A healthy breakfast not only gives you the energy you need to power through your morning, but it may also help to prevent weight gain and even encourage weight loss. Still, when it comes to busy mornings and lengthy to-do lists, breakfast often takes a back seat; we may skip it completely or, worse yet, succumb to the first coffee-shop muffin to call our name.
Instead, it’s a great idea to keep some healthy—but still tasty—options on hand that you can grab in a pinch. Here are some gems we discovered during this year’s Natural Products Expo West:
Living Intentions Superfood Cereal in Radiant Rasperry
Taste: Crunchy like granola, but earthier taste and not as sweet.
Nutritional notes: Vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, raw and 93% organic. Made with buckwheat sprouts, raspberries, coconut, flax, milk thistle and other nourishing ingredients.
Wildway Grain-Free Granola in Coconut Cashew
Taste: Nice mix of sweet and savory. Because it’s made primarily of nuts, the texture is different from traditional granola.
Nutritional notes: Grain-free, non-GMO, sweetener-free, oil-free, vegan. Made with nuts, seeds, shredded coconut and dates.
Made Good Granola Minis in Chocolate Banana
Taste: A little chewy and not too sweet.
Nutritional notes: According to the company, they contain “the nutrients found in one full serving of vegetables.” Made with rolled oats, banana, dark chocolate, vegetable powder and more.
Go Raw Sprouted Bar in Raisin Crunch
Taste: Nutty, crunchy, lightly sweet.
Nutritional notes: Made with sprouted buckwheat groats, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, raisins and dates.
Health Warrior Chia Protein Bar in Peanut butter Cacao
Taste: Chewy, with a subtle peanut butter flavor.
Nutritional notes: Gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free, plus 2,000 mg Omega-3 and 10 grams plant protein.