There’s a reason breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it gives you the energy and nutrients you need to start the day, and a good start can make all the difference. You may not always have time to make breakfast, but learning some quick and easy ideas for individual-sized breakfasts can help you keep up with your day, without skipping this important meal.
Eggs and Fruit
Hard boil one or two eggs the night before, depending on how many you want, and peel and place them in a zip-top bag in your refrigerator. Slice up an apple and put it in a bag in the fridge. In the morning, simply grab your apple slices and hard-boiled eggs, and eat them on the go. The protein in the eggs will give you a lot of energy, and the carbohydrates and vitamins in the apples will give you some boost as well.
Instant whole wheat oatmeal is another great option for a quick breakfast for one. You can buy pre-packaged brands, or simply buy plain whole wheat oatmeal, mix in a little milk and butter and heat up for a couple of minutes until warm. Add in some antioxidant-rich blueberries or raspberries for flavor. The carbohydrates in oatmeal will raise energy levels for a good start to your day.
Instead of getting a cup of coffee in the morning, try a quick and delicious smoothie. Simply toss in half a banana, half a cup of peanut butter, a cup of non-fat yogurt, a teaspoon of sugar, and any other fruits you may want for flavor, into a blender and blend for a minute or two until smooth. Throw in a to-go cup and enjoy. You can even play around with different fruits to create your own personal recipe.
A baked potato isn’t just a good side dish with dinner, but it's an easy breakfast meal too. Slice open a potato and put a small amount of butter and broccoli on top, microwave for a couple of minutes and add a pinch of salt and pepper for some flavor. This is a yummy breakfast packed with fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and calcium.
Whole Wheat Waffle
A whole wheat waffle is a delicious alternative to plain old toast. Toss a waffle into your toaster and toast to your liking. Use all-natural jam or peanut butter as a spread. Hummus is another healthy option to try. You’ll get tons of fiber and carbohydrates to boost you up for your day. You can also opt for a whole wheat bagel, instead of a waffle.
Energy-packing breakfast bars can be fast food that doesn’t sacrifice a healthy breakfast. Buy prepackaged breakfast bars at most grocery stores. Pick ones that are low in sugar and fat, and high in fiber. Those with peanut butter, dried fruit and granola are your best bet. You can make your own at home by mixing granola and dried fruit together in a bowl with some agave honey and/or peanut butter to hold, pack into bars and let sit in the fridge overnight.