Your assignment: good ideas for breakfast that are easy to make, can be eaten on the run or at the office, and don’t include oatmeal or peanut butter or yogurt. Chowhounds came through with plenty of suggestions from complex to as simple as buying a muffin from a good bakery.

Eggs lead the way in endless variations: Frittatas and quiches can be stored and transported easily, reheated or eaten at room temperature, and, most important, offer a template for the creative use of appealing ingredients. Jennalynn makes miniomelets in greased muffin tins with beaten eggs and chopped-up veggies and meat. Wrap in tinfoil, refrigerate, and microwave at work. Lemonii constructs egg sandwiches of fried eggs, cheese, mayo, spinach, and tomatoes on whole wheat bread.

Others offer variations on bagel-egg-avocado sandwiches; quesadilla constructions; pita with chicken or tuna; lavash with cream cheese, lox, onions, and tomatoes; or burritos made ahead with scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese, and salsa and frozen. If you have a toaster at work, try sliced hard-cooked eggs on buttered toast.

Plenty of Chowhounds break their fast with neither eggs nor sandwich inventions. Emme suggests cottage cheese and salsa or salmon croquettes, frozen and ’waved, or couscous salads with seasoned rice wine vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, chopped tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, cipollini onions, basil, and currants.

Board Link: Breakfast–Easy, On the Go

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