Kandi S.

About

Kandi S. wrote her first short story at nine-years-old and has been a lover of the written word ever since, which makes The Publix Checkout one of her favorite things about working for Publix! Starting as a cashier in 2005, Kandi has since incorporated her love for writing and social media with her passion for the company focused on customer service. She enjoys fitness, writing, live music and local food and beverages. Kandi hopes you walk away from our blog each day with a new-found appreciation for the grocery store where shopping is a pleasure.

Posts by Kandi S.

nutritious breakfast

When you’re trying to start your day off right, it can be tough to find easy, on-the-go breakfasts that don’t crash your nutritional goals for the day. If you’re tired of the processed pastries, greasy fast food bags, and sugary bowls of cereal, check out these good eats recommended by Publix Nutrition Specialist, Berenice H. Marin, RDN, LDN. These meal hacks are easy to fix and even simpler to eat on the run!

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What’s more on-the-go than breakfast in a to-go cup? “One of my favorite breakfasts is a delicious smoothie,” Berenice says. “You can easily bag up all the individual ingredients in small plastic snack bags and then just pop them in the blender in the morning before pouring into your favorite tumbler or thermos.”

Another benefit to smoothies? You can knock out a lot of nutritional goals along with getting a great-tasting treat! Try mixing in banana, spinach, strawberry, low-fat yogurt, water, and a scoop of protein or peanut butter. You can also substitute low-fat plain Greek yogurt instead of the low-fat plain yogurt to get even more protein!  Yummy and filling? Yes, please!

An Eggscellent Grab-n-Go

When you’re meal prepping, why not bake up an easy breakfast that can last all week? Berenice shares this tip:

“For egg lovers, you can do eggs mixed with vegetables like peppers and onions along with low-fat cheese. Bake it in muffin tins the night before or when you do meal prep. Then you have a little muffin you can eat on the go!”

Toss in a slice of whole wheat toast and you’re set for eggscellence. (We’re so punny!)

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You’ve probably heard of the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), but what about GOATmeal? No, this has nothing to do with the cute furry animal, but rather whipping up a fast, easy-to-take-with-you bowl of oatmeal greatness. Similar to your smoothie hack, it’s easy to pack up all the ingredients for your oatmeal into little plastic snack baggies and just pour hot water over them at work or at the house before leaving.

“Another trick is Overnight Oats,” adds Berenice. “Just put all your ingredients in a bowl, milk and all, and let it sit in the fridge overnight so they’re ready to eat by morning. For instance, try a half cup of low-fat milk with bananas, oats, nuts, and cinnamon. This is a remix on the hot treat, too, as you eat your Overnight Oats cold.”

The Roll-Up-And-Roll-Out

“Breakfast burritos are a great on-the-go option, just make sure you have the right ingredients,” Berenice advises. “For instance, for a Mexican style, try adding scrambled eggs with some salsa, beans, and low-fat cheese. Roll it up in a whole wheat wrap and you’re ready to go!”

A great benefit to this breakfast wrap is you can mix it up every day if you’d like, which will make it easy to avoid those boredom blues that come with eating the same thing over and over. In addition, it’s an easy way to pack in your veggies. Score!

Pancake Magic

Sometimes you just need those sweet, home-style favorites – like pancakes! For those with a sweet tooth, Berenice suggests buying a whole wheat variety of your favorite frozen waffles or pancakes. Instead of syrup, try tossing some yogurt, fruit, nuts, and cinnamon on top to finish it all off. Eat before leaving the house or pack up ingredients separately to toast and prep at work and – voila! You’ve got pancake perfection that people will have to see to believe.

 

There you have it, five new breakfast solutions to integrate into your morning routine. Which one are you most excited about trying? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

red plums in a basket

When we’re young, our parents or guardians provide for us in many ways — grocery shopping and cooking included. When the time comes to move out on our own, we have to learn how to navigate the aisles and properly store, clean, and cook our own food. One tricky subject area is fruit — after … (Read the full story)