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Does anyone have any suggestions for quick on the go breakfasts? Preferably something I can eat in the car on the way to school. I don't have much time in the mornings, due to the fact that I must take kids to daycare, school, & grandmas every morning. I'm thinking something to make the night before. That turkey sandwich sounds good. I had a really hard time staying awake in A&P this morning. I'm sure some of the problem was that I had not eaten dinner the night before or breakfast this morning (not to mention all the studying I did last night). I want to eat more nutritiously, I'm definitely starting to gain some pounds. Thanks for any info.:)

How about looking in the freezer section at your store?

My favorite "on the go" food would have to be Toaster Scramblers. I believe that they are made by Pillsbury. They look a little like POP tarts, but are not sweet and sugary, so you wont be running down as quick. They are not messy, sticky, or anything else that makes them undesirable for eating while it an car.

Orange juice is a good drink in the mornings. And not as addictive as coffee :)

Since you asked, I'll share what I do in the mornings. I have

classes Mon and Friday but dont have to be in until 10 a.m.

so I make sure I have breakfast, sometimes cereal or a english

muffin with juice and coffee.

When I have a.m. clinicals I always go for something quick! Did

I mention I am not a morning or breakfast person?? But I do think breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

My on-the-go meals are usually a slim fast (the kind in the can) and a piece of fruit. I also eat cereal bars and a fruit. Sometimes I also pack dry cereal. I know my breakfasts arent that fabulous but it works for me!!

Hope you find what works for you!

Channa

One Day At A Time!

prmenrs, RN

Specializes in NICU, Infection Control. Has 42 years experience.

A little protein helps--sticks w/you longer that an all carb breakfast. A hard-boiled egg (after Easter last Spring, I bought a bunch of 1/2 price egg dying kits; I throw a couple of [same color] tabs in the boiling water, and voila, I know which eggs are the done ones), you could make an egg salad sandwich the night before, or a peanut butter and jelly, string cheese. Add an apple or fruit of choice, and you're well nourished.

Did I forget to mention coffee?

Watch the quick freezer breakfasts for the fat and carbs content....my kids tend to love the quick and easy way of having breakfast too, but luckily enough I was able to incorporate a home lesson in when they were studying nutrition in class at school. Discovery...'most' of those quick wonderful pop in the toaster breakfasts, even many of the ones that 'looked' sensible are loaded with fat and negative things you don't realize are there....I guess what they lack in quantity, they make up for in those calories that help you put on excess pounds.....and for a cruel twist, you don't notice it until you've put on at least ten pounds (which everyone knows takes twice as long to get back off....or in my case, latches on and never lets go...yes, I used to eat on the run all the time

I'm by no means thin, I'm probably the worst role model my children can have when it comes to eating properly....and I hate breakfast although I believe it's the most important meal of the day...empty belly=empty brain in a way...or no fuel in, no fuel to run on.

From your post, I'm gathering that you want something that isn't going to contribute to weight gain, I like NurzofFaith's breakfast : ) as I'm a person who would probably have the breakfast shake and tote around a bag of diced veggies or cereal myself. If you do drink coffee, try to keep it under 2 cups....I like the quick pick me up that coffee gives, but I definitely notice a Huge drain on what little energy I have after I start that third cup.

Good Luck!!!!!

thank you guys so much, these are exactly the kinds of suggestions i was looking for!! :D

thankfully, i'm not a coffee drinker, but i drink alot of pepsi. now i'm starting to wonder if that's such a good idea.

canoehead, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 30 years experience.

How about grilled cheese? When it is cooked put a piece of ham in the middle and it's more filling and instantly cool enough to eat. I use those covered travel mugs to save money on take out drinks, and love having flavored instant coffee, mixed with a spoonful of hot chocolate and left in the fridge overnight.

I also keep a can of wet ones in the car.

Canoehead's suggestion sounds yummy. If I only have time for toast...I took yogurt to eat before class.

I have also toasted a bagel and learned to cook an egg in the microwave. May sound gross...it gets a little dry, but for one and a half to two minutes...and half way thru stir/cut it up and it's almost shaped like the bowl...slap it on the bagel and your tummy is set for a long time. Make sure you fill the bowl w/water before you leave to soak...it does stick pretty well but it's a good traveling meal.

Peanut butter and banana sandwiches too....also a good carb/protein combo.

Canoehead's suggestion sounds yummy. If I only have time for toast...I took yogurt to eat before class.

I have also toasted a bagel and learned to cook an egg in the microwave. May sound gross...it gets a little dry, but for one and a half to two minutes...and half way thru stir/cut it up and it's almost shaped like the bowl...slap it on the bagel and your tummy is set for a long time. Make sure you fill the bowl w/water before you leave to soak...it does stick pretty well but it's a good traveling meal.

Peanut butter and banana sandwiches too....also a good carb/protein combo.

All of your suggestion sound delicious. I am definitely going to try out your suggestions. I especially enjoy anything with peanut butter. Sometimes I go for granola bars or fruit bars. There are some occasions were I do the carnation instant breakfast on the go.

yup, i'm definitely hungry. i haven't eaten since 10 am this morning, and i've still got 2 more hours to go before i can go home! will definitely make at least one of these suggestions tonight for breakfast tomorrow. :D

Slim fast in the can, slim fast meal on the go bars, nutri grain bars, those little go-gurt thingies, steamed bagel (it's softer that way), plain granola you can eat w/your hands. All good ideas. Take it from a very eat-n-run kinda gal...;). Also, yeah, knock off the sodas. Too much sugar in the regular ones, too much sodium in the diet ones. One or two a day is fine. If you are a carbonated drink fiend, try diet rite soda. No sodium, no sugar, no caffiene...but quells that soda craving pronto. Oh, yeah...and bananas...the perfect on the go fruit! :)

Diet Rite? I'm assuming it's available anywhere? How's the taste? I'm really bad when it comes to drinking soda.

Hmmm....dunno if it's avail. in California. It should be, as far as I know. I started drinking it @ my mom-in-law's house, and she used to live in San Fran. I can find it at Food Lion (y'all probably don't have those out there, though...), Harris Teeter, and Kroger. It's not bad. It tastes just like a 'normal' diet drink, and is priced about the same. I highly recommend it, from one soda fiend to another...;).

prmenrs, RN

Specializes in NICU, Infection Control. Has 42 years experience.

That grilled cheese sounded so good, I had to stop and make mysself one!!

Another good snack/breakfast is an apple cut in pieces, and a big blob of PB to dip the apple into---yum!

I never knew so many people liked Peanut butter :)

I believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So I always make sure its wholesome and delicious. I enjoy bagels so when I am going to be having a long day at clinicals I usually have a bagel to hold me over all day long. On other more relaxing days I enjoy muffins, fruity pepples, or pop tarts. I try to give my stomach and taste buds what they want so I can have a lot of energy for my day ahead!

Well, I went to the grocery store last night after lab & bought some goodies for breakfast. When I started unpacking the groceries, my hubby started sampleing everything. His comment to me, "You bought some good stuff this time!":eek: Obviously I haven't been too imaginative lately.:) Thanks a lot for all the info.

BTW, we both had egg salad sandwiches for breakfast, & I've begun carrying water with me. Oh yeah, I did find Diet Rite soda, but I haven't tried it yet. Eating breakfast definitely helped, I was able to pay attention in class this morning!:D

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