Chef Kimber suggests:
12 Smart Ideas for Breakfast On the Go
Set yourself up for healthy-breakfast success by stocking your shelves with items you can grab and go.
1. Single-serving bowls of whole-grain cereal are packed with vitamins and minerals. Be sure there is at least 9-10 grams of protein per serving, hopefully 4-5 grams of fiber, and that the sugars are low.
2. Pair string cheese with whole wheat or whole grain crackers.
3. Hard-boil several eggs to have on hand for busy mornings.
4. Small cartons of low-fat yogurt are a good source of quick, healthy protein. And, with a decent probiotic profile, they are great for stomach intestinal health. Be sure to check the amount of Sugar under Carbohydrates.
5. Whole-grain English muffins can serve as a base for a breakfast sandwich. Spread on peanut butter or another nut butter for a source of satisfying protein and heart-healthy fats.
6. Make breakfast wraps with whole wheat, whole grain or spinach tortillas. Roll in lean protein, such as turkey and low-fat cheese, scrambled eggs with diced peppers and onions, peanut butter and bananas or even vegetarian breakfast alternatives.
7. Energy Bars should have at least 3 to 5 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein and should be low in sugar – about 7 at most unless you are refueling after a really intense workout. Odwalla, Kashi GoLean, and TruSoy are all good options. Watch out for bars that have no more than 2 grams of protein.
8. Single-serving cartons of low-fat, low-sodium cottage cheese are a good source of protein; stir in berries/fruit or granola or cereal for fiber.
9. Top whole wheat or whole grain toaster waffles with a tablespoon of peanut or almond butter and/or fruit preserves.
10. Try soy or lean turkey sausage patties (you can eat them alone or put them in a breakfast wrap or sandwich).
11. Stir a tablespoon or two of fruit preserves or chopped dried fruit into plain instant oatmeal to add a touch of sweetness.
12. For protein, add a tablespoon or two of nuts to your yogurt or oatmeal. Stir frozen berries into oatmeal or yogurt to boost the vitamin content and to cool it down a tad.