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8 Effortless Breakfast Ideas For When You’re On The Go

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‘Making that healthy breakfast doesn’t take much time and effort, even when you’re on the go! Breakfast ideas such as these will surely give you the calories, vitamins and minerals you need to last throughout your day.’

Here at ThinkLiveNatural, we believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We’ve spoken about the importance of breakfast before. Being on the go makes you hungry, and we usually don’t have a clear idea on what to have for breakfast. Isn’t it true that for most of the time, we just stare into the fridge, give up on thinking hard, and just grab something quick and greasy?

But then, most of us women would later realize how this junk food lacks the energy we need throughout the day and make us lazy at work. With this, we came up with 7 healthy breakfast ideas that will surely satisfy your body and soul even when you’re on the go.

Avocado Toast

Avocadoes are considered by many experts to be the perfect food, and it provides enough energy for your busy day. One study reveals that the average consumption of one-half of avocado can give ample amounts of dietary fiber, potassium, sodium, magnesium, vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. Studies support avocado’s benefits on cardiovascular health, weight management and healthy ageing.

This breakfast is so good and simple to prepare. Pop a piece of bread into the toaster while you put some sliced avocado in a bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork and spread it throughout. Then place the mashed avocado on top of your toast, add some salt and pepper. You can also put some extra ingredients, such as sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, for extra flavor.

Egg Salad

Having eggs with some healthy veggies is a great way to start your day. A Times report claims that an egg a day can cut the risk of suffering a fatal stroke, and that cholesterol in eggs have little impact on the level of bad cholesterol in your blood. The protein in eggs also helps you to maintain muscle mass and move past weight loss plateaus, which we have discussed here

For this, you will need cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley or cilantro, and of course, eggs. Dice the vegetables. Boil 1-2 eggs, separate the egg white from the yolk, and put the white along with your diced vegetables in a bowl.  Then add some salt and pepper. You can also include dried mint for extra flavor. Mix the ingredients and enjoy.

Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Fruits are essential for a healthy breakfast, as it contains vital antioxidants that promote healthy cells and protect your body from disease-causing free radicals.  According to the Harvard School of Public Health, several studies indicate that people who seldom eat antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables were at greater risk of developing chronic diseases than people who have a regular intake of these fruits and vegetables.

This is quick and fun to prepare, and you easily choose from blackberries, strawberries, mango, papaya or pineapple. You can even mix them up for that unique, freshening blend. Add some water, juice or milk, just enough to maintain the thick consistency. After blending, pour the smoothie on a bowl. You can add some granola, sliced bananas or strawberry for your toppings.

Parfait in a Jar

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Parfait is another healthy breakfast idea, and putting it in a fancy jar is very appealing! The jar is also very handy, as you can readily open and close the lid and carry it while you’re on the go. The first thing to put is yogurt, then some granola and a fruit of your choice. Blueberries, for example, are a wonderful option, as they look and taste great. You can also add honey for that sweet aroma.

Sweet Quesadilla

This is a unique and healthy twist to the quesadilla, and very easy to prepare. Spread some almond or peanut butter on the tortilla, then put sliced fruits like bananas or strawberries, cinnamon and honey. You can also add dark chocolate bits. Fold the tortilla and heat on a skillet.  

Turkey and Egg Muffin

Regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol levels, and turkey strips for breakfast is a much healthier alternative to your usual bacon. In addition, turkey meat is a great source of iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B6 and niacin.

Turkey meat and eggs go quite deliciously as you bake them out on a muffin. Cook 2-3 turkey strips on a skillet, and as you wait, chop some green onions, mushrooms and parsley. Chop the turkey strips when done, and place these ingredients in a bowl. Mix them with 1 whole egg and 4 egg whites. Add some seasoning, then place the mix in mini muffin trays.  Afterwards, pop the tray in your oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

DIY Energy Bars

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You can do your own energy bars quickly and easily, without baking! For this, you will blend some walnuts, pistachios and almonds. Then add one cup of whole grain oats, dried raisins or cranberries, chia seeds or shredded coconut. Mix them in a bowl. Afterwards, add some peanut butter and honey to make all the ingredients stick together. Mix the ingredients again, preferably with your hands to make it easier. Place the mix evenly on a tray with parchment paper, and put in the fridge for 1 hour. Slice them into your preferred sizes and enjoy!

Making that healthy breakfast doesn’t take much time and effort, even when you’re on the go! Breakfast ideas such as these will surely give you the calories, vitamins and minerals you need to last throughout your day.

References:

Dreher, ML and Davenport, AJ. 2013. Hass avocado composition and potential health effects. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 53(7): pp. 738-750.

Harvard School of Public Health. nd. Antioxidants: Beyond the Hype. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/antioxidants/. [Accessed 14 January 2017].

PubMed Health. 2016. Eating one egg a day may lower risk of stroke. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2016-11-02-eating-one-egg-a-day-may-lower-risk-of-stroke–/. [Accessed 14 January 2017].

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