I often hear people complain that they don’t have time to eat breakfast in the morning. They might have to be at work early, drop their kids off at school, or have an early class. Life is busy, I get it, and I sympathize with them however, it is not impossible to have a healthy, easy breakfast on the run (and I’m not talking about a donut or muffin from Dunkin Donuts!)
This past semester I only had two mornings during the week that I could eat a leisurely breakfast. In addition, I ate breakfast at my desk at work two days of the week! As breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I cannot function without something in my belly, I made sure to either prep or make breakfast ahead of time so that my mornings were not stressful and I always had something to eat.
For example my breakfast at the office this morning.
Last night I measured out about 1 cup of cereal, added some granola and raisins, and put it in a plastic bag. I also poured some almond milk into an old jam jar I’ve been using as tupperware for salad dressings and other liquids. This morning I grabbed the banana and threw it in my lunch bag. Sounds easy right?
When I got to work, I poured my cereal into the bowl I keep at my desk, sliced the banana using my spoon, and poured the milk over the cereal. Breakfast is served.
Some other easy options include:
- Toast or an english muffin with peanut butter. If your office has a toaster you can toast it at the office and leave a jar of peanut butter at your desk. If not consider making a peanut butter and jelly/banana sandwich at home to eat at work.
- Overnight oats or yogurt parfairs (premade). Check out recipes here and here.
- If your office has a microwave, bring raw oats (loose or prepackaged), and a banana. Cook the oats in the microwave and stir in the banana. You can even get creative with toppings if you’d like
- Bring a smoothie. Sometimes I’ll even make the smoothie the night before so I can just grab it in the morning. It doesn’t taste any worse and is usually a little bit thicker, this is a plus in my book!
What do you think? What is your favorite on-the-go breakfast?
So even though my finals are over, I still had to be at work early this morning so I set my alarm for the usual 5:40 and crawled out of bed to go for a swim. I swam 1,800 yards doing a variation of my interval workout. I’m trying to fully appreciate my crosstraining at the moment because come next week, I will be shifting back to running at least 5, if not 6, days a week.
What is your favorite way to crosstrain?