Ohhh yes, remember the speech “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” from you mom? We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but are you responsible enough not to skip it? As you run out of the door in the morning with one shoe on our foot and a child over your shoulder, breakfast is all too easy to skip. Try these quick breakfast ideas that you can pack quickly to eat at your desk if necessary:
1. When you miss breakfast, you may have a tendency to eat more later in the day at lunchtime or for snacks. Strive to include protein and fiber in your breakfast to help you feel full and satisfied. Foods that are easy to grab and go are great when you’re on the run, so try and grab an apple and a banana for instance.
2. Also there are ready-made containers that offer cottage cheese on one side and fruit on the other side but this is something you can easily grab yourself as you walk out the door. This combination stays below the fat and sugar requirement and gives you the nutrients found in the fresh fruit.
3. Eventually you will want to plan time in your schedule to actually make a breakfast that is not necessarily quick and on-the-go. Having dinner for breakfast is not always a terrible thing depending on what you had for dinner. Of course the challenge is always what your taste buds want but when you do train your taste buds, dinner can be quite the convenience for breakfast. Nutritionists recommend some type of healthy protein source for breakfast, so why not toss the turkey or chicken from last night in a wheat tortilla wrap or with whole wheat bread as you are on your way out the door? Paired with a piece of fresh fruit like an apple or banana, you are getting fiber, protein and carbohydrates!
With very little planning, these breakfast ideas are easy to grab and go even on your busiest mornings. Don’t skip the most important meal of the day. Wake up a few minutes earlier, do some work the night before, or stock up on lots fresh fruit to grab on your way out. Just don’t skip it!