Grab & Go Breakfasts

Eating on the run often means eating too many empty calories. Sausage biscuits, muffins, pastries, or breakfast bars won't fuel your day very well-and neither will skipping breakfast altogether.

Eating breakfast will:
➢    Boost your energy
➢    Help you avoid brain drain
➢    Help you control your weight

But what if you're just not hungry in the morning? Breakfast doesn't have to mean a big meal first thing in the morning. You can eat on at the office, at that morning meeting or class, or during your morning break.

A healthy breakfast in a hurry takes a bit of planning ahead. So get your grocery list out and add some of these foods to your list. Keep them at your office, in your fridge, or in your briefcase or bag for a quick energy boost. Here are the basic components of a healthy, stick-with-you breakfast:

➢    Choose some fruit: Bananas, grapes, apples, and boxed juices (100-percent fruit juice, of course!) all travel well. Dried fruits like "Craisins" are a tasty way to get a serving of fruit without worrying about spoiling.
➢    Go low-sugar and whole-grain: Look for granola and breakfast bars with less sugar and more whole grains. A lot of bars are nothing more than glorified candy bars, so read labels carefully. Remember, every 4 grams of sugar equals 1 teaspoon of sugar-so look for the lowest sugar you can find. Look for whole-grain toaster waffles, English muffins, and bagels.
➢    Go pro-protein: Get some protein to help keep you full throughout the day. Yogurt, string cheese, nuts and seeds, and peanut butter are all great sources. Morningstar Breakfast Sandwiches are a great quick, hot breakfast for people on the run who need something more substantive.

Be creative--there's nothing wrong with crackers and cheese or crackers and peanut butter for breakfast. Even Carnation Instant Breakfast, though a bit high in sugar, is better than nothing