No Time for Breakfast? We Have a Solution


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Monday: cold cereal. Tuesday: oatmeal. Wednesday: cold cereal. Thursday: oatmeal.

If that’s the way your breakfasts tend to go, it might be time to hit the freezer case for some Good Food Made Simple.

Start with the Egg Whites.

“Power-packed with 6 grams of protein,” says the company’s website, “this AM boost made with cage-free egg whites is ready in just 80 seconds.”

The ingredients: 35 calories’ worth of mostly egg whites and only enough salt to give each pre-cooked patty 140 milligrams of sodium. Cholesterol? Zero. (It’s all in the yolk.)

How should you use it? Try throwing one on a toasted whole wheat English muffin and stack it with avocado, tomato, spinach, or other veggies and maybe a thin slice of cheese. M-m-m. The possibilities are endless.

Or try the Buttermilk Waffles.

Two of the cinnamon-scented, 100 percent whole-grain beauties will only run you 140 calories and 220 milligrams of sodium, with a bonus 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein.

Our advice: Ditch the maple syrup and top them with plain low-fat greek yogurt and berries. Or try peanut butter and apple or banana slices.

You could do more, but if you’re like us, breakfast can’t be too simple.