Friday, February 17, 2012

7 Quick Breakfasts

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it's often the most rushed as well! To help you whip up something quick on busy mornings, we've rounded up 7 breakfast meals that come together quickly. 

1.   Oatmeal With Toppings
Oatmeal makes a great healthy, hot meal for busy mornings. Toppings include half of a banana and a tablespoon of Sun Butter; a tablespoon of honey, some fruit, and a dash of cinnamon; a dash of brown sugar and cinnamon and a teaspoon of maple syrup; or a tablespoon of your favorite jelly.

2.  Fruit and Cheese
A balanced, easy-to-assemble make-ahead morning meal: Grab an apple, wrap 1 to 2 ounces of Cheddar in plastic, and toss ¼ cup of fiber- and protein-rich walnuts into a resealable plastic bag.

3.   Natural yoghurt
Topped with mixed berries, a teaspoon of ground flaxseeds, a slice of whole grain toast; and a cup of green tea
4.   Strawberry Shake
In a cocktail shaker, combine a packet of vanilla or strawberry instant-breakfast powder (look for the no-sugar-added kind) and 1 cup of low-fat strawberry cow's milk or soy milk. (You can also mix this the night before.)

If you have time, use a blender to add strawberries or a frozen banana, for extra fiber, and a scoop of protein powder.

5.   Plain Doughnut with Chocolate Milk
A plain cake-style doughnut is usually a better choice than a bakery muffin. At Dunkin' Donuts, for instance, an old-fashioned doughnut has 280 calories, while a corn muffin has 510 calories. Add fiber by eating ¼ cup of almonds or dried fruit. Instead of coffee, try 8 ounces of low-fat chocolate milk. 

6.   Breakfast Burritos
Burritos which is simply a warm corn tortilla filled with eggs, cheese, and bacon (can even be that microwaved kind)

7.   Latte, grapes and nuts
Instead of stopping at the drive thru for an expensive latte, make your own. Warm a cup of low fat milk in the microwave; add to your travel mug fill with espresso or extra strong coffee. Sweeten with flavored sugar free syrups or your favorite sweetener; add a dash of cinnamon if desired. Place a serving of almonds or other nuts and a serving of grapes in a zip lock bag and sip and munch your way to work.

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