Body Buzz: Morning Meals In Five Minutes Or Less

Yes its true breakfast is the most important meal of the day! While you think you don’t have time to squeeze in a quick bite in the wee hours of the morning you should seriously rethink that plan. When you skip breakfast you really are only hurting your body, skipping breakfast throws your body out of whack for the rest of the day. A typical breakfast is just a couple of hundred calories, mostly in the form of simple carbohydrates that spike blood-sugar levels and leave the body starving for energy a couple of hours later. So rethink your breakfast and basically don’t skip it – here are a few quick meals you can prepare in five minutes or less to provide your body with the essential energy and nutrients it needs!

Minute Omelet with ToastPrep time: 2 minutes

1 egg
3/4 cup frozen spinach, thawed
1 slice Canadian bacon, diced
2 slices whole-wheat bread
1 Tbsp almond butter

Mix the egg and spinach together, add the Canadian bacon and place onto a plate coated with nonstick spray. Microwave for 1 minute or until the egg is fully cooked. Toast the bread and enjoy with the almond butter. Enjoy this meal with a glass of Welch’s grape juice loaded with Antioxidants!
Per meal: 540 calories, 25 g protein, 73 g carbohydrates, 19 g total fat, 8 g fiber

More quick meal recipes are after the jump.

Grab-and-Go Breakfast
Prep time: 1 minute

1 medium apple
1/2 pint fat-free milk
1 bran muffin
1 pack Skippy Squeeze Stix peanut butter

Slice the apple, grab the milk, muffin, and peanut butter, and go. Squeeze the peanut butter out of its pack onto your apple slices as you eat. Benefits: Per meal: 506 calories,
20 g protein, 87 g carbohydrates, 12 g total fat, 15 g fiber

Blueberry Smoothie With Toasted-Cheese Sandwich
Prep time: 4 minutes

2 slices whole-wheat bread
1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal
1 cup fat-free milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 1-oz slice Cheddar cheese

Pop the bread into the toaster. Pour the cereal, milk, and berries into a blender and mix together. Place a slice of Cheddar between the hot slices of toast and microwave the sandwich for 15 seconds. It tastes grilled–but its not!
Per meal: 509 calories, 26 grams (g) protein, 75 g carbohydrates, 14 g total fat, 12 g fiber