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Aug 21, 2009 06:22 PM

Rushed Breakfast On-the-Go Ideas?

In a moment of temporary insanity, I signed up for a bootcamp class that runs three days a week from 6:00 am to 7:00 am. I'm not exactly Miss Fitness. After I work out, I'll need to shower, blow-dry my hair, get dressed and drive to work. I'm guessing that will all take about forty-five or fifty minutes, leaving me with ten to fifteen minutes upon arrival at work to consume breakfast. I have NO idea what I'll do for breakfast. At work, I'll have access to a fridge, microwave and toaster. I could, theoretically, put things in the fridge the afternoon or evening before (I live fifty metres from work), but only on two of the three days.

So far, all I can think is packing an English muffin and spreading it with peanut butter or almond butter when I get to work. However, I'll get bored with that really quickly. Do you have any other ideas?

PS - I don't eat meat. But I do eat scrambled eggs, if there's some magical way to do scrambled eggs.

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  1. You can make a scrambled egg sandwich on untoasted bread. Have a little cooler in your car. If you do it the night before, you can make egg salad on bread. Or pack the egg salad in a container and toast your bread when you get to work. BTW, good for you. That's VERY early :)

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    1. re: c oliver

      or a fried egg with broken yolk on bread or torilla is an eat and run type meal.

    2. Do you care for oatmeal (add in fresh fruit, dried fruit, or preserves), yogurt (add in granola and/or fruit), or cereal? Could you bake muffins (or pre-make pancakes) on the weekend for the upsoming 5 days of work? Sweet potatoes or yams with cottage cheese and a sprinkle of cinamon are also an option.

      1. You'll probably need some protein after your workout. I like yogurt with almonds and berries. Or english muffin with peanut butter and banana slices. Sometimes I'll eat toasted frozen waffles with PB&J. Cereal with milk. Oatmeal with anything. Hardboiled egg whites are delicious, with toast and cheese and you can put it in the toaster oven or microwave for a bit to heat it. Good luck with boot camp!!

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        1. re: ShakeNBake

          Why hardboiled egg WHITES and not the whole egg?

          1. re: c oliver

            all the nutrition is in the yolk!

            breakfast burritos freeze well and you can nuke them at work.

            1. re: hotoynoodle

              All the flavor is in the yolks!

              These peanut butter oatmeal banana muffins are good:


              1. re: hotoynoodle

                wrong, not all the nutrition is in the yolk (from the nutritionist).

          2. My sons used to microwave scrambled egg in a glass custard cup (oiled first) and it came out could store some eggs in your fridge at work and then microwave scrambled eggs on a whole wheat English muffin...perhaps add turkey sausage pattie to it if you need more lean protein. Would that work for you? Another idea might be some Greek yogurt stored at work...mixed with fresh fruit and/or fruit preserves and ground flax seed.

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            1. re: Val

              My husband and I are new addicts to Greek yogurt - to the point I'm thinking about starting a thread. With some fruit on/in it, it's to die for. Mmmm. Getting ready to fix that for our dessert.

              1. re: c oliver

                It's the best, period! Very was another Chowhound revelation for me and I'm hooked.

                  1. re: chowser

                    Ooooh, thank you! I'll add to that one. I wish I'd discovered this product years ago. It's like the first time I made my own sausage. My husband said "If this is sausage, what's the stuff we've been earting all those years that's called sausage?" I'll never eat Yoplait etc. again.

              2. How about making strata? Put whatever you like in it: mushrooms, onions, other vegies. Cut into wedges and freeze. Pull out of the freezer when you leave home or the night before. Then heat up in the micro at work. You can never get tired of all the options cause you can put anything in them and use different cheeses.

                Or make little waffles and freeze. Reheat in your toaster at work.