August 17, 2012
The Power Breakfast
Between finding the perfect outfit, organizing family and getting to the office on time, you just might have missed breakfast today.
You’re not the only one. Although we know it’s the most important meal of the day – often it's hard to fit it in with the daily chaos.
So here are some quick and nutritious breakfast ideas.
Registered dietician and author, Jo-Ann Heslin, cites protein as the most important ingredient. "Including some protein at every meal and snack, makes you feel satisfied longer and less hungry during the rest of the day," she says.
Eggs, nuts, low fat cheese and meat do the trick. Nonfat milk is high in protein as well. “It makes you feel fuller for longer and can reduce the number of calories you eat at lunch," says Heslin.
Other easy breakfast options that won't leave you calorie-crazed before your second meeting?
Oatmeal is microwaveable, while a smoothie can be prepared the night before.
If you prefer low-cal options that will keep you full, try a low fat cheese and turkey sandwich. Scrambled eggs are a quick option, while Egg Beaters cut time and cholesterol.
For vegetarian protein-seekers, opt for a veggie sausage with whole-wheat toast and low sugar jam.
Got a major time crunch? A whole-wheat bagel with peanut butter can be prepared in record time, while a turkey kielbasa steams in the microwave in one minute.
Bonus PINK Link: Now that you’ve got breakfast down pat, learn our top power lunch picks.
What’s your favorite, fast breakfast?
By Joi Louviere
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf
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