Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas For on the Go Moms
It is often understated just how vital a morning meal is but breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, due to any number of circumstances and reasons, many of us fail to find the time for a proper breakfast. This is not good because there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that your body and mind will suffer unless you have a healthy breakfast each morning.
The average person spends six to eight hours sleeping. After that time, your body needs fuel to keep going. Without breakfast at home, your options for a meal on the go will often amount to ingesting excess sugar, excess fat, excess carbohydrates or all of the above. In the effort to save time, people often make the convenient trip to the fast food restaurant. This is usually not as convenient and time saving as one might think since many other people have the same idea. The ten to fifteen minutes spent driving around, parking, and waiting in line could have been spent preparing yourself a healthy breakfast at home.
If you’re a notorious breakfast skipper, here are some ideas and solutions to make sure your days starts with a good breakfast. Not only will these good breakfasts help you keep from being hungry but they will also provide that all important natural energy boost to help start your day off right.
1. Granola and fruit Yogurt – Some people like to eat yogurt, some people don’t. Well regardless, yogurt on its own won’t prevent you from being hungry. The key is to add some granola and a few raspberries or blueberries to the mix. Those who don’t like yogurt may want to give this a chance as the new ingredients give this breakfast a whole new flavour. This is a great solution to your breakfast dilemma, especially for those mornings when you’re running late. By keeping small bags of granola and blueberries ready and prepared in the fridge next to the yogurt, you can simply grab them and go.
2. Egg sandwich – Again, the focus here is on pre-prepared food. For instance, the eggs for your sandwich can be cooked the night before and simply stored in a sealed container in your fridge. In the morning, you can just warm up the eggs in the microwave. If you want to liven up the meal, you can try adding some diced onions, veggies, or grated cheese. Place the eggs (and other ingredients if you so choose) on toasted bread. When the sandwich is made, if you don’t have time to eat it right away, put the sandwich in a Ziploc bag or container so you can enjoy it en-route to, or upon arrival at your destination.
3. Fruit smoothies – These are a great breakfast any morning but are especially satisfying on a hot day. If you do your prep work the night before, all you’ll have to do is blend the ingredients together in the morning. Just cut up the fruit of your choice into small chunks and store it in a sealable container. In the morning when you’re ready to blend your fruit, add a cup of yogurt and a few ice-cubes. Depending on the fruit you use, you may want to add a touch of water if the mixture is too thick. You can determine your own preference here. Don’t be shy and play around as there is a large variety of fruits and flavours to try out!
4. Oatmeal – This breakfast, which is a wonderful boost in the winter, makes a good hot meal that also contains lots of fibre, helping you keep from getting hungry later on. Depending on your tastes and time, you can either prepare it on the stove or use the microwave for instant oatmeal. Children tend to like the variety of flavours that instant oatmeal packages provide but that may not be the case for you. If you want to, prepare a container of other ingredients like bananas, blueberries, or strawberries to add a bit of flavour and diversity to your dish.
So, if you’re like most of us, you’re constantly waging a battle between eating in the morning, let alone eating healthy. However, with a little preparation and the right breakfast ideas, you too can have a satisfying and filling meal that isn’t laden with too much fat, calories, carbs, or sugars. With these easy, healthy, nutritious, and time-saving breakfast ideas, you’ll be starting the day on the right track and will feel much better for it!