Thursday, January 12, 2017

Breakfast 2017

One of my goals for 2017 is to eat breakfast more. I know, I know, I KNOW I need to eat breakfast. But I don't. Most of the time. I will *always* choose an extra 15 minutes of sleep over eating breakfast, and then I'll pick up a latte on the way to work and call it good. And then I'm starving at lunch, my lunch doesn't tide me over until dinner, and then I'm hungry and cranky for supper and don't spend time making a delicious and healthy dinner. And repeat. Throw in a workout/run and I'm even worse for the wear.

I'd really like to start working out in the morning, which is what has prompted this. I can't cycle + run on empty, and I'll kill people at work if I work out for 1+ hours before work and don't eat. Eeps. Murderous librarian? Pass.

Lay it on me people, what's your favorite breakfast options? Bonus points for things I can pre-make in bulk but stuff that won't have a gross consistency from being made in advance and reheated (I have super weird and intense issues with food textures. I usually can't eat leftovers because of it.)

I can meal prep lunches until the cows come home--giant salads, lots of extra goodies, but why are breakfasts so hard?!?

In exchange for your help, here's my favorite breakfast (that takes for-ev-er but is totally worth it (also paleo and gluten free if that's your jam).

1. Crisp bacon (2 strips)
2. Cut half an apple into small bites and saute in the bacon grease with a little red onion and some cinnamon (prepare for your house to smell like heaven) 3-5 minutes
3. Chop up sweet potatoes (the white ones are the best, but the orange ones will do) and saute for forever (12-15 minutes).
4. Fry an egg and put it over the top.
5. Bask in your culinary amazingness.


Kathy said...

I'm not exciting with breakfast. I tend to eat bread with peanut butter open faced. It works well since there is protein, fiber, and it's quick. Other options: go to Iowa Girl Eats and check out her breakfasts. I love the carrot breakfast cookies and the peach blueberry parfaits. Both are make ahead and filling. Good luck!

Niki said...

I'm drinking my breakfast smoothie right now, and it's seriously the highlight of my day sometimes. Ice+milk+frozen berries+greek yogurt+banana. Mix in a magic bullet, drink it on the go, and enjoooooooy. You can make it healthier with spinach or whatever, but I like mine to be like a treat from Juice Stop. Mmmmmm, smoothie.