If your life is anything like mine the mornings are hectic. Between training clients, getting my own training in, getting ready for my 9 to 5 and getting my family ready for the day, I sometimes walk out of the house and literally forget to eat a healthy breakfast. On more than a few occasions I have turned to grabbing fast food I pass on my way to work because I don’t want to sit at my work desk with the jitters from not eating. That can make the lunch time hour seem like a distant desire if you’re hungry enough. Can’t have that.
I want to share some tips to make the above scenario more of an extreme exception than the rule so you are prepared when time just gets away from you in the morning.
First, here are some basic tenets and rules of thumb I want you to follow and be mindful of as you consider your healthy breakfast on-the-go options
- Keep it healthy
- Keep it portable
- Make sure it is quick to get up and go
- In some cases, make sure it keeps well so you can stash it in your purse, car, or office desk
Make breakfast a priority
There’s a reason why breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, that’s because it sets the tone for the rest of the day. For many people, if they skip breakfast, they end up binging the rest of the day which isn’t good because feeling starved will have you reaching for the first thing around you vs. allowing you to be more thoughtful about choosing something more healthy. With the prioritization of breakfast each and every day, you will set yourself up for healthy meal choices the remainder of the day. It also refuels your body if you worked out and ensure your body has the energy it needs to start your day after fasting overnight while asleep.
Prep your breakfast in advance
I know I know, I get a lot of clients who complain they can’t find the time to meal prep beforehand but I say to that, if you have time for Facebook and Instagram, you have time to meal prep. There are a slew of delicious and healthy recipes one can make in advance, that you can just grab and go on your way out the door.
I love that nature thought of everything even the fact that a serving of fresh fruit typically fits in the palm of your hand such as apples or a banana. Keeping fresh fruit around in your home is a great option when you don’t have time to fire up the stove to prepare a hot breakfast. Keep in mind, fruit doesn’t keep very long so when you buy it make sure you eat it. Also, fruit may not be the best option if you don’t have easy access to a refrigerator at your final destination so just be mindful of that.
Get your family involved
I’ve found that when I involve my children in the food making and meal prepping process, they are more likely to want to help again and also eat it. Why should you be the only one responsible for prepping meals? Have your family pitch in and help. Less work for you and more easy-to-grab quick meals for everybody. Make sure your family and you are prepping enough breakfast on-the-go meals for 2 or 3 days in advance.
Keep breakfast bars handy
What I love about these convenient and portable bars is that they are convenient, portable, healthy and delicious. They are easy to store in the car, in your desk at work, in your purse or gym bag. If all else fails and you run out the door without grabbing your prepped breakfast you can always reach in your purse and pull out a delicious breakfast bar.
Not all breakfast bars are the same so the one I recommend are the Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bars. Here’s why:
- Each bar has 12 grams of protein, 110 calories, between 2-3 grams of net carbs and 6-7 grams of fiber
- Each bar has far less sugar and carbs compared to other cereal bars
- Regular cereal is made from grain while these breakfast bars are made with protein so you will feel fuller longer
- Contains no soy
The other great thing about these bars? They come in delicious flavors which remind you of a hearty breakfast such as Waffle, Cinnamon Roll and Chocolate.
You can find them at your local 7-Eleven store so while you fill up your car you can run in and grab you some Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bars if by chance you also forgot to put some in your car or purse. Learn more about them here.
I know you don’t have a lot of time so I put together this 20-minute Fat Torcher workout for you so you can get this done at home (no travel to the gym time) and in only 20 minutes. You’ll thank me later. Once you finish this workout, make sure you refuel with the Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bars.