While we always have good intentions of waking up early to cook a made-from-scratch breakfast, the truth is, more often than not, we’re slamming that snooze button as soon as the alarm goes off. But going to work without breakfast is always a recipe for disaster (and one that inevitably leads to an expensive, indulgent lunch at 10 a.m.).
That’s why we’re thrilled the world of frozen breakfasts has seriously expanded since our first soggy breakfast burrito experience. These days, watery eggs and tough tortillas have been replaced with fluffy scrambles and tender wraps, and if you don’t feel like a burrito, you’re in luck. Frozen waffles, oatmeal and breakfast sandos are widely available at a higher quality than you might expect.
If you’re always running around frantically in the morning, stock your freezer with some of these tasty options. You’ll be able to grab something on your way out the door so you can start your day happy, not hangry.
Bantam Bagels Stuffed Everything Bagels
Who really has time to toast and cream cheese a bagel on busy mornings? Instead, pop a couple of these cream cheese-stuffed bagel bites in the microwave or toaster oven before you head out the door. Unlike a regular bagel with schmear, you can actually eat these in the car without getting food all over your coat.
Bantam Bagels stuffed everything bagels, $6 at Instacart
Evol Egg & Green Chile Burrito
You wouldn’t think a simple veggie burrito could taste so good, but the addition of tangy, zippy green chilies makes this one stand out.
Evol Egg & Green Chile Burrito, $3 at Instacart
Good Food Made Simple Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Enchiladas
Sick of breakfast burritos? Switch things up with these vegetarian breakfast enchiladas, made with corn tortillas layered with scrambled egg whites, beans, rice and poblano peppers and topped with salsa and cheddar cheese.
Good Food Made Simple Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Enchiladas, $4 at Target
Sweet Earth Farmstand Flaxbread Egg & Vegetarian Bacon Breakfast Sandwich
Sweet Earth’s Benevolent Bacon is one of our favorite vegetarian meat substitutes, and it sets this vegetarian breakfast sandwich apart from the rest. Add cage-free eggs and cheddar cheese to the mix, and you’ll be ready for your day.
Sweet Earth Farmstand Flaxbread egg and vegetarian bacon breakfast sandwich, $6 at Instacart
Kashi Blueberry Waffles
If you have a little extra time in the morning, toast up one of these whole-grain blueberry waffles. A pat of butter and drizzle of syrup, and you’ll feel like you went to a cute little café for breakfast.
Kashi Blueberry Waffles, $4 at Instacart
Sweet Earth Big Sur Breakfast Burrito
A vegan breakfast burrito that totally satisfies? Heck yes! Sweet Earth’s Big Sur burrito is stuffed full of potatoes, tofu and smoked seitan along with veggies and seasonings. It’s chock-full of protein, something many vegan breakfasts are seriously lacking.
Sweet Earth Big Sur Breakfast Burrito, $3 at Target
Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burrito
This classic combo of eggs, potatoes, cheese and chicken sausage is a safe bet anytime you’re craving a hearty breakfast.
Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burrito, $4 at Trader Joe’s
Archer Farms Feta Cheese, Red Quinoa & Spinach Omelet Cups
Breakfast on the go doesn’t usually taste as gourmet as these cheesy omelet cups from Archer Farms. Just pop one in the microwave and you have breakfast in less than two minutes.
Archer Farms Feta Cheese, Red Quinoa & Spinach Omelet Cups, $4 at Target
Good Food Made Simple Vermont Maple Syrup Organic Oatmeal
Organic oats sweetened with maple syrup and brown sugar are a tasty and nutritious way to start your day (yay, fiber!). You don’t even have to wait for water to boil to make these.
Good Food Made Simple Vermont Maple Syrup Organic Oatmeal, $4 at Target
Hot Pockets Applewood Bacon, Egg & Cheese Pocket Sandwiches
Let’s be honest… Hot Pockets are a guilty pleasure. Keep a box of these in the back of your freezer for mornings after you’ve had a few too many the night before, and you’ll be patting yourself on the back for hours to come.
Hot Pockets Applewood Bacon Egg & Cheese pocket sandwiches, $3 at Instacart
Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
Sometimes, you just want a greasy, savory breakfast sandwich, and this little number by Jimmy Dean definitely does the trick (without those long drive-thru lines that make you late for work).
Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, $11 at Instacart
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