Portable Savory Breakfast Recipes for Athletes

For those days when instant oatmeal with sliced banana eaten at your desk or a calorie-laden muffin at the coffee shop leaves you feeling hungry an hour later, try one of these hearty, portable breakfasts. In less than 10 minutes, you'll have a balanced breakfast—the protein, whole-grain carbs and healthy fats will keep you satisfied until lunch.

Avocado Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Recipe


2 slices of your favorite whole-wheat or sprouted bread
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 avocado, sliced into half-moons
1/8 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Sprinkle of sea salt
2 slices fresh or 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella

Squeeze lemon juice over sliced avocado and sprinkle with salt.

Brush the outsides of each piece of bread with olive oil. Flip bread over and top one piece of bread with cheese and avocado slices.

Place sandwich in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on first side, or until lightly browned. Flip sandwich over with a spatula and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned on the other side, and the cheese begins to melt. Serves one.

More: The Health Benefits of Avocados

Curried Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe


5 eggs
4 tablespoons plain yogurt (make your own)
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 pinches sea salt
5 green onions, chopped finely
1/2 medium-sized apple, finely diced
1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped finely
2 tablespoons golden raisins
4 handfuls of mixed baby lettuce or spinach
8 slices of your favorite whole-wheat or sprouted bread