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Grab and Go Breakfasts

I need breakfasts on the run that keep me full and give me some energy.

I usually go with a cottage cheese cup or a breakfast bar, but Im bored of these. I was thinking hardboiled eggs? How are those as substinance?

Ideas welcome!

Tue. Apr 1, 7:10am

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I say make 3 minutes to cook something simple. a little oatmeal, quick omlette, somethin' - you'll live longer.

-"If you need to zap fry [microwave] your pop tarts in the morning, you may need to loosen up your schedule a little bit" - Brian Regan

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 7:20 AM

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hard-boiled egg is pretty good, but you'll have to have two... and some kindof a carb... if you don't want to bonk. how about a whole wheat roll or n oatmeal bar?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 7:23 AM

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2nd poster, the whole point was not making breakfast in the morning. Some of us wake up eaaarllly enough as is.

Why is a carb needed? (This is a real question, not sarcasm!)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:01 AM

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OP here

Just re-read my post...nice that I made up a word...I guess I was somewhere between substance and sustenance! :) Oops!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:02 AM

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9:01 I completely agree with you. I need low carb, gluten free on the go breakfasts that I don't have to spend more than 5 minutes preparing. I'm so open to POSITIVE suggestions (people seem awfully cranky lately on PT)

OP--I like your new word! :)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:13 AM

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It's because we're hungry all the time

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:20 AM

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funny, but i doubt that's true.....

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:21 AM

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Oh no it's true !

I make a 1/4 cup of oatmeal with 1/8th cup mixed dried fruit, cinnamon and cayenne pepper (40 of 'em in bags in he cupboard) - I boil the water in a saucepan - so as not to wake up my baby boy then toss together and then out the door with that in a styrofoam cup and plastic spoon. - (It's REALLY fast to boil 1/2 cup of water while I tie my shoes and stuff).

Why carbs ? - I lift and run in the morning and most fitness experts recommend a carb like oatmeal for sustained energy pre-workout. Carbs will give you good complete energy vs. egg which would just have protein and fat - not as good for keeping you going whatever you are doing.

I know that is not much food, but if I eat more my workout makes me nausous

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 9:59 AM

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my idea is - "breakfasts on the run" is no good.

I know, not what you want to hear - but true and probably a lot of PT people would say the same.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 10:03 AM

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My breakfast options

oatmeal pop it in teh microwave with some raisins and cinnamin at work
granola bars and a banana
fresh fruit prepared the night before
yogurt parfait (yogurt granola chopped strawberries and rasberries)

they work for me and keep me going till lunch

Tuesday, April 01, 2008, 10:10 AM

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