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(WXIA) -- Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but sometimes in all the hustle and bustle of getting out the door, it's easier to grab a latte on the road -- or skip breakfast entirely.

Here's a better way: plan ahead and stock up on healthy, homemade items that you can grab and eat on busy mornings.

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Some examples:

1. Muffins
Avoid the store-bought ones and make your own so you can control what's in them. Prepare a big batch over the weekend and freeze them; muffins reheat beautifully in only 30 seconds.

2. Smoothies
Buy frozen fruit, add Greek yogurt and blend them together. In less than five minutes, you have a healthy, filling breakfast for the road.

3. Parfaits
Combine the same ingredients as the smoothie and add granola. Put it all in a bowl and walk out the door.

4. Hard-boiled eggs
Try the incredible, edible hard-boiled egg. These eggs are portable, nutritious and full of protein -- and they come individually wrapped, naturally.

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