If you have a busy schedule and want quick on-the-go meals that are vegan, there are plenty of quick and healthy options that also taste good. Here are a few quick vegan breakfast ideas:
Fruits have very high water content, so make sure you’re eating ENOUGH of it, or you’ll be hungry very shortly. Here are some common fruits I bring to work:
Bananas: Take a few bananas with you. They are incredibly easy to eat, you just peel and eat, no mess and no cleaning up. Talk about “fast food”! Bananas are probably the cheapest fruits you can buy, and they are very healthy and contain many vital nutrients such as potassium, fiber and B vitamins!
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Dates: Like bananas dates are very cheap and calorie dense. It’s also very nutritious as it contains potassium, fiber, magnesium, and vitamin B6. Dates can help with weight loss because it’s very low in fat, they’re also a great natural sweetener for your smoothies.
Oranges: I like to peel a couple of them the night before and put them in a plastic container, that way I can just grab and eat. In the summer I put them in the fridge so that its cold and refreshing.
Cup Fruit: I like the convenience of fruits that come in a cup. They are a great way to increase your fruit intake if you don’t like washing and peeling stuff.
Make Fruit Smoothies! Blend up some dates and bananas to make datorade.
There are a variety of different vegan granola bars that’s available in supermarkets and drugstores. My favorite ones are Clif Bars, Lara Bars, and VEGA bars. They can replace a meal because they contain a bunch of different vitamins and minerals, also they are extremely convenient to bring along anywhere. Keep a few Clif Bars in your work desk for a snack or a meal replacement.
Bagels & Sandwiches:
Many bread products out there are completely vegan. Just look at the list of ingredients and check them. Usually they will say at the bottom if it contains any dairy or eggs, for allergy reasons. Some breads can contain ingredients like L Cysteine which you may not know is an ingredient derived from duck feathers and is not vegan.
So what do you make a vegan sandwich with you ask? No, not just kale and jam. I love making grilled cheese sandwiches with Daiya cheese, I also put the cheese on Gardein black bean burgers which I can honestly say is the best vegan burger product I have had so far.
The overwhelming majority of the muffins you will find in the supermarket contains eggs, butter, and/or other animal products. I would suggest you make your own vegan muffins maybe the day or night before. Some Quaker muffin mixes are vegan such as the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and the Double Chocolate Chip. Or you can find plenty of vegan muffin recipes on the internet and create your own.
I love hash browns for breakfast, potatoes are good for any meal of the day. After I found out the hash browns at Mcdonalds were vegan, I regularly got them on a weekly basis. Most hash browns in the frozen section at grocery store are also vegan. Just check the list of ingredients if you’re not sure, as some of them can contain egg or milk ingredients.
You can totally make pancakes without adding any eggs or milk. Simple replace the eggs with apple sauce, and the milk with one of the many varieties of vegan milk (almond milk, rice milk, oat milk) They taste just as good as the non vegan kind!
Most ramen noodles you buy from the store contain some sort of animal products in their seasoning packets, and are loaded with a variety of unhealthy preservatives and/or artificial flavorings like MSG. If you’re looking for instant cup noodles, there’s a healthier vegan version of it. Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods is a great vegan brand to get cup ramen noodles, soups, or any kind of quick to-go meals in a cup, and they’re generally much healthier for you.
Who doesn’t love cereal with milk for breakfast? Actually a lot of cereals are already vegan. Just replace milk with vegan almond or rice milk. Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Captain Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Reese Puffs and Corn Puffs are all among the list of popular brand name cereals that are vegan friendly.
I hope the ideas I have listed here have helped. Being a vegan doesn’t have to mean restriction, you can always find a vegan version of whatever foods you’re into. Who knows, the vean version might even taste better. If you have any other vegan breakfast ideas, please leave a comment down below.