You know breakfast is an important meal. But it’s so easy to skip it when you need an extra 10 minutes of sleep. Only when your stomach starts rumbling during your first meeting of the day do you wish you’d taken a healthy breakfast on the go. (Coffee is not breakfast.)
What you need is a breakfast that’s already made for you—something you can just grab and eat on your way out the door. Stock your kitchen with these easy breakfasts that require no cooking at all.
5 ideas for a healthy breakfast on the go
“This is a great on-the-go option because it contains a good mix of fiber from the oats and healthy fats from the nuts and seeds,” says author of Thrive in 5 and registered dietitian Chelsey Amer, RD. It’s a little low in protein to keep you full until lunch, so she recommends pairing it with one of the other foods on this list, such as Greek yogurt or a hard boiled egg.
Speaking of eggs, this breakfast box from Peckish contains two of ’em, plus the cult-favorite everything-but-the-bagel seasoning. “These convenient and flavorful hard boiled eggs are a great choice,” Amer says. Want to do your body one better? Add a piece of fruit or whole grain toast for extra fiber.
Smoothies are a classic healthy breakfast on the go option, but sometimes, the thought of firing up the blender can seem like a lot of work—especially first thing in the morning. “When you’re in a pinch and need to grab something quick, this bottled smoothie is better than most with just four grams of sugar,” says Amer. “Although this is added sugar, it has 18 grams of protein to help balance your blood sugar.” With that amount of protein, you definitely won’t find yourself reaching for a snack an hour later.
“When yogurt is your breakfast of choice, I recommend grabbing a higher fat cup to keep you full longer, since fat is digested slowly,” says Amer as to why she recommends this whole milk drinkable yogurt over non-fat ones. Ideally, she says it’s best to enjoy it with fruit for extra fiber.
Amer is a fan of cottage cheese for breakfast because it’s high in protein (key for staying full until lunch and providing the body with energy) and low in sodium. Similarly to with yogurt, she recommends skipping low-fat cottage cheeses and going for whole milk, which is more satiating.
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