Each Tuesday I’ll share an easy, nutritious recipe so you can join me in the home-cooked self-care.
Since my first week back, I’ve slipped a bit back into my habit of reading awesome blogs (Fluent Self being my favorite FREE therapy) in the morning before work.
Sometimes I get so caught up in the online goodness. Then I realize if I don’t leave RIGHT NOW, I’m going to be late. Which of course gives me a little adrenaline rush before work as I’m then rushing around trying to figure out at the last-minute what I’m going to grab quickly that will still nourish my body.
It’s not pretty, but I’m most alert first thing in the morning so that’s when I like to read the most… so sue me.
Here’s my easy quick healthy breakfast for the week.
Manna Bread (cinnamon date) with butter, jam or honey. I slice it, heat it for 45 seconds in the microwave or lightly toast it, spread and go. I eat it in the car (I know, I know) on the way to work with a warm cup of Pacific Natural Foods Almond Milk.
By the time I’ve gotten to work, my belly is full and I feel like I’ve taken care of myself even though I was a crazy rushed person.
Tell me: Do you have any super quick, easy, delicious food ideas that help you feel well cared for? If so, leave me a comment and I’ll try them too.
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Today’s music is Middle Cyclone by Neko Case.
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I like to make a big batch of steel cut oats at the beginning of the week, and stir in some fruit: Spiced Apples from Trader Joe’s, or overripe pears that I have lying around, whatever. I leave it in a big Tupperware in the fridge, then scoop out what I need, microwave it, and stick it in my thermos if I need to be on the go. Very filling and delicious, and such a more interesting texture than regular oatmeal!
@christina – ah yes, the steel cut oat. i, too, make a big batch to divide and conquer. my favorite toppings are almond milk, sliced almonds, dried coconut and chocolate chips. it’s like an almond joy candy bar for breakfast!
Hi Christina, how long do the cooked oats last in the fridge?
michelle: i try to eat them within a couple days. also when i heat them up again, i always add some sort of milk. it helps them loosen up.
mmm, I’m a firm believer that what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger, so I will usually make a batch to last a week. Alternatively, you can scoop out the cooked oats onto a cookie sheet and freeze them, then transfer them to a storage container. You still microwave them; it just takes longer.
Your blog is like a breath of fresh air every day. I could read about yoga, music, and food anytime. I’ve never tried Manna breads but they sound good and healthy, so thanks for the recommendation. My new breakfast is Algonquian (sp?) bread toasted– I get it at Taylor’s and always have some in the freezer so I never run out. I also like Go Lean’s new Honey Almond Flax cereal. And I sometimes make granola bars or breakfast bars and freeze them so I always have those on hand. I like that they’re homemade so I know exactly what’s in them. I’ll share the recipes for those someday soon.
@jf: i may use that as a testimonial, should i ever need one! that is the nicest thing anyone has said to me in a long time. thank you.
manna bread is a co-op refridgerator item. try it!
please send recipes for the granola and breakfast bars. i’m a huge fan of this stuff and i also like knowing what is in what i eat. (our kids are going to hate us…)