Sending a breakfast SOS!

So – I had much grander plans for tonight’s blog post but let’s just say life got in the way of said grandiose bloggy plans.

It happens, yes?

Instead, I’m dedicating this very short post to send a very urgent SOS.

I am in DIRE need of new, fun, healthy breakfast ideas.

I’ve come to the very sad conclusion that I am simply overnight oatmeal-ed out. <—yes, that is the technical term for it, btw

How can that be???

Well – it happened. Today was my last round of overnight oats for awhile I’m afraid. I could barely eat them. I am THAT sick of them (despite my attempt at sprucing them up with some canned pumpkin mixed in this time too, how sad!).

So I’m sending all of my fitness and foodie bloggy friends a desperate request.

PLEASE send me your best, most favorite, most satisfying breakfast ideas.

I’ve tried…high-protein energy bars, the infamous breakfast cookie from Fitnessista, high-fiber cereal with banana, greek yogurt (but this is typically my afternoon snack, and dare I say I’m also sick of that?? A problem for another day I ‘spose) and of course, oatmeal.

If possible, I’m looking for a portable breakfast with a good mix of complex carbs, healthy fats/proteins and anything that will excite these oatmeal-ed out tastebuds again.

Thanks in advance. I promise to return the favor one day!! 😉

16 thoughts on “Sending a breakfast SOS!

    • I actually found a really good recipe awhile back for a fritatta-type egg-white bake from Hungry-Girl but tucked it away and never tried it. I’m thinking I should just bite the bullet and get a little bit more creative on Sunday night and bake one up to eat for breakfast next week. I usually only eat eggs on the weekends because it’s a lot easier to deal with at home, but a frittata could totally work during the week!

  1. i eat steel cut oatmeal and add a tbsp of almond butter and sliced raw almonds to it, pre-workout. after the workout, i make a protein smoothie. then as i’m getting ready for work, i whip up an egg white omelette and eat it as a mid-morning snack at work. boring for me, but maybe something new for you?

    • That’s exactly how I eat my oats too for my “main” breakfast each day. After my workouts in the AM, I usually just do a handful of almonds or a little bit of yogurt or cottage cheese to tide me over until I get to work to eat my oats. I find it helps to spread it out too or I”m dying of hunger by like 10am 😉

      BUT I just can’t do those oats…so it’s looking like the egg-route might be a good one to consider. Hmm.

  2. How about making delicious homemade wholegrain bagels and adding a nut butter to them for protein. Have the easiest recipe to make bagels and bake different types of breads each week- love love baking and playing around with bread recipes. I know you don’t want overnight oats, but how about a wet muesli?? It’s sooo tasty with a 1/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk or any milk you like, some raisins, grated pears/ apple. Yum yum yum. You could easily transport it in a little storage box. The bagels or any type of homemade bread are great too, I just make up the recipe and freeze it in individual portions and take out the night before so I have a fresh bagel in the morning. Tom Venuto has a good recipe for a protein pancake though I’m trying to avoid protein powders, my eye specialist said they’re really bad for the body, will look more into the why they are bad for the body.

    On another note, I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving tomorrow. My Cathe dvds haven’t arrived yet so I won’t be able to join Cathe on the Intensity workout she wants people to do tomorrow. Unless I download it. Happy Thankgiving!

    • Again, I knew I liked you for a reason, Susan! I gravitate towards carbs in the AM for some reason – PLEASE send me that homemade bagel recipe! That sounds awesome! I wonder if I could sneak some protein into those somehow (along with some PB, of course when I eat them) when I baked them?? Hmmm.

      And yes – same to you, Happy turkey day!! I hope you enjoy it!! I’ll be doing a race tomorrow so no Intensity “with” Cathe BUT I am dying to try the workouts now that I have them in my greedy little hands. Just need to figure out where/how to fit them in with my STS rotation, ya know?

  3. My go-to breakfast is a smoothie:

    1 frozen banana (Peel first! Classic rookie mistake… No? Maybe just me then.)
    1 cup rice milk (or milk of your choice)
    2 heaping tbsp peanut butter
    1 heaping tsp cinnamin

    This is modified from my old version (which was a bit better) per my holistic doctor’s recommendation. The above version is thin. The old smoothie (much thicker like a ‘normal’ smoothie is as follows:

    1 frozen banana
    1/2 cup milk
    2 heaping tbsp peanut butter
    1 heaping tbsp cocoa
    4 ice cubes

    It won’t chill you too much if you have a cup of coffee in the other hand. Although, I do admit it makes walking out to your car in the morning slightly difficult!

  4. Can’t wait to hear what you think about the Cathe workouts! Was thinking you could add cream cheese to the bagel for more protein or an egg.
    500g wholewheat flour or use a combination of granary/spelt or really any brown flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoons of olive oil
    1 packet of fast acting yeast
    1 tablespoon of honey
    350mls of warm water – I’m not sure what 500g is in cups but I’ll do the recipe in cups the next time.

    1. Put the flour in a bowl with the salt and olive oil.
    2.Place the yeast, honey and warm water in a jug and let is dissolve.
    3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and mix to a wettish dough. You then knead the dough by hand or in a food mixer with dough hook for a few minutes.
    4. Leave the dough in a bowl and cover with towel/cling film and let it rise until it doubles in size.
    5.Knead dough and shape into bagel- round circles and leave for about 30 minutes.
    6. Boil water in a pot, when the water has boiled add the round circle bagels one by one. You’ll know when they’re done when they’ve risen to the top of the water.
    7 Put the bagels in an oven and bake until golden- about 20minutes.

    You can then freeze them when they’ve cooled down and take out of freezer as needed. The recipe makes about 8 bagels or if you’re making mini bagels about 16 or so. Sometimes when I’m really hungry, I make 6 Big bagels. Yummy
    It probably looks more complicated and time consuming than it is but it’s easy. I usually make up the dough on a weekend morning, leave it to rise when I’m out and about and then shape the dough into bagels when I come back.

  5. I SO hear you! I totally got burnt out on oatmeal for breakfast….after 2 whole years of having it pretty much everyday! My new favorite is Fage with banana and almond butter…but I also love an egg (or egg white) on a sandwich thin with laughing cow cheese and avocado. Yummmmm!

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