During the work week my mornings are usually pretty rushed, which is my own fault. I am always running around like a crazy person trying to get ready for work and out the door on time. I am not the type of person that hears their alarm in the morning and jumps right out of bed. Instead I hit the snooze button over and over again so I can sleep until the last possible second. I am not the only one who struggles with getting up in the morning…Cooper is pretty bad too!
In my rush to get ready in the morning, I never have time to cook myself breakfast. Ray has been encouraging me for years to try and get up earlier so I can have enough time to get ready without rushing and have breakfast at home. I know he is right, but I can’t seem to resist the urge to hit the snooze button! I may not wake up with enough time to cook breakfast, but I do always manage to make coffee in the morning. My coffee cup pretty much sums up my feelings on the necessity of starting your day with coffee!
During the work week breakfast for me usually involves grabbing something as I run out the door that I can either eat in my car or at my desk. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day since it gets your metabolism going, so even though I eat breakfast on the go most mornings, I still try to ensure it is nutritious and filling.
Some of my favorite breakfasts to eat on the go are:
– Greek Yogurt with fruit and granola
– Whole wheat toast with peanut butter and a side of strawberries and bananas
– Rolled up whole wheat tortilla (heated up) with peanut butter and honey
– Instant Oatmeal with a scoop of peanut butter and nuts mixed in. I have to add some protein to my oatmeal otherwise it doesn’t fill me up and I am hungry an hour later
Today, I decided to take advantage of the fact that I did not have anywhere to be and cooked a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast.
In a small bowl I added two eggs, a dash of pepper, a dash of garlic salt and a small amount of water and mixed everything together. I poured the mixture in a skillet and cooked on the stove with low to medium heat. Once the egg mixture started cooking, I added small pieces of ham for a little extra protein.
After my scrambled eggs were done, I sprinkled a little pepper jack cheese on them and toasted a piece of whole wheat sourdough toast.
It was delicious!
Breakfast is an important meal and shouldn’t be skipped. I find that eating a good breakfast is the best deterrent for unhealthy “grazing” I sometimes do throughout the day.
Maybe this week I will try and get up at least one day with enough time to cook and eat breakfast at home.