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Healthy Recipe of the Month
Twelve Smart Ideas for Breakfast On-the-Go
You've probably heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The key to motivation in the morning is to get out of a same-old-foods rut and kick-start the day with new, creative ideas. Set yourself up for healthy-breakfast success by stocking your shelves with items you can grab and go.
On your next trip to the grocery store, keep these ideas in mind and you'll be eating convenient, smarter breakfasts in no time!
- Single-serving bowls of whole-grain cereal are packed with vitamins and minerals.
- Pair string cheese with whole wheat crackers.
- Hard-boil several eggs to have on hand for busy mornings.
- Small cartons of low-fat yogurt are a good combination of carbohydrates and protein.
- 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.
- 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.
- Keep low-fat cheese slices on hand for breakfast sandwiches.
- Single-serving cartons of low-fat, low-sodium cottage cheese are a good source of protein; stir in berries or fruit for fiber.
- Top whole wheat toaster waffles with a tablespoon of peanut butter and/or fruit preserves.
- Try soy or lean turkey sausage patties (you can eat them alone or put them in a breakfast wrap or sandwich).
- Stir a tablespoon or two of fruit preserves or chopped dried fruit into plain instant oatmeal to add a touch of sweetness.
- 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.
Source: Cooking Light, May 2011
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