Breakfast on the Go – Making Wise Choices

You always hear about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, some may beg to differ, but skipping breakfast or making poor choices can sabotage your energy levels and your health/fitness efforts. If you have time to make something to bring with you solid choices include fresh fruit, protein smoothies, or egg muffins. (check out this recipe for Gluten-Free Zucchini-Bacon Egg Muffins).

egg muffins in tin

If you have to run without food in hand forget bagels, donuts and hot cakes drenched in syrup. Here are some options when hitting some of the most popular fast food establishments:

Starbucks: Along with your coffee, why not add a little food try the low-fat bran muffins, the reduced-fat cranberry apple muffins, the low-fat oat fruit scone, or the reduced-fat cinnamon swirl coffee cake, each under 400 calories.

Subway: Egg white and cheese sandwich on a muffin or flatbread are two examples of healthy breakfast choices. Egg and your choice of veggies come in around 200 calories.

Dunkin Donuts: Try a veggie egg white omelet with a slice of reduced fat cheddar cheese, served on a multigrain flatbread. It’s under 300 calories, and packs 15 grams of protein.

McDonald’s: Their fruit and maple oatmeal comes with apples, dried fruit, a little cream, and a sprinkle of brown sugar, all for fewer than 300 calories.

Panera: The breakfast power sandwich made with egg, white cheddar, and lean ham is high in protein, fiber (when made on whole-grain bread), vitamins, and minerals.It is on the high side in sodium (830 milligram), but comes in at only 300 calories.