Healthy On-The-Go Breakfasts for Busy Bees
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But when you are rushing out the door to make that 6 a.m. flight, 7 a.m. meeting or 8 a.m. class, it may be hard to find the time to make a healthy breakfast–if you can find the time to eat anything at all.
It is important to eat a nutrient-rich breakfast to keep your body energized throughout the day. And of course, a busy bee needs a delicious and nutritious breakfast that won’t take all morning to make.
Here are 7 healthy breakfast suggestions for busy mornings. That’s one for every day of the week!
- Cottage cheese and fruit.
Mix up a bowl of cottage cheese with a handful of strawberries, blueberries or peaches in a pinch! The cottage cheese provides a great source of calcium, protein and Vitamins A & B and the addition of fruit gives you some well-needed fiber!
- Blueberry Muffins.
Blueberry muffins make great grab-and-go breakfast snacks. The blueberries provide wonderful antioxidants and the muffin is just enough to help fill you up without being too fattening. You can bake them fresh at the beginning of the week or even buy them pre-packaged (just watch out for artificial sweeteners and high sugar content!) Bonus points if your blueberry muffins are whole wheat.
- Low Fat Yogurt.
Yogurt is a great portable snack packed with calcium and protein. A 6 oz cup of yogurt is the perfect thing to grab on your way out the door in the morning and it’s easy enough to eat while walking! (Hopefully you are coordinated.) You can jazz it up with fruit or granola or eat it plain jane if you like. Again, be label conscious and avoid artificially sweetened or over-processed choices.
- Granola bars.
Granola bars are wonderful grab-and-go breakfast options that provide whole grains and fiber. Granola bars come hard or chewy in a variety of flavors so there is one for every palette. Look for granola bars that are low in sugar, high in fiber and made with natural ingredients. Just pack one in your backpack, gym bag or briefcase and go. If you have time, pair it with a glass of milk for a little extra calcium and Vitamin D.
- Banana and protein shake.
A banana and protein shake is the perfect duo to keep you fueled for a busy day. Bananas are a good source of potassium and provide an energizing kick when combined with a protein shake. Don’t like the taste of protein shakes? Substitute it with ½ cup of all-natural peanut butter or chocolate milk instead so you don’t miss out on those proteins. Check out our protein packed banana and peanut butter shake recipe.
- Whole grain waffles with berries.
Whole grain waffles are yummy “grab in one-hand and out the door” breakfast snacks that provide whole grains (obviously) and protein in the morning. Unlike regular waffles made with white flour, whole grain waffles are low in fat, sodium and sugar. Pairing them with berries (or eating them with berries baked-in) add extra antioxidants and fiber. You can also try gluten free waffles as a healthier alternative.
- Instant oatmeal.
It’s in the name–a breakfast that is just as on-the-go as you are. With a couple minutes in the microwave, instant oatmeal becomes a bountiful source of nutrients. Oatmeal is packed with fiber and antioxidants and can be totally portable in a small container. If you like, spruce it up by adding fruit or honey for extra flavor.
Bon appetite, busy bees! Hope you enjoy these nutritious, quick fix breakfast ideas. What’s your favorite on-the-go breakfast?
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