Starting the day with a well-balanced breakfast with protein and fiber can help achieve weight-loss goals — and it doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. Not only is Trader Joe’s ideal for stocking up on convenient, healthy snacks and frozen foods, but it also offers budget-friendly, nutritious breakfast fare.
Here are seven healthy options to add to your cart:
Why it made the cut: This breakfast is easy to make and contains 9 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. The addition of protein-rich chia and pumpkin seeds helps keep you satisfied longer than a bowl of plain oatmeal, while tart cherries add some sweetness without lots of added sugar. It’s a great option to keep in your desk drawer for mornings when you’re extra rushed getting out of the house.
Why it made the cut: By opting for 100% Whole-Wheat British Muffins you get 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein. The peanut butter is studded with flax and chia seeds, which add great texture and another boost of protein and fiber. Plus, the strawberry fruit spread tastes just like regular strawberry jam, but it’s made without any added sugars. One British Muffin with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of jam contains 6 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein for just 320 calories.
Why it made the cut: Trader Joe’s Guacamole to Go comes in single-serving packets, which makes avocado toast easy to throw together for breakfast. Spread it on fiber-rich sprouted grain bread for a satisfying combination of healthy carbs and fat. Sprinkle with TJ’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning for an extra-satisfying boost of flavor.
Why it made the cut: Each cup of this cereal packs 6 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein, which is impressive compared to most standard cereals. Plus, adding milk boosts the protein even more to make it a filling, hearty breakfast option.
Why it made the cut: These waffles include whole-wheat flour for a hearty amount of fiber and they’re something the whole family will love. Instead of sugary syrup, try topping the waffles with thawed Fancy Berry Medley, which adds more fiber and natural sweetness. Two waffles with 3/4 cup (110g) of berries yields 11 grams of fiber for 310 calories.
Why it made the cut: This muesli includes a blend of hearty, healthy ingredients like whole-grain oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit without any refined sugars. Pairing it with plain Greek yogurt adds plenty of protein and makes for an on-the-go breakfast you can prepare the night before. One serving of yogurt with 1/4 cup (50g) of muesli packs 19 grams of satisfying protein into just 240 calories.
Why it made the cut: This breakfast is impressive enough to wow brunch guests, but easy (and nutritious) enough to make the cut any day of the week. Opting for frozen roasted potatoes instead of hash browns cuts down the fat content while bumping up flavor. Pairing the potatoes with one patty and an egg adds even more protein (14 grams).