Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but sometimes, it can be hard to have a healthy and filling breakfast when you are constantly on the go. Here are five tips for having breakfast on the go
This post is sponsored by Mom Central Consulting and Kellog’s Nutri Grain. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own!
How many times have you heard about the importance of eating a good breakfast…that it’s the most important meal of the day? I feel like I hear that at least once a week. However, if you’re like me, finding time to make a good breakfast can be hard.
Forrest and I both work from home, but it’s still surprisingly hard to make time to make a healthy and filling breakfast. We have a very active two-year-old who When we do, I feel so much better and ready for the day, but when we don’t? It’s surprisingly much easier to stay in my pajamas for most of the day. Because eating breakfast makes us both more productive, we’ve been trying to think of new ways to make sure we eat something substantial, and I thought we’d share those with you! If you work outside the home, hopefully some of these tips will help you save money, too!
1) Breakfast Bars
I think the ultimate way to eat breakfast on the go is some kind of breakfast bar. They are quick, relatively inexpensive, and generally taste good. But not all of them are created equally! We’ve recently become a huge fan of Nutri-Grain Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars. They are seriously one of the most filling and tasty kinds I’ve had in a long time. Each bar contains 4 grams of protein, and a combination of delicious (and most importantly, real) fruits, and oats. I don’t know about you, but with most breakfast bars, I find myself hungry about an hour later, but I am always surprisingly full for several hours after eating one of these cereal bars. My favorite is the strawberry, but it comes in blueberry too.
2) Breakfast Burritos
I recently posted about my latest breakfast burrito recipe, and I definitely think they are great for busy mornings. Having something that you can take from the freezer, that’s relatively healthy, and only takes less than two minutes to warm up. I’ve been eating my breakfast burritos for breakfast the past week, and I’ve loved it!
3) Protein powder
Protein is a great way to keep yourself energized, yet full. One of the best ways to get some extra protein in your diet is by using protein powder. You can add it to a cup of milk in the morning, or if you have time, make a quick smoothie and throw a scoop in. I recently purchased a graham cracker and banana cream and can’t wait to experiment with them.
4) Fruit readily available
Fruit is an essential part of of any diet, and it is actually best if consumed in the first part of the day (from what I’ve heard, at least.) If you really have no time in the morning and just need something to get you going, fruit is a good choice. Grabbing a banana on the way out the door will probably prevent you from stopping at McDonald’s (and it’s so much healthier.) Fruit is also awesome for quick smoothies, or to throw on cereal or oatmeal.
5) Prepare the night before
This isn’t even just referring to preparing breakfast the night before — if you are leaving in the morning, make sure to have your clothes laid out, your lunch prepared and in the refrigerator, and then you might find yourself with more time to sit down and have a yummy breakfast. If you can, preparing easy breakfasts the night (or days before) a busy day is a great idea. I’d even recommend trying to make an overnight breakfast casserole in the crock pot if you have time (especially if you have a programmable slow cooker, that will just warm the food after it’s done! Nothing better than waking up to a hot breakfast…that’s already cooked! I definitely need to do this much more. Zero prep time.