Healthy On-The-Go Breakfast Options
As you may know, I’m leaving tomorrow for a two-week trip to New Zealand.
I can hardly contain my excitement! I just have to power through two mind-crushing final exams, and then I’ll be on my way — no big deal.
We’ll be heading to the South Island of New Zealand, full of adventure activities and breathtaking natural sights. While this is absolutely ideal for my fitness goals, my nutritional needs may suffer a bit as the availability of healthy foods on the road could be scarce.
We have a plan though. We’re going to stock up on easy-to-transport healthy meal options right when we touch down, to bring with us on our journey. That way we can quickly grab breakfast or a healthy snack, before heading out for a long hike or seal-swimming expedition.
Yeah, I’m going to swim with seals (insert ear-to-ear grin).
I’ve already made my shopping list and today I’m sharing the three healthy on-the-go breakfast options I plan on rotating throughout the trip. None of these require any electrical appliances to enjoy, just a refrigerator or cooler to keep cold. Depending on the weather — which could be cold in the glacial regions — I might be able to just store them outside!
- Peanut butter banana sandwich
Obviously peanut butter sandwiches are best toasted, but when you’re in a bind a soft sandy will do just fine. Toss a sliced banana in the middle and you’ve got a gourmet breakfast going. The combo of satiating fat and endurance-promoting complex carbs provide the perfect fuel for a long day on the road.
If you want to get super fancy, a little honey, chia seeds or sprinkle of salt (don’t knock it till you try it), will really put this sandwich over the edge.
- Overnight oats w/ fresh berries
A hot bowl of oatmeal is great for getting in gear on a cold morning. When you’re traveling though, you don’t always have access to a microwave or stovetop. That, and you might not even have 5 minutes in the morning to whip up a meal.
Overnight oats are great because they can be prepared the night ahead. Simply combine 1/2 C. Old Fashioned Oats, 1 C. Milk of Choice, 1/4 C. Sliced Fruit and any other desired mix-ins in a sealed container and let them soak while you sleep. You’ll wake up to an ooey, gooey bowl of delicious, energy-spurring yumminess.
My favorite mix-ins are chia seeds, flax seeds, vanilla vegan protein powder, stevia, peanut or almond butter and chopped nuts. Any fruit will work but bananas really jive well with the creaminess of this breakfast.
- siggi’s Icelandic-style yogurt, a banana + handful of almonds.
By far the easiest breakfast option of the three, this meal requires absolutely no assembly. Just grab your three items and go.
I love this one because it is a completely balanced meal of lean protein, complex carbs and healthy fat. siggi’s yogurts are so great because they’re totally tasty without being loaded with sugar.
They are also free of any artificial preservatives, thickeners, sweeteners, flavors or colors.
And of course, yogurt contains gut-friendly probiotics — a major helper if you’ve ever suffered from traveler’s tummy issues!
These meals can be replicated wherever you’re traveling this holiday season to keep you eating healthy on-the-go. Whether you need a breakfast to take with you in a taxi to the airport or a morning meal to sneak in at your relative’s house while the rest of the family is gorging on Eggos – these choices will keep you happy and healthy this holiday!
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