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There are two types of morning people: Some enjoy breakfast, and some can live without it. But regardless of the side you take, it is a known that breakfast can contribute important nutrients to the diet if foods are chosen carefully. But with the rising demands in lifestyle, people have less and less time to enjoy breakfast. Before you get sucked in this joyless loop, we’ll show you some easy breakfast on-the-go ideas tailor suited to a busy lifestyle.
Healthy Food Choices For Breakfast
Breakfast is important, but a healthy breakfast is crucial. The most important meal of the day won’t make sense unless it’s done the healthy way. Here are some healthy food choices you should have for breakfast:
These protein-rich goodies are low-calorie and give you a more satiated feeling, so you don’t binge throughout the day.
- Black coffee
Coffee is a well-known antioxidant that gives you an excellent energy boost. Although black coffee is the best way to go, you can add low-calorie sweeteners as a healthy option.
- Greek yogurt
Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and can help with weight management by giving you a feeling of fullness.
- Chia seeds
These seeds can be added to your fresh juice or your yogurt. They are an excellent source of fiber and can effectively regulate blood sugar and blood pressure.
Although not everyone loves oatmeal, they are an excellent source of fiber and are rich in antioxidants.
- Berries and citrus fruits
Fruits are an excellent way to enjoy breakfast. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, and berries are well-known antioxidants.
Nuts are known to be excellent brain food, making them great starters for the day. They also help with weight management and can be mixed with muesli and oatmeal.
3 Easy Breakfast On The Go Ideas
Now that we know which food to incorporate for breakfast, let’s play mix and match to come up with fast and easy on-the-go ideas.
Oatmeal Chia Cups
Preparing your breakfast beforehand is one of the best ways to ensure you don’t skip breakfast. These oatmeal chia cups are also prepackaged, making them easy grab and go items.
Step 1 – Add two tablespoons of gluten-free rolled oats, one tablespoon chia, and 1/3 cup of milk in an 8oz jar and mix until it achieves a thick consistency.
Step 2 – Add 1/3 cup of Greek yogurt in the jar and some honey.
Step 3 – Add berries and nuts, and other fruits of your choice on the top.
Step 4 – Cover the jar and leave it refrigerated overnight.
Step 5 – Wake up, grab your jar and enjoy!
NOTE: You can store this for five days maximum!
Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
Who doesn’t love breakfast pastries? This easy recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare and can be enjoyed throughout the week.
Step 1 – Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2 – Mix 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats, ½ cup chopped walnuts, one teaspoon baking powder, 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon salt in the bowl.
Step 3 – Mash the banana separately and add one egg, 1 ½ cup milk, ½ unsweetened applesauce, 1/3 cup maple syrup, one teaspoon vanilla, and two tablespoons unsalted butter.
Step 4 – Mix the ingredients altogether.
Step 5 – Grease the pan and pour the mixture.
Step 6 – Bake for 35 minutes until it is cooked through.
Step 7 – Wait 10 minutes before slicing.
Step 8 – Enjoy warm or cold!
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Greek Yogurt Smoothie
Smoothies are healthy as long as you have the right ingredients with the right amount. To make a delicious Greek yogurt smoothie, try these ingredients:
- Greek yogurt
- Peanut butter or almond butter
Mix in a blender, and store in an airtight jar if you’re preparing it in advance.
There’s one thing lunch, and dinner can never have: a club. The breakfast club is as iconic a statement as the meal it was named after. If you’ve always been too busy to enjoy a good breakfast, our suggestions above will be life-changing.
Jinan Banna, PhD, RD, is an associate professor at the University of Hawaii and the owner of Jinan Banna, LLC. When she isn’t working she is usually found hiking or sampling food from around the world.