Good Eats: 3 Busy Girl Breakfasts

Busy bloggers like us at Team LC are constantly on the go. Between writing endless articles, staging photo shoots, and crafting the latest DIYs, there is hardly time to sit down for a relaxing meal during the week (thank goodness for the weekends). When I’m rushing out the door in the morning, the last thing I want to do is slave over a time-intensive meal. That said, I’ve recently been researching a few ways to make a delicious and quick breakfast for on-the-go girls like myself…

My belief is that if you’re going to eat breakfast on the move, at least whip up one that’s healthy—and tasty too! Today I’ll be sharing 3 of my favorite tried-and-true busy girl breakfasts. Check out the recipes below and let me know which one you’re going to try…

1. Blend a green smoothie.
Some mornings in the LC offices, there are homemade smoothies sitting atop nearly all of our blogger’s desks. Which just goes to show that busy girls love starting the day on a healthy note—with some nutrient-rich, blended goodness. We love this revitalizing kale smoothie recipe. But my newest favorite smoothie recipes combine fruits, veggies, a light protein powder, flax seeds, and dried coconut flakes. Try it out below! Just pour it in a to-go cup, add a straw and sip away.

Good Eats: 3 Busy Girl Breakfasts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup frozen pineapples
  • 1 teaspoon organic flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried coconut flakes
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite protein powder
  • ½ banana

Instructions:

  1. Add spinach, peaches, banana, and pineapples to your blender.
  2. Add your flax seed, almond milk and protein powder into the mix.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top and enjoy!

2. Enjoy some overnight oats.
This popular favorite has always held a special place in our hearts. Chilled overnight oatmeal can be easily transported from the kitchen to the car to the office. Plus, you can customize your oats with your favorite fruit toppings too. Click here to check out Lauren’s overnight oats. Or try this new version of an old favorite with the recipe from Oh She Glows below:

Good Eats: 3 Busy Girl Breakfasts

Ingredients:

  • 1/3  cup regular oats
  • 1 cup of milk of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and smashed
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • pure maple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Mix your oats, almond milk, chia seeds, banana, and vanilla together in a bowl and put it in the fridge overnight.
  2. In the morning, remove the bowl of oats and add the peanut butter and pure maple syrup
  3. Mix it all up, serve cold, and enjoy!

3. Prepare for the week with omelet muffins.
These minis munchies are a great way to start your day off with protein, and they taste identical to full-sized omelets. The best part is that you can make a whole week’s worth on Sunday night, then refrigerate them and reheat them every morning. You wouldn’t guess it but these omelet muffins still taste just as good (and fresh!) when microwaved. You can customize your batch by adding vegetarian ingredients, meat lovers mix-ins, or switch things up with a variety. Here’s how to make them:

Good Eats: 3 Busy Girl Breakfasts

Ingredients:

  • muffin pan
  • 6 eggs (beaten and seasoned a pinch of salt and pepper)
  • mix-ins…

-diced ham
-bacon
-carrots
-tomatoes
-onions
-spinach
-bell pepper
-shredded cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and generously grease the bottoms and sides of your muffin pan to ensure a stick-free removal once the omelets are done baking.
  2. Make sure your eggs are beaten and you’ve added the salt and pepper.
  3. Fill the bottoms of your muffin pan (about 1/3 of each individual tin) with the different mix-ins you chose.
  4. Then fill the tins with your eggs. The omelets will puff up a little when you bake them, so make sure to leave just a tiny bit of space at the top of each tin. Stir each mixture slightly to combine your eggs with the ingredients.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until you can poke the centers with a knife and it comes out clean (or almost clean).

With these three quick and easy breakfasts in your arsenal, you should be good to go for even the busiest weeks that may come your way!

Which one will you try first? Do you have any ideas for busy girl breakfasts?

Leave them in the comments below!

xx
Allison
Team LC

Photos: Kitchen TreatyGastromonica, Eat Good 4 Life
Source: Michael Pollan
Categories: Allison Norton, Dine
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  • Megan Jones

    I definitely will be trying all three of these recipes. Green smoothies, oats, and eggs are my favorite foods to add to my breakfast or even any meal of the day. So excited I am need of a trip to the grocery store. Will definitely be throwing these ingredients into my basket!

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  • Megan Jones

    I was reading through and noticed the instructions to make the green smoothie do not follow what is on the list of ingredients.

