Hello again! It’s Friday, which means we made it through another week. I know a workweek following a vacation is always tough for me. What about you? #needallthecoffee
Today, I want to share a few of my go-to breakfasts that are quick and easy for hectic morning routines.
I know some people aren’t big on breakfast… but I am not one of them. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I’m usually hungry as soon as I wake up. My stomach will even wake me up on the weekends if I sleep too late. What can I say? I’m just hungry.
I also think breakfast is really important. You just spent 7+ hours sleeping (hopefully), your body needs to hydrate and fuel for the long, busy day ahead.
My schedule can be quite crazy first thing in the morning, so I try to keep things as easy as possible. Here are a few of my go-to’s:
-Cottage Cheese and Fruit: One of my favorite combos is grapes with cottage cheese (berries or apples/cinnamon are also really good). I usually like to combine the cottage cheese and fruit into individual containers ahead of time so I can just grab one out of the fridge and eat while getting ready for work. Super simple, delicious, and healthy.
–22 Days Vanilla Protein Powder: I’ve really been liking this protein. Lately, I’ve been tossing 1 scoop into 1 cup of almond milk or water and drinking it in the car on my way to work. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
-Oatmeal: This instant oatmeal is my favorite. Try mashing a banana in with your oats after they’re cooked and adding a spoonful of nut butter. You can really add whatever toppings you want! I like to cook my oatmeal in a mason jar (or mug that will fit in the cup-holder in my car) so I can eat it on the road. Just be careful of water overflow while it’s in the microwave. You have to keep an eye on it. 🙂
-Granola Bars: Some weeks, I do NOT have time to get to the store, let alone prep anything. So, sometimes, I start my day with a granola bar. I like these Kind Bars. They’re not terrible in sugar and they’re pretty wholesome. Bagged granola with almond milk is another good one. Just be careful not to over-serve the granola. It’s easy to do. Like, I have been known to consume a 7 serving bag of granola in 3 days. Oops.
–Sweet Potato Banana Bites: If I have a little time to prep on the weekend, I really like making these. The ingredients include 1 cooked sweet potato (skins removed), 1/4 cup nut butter, 2 eggs, one mashed banana, cinnamon, and mini chocolate chips. That’s it! I heat 2-3 (mini muffin size) in the microwave for about 20 seconds and voila… breakfast!
I hope these ideas are helpful!
If you have any of your own go-to’s, please leave them in the comments!
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Here are a few pictures from our life lately…
A nightly occurrence. Covered in cats.
He’s my person.
CSA season is upon us! My lunches and dinners will consist mostly of veggies from now until October. So thankful for Crady’s Farm… they hook me up with all the good stuff!
This week got me like…
Have a great weekend, friends!