Breakfast is the first thing we’re supposed to eat in the morning and the fuel that we need to power through the day. Ideally, breakfast should be a nutritious meal, but some dietitians and fitness experts tell their clients that they are better off eating anything – even a donut! – than skipping the meal entirely.
Even if you’re strapped for time in the morning, there are still ways to eat a healthy breakfast that don’t include the drive-thru.
Take it to go. Not everyone has time for a sit down meal in the morning – especially if you prefer to sleep in a little. Stonyfield’s Strawberry Super Smoothie has 230 calories and only 3 grams fat with 10 grams protein to help keep you sated in the morning. My favorite thing about this is that it’s easy to grab and drink on the go.
Make it ahead. If your breakfast is already made when you wake up, then you’ll have no reason to skip over it. Make hard boiled eggs up to 3-5 days in advance or chop and wash fruit and portion them into small containers up to two days before you plan to eat them. Even laying out your morning oats in a bowl with a spoon and your favorite toppings the night before will speed up your breakfast routine.
Eat your vegetables. If you’re already eating breakfast but want to add bulk and nutrients to your AM meal without the calories, start by adding veggies. A whole-wheat English muffin topped with fresh tomato slices or a broccoli mushroom omelet are both filling, low-calorie ways to start your day.