Great Breakfast Energy Boosting Meals
So you wake up first thing in the morning and know that part of eating healthy is getting in a wholesome morning meal. But, you don’t want to have cereal and simply don’t have the time of day to start cooking something else.
You need something fast that will fill you up and ensure hunger stays controlled until lunch.
What do you do? Before you do what far too many women do and turn to a cereal bar, a bagel, or worse, a donut (or other baked good), consider one of the following choices.
Planning for a smart breakfast meal will set the tone for the rest of the day, so you want to be sure it’s a healthy one.
Yogurt and Berries
Spooning some Greek yogurt into a container and topping with some berries and slivered almonds takes all of 3 minutes and will provide you with the protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats you need to nourish your body.
When choosing your Greek yogurt, just be sure to choose some that is lower in sugar content. Opt for plain since you will be adding flavor with the fresh berries.
If almonds aren’t your thing, feel free to add any other nut instead.
Banana With Nut Butter
Speaking of nuts, that brings to our next breakfast idea – fruit and nut butter. It really doesn’t get faster or easier than this. Smear a banana with one or two tablespoons of natural peanut butter (depending on your target calorie intake).
While it won’t contain as much protein as say an omelet would, having this is going to be far better than many alternatives that you could otherwise be choosing.
Fruit is the perfect on-the-go snack because it’s ready when you are.
Last Night’s Left-Overs
It’s time to get past thinking that breakfast has to mean serving breakfast foods. If you simply aren’t a fan of the conventional breakfast options, don’t feel bad about just serving last night’s left-overs.
You can easily put a container in the fridge the night before to take with you as you run out the door to work.
It’s fast, easy, and as long as you are in the habit of preparing healthy dinners, will be very well balanced as well. .
Hard Boiled Eggs and A Pita
Hard-boiled eggs are another great to-go protein source and you can easily store these in a fridge for a few days after making a large batch.
Simply slice up one hard-boiled egg along with a few yolks and toss this into a whole wheat pita along with some spinach leaves and other diced vegetables. Drizzle with some light olive oil based salad dressing and you’ll have a breakfast to go in seconds. This one is also great for taking to eat as you drive to work and will help you get your five to ten servings per day of fresh vegetables.
So next time you’re scrambling to get out the door and don’t want to crab a bowl of cereal, consider one of these options. Just be sure that you do eat something for that morning meal or it will backfire on you and you’ll find yourself raiding the vending machine come mid-morning.