I tried to check recipes for healthy breakfast the day before, like that in the morning I already now what I’m going to do.
I prepare my breakfast every morning, as I like it to be fresh.
Taking my son to school but you can always eat it earlier. It doesn’t take much time for eggs. But you can always prep the previous day. It just depends what you have. Oh I also eat a piece of fruit too. Cut up or not.
Also i save some time by not actually cooking the oatmeal, but just adding hot water or milk to the oats (you will need more water/milk than it seems!)
Hope this helps 🙂
Good luck 🙂
I just think of what I’d like to eat the day before, check if I have all the ingredients needed, and if not, I walk to a supermarket.
In the morning
I have three breakfast meals that vary in time it takes to accomplish them. So what I do is eat either eggs, oatmeal, or something very quick. Very quick takes five minutes and is banana and almond butter, a boiled egg or a more European breakfast like bread, fruit and cheese or smoked salmon, crackers and leftover vegetables. Oatmeal is my intermediate meal in amount of time it takes to make and eat. It is usually already made. I make enough for two or three breakfasts at a time. I add yogurt, fruit(s)or jelly or maple syrup(only one) and a handful of nuts. This is 15 minutes max. Eggs take longest and I eat them a couple times per work week. I use leftovers, cook veggies, garlic or onions, etc. and make various egg dishes like crepes, easy over, scrambled frittatas, etc. I sometimes serve with sides like potatoes or other starches. Sometimes I do fried rice. It depends on how hungry I am and what the rest of the day is like. I drink tea.
Shopping for food happens once, possibly twice per week. We keep all mentioned breakfast items stocked.
On the weekends my husband frequently makes breakfast. We use it as a time to hangout and relax and decide how we want to spend the day if we have an unstructured weekend. If we have plans, we do something quick like during the week. And sometimes we go out for brunch like we just did recently.
The exercise I’m adding to my morning routine along with my PT appointments is creating a bit of a challenge. with timing my breakfast. I must eat at least an hour after I take my thyroid meds and before PT and any other early morning appointments. Also, I prefer to eat after my walk. I had also hoped I could fit stretching in after walking and before eating, but that’s not working because I’m not happy unlearning my long-standing practice of making my bed and straightening up right when I get up. Also I like to know what’s going on in my day before I walk so I can think about it.
So this week I moved stretching to later in the morning and did manage to do the walk today before breakfast.
On Mondays, I like to start the week by reviewing where I am and taking time to scan my calendar and environment to check my to do list and make sure it aligns with what I actually need to get done. I like to do this before I start working. So I did this with my tea and then ate breakfast. But, I ended up eating too too late in the morning. So I’ll keep working on this part of it. I’m resisting eating while working since that tends to cause overeating. I keep my weight stable by trying to eat mindfully.
I’ve been a bit tired and sore lately from exercise and PT and have let myself sleep in. It also got cold and rainy and I’m so much better at jumping out of bed on a sunny morning! I cannot do this and make my Monday morning routine fit into the morning. So, I’m back to getting up promptly 7 AM. I think this will help make my mornings smoother and more productive and breakfast happen in a more timely way.