PBP Tip #3: Eat Breakfast
PBP (Professional Busy Person) Tip #3
Okay, right now you might be thinking, "Breakfast? What part of 'busy person' did she not understand? I'm up and out the door early every morning and I don't have time for that s***. Plus, I'm too tired to cook in the morning anyway." That, my friends, is the difference between a busy person and a PBP. I know you're busy and I know you're tired, but that just means you need fuel. Not just any fuel, I'm talking high quality diesel. You want your body to run on something that gives you the most energy per bite. If you got in your car tomorrow morning and the tank was empty, you wouldn't go driving around all day on an empty tank. If you tried, you probably wouldn't get very far. Just saying. As far as time is concerned, there are plenty of options out there for healthy, quick and easy breakfasts for a PBP. You just need to know what ingredients give you the most bang for your bite.
Below are a few of my personal favorite breakfast options I typically choose throughout the week. All quick. All simple. All healthy. Most importantly, they all provide long-lasting energy.
Option 1: Easy Eggs
In my opinion, eggs are the ultimate breakfast. They are incredibly nutrient dense and are an "eggsellent" source of protein (see what I did there? ;)). My favorite way to use them in the morning is to grab some leftovers from the day before such as roasted veggies, greens from a salad, brown rice or even all of the above. I throw them in a pan and fry and egg or two with it. Best part: It takes less than 10 minutes.
Option 2: Super Smoothie
Smoothies are pretty popular these days and can definitely make for a quick breakfast. However, all smoothies are not created equal. There's nothing wrong with a fruity smoothie, but it's important to make sure you add some higher quality fuel into the mix. If you don't, it's possible that you will still crash once the sugar high wares off. Remember, natural sugar is still sugar. So be sure to add some nuts, seeds, greens or even grains to boost up your breakfast drink. Check out the Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie recipe I posted to get you started.
Option 3: Puréed Soup
It's the perfect time of year to have leftover soup for breakfast. Make a large batch of your favorite soup the night before. In the morning, reheat while your getting ready, pour into a coffee mug and enjoy some long, warming slurps throughout your morning. Sometimes, I even pour it into a travel mug so I can warm up on my way to work.
Bonus Tip: Make use of leftovers! The more you use them, the fewer ingredients you'll have to prepare the next day. Plan ahead and always make a little extra.
I'd love to hear from you! What are you eating for breakfast? How long does your energy last? What other challenges do you face in the morning? Please share in the comments below.