I have been getting a lot of questions regarding what I eat for breakfast because it tends to be a difficult meal for people to figure out. It is hard to find a balance between something that is healthy but won’t leave you starving before lunch. Here are a few quick “go-to’s” that I eat during the week.
Do NOT be afraid to combine these and grab a granola bar when you wake up, and then have an oatmeal mid morning. If you are hungry, eat.
Every morning on the way to work I have a granola bar. I buy Cascadian Farms chocolate chip. I find that it has really good ingredients and gets my metabolism going first thing.
When I get to work, I will always eat something else around mid-morning time (9:30 – 10a.m.) that will hold me over until lunch. I love Nature’s Path oatmeal. I find that it is delicious and extremely filling. The picture here is of Apple Cinnamon, but I prefer Flax. (My husband, Colby Cheese loves Apple Cinnamon).
If I don’t want oatmeal, I will bring a small container (enough to last the week) of milk or yogurt with me. Cereal can be very filling if it is healthy and has good ingredients. I use Kashi or Cascadian Farms.
There is also your trusty granola. It always pairs well with some almond milk or yogurt. VERY filling, and really delicious. Below is Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax which is my fav.
I also have been known to do a bowl of greek yogurt with honey, fruit, and LOTS (I mean LOTS) of cinnamon.
(Photo cred for the above pic goes to my gorgeous and fab friend Ceileigh)
Quick Tip: Cinnamon boots your metabolism. For that reason it is especially wonderful to sprinkle on any yogurt, granola, cereal or oatmeal you are eating in the morning. You can really go heavy on the stuff. You would be surprised how much you can add.