As Charleston breast surgeons, we’re always on the go, and breakfast is a meal we often overlook. Like you, we tend to grab something quick and run out the door or stop at Starbuck’s on the way to work for a quick pasty with our coffee. The old saying is true: a good breakfast is the start of a good day, so you don’t want to skip it.
Following are a few ideas we’ve found that don’t take long to prepare. They’re not only tasty but also good for you.
Breakfast casserole or quiche
You can prepare a quiche or breakfast casserole on the weekend and reheat it all week long, or you can prepare mini quiches for an even quicker bite. They’re delicious, and if you do it right, you’ll have at least one or two servings of vegetables and protein in each helping.
Fruit with peanut butter and cheese
Who can resist fruit with peanut butter and cheese? This breakfast is not only quick, but also mouthwatering and very healthy, especially if you use organic peanut butter or almond butter and low-fat cheese. Make sure the fruit is fresh!
Smoothie with fruit, protein powder, and yogurt
It doesn’t get much easier than this—throw some ice, protein powder, yogurt, and fruit or juice in a blender, turn it on, and drink your breakfast. A little research will turn up plenty of smoothie recipes you’ll love, and you’ll be amazed at how long you stay full if you add enough protein and fiber.
High-fiber English muffin or bagel with nut butter
Toast the bagel or English muffin and put your favorite nut butter or Nutella on top instead of butter or cream cheese. You could also add fresh or dried cranberries, strawberries, raisins, banana or apple chips, or sunflower seeds. You’re limited only by your imagination.
Your own GoGurt
You can make this great breakfast with any kind of cereal or granola you wish, along with your favorite flavor of yogurt. Grab a bowl or to-go cup and put some yogurt in the bottom. Add a layer of cereal or granola, and then add a second layer of yogurt and cereal. Fill the bowl and top it with your favorite fruit or nuts. There are literally a hundred and one ways to make this delicious breakfast.
What’s your favorite healthy, quick breakfast?