Breakfast on the Go

Lately, I feel like I’ve been going 100 mph EVERYWHERE. Sometimes I feel like it’s 6 p.m. when I look at the clock and then a few seconds later it’s 8 p.m. There’s probably a name for this phenomenon, but whatever. Because I feel so rushed, sometimes I’ll let things slip (makeup, fixing my hair, ironing my shirt, etc.), but the one thing I refuse to skip is breakfast. Ask my mother what I was like as a child if I didn’t eat first thing in the morning. I’m sure she’ll agree I was a real peach. Better yet, ask my husband when we are on vacation and I eat an hour or so later than I normally do. Ha. (I swear I’m not a monster.) The point is, I just can’t skip breakfast. It causes nausea, headaches and just a general feeling of hangry.

So, while I was rushing around yesterday morning, I realized I had NOTHING to fix for breakfast that wouldn’t take 10 minutes. I was already “late”, so I didn’t have 10 minutes to spare. I grabbed a half pint mason jar, filled it halfway up with dry, rolled oats, added a tablespoon of agave syrup and bolted out the door. Once I was at work, I pulled out my container of strawberries, added a few slices to the jar and poured in some boiling water from our kettle. INSTANT OATS! I felt like such a dip for not realizing how easy that was and also got pretty excited when I realized I had a fun, new alternative to my newly discovered overnight oats.  I even added a little granola to it for some crunch. So good.

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In the spirit of trying to feed my body better foods, I finished the work day off with a big, veggie-filled salad. I was absolutely stuffed, which is something I usually never experience with salads.

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It feels good to be back on track or starting down a new road or…whatever I’m doing. 🙂

My Healthy Tip of the Day: One day per week, go veg. Even reducing your consumption of animal products one day per week can A) give you a better understanding of what veganism really is all about, B) help reduce the impact we humans have on our planet and C) help you discover new and exciting veg options to try out! My current fave is a simple snack of broccoli, cherry tomatoes and peppers dipped in Sabra spicy hummus!

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