There was a time in my life when breakfast meant a quick cup of coffee and a ‘bar’ to go, or just the coffee. It’s crazy how priorities change and seriously, I think I need my breakfast more than any other meal of the day!
I like to vary my breakfasts because I find that my body (and head space!) needs a little more oomph and fuel in the mornings. Here are a few of my go to breakfast choices that give me staying power and help me from being bored of what I’m eating:
- 1 piece of whole wheat/grain toast with avocado, a hard boiled egg and veggies on the side
- Post Shredded Wheat and Bran (mini) with unsweetened almond milk
- English muffin with a nut butter
There is one other breakfast that I absolutely love and it gives me great staying power – Steel Cut Oats! Have you ever had that? I know what you’re thinking – it takes too long to make! Usually that’s what stops me from having it because more often than not, I am racing out of my house. But, it doesn’t have to be that way!!
The solution: Make 4 portions at once and that way you’ll have it ready for breakfast or ready to bring with you to work. And it’s so easy to make. Mix 1 cup of dry steel cut oats with 4 1/2 cups of water in a medium saucepan and put the heat on high. When it starts to boil, stir the oats and turn the heat on low. While my steel cut oats are cooking, I add in a few chopped medjool dates – mmmm:) Leave the saucepan uncovered while it cooks and stir every once in a while. It only takes about 25-30 minutes for it to be done. And then when it’s ready you can portion it out into 4 servings; one to be eaten and 3 others that you could put in your fridge for another time.
No time in the morning? Whatever you need to do, whether it’s prepping a meal or cooking it, do it the night before. There’s always a way to find the time, but the question is, do you think that you are worth it? YES, YOU’RE SO WORTH THE EFFORT!!!
Do you have a hard time finding the time to make breakfast? As always, I’d love to hear from you!
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