  • Erin Martin

    Me too! I was like “”Wait…what?”” Glad I’m not the only one who noticed that.

  • Mary Lauren

    I’m excited to try the egg muffins because I love a hot breakfast and it’s healthier than some of the bars or breakfast sandwiches out there! Thanks for the tips!

  • Olga Garcia

    LOoooVe the muffin idea. I’m wondering what it will be like to have them sitting in the fridge for a week tho. And the Kale smoothie is a definite yes. They all sound delicious

  • Jess Harmon

    Same here!

  • Kiley

    Any information on the nutrition facts for these recipes?

  • Kellie Norton

    I’m seriously loving the omelet muffins, like it’s genius!! Can’t wait to try it :-)

    XO Kellie

  • LaurenConrad.com

    We love to hear about our readers making health choices! Thanks for sharing, Megan. And let us know which of these recipes you end up making!

  • LaurenConrad.com

    A girl here at the LC offices made the omelets on a Sunday and ate them all week long. She said they were great! (And if you’re a spicy-food lover, try adding a little hot sauce… even better!)

  • LaurenConrad.com

    So glad you like them! Let us know when you give them a try!! :-)

  • Ilana Saul

    I’ve made the muffins a few times and they actually reheat quite well!

  • debora f

    in Italy the only breakfast are coffee and croissants :)

  • Remy Kennedy

    Thanks for the great recipes! When I don’t feel like making a smoothie or am missing some ingredients, I grab a special K flatbread breakfast sandwich. They are surprisingly good. You guys should try them! I recommend the veggie/pepper jack :)

  • michelle gowing

    can’t wait to try the kale one!

  • ChefApril

    I’m a smoothie girl all the way! But my smoothie is:
    1 cup raw spinach or kale
    1.5 cups pure coconut water
    1 cup organic frozen berry mix
    Blend the spinach/kale with the coconut water, then add your berries. Add more coconut water if needed for your preferred consistency.

    Super delish and hydrating!!

  • coby

    Do you have a substitute for peanut butter for the overnight oats as i have a nut allergy :-(

  • Petra Zeller

    Mhmm everything looks really delicious. I will try everything special the oatmeal muffins. I have two simillar recipes on my blog where you can find http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com/2013/03/diet-diary-3.html?m=q and here http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com/2012/10/slim-tip-live-healthier-oatmeal-muffins.html?m=1
    thank you for sharing this amazing recipes.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

  • Deanne Castro

    These are a must-try!
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  • Rachel

    Cant wait to try these!!

    Rachel
    theoxfordstyle.com

  • Ashley Lorraine

    Tried all of these. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Breakfast food isn’t my favorite so I will definitely skip it when I don’t have time…which I know is no bueno. These ideas were all great especially the make ahead oatmeal and omelet.

  • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

    I really like the idea of the omelet muffins! I’ll have to try that soon.

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca

  • He Calls Me Grace

    Great recipes, I can’t wait to try them!

    Katie

  • stephanie

    the omelet muffins look so good! can’t wait to try them.

  • BoilerLeah

    What brand of protein powder do you use? I have a chocolate one that doesn’t taste good when mixed into the green smoothie so I went to Whole Foods and purchased a raw protein powder… it is so chalky and makes my shake taste HORRIBLE. I’d love to get a better suggestion on protein powder. Also, if you know where I can find chia seeds on the internet, please let me know.

  • Melissa mould

    the overnight oats look AMAZING. must try those :)
    Mel x
    UK blogger
    http://www.mediamarmalade.com

  • Flor Garcia

    the overnight oat look delicious!

    xo
    Flor
    http://meringuesandchiffon.blogspot.com

  • Rafael Centenera

    \(O)// 29 BANG! …. outstanding all the time. Amazing wahine(O)

  • Hedda

    I like Lauren’s recipe, it’s 1/2 c. Greek vanilla yogurt, 1/2 c. rolled oats, 2/3 c. almond milk (I use vanilla) and a pinch of cinnamon. No peanut butter necessary :) I add peaches to mine in the morning and swirl them in … delicious.

  • Hedda

    It says 6 eggs, but how much of each other ingredient are you supposed to add?

  • Hedda

    It might be helpful to say mix-ins amounting to a total of one cup (hypothetically) or whatever measurement works. has anyone else nailed this down?

