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Top 5 Quick & Healthy DIY Breakfasts

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I've had an extra busy week this week, and my energy just isn't cooperating. By mid-day yesterday, I was ready to throw a pillow on my laptop and call it a day. It didn't take long to realize I hadn't been eating the right foods for breakfast (egg souffle, anyone?), and I vowed to eat healthier next week.

But how can you focus on health when you're strapped for time? Doesn't healthy food take eons to prepare? Not necessarily. Here are my top five favorite health foods that are quick, convenient, and most of all --- delicious:

1. Banana Oat Bran Muffins
You can find the health-conscious recipe right here, and I'd suggest making a batch on Sunday to last you through the week. They stay super fresh in the refrigerator, and are the perfect snack to grab-and-go on your way out the door.
For a complete breakfast... Add a banana, fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and a bottle of water to go.

2. Protein Shake
Blend fresh fruit, low-fat milk and a bit of oatmeal (sounds weird, but is delightful!) before you go to bed and you'll have a great energy-boosting drink for your commute. This is one of my favorites.
For a complete breakfast... Grab some Kashi Go Lean dry cereal.

3. Grapefruit & Toast
You can't beat the age-old duo. Try almond or sunflower seed on your butter for extra protein, and sprinkle a bit of sugar on the grapefruit if you don't care for the sour taste.
For a complete breakfast... Add a glass of water.

4. Yogurt Parfait
Whip up a yummy parfait with fresh strawberries, blueberries, low-fat vanilla yogurt and some Kashi cereal or Grape Nuts. It's quick and delicious!
For a complete breakfast... Add a glass of water and a few almonds for extra protein.

5. Egg White Omelette
Omelettes are much easier to make than you'd think. I love this recipe, which is low cholesterol and high in protein.
For a complete breakfast... Add a slice of whole wheat toast, fresh-squeezed orange juice and water.

With these five easy recipes, you'll be trim and timely all week long!


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