Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Healthy Breakfast on the Run

So your alarm didn't go off.  You hit snooze one too many times.  Or maybe you just didn't want to get up today.  Regardless you are running late, and barely make it out the door dressed.  Does that mean you have to skip breakfast today??  Not at all!  Increasingly, fast food places are offering breakfast, and they are even trying to give you some healthy options.  Below are a couple of my picks for those mornings when you just have to stop...

1. Starbucks
This is such an easy one because there is a Starbucks on every corner!  When stopping here, try the Spinach and Feta Wrap for only 290 calories, an impressive 19 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fiber to help keep you full.  If you are in the mood for oatmeal, try Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal.  It has 140 calories, 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.  Light, filling and easy for on the go!




2. Subway
Subway has a large variety of breakfast options.  One good for you and yummy option is the Sunrise Subway Melt.  Get it on an english muffin with egg whites and you come in at 210 calories, 6 grams of fat (which includes cheese and bacon!), 19 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.  Not bad at all.  How quick and easy.  You can add extra veggies to it to up the nutrients.  Try spinach, tomatoes, peppers, and onions!

3. McDonald's
Careful here!  Most of the breakfast sandwiches are over 500 calories, some topping 1,000 calories, not to mention the amount of saturated fat and sodium.  But, if it is one of your only places to stop, try the fruit and maple oatmeal, without the brown sugar.  It comes in at 260 calories, with 5 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein.  If you need some caffeine, go for the nonfat latte with sugar free vanilla syrup.  A medium (16oz) will only be 90 calories, but gives you 9 grams of protein and a good boost of calcium (35% of your Daily needs).

Do you have a healthy, tasty, go-to choice when you have to grab breakfast on the run?  Share in the comments section!

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2 comments:

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