We get it: There are some (or many) mornings when all we can do is jump out of bed and grab a granola bar on our way out the door. Some of us even made it a habit of skipping breakfast all together.
Although a gourmet breakfast isn’t a realistic everyday goal, you’d be surprised how many healthy breakfast ideas require very little effort when put into practice.
Ready to start your day the right way? Try out these quick & easy breakfast options:
Oatmeal packets: When it comes to making breakfast in the morning, oatmeal is a great option. It's healthy, quick, and can be topped with just about anything. Oatmeal packets contain fiber and nutritious whole grains leaving you energized after. Opt for the no sugar added packets or buy the plain ones and add in mix-ins! Some healthy mix-ins can include nut butter, frozen/fresh fruit, chia/flax seeds, and protein powder.
Ready to drink protein shakes: Protein shakes are a simple grab-and-go option and they’re easy to drink on the road too. Eating a high protein breakfast will help you feel fuller longer, so you don’t have to worry about getting hungry and stopping your busy day for a pre-lunch snack. Additionally, this high protein shake will help prevent that energy crash later in the day that you may be experiencing. Grab your protein drink out of your fridge and take it with you without ever skipping a beat.
Greek yogurt with a banana: Greek yogurt has become extremely popular in recent years, and for good reason. It has twice as much protein as traditional yogurt, plus a bunch of other nutrients. Pair a carbohydrate (banana or another fruit) with your Greek yogurt to make your meals more satisfying and balanced!
Cold cereal: While cereal has been demonized over the years, it can be a great option for people who are pressed for time. It’s important to choose cereals that will leave you feeling energized rather than ones that will lead to sugar crashes a few hours later. Look for products that list whole grains as the first ingredient, are fairly low in sugar (9 grams or less), and are a good source of fiber (3 grams or more per serving) to maximize your nutrition & energy!
Frozen egg sandwiches: Next time you’re in the frozen section in a grocery store, you’ll be surprised to find out how many frozen egg sandwich options there are! Compare brands and opt for the one with the highest protein and fiber and the least sodium and saturated fat. Premade egg sandwiches can be ready in minutes and can leave you feeling satisfied for hours.
Remember: Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated, and it certainly doesn't have to come from a drive-through window to fit into your tight schedule. A healthy breakfast will help give you the energy you need to tackle your day.