Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, essential for harvesting the energy and nutrients needed to tackle life’s myriad challenges. Too often, however, we shrug it off. Whether we’re too tired to put forth the effort to prepare an early meal or don’t think we have enough time to bother, we sometimes skip it … and inevitably feel its absence during the day.
However, a hearty and nutritious breakfast doesn’t have to be a big deal, at least not in terms of energy or effort. Whether it’s a cup of super grain-enriched oatmeal or a bowl of whole grain cereal, it only takes a moment or two to prepare these sensible breakfasts. Better yet, Amazon Prime members get extra savings right now, so stock up and make sure you never skip breakfast again.
Oatmeal is a classic breakfast option, and there’s no bigger name in oats than Quaker. These days, Quaker has a wide array of instant oatmeal options to suit all tastes and dietary needs, ensuring a hearty, filling, and nutritious meal to start the day. Here are two such options: Quaker Select Starts Protein Instant Oatmeal, which packs in at least 6g of protein per bowl, and Quaker Instant Oatmeal Lower Sugar Variety, with 35% less sugar than standard flavors. Whatever your pick, it’s a great way to start the day.
Quaker’s Life cereal doesn’t just have a quirky name for a bowl of breakfast goodness: it’s also a sensible pick if you’re on the hunt for a cereal that tastes good but isn’t loaded with artificial sweeteners. A serving of Life has at least 25g of whole grains, depending on variety, along with zero high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners in the mix. This four-pack nabs you two boxes of the original flavor, one box of cinnamon, and one box of vanilla. After all, variety is the spice of life … or the spice of Life, rather.
If you love oatmeal but really want to amplify the health benefits of your breakfast, consider Quaker’s Real Medleys Oatmeal+. These whole grain-packed cups mix 100% whole grain Quaker oats with fruit and other multi-grains for a seriously robust yet effortless breakfast. This package gets you 12 total cups across three flavors; for example, the Banana Walnut variety blends multi-grain oatmeal with brown sugar, bananas, walnuts, quinoa, and flaxseed. Just add water to the cup and microwave for an easy, no-mess meal.
On those mornings in which your usual cup of coffee isn’t doing the trick, reach for a Doubleshot. Starbucks’ Doubleshot Espresso is a 6.5oz can of rocket fuel for your brain, with two shots of espresso to help rouse you from even the groggiest of rough starts. This 12-pack of Americano Black is best enjoyed chilled, so keep a few handy in the fridge whether you need an extra energy boost on occasion or if you make it a regular part of your AM routine.
Not everyone likes to start the day with a sweet taste—or maybe you just want a savory alternative from time to time. Quaker’s Instant Grits offer a delicious option when sugar and sweet just don’t fit the bill. Like Quaker’s Instant Oatmeal, these ready-to-go grits cook in a hurry in the microwave: just add water. This box gets you 48 total packs of Instant Grits, split between Original, Butter, Three Cheese, and Cheddar Cheese varieties.