There are plenty of breakfast options for you to enjoy on the 1500 calorie diet. On this diet, you should divide your calories so that you consume around 400 calories for breakfast, 500 for lunch, 400 for dinner and a couple hundred for two snacks during the day. Eating breakfast is critical in any healthy diet, but when you’re short on time in the morning, it’s all too easy to pass it up. Here are some fast breakfast ideas to try when you’re short on time in the morning.
1. Quick Breakfast Sandwich
Don’t take a detour through the drive through of a fast food restaurant for a breakfast sandwich. You can make one at home very easily–and with fewer calories and fat. Did you know that breakfast sandwiches from the drive through contain 400 calories or more? For around 300 calories, you can make a healthier version. Start by toasting a whole grain English muffin (look for one with extra fiber to help fight hunger during your morning). From there, poach an egg. You can find egg poachers for a couple of bucks at stores like Target and Walmart. Cook up a piece of turkey bacon and slice some cheese to place on top. It’ll take about five minutes to prepare. If you’re really short on time, you can cook up several pieces of bacon and a couple of eggs over the weekend and refrigerate them to use later.
2. Peanut Butter on an English Muffin with Fruit
Put some organic peanut butter on a whole grain English Muffin. It’s an easy breakfast on the go. It’ll be about 300 calories. Enjoy some fruit of your choice with it.
3. Fruit Smoothie
For a quick breakfast, make up a pitcher of smoothie and keep it frozen for use during the week. All you need is a blender, some of your favorite fruits (bananas, strawberries, kiwis and other berries work well together), some plain yogurt or tofu, milk and ice. Really, you can add anything you like to your smoothie. Just try to make sure it contains plenty of protein. Using milk, yogurt or a nut butter, like almond butter or peanut butter, will ensure that the smoothie is full of protein. Adding plain soft tofu is another option. Breakfast in the morning just became easier–all you have to do is pour yourself a glass each day.
4. Chocolate Milk with a Banana
A simple breakfast combination, eating a banana with a glass of low fat chocolate milk is a filling way to begin your day. You combine lean protein with carbohydrates, which is essential for firing up your metabolism. At around 250 calories, this breakfast will hold you over until lunch and provide you the extra leeway to enjoy a larger lunch or dinner.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Try any one of these quick ideas to avoid overeating later in the day.