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Grab-and-go breakfast

Great grab-and-go breakfast ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But it can be difficult to find time to eat in the morning, especially if you have to get children ready for school or face a long commute. Lena Beal, M.S., RD, LD, a therapeutic dietitian at Piedmont’s Fuqua Heart Center, shares some of her favorite grab-and-go breakfast ideas:

  • Blend one cup of almond milk, half of banana, and bag of frozen blueberries or strawberries for a delicious smoothie.
  • Spread two brown rice cakes with natural peanut butter and add a side of Greek yogurt.
  • Scramble two eggs with low-fat mozzarella cheese. Add baby spinach and salsa and serve on two whole-wheat tortillas.
  • Grab a cup of plain low-fat yogurt and top with fresh raspberries and crunchy whole-grain cereal or granola.
  • Make a bowl of plain oatmeal and add cinnamon, walnut halves and raisins. Eat it with a glass of low-fat milk.
  • Spread low-fat cream cheese on a whole-grain toasted bagel. Top with sliced strawberries.
  • Add lean ham and low-fat Swiss cheese to a toasted whole-grain English muffin.
  • If your taste buds just don't crave breakfast foods, try the following:
    • Peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole-grain bread.
    • Leftover veggie pizza.
    • Deli turkey, a slice of low-fat cheese and lettuce wrapped in a tortilla.
    • Leftover rice mixed with low-fat yogurt, dried fruit and nuts. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

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