Fitness, Life and Marriage

This or That: On-The-Go Breakfast Options

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There’s nothing I love more first thing out the door but to dream about that delicious latte hitting my taste buds matched with a perfectly flaky croissant and creamy butter. A;though we can dream, the reality is that I would easily be a very heavy individual if this was my daily kickstarter. We all know that our weight and health are something we all think about, whether or not we want to change it – it’s something that causes us to be active, live longer and thrive as individuals to survive the craziness that is life.

Since breakfast is the most important part of the day, and we all live the on-the-go lifestyle of ciaos and fast food, I am excited to share my favorite meals that are great for your first meal of the day while traveling to work. No meal is ideal, but making the smartER decisions is what’s important.

coffee

This is my first thought every morning – if you’re not a black coffee drinker like myself, and don’t want to haul in your own special creamers and sweeteners to work every week only for your coworkers to mooch off you, this is a great option for your health and your wallet. Not only is the cold brew options absolutely delicious, but it’s also a bit less expensive than your average handcrafted drink at Starbucks. You lose the protein from the lack of milk, but gain the benefit back when you save of the sugar and carbs.

sandwich

I’m a sucker for a good breakfast sandwich, but making smarter decision is essential when fueling your body. Turkey sausage and egg whites are great alternatives to traditional bacon and eggs to lower your fat intake and cholesterol.

savory

I have become addicted to sous vide egg bites and actually started replicating this recipe at home as part of my meal prep for the week. The lack of breading makes them so low card and they are flavorful beyond belief. The wrap is just as good but for half the calories, you are just as filled.

smoothie

After yoga on the weekend, I love a good smoothie, but I know they are laced with sugar and resulting carbs. Panera’s superfruit smoothie is my new go-to with no fat, half the carbs and 15g less sugar than the Starbucks strawberry version.

sweet

Not everyone has a savory tooth in the morning, and our go-to snacks are usually laced with chocolate and sugar. Even our muffins have hidden sugar on top of the extreme amount of carbs. Oatmeal is a great superfood to help you be more healthy and can be sweet with sugar alternatives like fruit and agave versus brown sugar and maple syrup.

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