Tips For Having a Quick Breakfast
We know it’s the most important meal of the day, but not everyone has the time to eat breakfast. Between getting the kids off to school or rushing to an early meeting, it’s easy to forego breakfast and pay the price later. Here are some tips to help you make the best breakfast with the time you have.
When You Only Have 15 Minutes
A bowl of oatmeal with healthy toppings is easily achieved in just 15 minutes. Combine 1/2 cup rolled oats with 1 cup water in a big bowl (to prevent it from overflowing) and microwave it for two minutes. Vary your topping combinations each morning. Some healthy options are: almonds, chia seeds, dried fruit, a spoonful of canned pumpkin, ground flaxseed meal, or a spoonful of nut butter. You can also toss in fruit like banana slices or berries. Adding fruit to any breakfast is a small thing to do and it sets a healthy tone for the entire day.
When You Only Have 10 Minutes
With only 10 minutes to spare, whip up a quick, homemade smoothie. Blend 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt, 1 frozen banana, 1 tablespoon of vanilla protein powder, 1 cup soy milk, and a handful of ice, and drink it on the go. The extra protein will help keep you satisfied for hours.
Another 10-minute option is a toasted peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole wheat bread. It takes almost no time to make and travels well.
When You Only Have 5 Minutes
If you are really pressed for time, a store-bought breakfast may be the way to go, but it can still be healthy. For instance, try a nut-filled KIND bar, a piece of whole fruit, and a soy-milk misto. A misto is simply a cup of brewed coffee with steamed milk. It tastes a lot like a latte, but often costs much less. The combination of protein and fat from the nuts and soy milk mixed with the healthy carbs and fiber from the banana are a winning combination for breakfast. It’s nutritious, delicious, and satisfying.