b-b-b-usy morning

Back in the day when life consisted of early morning classes, too little time, lack of sleep, and biochemistry exams, I became good friends with the breakfast cookie.

(check out my ‘breakfasts’ section on the right for the easy peazy recipe!)

Quick.

Easy.

Nutritious and filling.

Perfect.  It’s my breakfast of choice on those mornings when even drying my hair is an unrealistic option.  😉

Someday soon, I will tell you all how tired I am of salads.  How ready I am for warm, winter soups.  How, if I see one—just one!—more cucumber or tomato, I will not be able to withold a scream.

But until then, I’ll keep on munchin’.  My lunch time salads have been continually hitting all those right spots.  Mmm…summer produce makes me wonder how I could ever grow tired of a crisp, tender salad.

  • mixed greens
  • cucumber and tomato from the garden
  • carrot
  • kidney beans
  • olive oil
  • sea salt

+ kashis’.

+ dessert.

I love packed lunches.

Also brought along an apple, some almonds and a homemade granola bar for those hunger attacks in the morning and afternoon.

I never quite know what to call a dinner like this.  Scrambled eggs?  Veggie scramble?  Scrambled eggs with veggies?

  • about 1.5 c. worth of organic frozen spinach, dethawed and drained
  • 1/4 chopped onion
  • diced tomato (seeds removed)
  • garlic powder
  • 1 whole egg + 2 egg whites, whisked together with salt, pepper and a splash of milk

I sauteed all the veggies together in a nonstick pan coated with cooking spray for a good 3-4 minutes before adding the egg mixture.  I love combos like this.  Only mushrooms would have improved it.  And maybe black olives. 😉

I also had a cheese quesadilla on the side because—yes—I am hopelessly addicted.  There’s something about a crispy whole wheat wrap and the melty x-sharp cheddar cheese.  Addicting.

Post dinner, I indulged in 30 minutes of yoga which felt ah-mazing on my tight back and legs.  I also indulged in a couple of medjool dates and a bowl of cereal for a night time snack, which is something I always have.  Eating a little bowl of cereal with milk at night helps me sleep while also giving me some extra pep for a morning run. 😀

Today was my last day of Preclinical Training, but instead of jumping right into the clinical rotation, I’ll be spending 2 months at a high school in food service.  And the orientation for that starts tomorrow!  I’m excited—nervous—and so ready for the ball to get rolling. 😀

Question: What is your favorite “busy morning” breakfast?

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17 thoughts on “b-b-b-usy morning

  1. Ooh that breakfast cookie looks delicious! My favourite busy morning breakfast would probably have to be something I can eat while rushing around. Toast and fruit usually works!

    I’m the exact opposite of you! I’m loving salads at the moment after having so many wintery lunches – But i’m making an effort to switch it up every day so I don’t get tired of them.

  2. So many of my favorite things all in one post! 🙂

    Thank you for the breakfast cookie reminder! I need to make one this week!

    I LOVE eggs for dinner!

    I am actually craving the soups… cooler weather… warmer food! it has been so hot here in Nashville this summer!

    Good luck tomorrow! 🙂

    Mandy

  3. Oh busy mornings I’ll usually make some kind of breakfast sandwich – peanut butter and banana on toast or a bagel, or cream cheese or cheese on toast or a bagel. While I love eating oatmeal, sometimes it takes too long to make, and in the winter when I’m busier and getting up earlier, I don’t care for quick and easy cereal.

  4. I’ve heard about these breakfast cookies before, but haven’t tried it yet. I really should soon. I don’t really have a quick breakfast – I guess I’d just grab yogurt and a banana, and not make my usual yogurt mess.

    Your lunch and dinner look amazing! I like making scrambles that are more veggie than egg but still have both. Delicious!

  5. My favourite busy morning breakfast would have to be overnight oats… but I’ve never tried a cookie before 🙂 I think I am hesitant because it looks a little small, as if it wouldn’t put a dent in my morning hunger 😛

    I totally agree – cereal before bed helps with sleep AND morning runs! I have a bowl of overnight oats (surprised?) every night before bed and it makes SUCH a difference on my morning run the next day! Carbs before bed? Yes please!

    ❤ Tat

  6. I always eat cereal, whether it’s a busy morning or a slow-paced morning. Ha, ha. And with you on the salads… Except I’m already tired of them. So I made my first pot of soup, even though it’s not officially autumn yet. 🙂

  7. My favorite busy morning breakfast is a bagel or toast. I love my oatmeal in the mornings though.

    That’s what I love about seasonality. By the time I’m tired of certain foods, they’ll go out of season and new stuff will come in for me to enjoy. I can’t wait for winter soups too

  8. What do you put in your bfast cookies? Is it the one from Fitnessista’s page? It looks great and very filling.

    I’m going to have to make a quesadilla tonight, I keep seeing that pic on yours and it sounds so delicious!

  9. I love packed lunches too…especially when I have packed the perfect amount to fill me up – which rarely happens.

    I like smoothies for a quick breakfast – I usually drink them in the car. 🙂

  10. your bfast cookie looks fab! i can’t believe i’ve gone all summer without one. last summer they were a staple! i guess im just loving liquid breakfasts this time around. but i think you’ve inspired me to bfast cookie it up soon.

  11. I’m going to have to try a breakfast cookie. My breakfast on the road is an apple and cheese stick. I definitely need something more substantial this time of year when school is exhausting.

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