Now and Laters for Breakfast ~ Easy Ideas in 5 minutes

Mornings have a way of getting away from you.  Here are a few quick and easy ideas to get your day started right.

Oatmeal – Steel Cut, or rolled oats are quick and easy.  Simmer on the stove for a few minutes and give it a boost by adding some chopped nuts, chia seeds, a few pieces of apple, half a banana with almond milk and sprinkle some cinnamon (and nutmeg optional) on top.  I call it my chunky monkey oatmeal.  I eat this on days I work out or if I know I’m having a busy morning.

Old faithful Eggs and low sodium turkey bacon.  Scrambled or boiled.  If you have time add some veggies.  Boil a few extras and have them as a snack later.

Last but not least ~ a delicious morning smoothie.  A great way to get at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in.  Why not make a big batch so you can have two.  Remember Now & Laters when we were kids?  Well that’s what you can do with your smoothies have one now and have one for later.  Pack it in an airtight container and put in a cooler or fridge until snack or lunch time.

Planning is key when eating healthy.  You don’t have to sit alone or starve.  If the gang is going out for lunch call ahead or go online and check the menu.  Remember to stay in line with your goals.  If all else fails go for the salad (without all the extra toppings)  or the light menu, your body will thank you.

Just wanted to share a few quick tips, remember its your body OWWN it.

Ta-ta for now,

Nicole