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Yes, You Do Have Time for Breakfast

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Twenty percent of you are skipping your a.m. meal -- and we want to persuade you not to! Here, kitchen, cubicle, diner, and drive-thru meals you can enjoy in minutes.

In the Car; On the Train or Bus

If you're like us, your mornings are so jam-packed you can barely get out the door on time, let alone find five minutes to gulp down a bowl of cereal. But miss this important meal and risk packing on the pounds: Research at Michigan State University shows that women who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight than those who eat it regularly. "One reason may be that they're so hungry they overeat at lunch and dinner," explains Susan Burke, RD, a certified diabetes educator and chief nutritionist for Fortunately, it is possible to eat a healthy breakfast fast. These 16 quick, tasty, satisfying options are a girl-on-the-go's best friend.

Quick Breakfast Fix: Dannon Light 'n Fit Smoothie Carb & Sugar Control Mixed Berry and South Beach Diet High Protein Cereal Bar Peanut Butter

210 calories, 15g protein, 28g carbohydrate, 5g fat (2g saturated), 3g fiber

Why: The yogurt smoothie gives you bone-building calcium and the cereal bar packs plenty of protein, which will help curb your appetite all morning, says Lisa Hark, RD, PhD, director of the nutrition education program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Quick Breakfast Fix: Two slices Pepperidge Farm 100% Whole Wheat Whole Grain Bread topped with 1 tablespoon MaraNatha Organic Almond Butter and 1/4 cup Sun-Maid dried apricots

415 calories, 12.5g protein, 69g carbohydrate, 11g fat (2g saturated), 11g fiber

Why: "Lots of fiber at breakfast slows digestion, prevents sugar spikes, and keeps you satisfied longer," says Burke. Plus, researchers at the University of Texas, Austin, have found that those who consumed more fiber were likely to have lower body-fat percentages than those who ate the least. The almond butter adds protein, and the dried fruit is high in vitamin A, which helps promote good vision. Just don't eat too much -- a 1/4-cup serving of dried apricots has 100 calories.

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pk1479 wrote:

way TOO many carbs for that second breakfast I think

6/28/2012 12:56:42 AM Report Abuse
mesantucci wrote:

very helpful. i'm about to leave on a road trip, and was very concerned about what to do for breakfast, since fast food is the way to go on road trips.

7/28/2011 08:36:47 AM Report Abuse
luvcts1 wrote:

This article was good although it should have been titled, Yes you have time to eat a Healthy breakfast." verses just "breakfast." My mother taught me at a young age to alway's eat something for breakfast even if only a piece of cake. As an adult, I still stick with that advice. It breaks my fast from sleeping.

2/18/2010 11:35:34 AM Report Abuse

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