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What are some high calorie quick breakfast snacks?

Asked by mirza (5042points) July 17th, 2010

So for most of my life, I have skipped breakfast and rushed out of the house with one of those 100-calorie k-bars/nutrigrain/ breakfast bars.

So I have to take a few really high-dosage antibiotics in the morning. So my body needs something that has more calories and probably gives me more energy since the meds wear my body out a lot. I usually rush to work every morning so I dont have time to make breakfast.

So what are some morning snacks that I can get at a grocery store that are high in calories/gives me more energy?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

The grocery store isn’t a good place to get any nutritious food unless you can get local fruits and veggies there. A good breakfast would be a protein shake with fruits and shredded walnuts made with soy milk.

casheroo's avatar

Nuts are always good for a calorie boost. A bag of peanuts, or cashews…

chyna's avatar

Wake up 5 minutes earlier and eat a piece of peanut butter toast.

ipso's avatar

Big glass of whole milk. A warm bagel with cold cream cheese.

For ultra quick, pre-mix 2+ scoops of a carbo sports drink (e.g. Cytomax) into a bike bottle and grab that on the run down to the car.

meagan's avatar

Nutella on bread with milk.. mmmm

AmWiser's avatar

You need to try baking you some hearty muffins on the week-end or your day off. Wrap them up and grab 1 or 2 on your way out the door during the week. This is a recipe for a fairly high calorie muffin:

**Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins**

⅔ cup butter
⅔ cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 pound canned pumpkin
⅔ cup water
3⅓ cup flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 8 oz. packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ cup walnuts (optional)

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Grease or line 12 tin muffin pan or 6 tin jumbo muffin pan. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, pumpkin and water. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. (optional) Stir in walnuts Pour into muffin cups. Bake until done (about 18–20 minutes)

lilikoi's avatar

Anything with loads of sugar is high in calories…but I wouldn’t recommend it. I like to start my day off with a bowl of oatmeal topped with raisins, a sliced apple banana, some chopped nuts. If you want to be healthy, you need to make time to eat breakfast.

josie's avatar

Left over Fettucine Alfredo

Haleth's avatar

Muesli is a great balanced breakfast. There are all different recipes, but here’s the one I make; it’s pretty simple.

Dry ingredients: (mix ahead of time and store in a jar or tupperware; it lasts ages.)
Dry rolled oats or oatmeal- about 75%
Dried fruit like raisins or chopped dried apricots- about 15%
Chopped nuts like walnuts or almonds (I like walnuts)- about 10%

The dry ingredients have to be soaked in some kind of liquid before you can eat them. You can usually use juice or milk. What I like to do is add a little bit of orange juice, milk, and yogurt to the mix before going to bed. When you wake up you will have something that’s the texture of oatmeal, but ready to go and much more flavorful. As an added bonus, you get protein from the nuts and calcium from the yogurt.

If you want, chop up some fresh fruit like apples or strawberries, or have a stash of blackberries or blueberries on hand. Top your muesli mixture with a little bit of fresh fruit in the morning. If you plan ahead- say, put all the ingredients in a small tupperware the night before- then all you have to do is add the fruit in the morning.

On the other hand, if there’s a high-end grocery store near you, they might carry Liberte yogurt. Liberte makes a line of yogurt mixed with whole grains, and also makes four flavors of muesli.

augustlan's avatar

If you’re really pressed for time, how about buying a box of those protein bars? They come in a lot of different flavors, and are generally high in protein (obviously) and calories. If you just want something in your stomach to help avoid antibiotic nausea/ache, I find a plain roll or piece of bread works pretty well.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Pop Tarts. High calorie and fast – perfect.

rooeytoo's avatar

High calorie is fine but unless you want to have a mid morning crash and burn, you don’t want high sugar. Stick with the museli idea, add fruits, nuts yogurt and milk. Plus a little bit of honey if you have to have it sweeter. This will keep you full and feeling energized until lunch, no mid morning slumps.

LuckyGuy's avatar

You didn’t say it but you are probably driving while eating, right?

Eat two bars instead of one – with a bottle of water you refilled from the tap.

Or you can wake up earlier and prepare something nice, but we know that’s not gonna happen.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

How about a sandwich with meat and cheese? It can be made the night before.

cazzie's avatar

Oatmeal. There is NO substitute.

GeorgeGee's avatar

Personally I would avoid the breakfast aisle entirely if you want a nutritious high calorie meal. Something like a typical dinner will tend to be lower in saturated fats and more nutritious. Something like roasted chicken with whole grain rice and broccoli is low in saturated fat, sodium, preservatives, etc, high in fiber, reasonably high in calories, and has lots of vitamins. If you don’t like to cook and want a quick snack along similar lines, consider something like an all-natural frozen burrito. Enjoy.

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