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.
- Set up your shopping list thinking about foods you need for every meal, starting with whole grains like Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats for breakfast.
- 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.
- Keep breakfast items in the kitchen at eye-level for little ones so they can help themselves, which gets everyone out the door faster.
- 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.
- 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
- 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