The write-up on cereal boxes makes them sound so healthy. Fiber! Lower cholesterol! But what they often don’t tell you: Sugar! Sodium! Calories! So we have a plan for a lean breakfast that’s every bit as fast and much more healthy. Cereal optional.
First, you need breakfast. It’s a way to “break the fast.” If you’re not hungry, it’s because you’re eating too much before bed. If you feel nauseated by eating first thing in the morning, make a take ‘n’ go and eat it within the hour. And if you don’t have time, we have just the thing for you.
Make and Take Breakfasts
Switch from high calorie, high sugar cereal or doughnuts to a lean breakfast that will give you power. Protein and fiber are key to fueling up and going strong without a sugar crash. Check out these easy recipes that deliver both with minimal prep the night before:
For the sweet tooth: Cranberry Sweet Potato Cottage Cheese Muffins
For the texture fan: Overnight Protein Oats
For those who believe breakfast=eggs: Healthy Veggie Egg Muffins
For the gourmand: Veggie Frittata Muffins
And for the non-cook: Hard-boil a carton of cage-free eggs on Sunday and pick up a package of organic mozzarella cheese sticks, a multi-carton pack of yogurt and a low-calorie, high protein cereal like Kashi GoLean. Grab an egg and a cheese stick and stir a quarter-cup of cereal into your yogurt. Voila! A lean breakfast for more power.