Our Top On-The-Go Healthy Breakfasts

Our Top Healthy On-The-Go Breakfasts - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we understand that sometimes there just isn’t enough time to rustle up a full breakfast every morning! 

Eating breakfast means you’re less likely to grab high sugar snacks throughout the morning, so we’ve pulled together our top quick and healthy breakfasts that can be made in minutes.

The key to many quick breakfasts is to prepare in advance; it’s much easier to find 10 minutes the evening before than in the morning when you may have school runs or work to deal with!

Some of these recipes can even be cooked the night before ready to reheat, so you can be set up for the day without adding anything to the morning rush.

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Overnight oats are the ultimate time saving breakfast!

They’re filling, versatile, and can be prepared the night before and ready to grab and go in the morning.

You’ll need a container: we like to use a Mason jar like this, but any container will do, as long as the ingredients are layered.

The basic overnight oats method is to layer porridge oats with fat free yoghurt and your favourite fruit, but the flavour possibilities are endless.

From Rhubard and Custard to Tiramisu, the only limit is your imagination!

Tiramisu Overnight Oats - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

Oats are a great breakfast choice because they are full of fibre to keep you feeling satisfied until lunchtime.

You’re not just limited to overnight oats though, you can bake them in the oven to turn them into a light, spongy breakfast!

They’re also suitable for freezing so you can make a batch ahead of time for ultimate convenience.

Try Carrot Cake Baked Oats as the perfect excuse to enjoy cake for breakfast!


Eggs are quick, easy and an essential part of many slimming plans because they’re low in fat and high in protein. Our Breakfast Muffins are the ideal combination of protein and low calorie veggies and salty bacon.

You can add your favourite breakfast ingredients and make a batch for the freezer.

Simply defrost and reheat in the microwave or enjoy cold without having to start from scratch! 

Breakfast Muffins - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

You can even do the same with omelettes if you’re pressed for time on a morning. 

Try making them ahead of time and leaving them in the fridge to reheat in the microwave, or chop all of your preferred ingredients ready to cook on the stove when you wake up. 

Bread, Muffins and Pastries

For a fresh, hot breakfast that’s ready in less than 10 minutes, our Cheesy Bacon Flatbreads are just what you need!

We think this easy recipe rivals the flatbreads found in fast food restaurants but without the queue for the drive through and lower in calories too.

Cheesy Bacon Flatbreads - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

If you’re finding yourself craving toast but don’t fancy the standard egg or beans, why not try Marmite Mushrooms on Toast?

The strong umami flavours will wake you up with a bang, and it takes less than 15 minutes from fridge to table!

Looking for something that can be eaten on the move?

Often, we find ourselves running out of the door with keys in hand and barely even time to grab a cuppa, never mind eating breakfast! 

When it’s inconvenient to reheat food or you’re busy on the commute or dropping off the kids, we have the perfect solution in the form of deliciously light Cinnamon Swirls.

Made with golden, flaky pastry and a sweet spiced filling, these tasty rolls mean there’s no need to hunt down the nearest coffee shop for a croissant. 

They take only half an hour to make, and can be made a few days in advance and eaten cold whenever you fancy a bakery style treat!

Cinnamon Swirls - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

Fluffy and light, these Banana and Peanut Muffins are so easy to make and taste so good. 

You don’t need any fancy machines, just an inexpensive silicone mould like this one, and you can pop them in the freezer ready to reheat in only a few minutes. 

Experiment with your favourite fruit flavours for a restaurant style brunch that couldn’t be simpler!

Banana and Peanut Muffins - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What’s your favourite quick breakfast? Don’t forget to let us know over on our Facebook Group, where we have nearly 1m members ready to support, inspire and motivate you on your slimming journey. 

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