12 Smart Ideas for Breakfast On the Go

Set yourself up for healthy-breakfast success by stocking your shelves with items you can grab and go.

12 Smart Ideas for Breakfast On the Go
Photo: Rita Maas

1. Single-serving bowls of whole-grain cereal are packed with vitamins and minerals.

2. Pair string cheese with whole wheat crackers.

3. Hard-boil several eggs to have on hand for busy mornings.

4. Small cartons of low-fat yogurt are a good combination of carbohydrates and protein.

5. Whole-grain English muffins can serve as a base for a breakfast sandwich. Spread on peanut butter, a source of satisfying protein and heart-healthy fats.

6. Make breakfast wraps with whole wheat tortillas; roll in lean protein, such as turkey and low-fat cheese, scrambled eggs with diced peppers and onions, or peanut butter and bananas.

7. Keep low-fat cheese slices on hand for breakfast sandwiches.

8. Single-serving cartons of low-fat, low-sodium cottage cheese are a good source of protein; stir in berries or fruit for fiber.

9. Top whole wheat toaster waffles with a tablespoon of peanut butter and/or fruit preserves.

10. Try soy or lean turkey sausage patties (you can eat them alone or put them in a breakfast wrap or sandwich).

11. Stir a tablespoon or two of fruit preserves or chopped dried fruit into plain instant oatmeal to add a touch of sweetness.

12. For protein, add a tablespoon or two of nuts to your yogurt or oatmeal. Stir frozen berries into oatmeal or yogurt to boost the vitamin content.

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