In a rush? Can’t get out the door fast enough? I know it, the kids have their shoes on the wrong feet, shirts inside out, theirs, not your – thank goodness.
Where did you put that contract you worked on all night? The meeting is first thing this morning! Not sure there’s enough gas in the car to get you there, but no time to stop. Breakfast!!!??? Is there time to eat a healthy breakfast at this rate?
Look, healthy whole wheat muffins can be made with any myriad of fruits, nuts, dried fruit or even just some cinnamon.
Attributes of Whole Wheat Muffins
Pumpkin in the fall, lemon poppy seed in the summer, the combinations are endless! A muffin is a portable, high energy food – that can satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
You can buy a box of whole wheat muffin mix and make a batch in about twenty minutes the day before so they are ready for the morning.
You can pop them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds for a quick refresh, making your breakfast taste as though it’s bakery fresh. Of course, you could always run to a bakery in the morning to grab your muffin as well.
Why whole wheat muffins, you ask? The benefits include the fact that the whole grains add fiber, as well as healthful carbs and even a bit of protein that you won’t find in a white flour muffin.
Whole grains are a complex carbohydrate that will supply you with sufficient energy to start your day; and the fiber and protein will hold your blood sugar level for a bit longer than non whole grains would.
Adding butter, honey or jelly to your muffin won’t ruin the positive nutritional impact too much. Even a bit of butter, which does add some saturated fat to your morning will hold you over longer, as fats take longer to digest than carbs do.
Don’t sell yourself short and allow your day to start of without the necessary fuel to conquer that meeting, that workout, or even that chase around the park with the little ones. Be sure to grab a portable, healthy, delicious breakfast – on the run. Whole wheat muffins, to the rescue!