According to Time Magazine, one of America’s favorite convenience breakfast items, sugary cereal, is often high in carbohydrates and low in fiber.
Families.com reports that toaster pastries, another grab-and-go breakfast favorite, are full of sugar and fat and lacking in protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
A McDonalds bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit has 520 calories and 30 grams of fat.
Fortunately, you do not have to go through the drive-thru or reach for prepackaged, expensive convenience foods at the grocery store to have a quick and easy breakfast!
When you prepare and package your own individually-portioned breakfast recipes at home, you can save money and make healthier choices.
Follow these tips to make nutritious and budget-friendly grab-and-go breakfasts:
• Instant warm cereals like oatmeal, grits, and Malt-O-Meal can be measured into individual servings and put into plastic storage containers. When you are ready to eat, just add the amount of water or milk listed in the package directions and microwave.
• Prepare a recipe of pancakes or waffles and freeze them. They can be easily thawed and warmed at the same time in the toaster.
• To make quick and easy breakfast burritos, bake an Herbed Vegetable Frittata in a square baking dish on a weeknight or during the weekend. In the morning, wrap up an individual serving in a whole wheat tortilla.
• Breakfast Burritos are becoming more and more popular at McDonalds, Tim Hortons Coffe and other fast food drive-thrus. Save your cash and make your own, it's quick and easy if you use frozen hash browns and you can have Breakfast Burritos Anytime.
• Whip up a delicious and heart healthy low-carb recipe of South Beach Breakfast Quiche to Go and store them in a zipper bag in the freezer. In the morning it only takes one or two minutes in the microwave and they’re ready.
• Bake a batch of quick and easy banana muffins and freeze them. Thaw them in the microwave when you are ready to eat.