Ditch the Drive-Thru: 10 Quick & Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss

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Turkey Sausage and Egg Muffin

You’ve heard it a million times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And not just from cereal companies, either. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the reigning authority on all things nutrition, agrees.

But why, exactly, is a morning meal such a must-have?

Research suggests that eating breakfast helps with brain function and can even deliver a much needed morning mood boost. But more importantly, it can aid in weight loss by preventing overeating later in the day. And skipping breakfast regularly can negatively impact your metabolism. When we’re on a weight loss journey, metabolism is our friend.

When eating breakfast, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends opting for a meal rich in protein, fiber and healthy fats. That’s a tall order if your busy mornings leave breakfast at the bottom of the to-do list. But what if you had well-balanced, delicious and easy breakfasts for weight loss on hand—ready for you to enjoy no matter how hectic your mornings?

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Nutrisystem provides you with perfectly portioned versions of all your favorite on-the-go breakfast foods. They’re not just tasty, they’re made with quality ingredients you’ll love so you can fuel your mornings with real nutrition. Plus, most require no prep, so you can ditch the drive-thru!

There’s something for every morning and every mood. From warm sandwiches and hearty nut bars to muffins and soft pastries, there’s a smart option that’s perfect for you. Each menu item is ready to go in seconds, taking the excuses out of your morning rush. Stashing a ready-to-eat breakfast in your bag, your desk or your car can keep you on track toward your weight loss goals when busy mornings have other ideas. Before heading out the door, whip up one of these 10 quick and easy breakfasts that busy people can’t get enough of.

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1. Harvest Nut Oat Bar >

Harvest Nut Oat Bar

Sometimes breakfast on-the-go is really breakfast on the fly. Throw a few of Nutrisystem’s Harvest Nut Oat Bars in your bag so you’re never left empty-handed in the carpool lane. Each bar combines heart healthy nuts, antioxidant rich cranberries and crunchy rice crispies into a perfectly portable and delicious meal bar. Seven grams of protein will kick your day off right. When you start your day off with this breakfast, you’re setting yourself up for success. Click here to stock up! >

2. Canadian Style Turkey Bacon, Egg and Cheese Muffin >

Canadian Style Turkey Bacon, Egg and Cheese Muffin

If you have time for the drive-thru, you have 70 seconds to heat up Nutrisystem’s satisfying Canadian Style Turkey Bacon, Egg and Cheese Muffin. Pop it in the microwave and off you go! Heart healthy egg whites are smothered in satisfying American cheese and topped with protein-rich Canadian-style turkey bacon. Yes, bacon. Including these 11 grams of protein in your breakfast will keep those mid-morning crashes away. Click here to stock up! >

3. Peanut Butter Oat Bar >

Peanut Butter Oat Bar

Peanut butter lovers are obsessed, starting their day with the flavor they crave. Delicious peanuts and granola are covered in rich, decadent peanut butter. Throw this bar in your bag to have on hand for those days you’ve forgotten your morning meal. No excuses for skipping breakfast! Research has shown that people who eat breakfast weigh less than those who skip it. Keeping that meal well balanced with healthy fat, fiber and protein will only help you launch your weight loss in the right direction. Click here to stock up! >

4. Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oat Square >

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oat Square

A delicious, flavor-packed oat square will banish morning irritability in no time. When you reach for this chewy treat, you’ll filling up and fueling your day with five grams of fiber and six grams of protein. And unlike most cinnamon-y treats, this square is guilt free! Click here to stock up! >

5. Honey Wheat Bagel >

Honey Wheat Bagel

While most bagels pack over 300 calories, Nutrisystem offers a convenient, ready-to-eat Honey Wheat Bagel for just 150 calories. As a good source of fiber, this is one bagel you’ll never feel guilty about. The Honey Wheat Bagel is soft and fresh, with a touch of honey and creamy fat-free cream cheese to get your morning off on the perfect foot. Your views on dieting will be revolutionized as you enjoy a filling, delicious start to your morning. Click here to stock up! >

6. Biscotti Bites >

Biscotti Bites

Breakfast on the go? Doesn’t mean you can’t sneak a quick dip in your morning joe. When the office brings in donuts, you’ll be armed with almond-pistachio Biscotti Bites. Perfectly portioned and a good source of fiber, this 150-calorie breakfast also provides six grams of protein. The most important meal of the day just became the most delicious. Click here to stock up! >

7. Apple Strudel Bar >

Apple Strudel Bar

Rolled oats round out this perfect on-the-go breakfast meal: Nutrisystem’s Apple Strudel Bar. Delicious apples and oats are covered in a sweet white chocolate icing. Seven whole grams of protein pack a punch in this dessert-like breakfast. And the soluble fiber in rolled oats are championed by the American Heart Association as part of a heart healthy diet (they’re the first ingredient in this easy breakfast bar!). The sweetest part? This tasty treat is even diabetes friendly. Click here to stock up! >

8. Chocolate Chip Baked Bar >

Chocolate Chip Baked Bar

Eat your oats in a flash! Nutrisystem’s Chocolate Chip Baked Bar combines rolled oats with the flavors of sweet butter, brown sugar and honey in a fresh baked breakfast bar that’s a good source of fiber. Fiber intake has been linked to lower weight in observational studies, and is largely undisputed. So, eat your fiber and reach your goals—but do it deliciously. Click here to stock up! >

9. Double Chocolate Muffin >

Double Chocolate Muffin

When that 8 o’clock meeting includes coffee and donuts, reach into your bag and grab your ready-to-eat Double Chocolate Muffin. Nutrisystem has made a deliciously dense muffin filled with real chocolate chips. The 10—yes 10!—grams of fiber is key to keeping your belly full and morning on track. Click here to stock up! >

10. Turkey Sausage and Egg Muffin >

Turkey Sausage and Egg Muffin

Some mornings just require meat. Nutrisystem has made a delicious Turkey Sausage and Egg Muffin sandwich that is ready in minutes and perfect for those hectic mornings. A delicious whole wheat English style muffin sandwich holds this sandwich together. Turkey sausage and eggs make the perfect combination as a protein powerhouse. Just 210 calories and an amazing 14 grams of protein, this protein-rich breakfast option is your golden ticket to your skinny jeans. Click here to stock up! >