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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, many of us neglect breakfast due to a lack of time.
I know I feel like there are so many more important things that need done every morning – the animals need feed, there is email to read, work to do, who has time for breakfast?
However due to recent health issues, I am trying to find ideas for a healthy easy breakfast on the go.
Below are my recommendations for easy, healthy breakfast ideas that don’t take a lot of time to make or eat.
There’s a lot of evidence to suggest that your body and mind will suffer unless you have a healthy breakfast each morning.
I know on the mornings that I take the time to eat breakfast I feel a lot better.
Most people spend six to eight hours sleeping.
After that time, your body needs fuel to keep going.
Without breakfast at home, your options for on the run nutrition may amount to too much fat, too much sugar and too many carbs.
That leads to a convenient run to the fast food joint, however it is not as convenient and time saving as you think if everyone else has the same idea.
The fifteen or twenty minutes spent in line could have been used to fill your belly with something good and nutritious at home that in the long run cost a lot less.
If you are the type to skip breakfast like me, here is a solution to starting the day with a good breakfast which will help you keep hunger in check as well as give you the natural energy boost to start your day.
This food makes a good hot meal that contains lots of filling fiber to keep you from getting hungry later on in the morning.
Depending on your taste, you can take five minutes to fix it on the stove or use the microwave for instant oatmeal.
Kids tend to like the variety of flavors that come with instant oatmeal.
The night before, put together a container of add-ins like blueberries, strawberries and bananas that can be tossed on top for a bit of antioxidant power.
For those who do not keep a lot of fresh fruit on hand, the Berry Mix from Stoneridge Orchards’ is the perfect solution! It is a luscious blend of blueberries, montmorency cherries and cranberries. Best of all montmorency cherries are one of the only natural food sources of melatonin. This is the chemical that controls the body’s internal clock to regulate sleep, so these cherries can help your body naturally reset it’s internal clock.
Oatmeal is my current favorite quick and healthy breakfast idea. When it is topped with fruit, fresh or dried, it is just that much better tasting!
These are good any morning but particularly on a hot day.
You’ll have to blend the ingredients together in the morning, but the prep work can be done at night.
Cube your fruit and place it into a container. Instead of frozen yogurt in the morning, use a cup of plain yogurt.
Add ice cubes, a little water and blend.
For those who like spicy smoothies, let me recommend the Chili Lime Cherries from Stoneridge Orchards’.
They are dried and seasoned with all natural Tajin which is a combination of lime juice and sea salt. It is also the number one seasoning blend sold in Mexico.
These cherries have a mild kick to them that is slightly zesty and mildly sweet that is sure to get your morning off to a good start.
Best of all if you are in a big hurry you can pour your smoothie into a go cup and take it with you.
The eggs can be cooked the night before and placed in a sealed container.
In the morning, warm up the eggs in the microwave.
If you want, add some chopped veggies or shredded cheese.
Serve on toasted wheat bread.
The night before, place two pieces of bread into a Ziploc bag for each family member.
They can toast their bread as they get up and place the sandwich in the bag for easy transport in the car to work or school.
Yogurt With Granola And Fruit
Some people like to eat yogurt. But, yogurt by itself won’t keep you from being hungry.
Add some granola and a few blueberries to the mix. This makes a great breakfast idea for those mornings when you are running late.
Keep small bags of granola and blueberries in the fridge next to the yogurt so you can grab them and run.
Another great option I found was the Greek Yogurt Covered Montmorency Cherries from Stoneridge Orchards’.
What I love about these is they come in their own bag that you can take with you on the go. The yogurt covered cherries are large enough that small hands can get ahold of them easily so they are perfect for children as well.
Are you fighting the breakfast battle?
To get a filling meal you don’t have to opt for too much fat, calories or carbs.
These quick and easy breakfast ideas can be made within minutes and are a much healthier alternative to skipping breakfast or grabbing a high fat alternative.
Do you have other quick and healthy breakfast ideas? I’d love to hear them!
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Tuesday 2nd of January 2018
Hi Sheri, I appreciate this article. My dad always reminded me about how important breakfast is. I love breakfast, but I don't like to spend much time in the morning on it, either. Like you, I have too many other things to attend to. My usual breakfast consists of frozen raspberries (allowed to thaw in the fridge overnight), plain Greek yogurt and granola. I used to use all fresh red raspberries, but started using the frozen after my sister showed me the convenience of the frozen variety. When the frozen raspberries thaw they are very easy to mush and mix into the yogurt. Also, they are usually cheaper than fresh. I have switched to full-fat Greek yogurt in the past year, and noticed my face is smoother, with fewer little bumps. I generally choose granola that has dark chocolate chunks. I have found a few that I like more than others. One of my favorites is Bear Naked's Cacao & Cashew Butter granola; it has pepitas in it! I also look for granola with high protein and fiber. Keep up the good work!
Sheri Ann Richerson
Wednesday 3rd of January 2018
HI Rhonda! Thank you so much! Breakfast is indeed important and I have a horrible tendency to skip it unless there is something ready for me to grab and eat! Frozen foods are very convenient. Lately, I have been buying freeze dried fruit. Have you tried it? I think it has more flavor than frozen fruit, but do read the ingredient label. Some brands add sugar and salt added while others is just the fruit. Freeze dried fruit crushes well but is slightly more expensive than frozen. I am going to have to try that Granola. Jeff was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol- which is what his dad passed from - so I am trying to find foods that help him lower it. Granola bars are something he will eat, although he does prefer the soft and chewy ones! Dark chocolate has so many health benefits. I am so glad to hear you are taking time to eat a healthy breakfast! I don't know about you, but I feel like my day is better when I do take the time to eat breakfast! Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!