  • Aaz924

    I love making omelets in the morning because they are so filling, delicious, and healthy! I haven’t has much time to make them lately so I tried the omelet muffins! They came out perfect and definitely don’t make me miss my traditional omelets. I used 6 egg whites and 3 eggs to make mine and I ended up with 12 muffins. I used 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper, a large onion, and American cheese as my mix-ins (I broke the sliced cheese up into small pieces). I saut

    • http://www.smart-twenties.com/ Samantha Brown

      That sounds so delicious! Do you use real egg whites or the egg whites that come in a carton? I just find it hard to justify using 6 eggs in one meal (but I guess eggs aren’t that expensive)

      Sam xx
      http://www.smart-twenties.com – how to make the most of your twenties

      • shannon

        Think about it as you are making several breakfast meals.

  • Dorie {Brooklyn Salt}

    I never thought about eating cold oatmeal…I guess if you have access to a microwave, you could take off the lid and zap it for a few minutes too. Great idea!

    -Dorie
    http://www.brooklynsalt.com

  • emily g.

    just tried the omelette muffins today for mother’s day and they were so good!

  • ImaneR

    Hey ! As a muslim i can’t eat a bacon so can we just do the muffin without it ?

    • Ida Lykke

      Yes, of course! The content of your omelets are totally up to you! Otherwise, if you wan’t to try Lauren’s edition, I’d give it a go with turkey bacon in stead. That’s delicious as well!

  • Fluii

    I already have my overnight oats in the fridge for tomorrow morning, I hope they’re good, I trust 100% in Lauren’s recipes! they’re always great!

  • Margie

    I love smoothies for breakfast so I tried the kale one. Pretty good just thought the kale taste was a little strong. Despite that I still liked it. Trying the spinach one next.

  • Patty CatCake

    OMG I will do those omelet muffins right this weekend <3

  • Jenny

    Making those mini omelets tomorrow morning! Im starting bikini bootcamp a little late… Just found you!

  • Taylor Borcheller

    I’m gonna try the green smoothie. Another quick, healthy breakfast that I love is just Greek yogurt and a banana.

  • Michelle dow

    I’m excited to try the mini omlettes. I also loved the Breakfast quinoa that you had listed in the 7 days to skinny jeans log post a long time ago. That was delicious. I make it frequently.

  • Amanda Cuteri

    Does anyone know how many mini omelets are considered a serving for bootcamp?

  • Lena Ameri

    This is awesome! I’m always on the lookout for breakfast foods I can make the night before. Smoothies have been my breakfast for awhile, I’ve experimented with lots of diff kinds. My favorite: combine frozen strawberries, blueberries, spinach, chia seeds, and almond milk with a tiny bit of honey. Tastes sooooo yummy you’d never believe it’s healthy!

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  • kalamityray

    those omelet muffins are SO on my list for next week. I’d found a similar recipe in Runner’s World for eggs/canned salmon cakes, but lost it. Thanks for getting my mind back on track! It’s tough to eat healthy when you’re always on the run, so easy breakfast ideas are always welcome! http://makeyourhairgrowfaster.net/

  • Harmony

    Great ideas but not healthy with the meat and the milk. Milk is highly toxic to your body and full of chemicals, fat and toxins. It is made with great cruelty. I use Almond Milk or Soy in my smoothies and know I am not killing any cows to enjoy it or ingesting any unhealthy chemicals or fat. The breakfast muffin would be so much better vegetarian style with veggies.

    • Shannon

      no cows were harmed in the making of these delicious bites…only pigs. and milk has fat,yes, but the human body needs fat to survive. and although there are possibly some chemicals in milk from when it’s processed, it’s too rich in HEALTHY essential nutrients to be considered “toxic”

    • HellaGood

      Uh huh? Been drinking cow milk forever and I’m still alive and healthier than all vegans together. Stop with the “guilt trip” method to “convert” people to veganism. It’s really low and “toxic”. Yes, toxic. You are a toxic person trying to intoxicate others with hate. Let people eat whatever they want and dont scold them for free.

  • Sandra dee

    :)

  • Bunny Golightly

    Wow, these omlet muffins look tasty. Such a good idea.
    I’ve invented a recipe for vegan pancakes this morning. I call them Super-Pancakes because of all the superfoods they contain (goji berries, chia seeds, raw cacao…).
    Everyone, feel free to try the recipe:

    http://purepowerpanda.blogspot.de/2013/08/how-to-healthy-vegan-pancakes.html

  • Nicole Anderson

    I really want to try the omelet muffins, everytime I try those the eggs never cook right!

