With our busy lives, it is sometimes hard to find the time to fix breakfast in the morning. Here are a few quick ideas that take hardly any time at all to prepare and most of them you can carry with you and enjoy on your way to work or when you get there.
1. Whole grain cereal with skim milk
All you need is a bowl and a spoon. This should take you about 1 minute to prepare and 5 minutes to eat. A nice and easy breakfast idea when you are running late.
2. Breakfast Parfait
You can make your own healthy version of the breakfast parfait. Put some low-fat vanilla yogurt in a container. Keep some snack-sized bags of granola in your pantry and some small bags of frozen berries in your freezer. Or use fresh fruit when available. Just grab everything as you head out the door and enjoy your parfait at work.
3. Whole Wheat Bagel with Peanut Butter (add a piece of fruit)
Toast a whole-wheat bagel with some peanut butter for a filling breakfast. Grab a piece of “portable” fruit such as an apple or a banana before you leave the house and breakfast is done.
4. Boiled Egg Sandwich
Keep a few boiled eggs in your fridge for a protein rich and filling egg sandwich for breakfast. Just slice the egg on some honey wheat bread and sprinkle a little salt on top. If you’d like you can add a small amount of mayonnaise as well.
5. Breakfast Smoothie
Breakfast Smoothies were invented for busy people. Pour some milk or yogurt and juice in your blender and toss in some berries or a banana and a scoop of protein powder. There are many other great recipes available.
Try a few of these ideas and you’ll find yourself more alert and in a better mood in the morning. Starting your day off right, will also help you snack less during the day and will keep your metabolism running high. No more excuses to skip breakfast – just spend a few minutes each morning putting one of these meals together.
Susanne Myers is the co-creator of Healthy Menu Mailer. Busy Moms love the easy-to-prepare healthy dinner recipes, grocery lists and encouragement to stay healthy every day of the week.