Nutrition Unscrambled

Time Crunch or No Motivation-No Worries-Fast and Easy Breezy Recipes for These Times

By Anna Shlachter, MS, RD, LDN
July 6th, 2011

Many of us love to try and share new recipes.  During my time in WIC; I was asked for recipes daily. I quickly learned it was necessary to have affordable, easy to use, healthy and yummy recipes that I had tried at my fingertips!

This week, especially after a long weekend; I found it difficult to be motivated in the mornings to make breakfast.  Luckily, motivation ended up being just click away-breakfast recipes that take less than 3 minutes to prepare. A couple weeks ago, Keith Ayoob discussed the importance of protein at breakfast. offers professionals and consumers great recipes for protein rich egg-based breakfast ideas!

We know that “fast and easy” is what everyone seems to want.   I like the concept of reclaiming the term “fast foods” and emphasizing options like the above recipes, as well as other quick, healthy (prepared at home) foods.  Many people are concerned about the “ingredients” in the foods and by taking a few minutes at home; they can control what goes in the food.  Another selling point is that these recipes take less time than it would to order at a drive-thru!  So the next time you hear “there is no time cook or eat breakfast” you can show them “healthy fast food made with their own ingredients”.  They can start their day out right for work, school or play!

Also if you have a little more time than I allowed the last couple of days, there are simple 10 or 15 minute breakfast ideas as well!   

I hope you can enjoy and share some of these recipes!  Tell us what your favorite recipes are.

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Nutrition Unscrambled  is written by nutrition experts with the Egg Nutrition Center, which is funded by the American Egg Board. It is monitored and maintained by the public relations agency of record. The mission of the Egg Nutrition Center is to be a credible source of nutrition and health science information and the acknowledged leader in research and education related to eggs. For more information, click here.

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