  • Jrbnj

    Two boiled eggs and fresh fruit salad is another quickie! I make both Sunday nights for the week(:

  • Ada shackleton

    Just mix in as much as looks right, it’s not a really important detail.

  • Stacey

    Just made the omelet muffins with all egg whites… Delicious. Thank you for the recipe!

  • Dessi

    The omelet muffins are great! Perfect for a quick breakfast before school. :)

  • nail&shoefetish2189

    I’ll definitely be trying the omelet muffins! They sound delish!

  • Happy Healthy Girl

    The omelette muffins for sure sound YUM!! i am trying that for sure. The spinach and kale smoothies are highly nourished and healthy smoothies to start a day. I prefer to take different smoothies everyday. Everyone can also try some other recipes in the free ebook
    http://stayhappynhealthy.com

  • DrMrsB

    These look yummy however could we get the caloric content of each per serving as well.

  • janet l

    I want to try the egg muffins. Do you use mini muffin pans or regular sized?

    • Britt

      I used the mini ones they are more bit size, i think that they are supposed to be mini one but im sure you could make them in the regular ones you just may not make as many but if they were bigger you wouldnt need to make many

  • Lesley

    Mmm these all look delish! x
    http://www.rawvogue.com

  • http://liveanddiet.com/ Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.

    These are all my favorite breakfasts!!! I love that you can put like 2 cups of kale in a smoothie and not even taste it.

    3-ingredient pancakes are also super easy and delicious. Recipe on my blog :)

    xo – Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. http://liveanddiet.com

  • bunzy

    I love making green smoothies in the morning, but I see that the recipe calls for “1 teaspoon of protein powder”….. 1 teaspoon is totally not enough! you usually need a fairly large scoop to get a good dose of protein… just wondering if that is a typo or not!

    • Kristen Hnasko

      I agree with Bunzy. Usually it is a large scoop. Probably equivalent to 2-3 tablespoons.

      • Fluffysocks

        *thumbs up* I thought that too! I use 100%Whey {CytoLogy} found at Costco and 1 scoop (6tbsp) contains 27g of protein…..:-/

  • Thea

    Lauren, I have a very stupid question… Do I have to cook the oats for the overnight oats recipe?

    • allie

      no you haven’t. just put everything in a jar or a box and mix it up. it’ll be so good, you’ll love it! :) i prefer mine with an grated apple, nuts and raisins. Sometimes with flaxseeds or coconut. yumm!

  • Valerie

    For all of you curious about the nutrition content of the overnight oats from the recipe above, here it is. I used almond milk and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. In my opinion it is too much carbs and not enough protein, but it is also a good amount of fiber.

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    If you can’t open the links above, here’s the breakdown:
    Total: 545 calories
    55% carbs, 34% fat, 11% protein
    Total fat: 21g, Saturated fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated fat: 8g, Monosaturated fat: 4g
    Sodium: 130mg
    Potassium: 784mg
    Total carbs: 78g, Fiber: 16g, Sugar: 33g
    Protein: 16g
    Vitamin A: 12%, Vitamin C: 15%, Calcium: 62%, Iron: 25%

  • Konstantina Bourtzou

    Very interesting ideas, dear! ;)

    http://justsmilewithstyle.blogspot.gr/
    <3

  • Julia

    I am so excited to try overnight oats! My mom makes omelet muffins all the time and they are so delicious, but the oats are my favorite and now that I have a job that starts early in the AM, I need something on the go and delicious to keep me going!

  • http://www.thesinglediaries.com/ The Single Diaries

    I love Oh She Glows! That’s where I find my overnight oat recipes too! QQ: what kind of blender do you use for your smoothies?

    Jen Hacker | The Single Diaries

    http://www.thesinglediaries.com

  • http://currentlywell.wordpress.com/ Currently Well

    That smoothie looks delicious! :)

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  • http://www.katikonfidential.com Kati

    These are actually my 3 favorite goto breakfast meals already! Only I do slightly different variations, but they are all super quick and yummy! http://www.katikonfidential.com

  • lauren21

    Great ideas but I don’t foresee anyone who is truly busy able to whip these up in 2 minutes before they run out the door

    • sherri

      “The best part is that you can make a whole week’s worth on Sunday night, then refrigerate them and reheat them every morning.”

  • Jess

    Can these be frozen?

  • Morton88

    Do you need to pre cook the bacon for the muffins? Or will it cook all the way when you bake it in the egg mix?

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