What are the reasons you tend to skip breakfast? Maybe it’s just because mornings are so busy, or you’re on the run, or you have a long commute. You’re not alone. Today, more than half of Americans skip breakfast. Eating a healthy breakfast regularly can help power your day and improve your overall health and well-being. We’re here to help make that a reality! Prep these super easy breakfast ideas the night before—just grab and go in the morning.
1. Overnight Apple N’ Oats
Crave a slightly sweet and satisfying breakfast? Prep oats in the evening to help power your morning—no cooking required!
½ pound fresh apples, diced
½ cup apple juice
2 ounces dried cranberries, diced
1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup uncooked Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats
2 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
In a bowl, combine apples, juice, cranberries, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Mix well. Fold in Quaker® Oats and yogurt. Mix well until combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled. Makes four servings.
Overnight Oats Alternative: Swap out apples with dried cranberries for a banana or berries with raisins.
2. Breakfast Berries and Chia Seed Parfait
Looking for a fresh and filling breakfast to take on-the-go? Combine the power of chia seed with the sweet flavor of fruit and yogurt.
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup fresh or frozen berries
1-2 teaspoons honey
Combine yogurt and chia seeds in a to-go container. Mix well. Add fresh or frozen berries on top of yogurt mixture and lightly drizzle with honey. Let it sit overnight to allow the flavors to meld and the chia seeds to create a thicker texture.
Yogurt Parfait Alternative: Swap out berries for your favorite fruit and try other seeds in place of chia seeds—hemp, flax, or even chopped nuts.
Learn more about the importance of breakfast and its benefits.
Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that’s right for you.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.