Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 am
It has been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The heat of summer can make some people not feel like eating. The solution to this problem is to find breakfast foods that are natural, nutritious, and that don’t require cooking. These quick breakfast ideas can also come in handy after school starts up again and you are pressed for time in the morning.
Granola is a good choice. It’s super simple to eat no matter where you go. It doesn’t require any cooking. Pick a good one, and it will provide you and your family with some nutrition. Look for granola that contains plenty of dried fruits and nuts. Avoid the ones that seem to be filled with candy.
Not finding a granola mix you like at the store? Consider making your own mix. Shop at a store that sells dried fruits, nuts, and other healthy food in bulk. Select exactly what you want. This option is great for people who need to work around food allergies.
Want to add extra nutrition to your granola? Eat it with yogurt. Some people like to mix their granola into their yogurt. Others prefer to eat granola and yogurt at the same time, but not mixed together.
Buy some frozen strawberries, cherries, and blueberries. Put some of each into a blender. Add some ice cubes and some milk (or soy milk, or coconut milk, if you prefer). Add a banana if you want to thicken up your shake.
Within minutes, you have created a cold, refreshing, nutritious breakfast that feels like a treat. Best of all, these homemade shakes aren’t filled with cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Their sweetness comes from fructose.
Sliced Fruit and Cheese
Real Simple suggests that you make a breakfast from some sliced fruit, sliced cheese, and walnuts. Specifically, they point out that sliced apples, and sliced or cubed cheddar cheese go nicely together. Walnuts add some fiber and protein to the meal.
This simple meal can be “picked at” while a person is traveling (on vacation, or on their way to school). Small, cold, bites of food can feel lighter than a plate of eggs and french toast.
Other Simple Options
Need a quick breakfast while you are on the go? You can pick up a fresh piece of fruit in any grocery store, in some convenience stores, or even a Starbucks (if you want a banana). Small packets of unsalted nuts are another healthy option. Split a package of crackers and a small block of cheese with someone else.