Rushed Breakfast On-the-Go Ideas?
- Jetgirly Aug 21, 2009 06:22 PM
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.
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.
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!!
My sons used to microwave scrambled egg in a glass custard cup (oiled first) and it came out great...you 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.
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.