My partner and I have taken to a nightly ritual- when we cook or eat, before we clean up, we scramble a couple of eggs for each of us. When we wake up and are running to get out the door, we pop them in the microwave for 45 seconds or so while the Keurig heats up and usually eat them in less than a minute.
For me, the key is that it’s easy, they taste good, and prep happens during dinner the night before. A tip: don’t just salt and pepper! Spice them up with flavors you love- I go for a little basil, oregano, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper on top of the salt and black pepper. Give yourself 10 minutes to cook & clean the night before, and you’ve got a 2-minute breakfast in the morning! It works for me, and I’m NOT a morning person. Good luck, and good work!
I used to stay in a homeless shelter that provided breakfast at 6am. They usually had old pastries, donuts, cereal, bagels muffins. Yummy sure, but they're all simple starches and simple starches get digested super fast and cause both a spike in your blood sugar and a huge drop in it, which signals your body that you need food. So I was always starving in the late morning because I couldn't get lunch before noon.
But some days, Wawa donated old breakfast sandwiches and I found that the sausage egg and cheese croissant had the most calories and kept me full all morning. You see, protein and carbs take longer for your body to turn into glucose, the simple sugar it uses for fuel. This slow and steady release of glucose into the system keeps your blood sugar stable for longer.
So now I try to eat fat, fiber and protein heavy breakfasts, which often take time, but I keep frozen breakfast sandwiches in the freezer for when I'm in a hurry.
1 cup of instant oatmeal
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
1 scoop of whey protein
Some fruits / flavours I like
( Banana, peanut butter, instant coffee, whatever)
Almond milk to your liking to give you your consistency.
Blend it, put it in a to-go cup, and run out the door. Remember to rinse your instruments before you leave, tho!
- Why is it wrong to skip breakfast? I know people who skip breakfast and actually feel better after skipping breakfast.
- I can eat in the morning, but I’m having a hard time eating before going to work because no matter what time I wake up I feel like I’m always running late. I want to eat before I get to work because I want to eat breakfast within an hour of waking up to start my day off right. How do you do it?
- Is eating breakfast the first or last part of your morning routine?
- How do I start remembering things better and feel comfortable with it?
- What are some yummy add-ins that you like to put in your overnight oats?
- Is caffeine okay, or not recommended?
- What do you have for breakfast as a healthy option?
- I have to get two kids (2 and 3) ready every morning and don’t ever feel like I have time to cook eggs for breakfast. What are some very healthy going-out-the-door recipes that take minimal prep?
- Is it good to run before or after breakfast?
- Any small meals that are filling? I’m not very hungry in the morning and don’t know what to eat.