Heart Health

How to Become a Breakfast Person

Roughly 15% of Americans skip breakfast, according to a national survey and report, What We Eat in America1. Reasons given for missing the most important meal of the day show some common themes.

  • No time
  • Not hungry in the morning
  • Simply forget to eat it
  • It’s inconvenient or hard to make
  • Trying to eat less for weight loss
  • Limited funds for food

Breakfast Like a Pro

After you’ve identified the personal barriers that get between you and a morning meal, try these ways to overcome them.

  1. Set up your shopping list thinking about foods you need for every meal, starting with whole grains like Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats for breakfast.
  2. Set your alarm clock, then set the stage for breakfast by laying out bowls, spoons, juice cups and breakfast items from the pantry the night before.
  3. Keep breakfast items in the kitchen at eye-level for little ones so they can help themselves, which gets everyone out the door faster.
  4. As with any meal or snack, eat when you’re hungry – if you have breakfast a few hours after waking up, that’s just fine, there’s nothing wrong with a granola bar at 10 a.m.
  5. Dedicate refrigerator space just for breakfast items, like hard boiled eggs, fruit, orange juice, yogurt, and other items to grab and go.

Simple Breakfast Combinations

Banana Mild and Oats
  • A banana dipped in low-fat yogurt and rolled in granola
  • Quaker® Quick 1-Minute Oats topped with berries and walnuts
  • Whole grain toast with nut butter and orange juice
1. O’Neil CE, et al., Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2014. 114:S8-S26
Embrace the goodness around you.
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