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No Time for Breakfast?

I know that eating breakfast is important for my family, but we never seem to have enough time in the morning. Do you have any ideas?
No Time for Breakfast?

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You are very right about the importance of breakfast. Breakfast provides energy to fuel your family for the day’s activities.  Eating breakfast can help you maintain a healthy weight, and it helps you perform better at work or school.

If you have a blender, make smoothies. Simply mix your favorite frozen fruit, yogurt and milk or 100 percent fruit juice and blend. Take it on the go!

Breakfast doesn’t have to be fancy, and you can take some steps to make breakfast an easy meal. Try setting the table the night before with cereal bowls, spoons, glasses and boxes of cereal. Set a bowl of whole fruit, such as bananas, on the table. Yogurt, toast and fruit are quick options. Muffins can be made ahead and frozen in zip-top bags. Hard-cooked eggs make a protein-rich breakfast food that can be eaten on the go.

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Featured in Food Wise September 2012 newsletter (PDF).

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