Doctors Express-National Better Breakfast Month – Tips for Quick and Tasty Morning Meals


September is National Better Breakfast month! Let’s talk breakfast, often cited as the most important meal of the day.

Breakfast is often ignored because of time constraints in the morning. We get it; you’re busy, you’re rushing, there’s a million things to get done. Failing to eat breakfast can really take a toll on your day, though. How do you expect to get any of those millions of things done without any energy? You’ll crash before lunch. To make matters worse, people who don’t eat breakfast may snack midday on unhealthy items. (Sugar rushes are a temporary fix, guys!)

Solution: Enjoy breakfast

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Solution? Eat breakfast. Better solution? Enjoy breakfast. The more you enjoy your breakfast routine, the less you’ll be tempted to skip it. Here are some great morning meal options, tailored specifically to different routines.

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Here’s a quick, easy, healthy option — the breakfast burrito. It’s pretty similar to a normal burrito   — fill a tortilla with fresh veggies, brown rice and egg whites. You can mix and match ingredients as you wish, but remember that egg whites are low-fat and high in protein. Eggs are also loaded with B vitamins, helping power up your body to take on any stresses that may arise that day. The best part is you can make it at night before you go to bed, and then the morning rush for breakfast becomes 45 seconds in the microwave.

Can’t believe it’s not dessert.

Speaking of parenting, let’s flip it around a bit. Got picky eaters? Kids see commercials for chocolate cereal or toaster pastries and the whole “healthy breakfast” idea seems like a lost cause. The key is to find something healthy that tastes like dessert. This is easier said than done, but still possible! Try a whole different kind of breakfast burrito this time. Take peanut butter, honey, bananas, and your kid’s favorite berries, and wrap them up in a whole wheat tortilla. It might taste like dessert, but it’s packed with antioxidants and fiber. If your kid turns his nose up at the berries, toss a few chocolate chips in there as well. It’ll work wonders.

Better breakfast can lead to a better day, which can lead to a better life. It’s really that simple. You don’t have to take our word for it, though. Make eating healthier breakfasts part of your routine and see the results for yourself. Enjoy the extra energy and happiness that comes from doing something right for your body.

 Doctors Express, a leading national urgent care provider, opened its newest state-of-the-art facility in March to serve local residents and businesses. We are located in West Orange at 464 Eagle Rock Avenue next to Team Capitol Bank.

 Doctors Express provides quality, convenient, and affordable medical care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries ranging from cuts and bruises, sprains to fractures, and coughs to colds and much more. Travel vaccinations, flu shots, sports and camp physicals are also available as well as DOT and pre-employment physicals and alcohol/drug testing. Appointments and referrals are not required with prompt care offered on an extended-hours basis, seven days a week.

Doctors Express is open weekdays from 8am-8pm and weekends from 8am-5pm. Doctors Express accepts most insurance plans and provides a comprehensive suite of medical services including digital x-rays, on-site laboratories, and prescription medicine dispensation. Patients are always treated by licensed and board-certified physicians who are passionate about the practice of medicine. Doctors Express emphasizes respect and compassion and strives to provide the highest quality medical care in a convenient manner.

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