We’ve all been there… you roll over in the morning, realize it’s waaay past your normal “I should be up by now” time, and run out the door without even tying your shoes. On mornings like these, it’s easy to pop by your local Starbucks (or DD or Panera) and get a quick bite to eat along with a much needed cup o’ joe. But with a little more preparation—and maybe one more alarm—you can enjoy a healthier version of those coffee shop breakfasts at home. Because really, who wants to pay $7 for something you could def make yourself for half the price?
We’ve rounded up our favorite copycat Starbucks recipes that are a cinch to make and that use better-for-you ingredients, so you can start your day off on a high note instead of a sugar crash. Prep them the night before and reheat in the a.m. or just assemble in the morning—none are overly complicated. It’s not quite as easy as hitting the drive-thru, but your wallet (and patience) will thank you.
How gorgeous do these meal-prep-friendly bistro boxes look?! Hard-boil some eggs, cut up carrots and celery, and add in a few slices of apple along with a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter. If you’re a fan of the original, you’ll recognize the Ozery Bakery Morning Rounds—they’re the same pita that comes in the OG box.