I’m up bright and early to get CPR certified today. It is required for graduation, but I also think it’s something important to know, especially in a people field like nutrition.
The class lasts from 9:00am-1:00pm, so I’ve packed a Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna bar and a banana to hold me over until lunch. I know I should eat breakfast before, but I am not hungry at all!
Addendum: As figured, I was hungry after 30 minutes of waiting. For breakfast, I mixed one container of Chobani non-fat strawberry and 3/4 cup of Kashi berry blossoms.
Tips for Non-Breakfast Eaters
Many people skip breakfast in the morning because they claim they are not hungry, food at an early hour makes them feel sick, or because they’re always hungrier throughout the day after eating breakfast.
For one, eating breakfast will make you hungrier after because your body is out of the fasting mode and into the energy mode. Picture yourself going 8 hours during the day without any food; imagine how weak you’d feel! Breakfast is important to give your body the energy it needs to get through the morning.
If you’re not into breakfast because you’re not hungry or you feel sick, waiting an hour is okay. If your job allows it, bring your breakfast to work and eat at your desk! If not, you may need to wake up a little bit earlier to allow your body time to feel ready for food, or you can make a quick breakfast to go and eat it in the car.
Easy Breakfasts To Go
- Whole wheat English muffin with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and a banana
- Egg sandwich: one scrambled whole egg + one white and one slice/oz of cheese on a whole wheat English muffin
- Granola bar + hard boiled egg + banana
- 1 cup of cereal in a sandwich bag or container + 1 apple + string cheese
- Smoothie: 1/2 cup yogurt + 1 frozen banana + 1/2 cup blueberries + 1/2 cup almond milk + 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- Baked oatmeal bars: pre-heat oven to 375. In a large bowl, mash two overripe bananas to liquid-like consistency. Mix in 2 cups of oats, 2 cups of almond milk (or enough to soak the oats), 1/4 cup peanut butter, 4 chopped dates, 1/2 cup blueberries. Pour into greased baking pan. Sprinkle cinnamon to taste. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 4.
If you have any other easy breakfast-go-to ideas, let me know and I’ll add them to the list!