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I have found that the easiest way to keep on track with healthy eating is planning. Our lives are hectic and unfortunately, we will not always have time to properly prepare our meal plans. Well I found myself in a bind just this morning. For breakfast on weekdays I usually prepare my lunch and breakfast to take with me to work. This morning I was running late. My lunch was prepared because it was leftover from my dinner however, breakfast became a big problem. I normally make a breakfast smoothie or grab some organic yogurt with fresh fruit. Because I was running late I did not have time to make my smoothie, besides my son ate the last of my bananas and I did not have any more yogurt left. UUGH!!! Now aside from running late I am in a tizzy because I donít have anything for breakfast! I stood there looking around the kitchen for something to grab only to find pop tarts, muffins or sugary cereal. I refused to blow my eating plan for the day. I contemplated stopping on the way to work to pick something up. There were two problems with that, one I was already late and two on my way to work there is only Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds and Burger King. None of these choices would have ended well. So I left the house with no breakfast. I know I canít skip breakfast but I was completely baffled.

I started thinking, what are some healthy breakfast choices you can have on the go?

I did some searching and found some interesting ideas.

The flatbread breakfast sandwich from Dunkin Donuts is only 280 calories, 8g of fat and 19g of protein will definitely keep you full until lunch. Here are some other interesting choices. Plain Donut with chocolate milk, I know a real shocker. A plain cake-style doughnut is usually a better choice than a bakery muffin, although I would not recommend this every day. At Dunkin' Donuts, for instance, an old-fashioned doughnut has 280 calories, while a corn muffin has 510 calories. Instead of coffee, change it up with 8 ounces of low-fat chocolate milk. Egg McMuffin at McDonald's. It is 300 calories, and it has a good amount of lean protein from the egg and the Canadian bacon. To trim empty calories, remove the top half of the muffin. Cereal "Sundae", a bowl of fiber-rich bran flakes (about 1Ĺ cups) with 8 ounces of low-fat milk is a perfect breakfast. Make it portable by replacing the milk with lemon or vanilla yogurt and mixing it in a to-go container. If desired add ľ cup of nuts, or fresh or dried fruit.

I ended up having the flatbread sandwich.

What do you do for breakfast when you are rushing?

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