8 Fast, Convenient Breakfasts
Three Sisters Brown Sugar and Maple Multigrain Hot Cereal
Old-fashioned rolled oats (not the mushy instant kind), brown sugar, and tart cranberries take these quick-cooking single-serving packets into homemade breakfast territory without the extra time. Bonus: The eco-friendly carton uses 25 percent less packaging than other brands.
To buy: $3 for five 1.5-ounce pouches, at Whole Foods.
Featured January 2012
Noosa Finest Yoghurt Strawberry Rhubarb
Touched with a swirl of sweet fruit, this delicious newcomer is made in the ultra-rich, creamy Australian style.
To buy: $2.50 for one 8-ounce tub, at supermarkets.
Amy’s Tofu Scramble in a Pocket Sandwich
Organic tofu, red peppers, and shiitake mushrooms are tucked into a flavorful wrap that’ll keep you satisfied until lunch.
To buy: $3 for one 4-ounce sandwich, at supermarkets.
Kashi Golden Goodness Cereal
A bowl of these crunchy fiber-packed clusters and flakes has it all: oats, brown rice, rye, and buckwheat, plus a sweet drizzle of honey.
To buy: $4 for one 14.7-ounce box, at supermarkets.
Nature Valley Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Chewy Bars
Chunks of chocolate mingle with salty peanuts in this new on-the-go option that contains 10 grams of protein and tastes as good as dessert. Pair one with a piece of fruit for long-lasting energy.
To buy: $4 for five 1.42-ounce bars, at supermarkets.
Van’s 8 Whole Grains Multigrain English Muffins
Nutty whole grains—think whole wheat, red wheat, oats, barley, and millet—and a hit of molasses make these tender rounds a healthy morning choice. Baked without preservatives, they are sold in the frozen food aisle.
To buy: $4 for one 12-ounce box of 6 muffins, at supermarkets.
Odwalla Smoothie Refreshers Pear Berry Jive
Rich—not watery—this bright, zippy 150-calorie cooler is an easy-drinking blend of pear, strawberry, raspberry, and apple puree, plus a generous dose of coconut water.
To buy: $3 for one 12-ounce bottle, at supermarkets.