We’re all busy getting to and from work on weekdays, taking the kids to school, or cramming in that extra early-morning gym session! Sometimes it’s hard to get a nutritious meal in before you start your busy day. Here are a few ways to prepare your breakfast ahead of time so you can eat your meal on the go, at your desk, or in the locker room before you head out to work! We looked through our blogger’s recipes from the Food Monster App to put together this list of tips and tricks for your busy mornings!

1. Break Out the Muffin Tin! Vegan Gluten-Free Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal refined sugar-free with fresh strawberries

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal / One Green Planet

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Baked oatmeal is great because you can make it in bulk before the week starts for a grab-and-go breakfast! Kate Condon showed us how to make this Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal recipe for a nutritious, whole-food plant-based breakfast you can eat-on-the-run! The recipe is very similar to regular strawberry banana oatmeal but features a flax seed binder and a few other ingredients! You could totally adapt this recipe to your own taste or mix it up, adding different fruit to eat baked oatmeal so you can have a unique breakfast every day of the week!

If you aren’t feeling the oatmeal, you could always go for a protein-packed, healthy muffin recipe like Robin Runner‘s Walnut Hemp Blender Muffins! These are loaded with nutrients, take minimal effort and can be brought anywhere with you during your busy weekdays!

2. Grab Your Mason JarsThe 5 Cheapest Foods to Buy to Ensure Good Heart Health

Goji and Chia Seed Overnight Oats/ One Green Planet

Mason jars are super popular right now but we still think they’re underrated. Mason jars are great because they’re reusable, and perfect for prepping breakfasts on-the-go! Go for a hearty, superfood-loaded breakfast like this Goji and Chia Seed Overnight Oats recipe by Kat Kothgasser!

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Layer up your oats with plant-based foods like goji berries, chia seeds, and nuts for a nutrient-rich breakfast to keep you energized and sustained throughout your busy day! If you prefer a warm breakfast, but still need something simple and quick. try something like this Warm Blueberry Overnight Oats recipe by Sophie Parker! She showed us how to make a simple over-night oat base, and then mix it up with some cooked fruit for a warm treat! You could do this with any fruit of your choice for a warm meal you can eat anywhere! Just throw it all back into a mason jar and go!

3. Skip the Container All-Together!

Superfood Granola Bars/ One Green Planet

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Don’t have access to a muffin tin or mason jar? Need the quickest and simplest form of easy breakfast foods? Never fear. Granola bars are classic, simple, and don’t require any packaging at all! You can pack them with nutrient-dense foods like goji, pumpkin seeds, oats (okay and maybe some dark chocolate chips) like Nikki and Zuzana did with their Superfood Granola Bars!

The best part about granola bars is that you can put them together with whatever you have on-hand making them a very budget-friendly option as well!  In fact, if you’re really looking to get creative, check out these 15 Granola Recipes for #NationalGranolaBarDay that give examples of yummy granola that you can easily turn into a bar! Just mix your favorite homemade or store-bought granola with some peanut butter and a vegan sweetener for the simplest, and most cost-effective breakfast around!

Need more vegan breakfast ideas? Check out Raw Breakfast Ideas That Are Quick, Easy, and Comforting Too by downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats