We all know the tempting feeling of wanting to hit the “snooze” button and sleep until you only have 5 minutes to jump out of bed, get ready, and bolt out the door. While getting a sufficient amount of sleep is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you should always give yourself adequate time to grab something to eat in the morning so that you never skip breakfast. Breakfast gives you the fuel you need to start off your day on a healthy, happy note. For those of you who are busy bees and do not have time to sit down and eat breakfast, here are some ideas for on-the-go breakfast foods.

  • Single-serving bowls of whole-grain cereal or oatmeal
  • Apples slices, 1 to 2 ounces of cheddar cheese, and ¼ cup of walnuts
  • A whole-grain English muffin with peanut butter
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • String cheese and whole wheat crackers
  • Low-fat yogurt with nuts or frozen berries
  • An energy bar with a least 3-5 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein
  • A whole-grain or bran waffle with peanut butter, raisins, and/or sesame seeds
  • A milk-based fruit smoothie
  • A nutritious breakfast sandwich such as a whole-wheat English muffin with low-fat cheese, a sliced tomato, and a sliced, hard-boiled egg
  • Trail mix
  • A grapefruit
  • Rice cakes with jelly
  • Multi-grain toast with Nutella hazelnut spread

If you do not have an appetite for breakfast foods, eat any other nutritious foods such as celery with peanut butter or a turkey and cheese sandwich. Just remember to eat something for breakfast!

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