Eating a smart breakfast leads to healthier choices all day long. Make any one of these quick breakfast recipes ahead, and that’s one less thing you have to do tomorrow morning.
Three-Grain Breakfast Cereal with Walnuts and Dried Fruit
It’s easy to add whole grains to your diet when you spoon into this sweet, crunchy breakfast cereal. The nuts add even more fiber as well as heart-healthy fat, and if you eat the cereal with low-fat milk, you’ll get calcium as well. Pack it up in a zip-top bag and you are ready to go. Munch on it throughout the day, use it as a topping for Greek-style yogurt, or enjoy a bowlful with milk.
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Greek Yogurt Parfaits
Grano, which means “grain” in Italian, are the polished whole berries from durum semolina wheat. Look for them in health-food stores or Italian markets. If you can’t find grano, try wheat berries, barley, or brown rice instead. If your mornings are time-crunched enough, pack this parfait in a plastic container the night before. Just don’t forget to grab it from the fridge as you head for the door.
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich with Mango Chutney
This sandwich packs protein from egg and soy ham, calcium from cheese, and fiber and B vitamins from the whole-grain muffin. If you can’t find soy ham, use Canadian bacon or ham. Wrap the sandwich up in parchment paper before you dash for the door.
Five-Grain Cereal with Apricots, Apples, and Bananas
Store this dry cereal in a zip-top plastic bag in the freezer to keep it fresh. To make the cereal a batch at a time, add 1/2 cup dry cereal mix to 1-1/2 cups boiling water for each serving once you get to the office. Don’t be surprised when your co-workers stop by to see what smells so good.
Fig, Applesauce, and Almond Breakfast Loaf
This recipe takes a bit of time to prepare so we recommend making it on the weekend to have on hand during busy weekday mornings. It is packed with ingredients that will keep you from counting down the hours until lunch. Bonus: The recipe makes two loafs—enjoy one and freeze the other to bring out for the next busy week.
View Recipe: Fig, Applesauce, and Almond Breakfast Loaf
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