Are you looking for quick, yet healthy breakfast ideas you can grab on your way to work or school? These breakfast ideas are perfect for parents and kids who find there is just not enough time in the morning to sit down for breakfast.
A recent report from the federal government on dietary guidelines has shown that breakfast is an important part of your daily nutrition – and it actually helps boosts brain performance throughout the day. Here are some on-the-go ideas to get you started.
"I need something sweet to start my day, and I LOVE fruit mixed into pretty much everything - cereal, yogurt, oatmeal," says registered dietitian Elana Natker, who says she often buys a large bag of frozen mixed berries and lets them thaw overnight in a ramekin. Grab a large to-go mug and sprinkle the fruit on top of high fiber cereal, yogurt or oatmeal and you are ready to hit the road.
Natker also combines fruit with protein for a filling and nutritious breakfast. "My favorite on-the-go meal is a low-calorie whole-wheat tortilla spread with peanut butter and with a banana inside," says Natker. "Roll it up, and you have a complete breakfast!"
Andrea Travillian of HeartHealthJourney.com has two great ideas for on-the-go breakfasts that are full of protein to keep you feeling satisfied. Both ideas would be great for kids also!
A slice of toast with peanut butter contains a great mixture of protein and carbohydrates, says Travillian. "I can walk around and eat it!" One tablespoon of peanut butter contains 94 calories, so use sparingly.
She also whips up a fruit smoothie in the morning, using pre-packaged fruit smoothie mix, apple juice and one scoop of protein powder. You can also substitute yogurt and fresh fruit for the pre-packaged mix.
Make these tasty muffins the night before for a week's worth of grab-and-go muffins. These yummy muffins, courtesy of nutritionist Sophie Pachella, will give you a chocolate fix, are full of fiber and are only 57 calories per muffin!
Makes 12 mini-muffins
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