Grab n’ Go Breakfasts

Are your mornings hectic? Do you have trouble finding time for breakfast? Breakfasts can be quick and the benefits are big. A nutritious breakfast will fuel you and your family up for work, the kids’ classroom, or a workout and rev your metabolism.

Make 1 of these easy to-go meals and you’ll get a good balance of healthy carbohydrates and protein so you won’t feel hungry before lunch. All that, and you’ll be out the door in 5 minutes or less.

Banana Dog1
Breakfast, fast-food style.

  • Spread peanut butter on a whole-grain hot dog bun
  • Stuff with a banana
  • Grab a carton of low-fat yogurt

Toss into the blender:

  • A handful of ice cubes
  • Frozen or ripe fruit chunks (like mango or strawberries)
  • 3/4 cup low-fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Egg Sandwich3
Instead of waiting at the drive-thru window: 

  • Break an egg into a small bowl, prick the yolk or scramble the egg, cover the bowl with plastic, microwave on 50% power until done — about 2 minutes
  • While the egg cooks, toast a whole-grain English muffin (whole-grain waffles, pitas, bagels, or wraps work too) with a slice of cheese. Top with cooked egg.
  • Add a slice of lean ham, turkey, or Canadian bacon if you like
  • Grab a piece of fruit

Crunch by the Handfull
4You don’t have to eat cereal with milk from a bowl.

  • Fill a small plastic sandwich bag with whole-grain cereal or trail mix with nuts and dried fruit
  • Take a carton of low-fat chocolate milk to drink
  • Grab a piece of fruit