it.

  8. Shea Phillips says:

    OMG!!! Hilarious My Rolex stops working every single morning. 🙂 Sad but oh so very true story.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shea – Ya, I wonder why they cost so much when they keep breaking down! Such a mystery! 😉

  9. LOLOL thanks for this wonderful little story Tiffany, so real yet so funny. I love your recipes…. AND your humor ! 😀

  10. OMG I’ve never read this. Love it 🙂 You have a great style Miss Tiffany!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Awww, thanks!!

  11. Came for breakfast ideas, but LOvVE your morning story!! Cracking me up!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      mk – LOL. It’s true though!! Mornings can be CRAZY!!

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