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5 no-hassle, grab-and-go breakfasts

By Hilary Meyer, August 17, 2009 - 11:39am

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Hilary asks: Do you eat breakfast on the run? What are your favorite grab and go breakfasts?


Your suggestions ( withe the exception of the egg) are much too carb loaded. Id be snoozing by 10.
Greek yougurt with chia seeds.


07/06/2014 - 1:57pm

FiberOne bars


11/06/2013 - 12:17pm

about a third of a cup of cottage cheese mixed with yogart for tons of protein to start the day, somedays to change it up I will put granola/kashi go lean in it.


10/08/2012 - 5:18pm

Peanut Butter & Banana Rollup.
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1 medium banana
1 whole grain flat bread
Sprinkle of ground flax.

Make roll up, wrap in moist paper towel, eat while driving to work. Prep time - 2 minutes.


04/15/2012 - 7:37am

peanut butter/blueberry/apple/go lean wraps


02/26/2012 - 6:01pm

I make "Breakfast on a Stick": First, I put about 3C of frozen strawberries in the blender and add water to mix. When the strawberry mixture is smooth, I put it in a large bowl and add about four scoops of blueberries or mixed berries, a couple scoops of roasted, unsalted pumpkin seeds, a couple scoops of grape nuts cereal, a can of no-sugar fruit cocktail (which is pre-chilled in the refrigerator), about four tbsp. of liquid vitamins, a couple scoops of goat yogurt and mix all together. If you like things really sweet, you can add Stevia to taste. My husband used to like chocolate pudding in little cups. I saved the cups! You could also use small paper cups. I ladle the above mixture into the cups, add a popsicle stick and freeze. When I want one, it is easy to warm the cup in my hand to remove it, and presto! Breakfast on a stick! Ingredients and amounts can be adjusted to taste. The nice thing is that it takes a while to eat, because it's frozen.....Also very satisfying! Makes about 16 at a time. Great for snacking, too!


02/13/2012 - 1:22pm

Since the author of this article mentions at least two soy products as part of her regimen, I felt I should pass along this information about the risks of soy, because it should NOT be considered a part of a healthy eating habit. If anything, it should be an occasional indulgence, and not a substitute for a factually nutritious diet.

Soy is terrible to eat, and should be avoided at all costs... it is not the healthy alternative that popular health media leads you to think.

I refer to another's thoughts on this:

"Soybeans are high in phytic acid, present in the bran or hulls of all seeds. Phytic acid is a substance that can block the uptake of essential minerals - calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc - in the intestinal tract."

Now, soy products such as tofu are made of *fermented* soy, but soy milk any other soy products are not...

"The soybean has one of the highest phytate levels of any grain or legume that has been studied, and the phytates in soy are highly resistant to normal phytate-reducing techniques such as long, slow cooking. Only a long period of fermentation will significantly reduce the phytate content of soybeans."

Still, even fermented soy products such as tofu have their limitations:

"Vegetarians who consume tofu and bean curd as a substitute for meat and dairy products risk severe mineral deficiencies. The results of calcium, magnesium and iron deficiency are well known; those of zinc are less well known, but equally as bad. Far far more healthy is to eat pure grass fed meats, cheese, and butter, all high in nutrients and protein rich."

And some specifics on the missing essentials...

"Zinc is called the intelligence mineral because it is needed for optimal development and functioning of the brain and nervous system. It plays a role in protein synthesis and collagen formation; it is involved in the blood-sugar control mechanism and thus protects against diabetes; it is needed for a healthy reproductive system. Grass fed beef is very high in this necessary nutrient, in contrast to soy."

So even fermented soy such as tofu is not sufficient on its own, as it lacks essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.

Soy in general has some health hazards that are often left unsaid by soy product companies:

"Soy has the potential to disrupt the digestive, immune and neuroendocrine systems of the human body and its role in rising rates of infertility, hypothyroidism and some types of cancer including thyroid and pancreatic cancers.

Soy is also highly allergenic. Most experts now place soy protein among the top eight allergens of all foods, and some rate it in the top six or even top four. Allergic reactions to soy are increasingly common, ranging from mild to life threatening, and some fatalities have been reported."

This information is part of a larger work of research obtained by an Catherine Ebeling, an RN, and the introductory document can be found hosted here on a fitness/wellness site:

What is more, I personally have gone into different supermarkets and taken the time to review the ingredients of MANY different foods. You would be surprised at how many of them contain soy lecithin or soybean oil, or soy protein. Just about every loaf of bread, including the ones baked fresh in the market bakery, had soy product as filler. Using soy as filler saves on actual grain material, and makes companies more money at the expense of your health. But bread was not the only product containing soy, so be on the lookout. You can find many things in stores that have no soy, but to find bread (as one example), you will need to visit health food stores such as Sprouts (Henry's), Trader Joe's, or independent bakeries that will tell you they do not use soy. Or make your own! It's fun, and you can tailor healthy bread to your taste buds.

Soy can also be used as feed for chickens and other commercially-raised animals, so read the package and beware. Generally sea fish do not contain soy because they forage for their own food.

Soy is not the only thing to watch out for in ingredients, but it should be a primary concern for those trying to stay slim, and for women who may be higher risk of cancer (search for studies involving breast cancer and the effects of soy).

The bottom line is try to find ingredients with more natural things... sugar isn't bad in moderation, neither are some natural fats, and your body metabolizes both faster than many of these "healthy" manufactured alternatives. Obesity became a problem the more we began to engineer our food. Eat natural, stop worrying so much about calories and sugar, and just use some common sense and moderation, along with freedom from processed foods. Your body and your waistline (and lifeline) will thank you.


11/16/2011 - 7:10pm

i don; t like to eat breakfast on the run normally , i prefer to be in a relaxed setting . However i never was much of a breakfast eater i know it is not good for me to not start the day off with a good wholesome breakfast regardless if i am home or going out to my job . I had breakfast today i seem to take notions to get something to eat when i have to make breakfast for some one else i will cook myself an egg fried with some oil , and i had one today and a one small apple sausage with some coffee off course and water . i had one slice of toast with margarine and some smuckers strawberry jam on the toast . And that was the extent of my breakfast . I know , at least i have eaten some breakfast this morning but if may not have been the healthiest choices , however i am wanting to train my thinking to make eating breakie an important focus , to be number one priority list !! So i don;t want to fall back in the no eating habit of my breakfast dilema , what can i do or change that will help me make this meal important enough to make a daily habit again it has been too long really i hope you can give me some suggestions , Thank-You Sue Pitre have a great day


11/02/2011 - 8:36am

Yogurt in a cup sometimes with granola.
Peanut Butter on one slice of wheat.
Egg sandwich on one slice of wheat. Or Weight Watchers Egg McMuffin.


10/31/2011 - 10:13pm

I boil 2 eggs the nite before and add a muffin and a apple before I leave on errands.
Its quick and easy and a healtlhy breakfast.


10/31/2011 - 12:24pm

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