If you’re anything like me, you don’t have the appetite much less the energy to make and eat breakfast in the morning. Especially on mornings where you’re rushing to get ready and get to class, work, etc. I’m not going to sit here and preach to you about how important eating breakfast is and blah blah blah. I know I’ve heard it a million times and it hasn’t really motivated me to wake up earlier and cook an omlette au fromage with a side of grapefruit and cup of orange juice.
Here are my rules for breakfast:
- Have a basic quick breakfast in mind
- Prepare something filling and healthy the night before
My basic quick breakfast is something I eat when I have no time and I forgot to make something the night before. For me that’s either a bowl of Cheerios or a bagel with peanut butter. I choose Cheerios because they’re, to me, the healthier of the numerous cereal options and I don’t like to dig into cereal too much because of all the added sugar that I definitely don’t need. A bagel is quick and easy, slice it in half, pop it in the toaster, spread some peanut butter and you’re good. Having these two in mind always helps to keep me from reaching for junk food or a spoonful(s) of nutella to fill me up for breakfast.
Another option is preparing something the night before. My favorites lately have been overnight oatmeal bowls. There’s so many recipes on Pinterest and most are usually healthy. Overnight oatmeal bowls are easy to put together the night before and store in the fridge for the next morning. You can eat them cold or heat them up for a more traditional oatmeal experience. I will post some overnight oatmeal recipes soon!
Along with either of those breakfast options I usually try to eat a banana (if I have any) and drink a cup of water. I’ve read several articles that show drinking a cup of water in the morning starts up your metabolism. I don’t know the science behind it yet, but for me, drinking a cup of water gets me on a plan to drink plenty of water the rest of the day and make sure I stay hydrated.
Always remember, eating healthy does take a little bit of effort but it doesn’t have to be anything complex. I like to keep it simple and easy because aiming for anything else with a schedule as busy as mine only sets me up for failure and frustration (usually accompanied by eating ice cream and promises of starting over tomorrow.)
Have an awesome day everyone!