Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas for On-the-Go
As a student, you understand what it’s like to be busy. You may be tempted to skip breakfast on your busiest days, but you need nutrients and energy to keep you going all day long. There will always be those jam-packed mornings where you have to grab breakfast on the go. The key is learning what to grab.
Berries & Bananas
Always keep a bunch of tasty bananas on your counter. Just two bananas have the ability to energize you for about an hour and a half workout. That’s more than enough energy to power you through most jobs until lunch time. Berries help with your brain function, so eating them in the morning can keep you mentally alert throughout the day. Plus, the antioxidants will support a healthy body long-term.
Yogurt & Toast
Yogurt provides healthy amounts of good bacteria, plus calcium benefits. Bread provides carbohydrates (energy) and fills that hole in your stomach. Toast it, put a piece of meat on it, or anything else you prefer. It’s quick and easy to snag on your way out the door. This would only take a minute to prepare.
Apples provide fiber and natural sugars to your system that can give you more energy than a cup of coffee—plus you won’t have to worry about getting the jitters or crashing later in the day. It’s also a lot faster to grab an apple and run out the door than to brew a cup of coffee.
Nuts provide salt and protein to your diet. The protein in them will help curb your appetite and keep you fuller longer. Nuts are a calorie-dense food, so make sure you only eat a handful a day. You could proportion nuts in condiment cups or plastic bags and store them in your glove box, backpack, or locker for breakfast or anytime you need a quick boost.
Cheese is full of dairy goodness. Calcium is largely missing from most Americans’ diets and is found in cheese. Cheese also contains protein, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin B12—all great things to put in your body before a long day! Both cubed cheese and cheese sticks are easy to throw in a baggie on your way out the door and easy to eat on the go.
When it comes to saving seconds, you’re not going to be too much later than you already are. Even 30 seconds isn’t going to put you back a lot. Instead of grabbing the pizza in three seconds or less, tear off two bananas. Instead of going hungry, trudge over to the kitchen for half a minute to grab a healthy breakfast before a busy day.
Your mind will be more alert and your work will improve. Homework, work, and every other aspect of your day are easier to do when you keep up a healthy diet.
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