It Only Takes a Few Minutes to Fuel Up

Don’t skip breakfast to save precious morning minutes! Try these lightning fast meals that can help propel you and your kids throughout the day.

The Traditional TripletPeanut Butter Toast
Whole-grain ready-to-eat cereal and fat-free milk plus 100 percent orange juice

The Hot and Wholesome Bowl
Microwavable oatmeal with chopped apples and walnuts — made with fat-free milk instead of water for an extra punch of protein, calcium, and vitamin D

The PB & B
Whole-wheat toast topped with peanut butter and sliced bananas plus fat-free milk

The Swirl and Go
Crunchy high fiber cereal, blueberries, and sunflower seeds swirled into low-fat or fat-free vanilla yogurt

The Little Dipper
Graham crackers dipped into low-fat or fat-free fruit yogurt plus 100 percent apple juice

A Little on the Lunch Side
A turkey and low-fat Swiss sandwich on whole-wheat plus 100 percent orange juice

On a Roll
A whole-wheat tortilla wrapped around a low-fat cheese stick plus a bunch of grapes (cut grapes in half for younger children)

The Waffle Tower
A toasted frozen whole-grain waffle piled high with sliced strawberries, a dollop of low-fat or fat-free yogurt, and a sprinkling of sliced almonds

Easy as Apple Pie
A toasted whole-grain bagel half layered with apple slices and reduced fat Cheddar cheese

Something Spicy
Whole-grain cinnamon-raisin toast spread with low-fat ricotta cheese plus 100 percent orange juice

Source: International Food Information Council Foundation, Wake Up to the benefits of breakfast!

For more information about breakfast and health, visit: http://ific.org/publications/other/breakfast.cfm

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