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

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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 has put healthier takes on all your favorite on-the-go breakfast foods. They’re not just tasty, they’re prepared with the best balance of protein, fiber and healthy fats to keep you full and prevent those mid-morning crashes. Plus, most require no prep, so you can ditch the drive-thru.

There’s something for every morning and every mood. From warm sandwiches, hearty nut bars, muffins and soft pastry, there’s a nutritious option 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.

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Here are 10 easy breakfasts for weight loss that busy people can’t get enough of:

1. Harvest Nut Bar >

Quick Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss Harvest Nut Bar
Sometimes breakfast on-the-go is really breakfast on the fly. Throw a few of Nutrisystem’s Harvest Nut 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 breakfast you’re setting yourself up for success! Click here to purchase or find more information about the product >

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

Quick Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss Canadian Style Turkey Bacon Egg 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 10 grams of protein in your breakfast will keep those mid-morning crashes away. And unlike most other breakfast sandwiches, this one is lower in fat and sodium. Heart-healthy and waist-friendly! Click here to purchase or find more information about the product. >

3. Peanut Butter Granola Bar >

Quick Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss Peanut Butter Granola 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 purchase or find more information about the product >

4. Cinnamon Bun >

Quick Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss Cinnamon Bun
A warm, aromatic, sweet Cinnamon Bun will banish morning irritability in no time. When you reach for Nutrisystem’s version of this decadent treat, you’ll be eating a well-balanced, nutrient-dense breakfast containing just two grams of fat, but packing six grams of fiber and seven grams of protein. And unlike most cinnamon-y treats, this bun is diabetes-friendly! Click here to purchase or find more information about the product >

5. Honey Wheat Bagel >

Quick Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss Honey Wheat Bagel
While most bagels pack over 300 calories, Nutrisystem offers a convenient, ready-to-eat Honey Wheat Bagel for just 160 calories. Low in fat and high in protein for a sweet, baked good, 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 purchase or find more information about the product >

6. Chocolate Biscotti Bites >

Quick Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss Chocolate Biscotti Bites
Breakfast on the go? Doesn’t mean you can’t sneak a quick chocolate-y dip in your morning joe. When the office brings in donuts, you’ll be armed with crunchy, hazelnut Chocolate Biscotti Bites. Perfectly portioned and well balanced with six grams of protein and four grams of fiber. The most important meal of the day just became the most delicious. Click here to purchase or find more information about the product >

7. Apple Strudel Bar >

Quick Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss 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 nutritious 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. So, the extra three grams here make the Apple Strudel Bar a healthier morning treat for the a.m. rush. The sweetest part? This tasty treat is even diabetes friendly! Click here to purchase or find more information about the product >

8. Blueberry Lemon Baked Bar >

Quick Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss Blueberry Lemon Baked Bar
Eat your oats in a flash! Nutrisystem’s Blueberry Lemon Baked Bar combines heart-healthy oats, fiber-rich whole wheat flour and chewy whole grains in a fresh baked bar bursting with blueberry and lemon flavor. 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 purchase or find more information about the product >

9. Double Chocolate Muffin >

Quick Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss 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. Whole wheat flour adds a little extra nutrition in your morning, while 11—yes 11!—grams of fiber is key to keeping your belly full and morning on track. Click here to purchase or find more information about the product >

10. Turkey Sausage and Egg Muffin >

Quick Easy Breakfasts for Weight Loss Turkey Sausage & 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 packs plenty of fiber and whole grains recommended by nutritionists. Turkey sausage and hear-healthy eggs make the perfect combination as a protein powerhouse. Just 180 calories, five grams of fat and an amazing 14 grams of protein. Well-balanced protein-rich breakfast options like this are your golden ticket to your skinny jeans. Click here to purchase or find more information about the product >