I tend to prefer packing my breakfast during the week. The only hindrance is it’s difficult for me to come up with “to go” options. I notice I enter into poor eating habits most frequently when I become bored with food options at home, tired of staring at bare cupboards or am at a loss for new easy to make recipes.
I thought I would remedy the situation by making some homemade granola this week. I had some greek yogurt and frozen fruit that would go great together — it was just in need of a topping in order to become an “to go” breakfast. This is the second time I’ve tried making granola and once again — I failed miserably.
I struggle with finding patience, and this granola batch was no exception. The photo may not do justice, but the smell did. I burned the granola. Scorched it. But I can’t bring myself to waste that much food, so I’ll choke it down. In the meantime, I’m still brainstorming other ways to make easy “to go” breakfasts.
I’ve tried packing cereal and milk, but it doesn’t fill me up. I love eating eggs, but find them hard to transport. Toast topped with peanut butter makes a great pre-run meal, but doesn’t keep me full until the lunch hour. I’ve tried the oatmeal route (with toppings) but that too doesn’t leave me satisfied either — even with a mound of calorie-laden peanut butter.
We’ve all heard about the importance of eating breakfast, and most intriguing to me is that “eating a good breakfast actually helps you eat fewer calories over the course of the day,” according to an article on WebMD. Elaine Magee, RD, suggests striving for breakfast combinations filled with fiber, protein and fruit — that are also low in fat and sugar. No matter what I try to tell myself, that cheese danish from Starbucks is never a good idea!
What are your “go to” filling breakfast staples?