7 Healthy Breakfasts For An On-The-Go Lifestyle

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Statistics support it, studies prove it. Still, for many, it remains an inconvenient truth. One of the reasons for this is because it takes too much time. Here are 7 HEALTHY quick and easy breakfast ideas, that you can take on the run, to help you learn to love breakfast:

1. Smoothies - They come in all flavors and styles from just pureed fruit, to the high protein super-food version. Blend it all together and viola, you have a power breakfast to go! The recipe I make for my kids includes:

    Frozen berries
    Whey protein or a raw egg (be sure to use very fresh organic eggs if using raw eggs)
    Green powder (I use Pure Synergy)
    Grade B maple syrup - to desired sweetness
    1 teaspoonful of ground flax seeds or little bit of flax seed oil (it tastes good if you get a high quality brand and keep it refrigerated)

2. Water fried eggs - This takes very little time with hardly any clean up. Be sure to put some bread in the toaster before you get started! Put about a ¾ cup of water in the bottom of a small skillet that has a usable lid. I like to use a non-stick for eggs even though it is not really necessary. Bring the water to a full boil -this will only take a minute --and then crack in 2 eggs, season with salt if desired, and cover. Turn heat down to a medium low heat. And let is cook gently for 2-3 minutes. They should be fully set by then and go well on a piece of sprouted whole grain bread. If your yolks are set you can eat this on the go!

3. Apple with almond butter and cinnamon - This is a great light breakfast that will help you get off to the right start in the morning without weighing you down. Just cut up a fresh crisp apple into narrow slices, sprinkle with cinnamon and then drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of almond butter over it. This is so yummy you will want it for dessert too!

4. Breakfast rice bowl - Are you a whole grain kind of person? Oatmeal that is worth eating takes a bit of time, but this wont. Put some leftover brown rice or quinoa in a microwave safe bowl. Add a little bit if dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries, and then add either nut milk or other preferred milk. Heat it in the microwave until it is hot but not scalding. Add maple syrup if desired.

5. Banana sandwich - This is great on the run and pretty substantial as well. Lightly toast 1-2 pieces of sprouted whole grain bread. Spread with 1-2 tablespoons of almond butter and top with banana that has been sliced the long way. Use ¼ of the banana for a one-slice sandwich (also fold the bread to keep everything in place) and 2/4 of a banana for the 2-slice version. Once the ingredients are in place, sprinkle lightly with cinnamon (or cinnamon sugar) and place the other slice of bread on top and enjoy.

6. Savory rice bowl - You may not like sweet breakfasts, and that is just fine. This basic idea feeds most of the world. Put some leftover brown rice or quinoa in a microwave safe bowl and top with some leftover vegetables, soup, or anything that would taste good on rice. Heat in the microwave for a minute or two. This is fast and healthy!

7. Leftovers - This is almost too obvious to list however, breakfast is NOT to be skipped. In a pinch you can always have just a little bit of what you had the night before. If you have time, scramble it up in some eggs, if not, do the best you can. Make a little sandwich with it, put it in a container you can heat up and take with you, just be sure to ALWAYS eat breakfast!

Remember, a breakfast does not have to big or fancy to do its job, it just has to be eaten. Make this a habit and you will find that you have more energy, clearer thinking, stronger immune system and less illness, and maintain a healthy weight more easily.

Linda Mechner, founder of Linda Living, is the authority at supporting those who wish to take back control of their health and life. Her celebrated work has created breakthrough results for clients dealing a variety of health challenges including suppressed immune function, allergies, low energy, weight issues, emotional eating, and mood management. Her broad knowledge enables her to assist her clients in discovering and overcoming the root causes of health challenges both large and small.

As an EFT practitioner, and NLP Master Practitioner, her philosophy is grounded in the fact that mastering one's own mind is at the heart of creating REAL and lasting change. Linda's programs involve changing current beliefs and strategies concurrently with making supportive dietary and self-care choices.


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