Some mornings we have time to make scrambled eggs or a breakfast sandwich, but other mornings we need to grab something quick and head out the door. Set yourself up for healthy-breakfast success by stocking your shelves with items you can grab and go!

  1. Cheese slices: Reduced-fat cheese slices are good to keep on hand for breakfast sandwiches.
  2. Almonds: A tablespoon or two of nuts adds protein to your yogurt or oatmeal. Stir frozen berries into oatmeal or yogurt to boost the vitamin content.
  3. Sausage: Soy or lean turkey sausage patties can be eaten alone or put in a breakfast wrap or sandwich. Watch the salt content, though.
  4. Preserves: A tablespoon or two of fruit preserves or chopped dried fruit stirred into plain instant oatmeal adds a touch of sweetness.
  5. Waffles: Whole-wheat toaster waffles need to be simply topped with a tablespoon of peanut butter and/or fruit preserves. Fold them in half like a sandwich, and you're out the door!
  6. Cottage cheese: Single-serving cartons of low-fat, low-sodium cottage cheese are a good source of protein; stir in berries or fruit for fiber.
  7. Cereal: Pre-portioned servings of whole-grain cereal in sealable bowls are packed with vitamins and minerals. Just watch for added sugar.
  8. English muffins: Whole-grain English muffins can serve as a base for a breakfast sandwich. Spread on peanut butter, a satisfying source of protein and hear-healthy fats.
  9. Yogurt: Small cartons of low-fat yogurt provide a good combination of carbohydrates and protein.
  10. String cheese: String cheese pairs well with whole-wheat crackers.
  11. Boiled egg: Hard-cooked eggs are excellent to have on hand for busy mornings.
  12. Breakfast wrap: Breakfast wraps with whole-wheat tortillas make a quick and healthy breakfast; roll in lean protein, such as turkey and reduced-fat cheese, scrambled eggs with diced peppers and onions, or peanut butter and bananas.