Registered Dietitian and on-air nutrition expert, Mia Syn, MS, RD shares quick and healthy breakfast ideas for busy mornings on CBS WSPA-TV, Your Carolina.
All you need are a few minutes in the morning to make a delicious and healthy breakfast. Today on CBS WSPA-TV, I shared some ideas that will satisfy everyone’s preference, and most importantly will save on time.
Organic Kefir Cups by Lifeway which are the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast option because each cup comes with a mini spoon and resealable lid. They are thick and creamy like Greek Yogurt but have nearly twice as many probiotics, which are those beneficial bacteria that support our digestion and immune system. They are also an excellent source of protein and calcium. I really like the orange vanilla flavor but they have seven to choose from!
Many of us may be hesitant to start our day with veggies but these make it really easy: Nourish Bowls by Manns. They’re single-serve, ready-to-eat meals made with different blends of fresh veggies, grains and sauces. Toss these with a protein in the morning like eggs and you have a delicious, balanced breakfast ready to eat in minutes. I made breakfast three ways using their bowls and adding a protein: breakfast egg muffins, breakfast burrito and a frittata. Breakfast egg muffin recipe is included below.
Pair nut butter with whole grains for an easy, mild breakfast option. This is my go-to recommendation: nut butter on whole grain toast. I use Naturally More’s peanut butter, almond butter and chocolate hazelnut spread. I love this brand because they’ve also added probiotics, which support digestion, and flax seeds, which have those beneficial omega-3 fats. This combination of fiber, protein and healthy fat will help carry you until lunchtime.
Instead of oatmeal or grits, try 2-minute toasted quinoa hot cereal. This is another 2-minute breakfast option for oatmeal and grits lover. It’s toasted quinoa hot cereal by I Heart Keenwah. Simply add hot water, stir it up and it’s ready to eat. It has a mild and nutty taste, which makes it the perfect canvas for adding toppings and flavors. Quinoa is a whole grain so it’s high in fiber and also has quite a bit of protein, which both keep us full and can help with weight management.