We have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and here is the proof that is indeed true. This being proven, we should make it our healthiest one as well. Let us stop replacing a good and healthy nutritious meal with a cup of coffee or worse, nothing at all. Here in FitnessBright we definitely understand though that sometimes (always?) we’re in a rush to make our morning commute. Here are three portable and nutrition-packed breakfast ideas for people on the go. We are quite familiar with grabbing the closest fat and calorie-filled food near us as we dash for the door, or just skip breakfast altogether. This is definitely not good for our bodies! Today, let’s aim to change that. Let us start the morning meal right while rushing out the door with these easy, weight loss-inducing breakfast foods that are 100% commuter friendly!
1.) Mini Breakfast Bites
7 large eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (we prefer mild but use what you prefer)
1 cup roughly chopped spinach
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 12-count muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs until smooth.
Add the salt, milk, cheddar cheese, and spinach and be sure you mix it well.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins and fill about 2/3 of the way.
Top with Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the edges become golden.
This breakfast is fantastic to bring with you on your commute. Take about 3 pieces with you in a paper bag or recyclable container together with your veggie juice/smoothie and you can eat on the train/bus/anywhere hassle-free.
2.) Kale and Egg Omelet Cheese Toast
4 slices of bread (any bread will do. We used whole wheat raisin bread)
1 cup chopped kale with the center ribs removed
1 egg lightly beaten
Grated cheese (we used Parmesan)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Olive oil for sautéing kale and for cooking egg
Heat oil in a frying pan until hot and sauté the chopped kale. Cook for 2 minutes with a little salt. Set aside kale and wipe out pan.
In a bowl, beat one egg and season to taste. Add oil to frying pan. Pour beaten egg into pan and let it spread thinly. Lower the heat. Once the omelet is cooked, use a rubber spatula to gently fold the omelet into quarters.
Stack kale and egg on toast. Grate cheese on top. Place toast back into warm pan and cover for 30 seconds to melt cheese.
This fancy-looking toast will really energize you as you make the dash for your office. You don’t need to pick up a sugary doughnut to go with your coffee. This recipe also goes great with green tea.
3.) Breakfast Fruit Salad
1 cup uncooked quinoa (I used tricolor)
1½ cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup blackberries
1 cup blueberries
1 mango, diced
Honey Lime Glaze:
¼ cup honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped basil for garnish
Rinse and prepare the quinoa according to package. Let quinoa cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, combine quinoa, strawberries, blueberries, and mango.
To make the glaze: In a small bowl combine the honey and lime juice. Drizzle over the fruit salad and toss to coat. Garnish with fresh basil.
These recipes are all healthy and nutritious. They go great with your new fitness programs like the