How to Create a Quick Healthy Breakfast to Go for those with a busy lifestyle who still want to indulge on the good things in life.
I have been impatiently waiting to tell you something super exciting! If you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen the news on Instagram Stories, but just in case you haven’t heard, my husband started a new job last week! He bought a practice & is now practicing dentistry out of a restored victorian mansion. It’s absolutely gorgeous! And now that he has his own office, originally used as a living room, I’ve decided to start joining him at work a couple of times a week.
I know that might be weird to some, but I have a lot of very good reasons for doing so.
One, I love my husband. As crazy as this might sound, I want to spend as much time with Roger as possible. Five years ago we signed a contract committing our lives to each other & it seems a little unfair that he will be spending the majority of his time not with me. Haha, & yes I know that sounds needy, but he is my best friend, why wouldn’t I want to be with him if I can?
Two, it’s family dentistry & I am his family. I want to help my husband as much as I can to build his practice. Whether that means running errands with his office manager, bringing my husband lunch, or meeting new patients, I want to be involved & I want to help.
Three, I enjoy rotating work environments. As surprising as this might sound, it can get lonely sitting at home, by myself, huddled in a little corner, & staring at a computer all day. Who would have guessed?
I could go on & on with my list of reasons, but you get the point. So to work with Roger I go!
This means that instead of waking up at 6:10 am & groggily making Roger breakfast I will be hurriedly getting ready at home & in the car. But no matter what our schedule is from day to day, breakfast is still the most important meal of the day, & if I don’t eat I can be known to get
a little very hangry. So to save our marriage we will always need to have a quick breakfast plan for on the go. And because I like making lists for myself I created a little list to keep our new early mornings together organized & delicious.
And since I am so excited about this new adventure I thought I would share with you How to Create a Quick Healthy Breakfast on the Go with the help of VitaTops to make your mornings simple and easy when you are in a hurry to get out the door.
1. Pre Wash Fruit in Vinegar Water (for the whole week)
One of my favorite tricks for prepping food for the week is to pre-wash all of my fruit in vinegar water & keep it stored, ready to eat, in our fridge. There are a lot of vinegar to water ratios online, (some even say 1 cup of vinegar to a sink full of water – but how do I know if your sink is the same size as my sink?), so, to be honest, I never measure. I use my biggest mixing bowl, pour vinegar in the base, add my fruit, & fill it up with water until the fruit is completely covered. If the fruit floats I add a small plate on top so the fruit sinks below the water.
I then let it soak for 10-15 minutes, rinse it in a colander, rinse out the bowl (it will be filled with dirt & sand), & then soak the fruit again in cold water for another 10-15 minutes. Finally, I rinse it one more time in a colander with cold water. I then store it in in a container with a paper towel at the bottom.
I’ve also notice that fruit washed in vinegar water stays fresh longer! Yay for longer lasting fruit!!
I must have something sweet for breakfast. I know that might sound silly, but it is the little things that can turn an early morning into a happy morning. And the most important part is finding something that is nutritious, while still being an indulgent treat that takes very little effort on a busy morning. VitaTops has created a solution for busy women who desire guilt-free morning treats that are as simple as popping the MuffinTops in the oven, toaster, or microwave. You can find them in a store near you by clicking here.
The Deep Chocolate MuffinTops are my husband & I’s favorite & it’s an added bonus that VitaTops MuffinTops are low fat, high fiber treats that only have 100-150 calories.
I found my VitaTops Deep Chocolate & Wild Blueberry MuffinTops in the frozen section at Publix. You can find yours at your nearest Publix, Kroger, Stop & Shop, Shop-Rite, or Target locations.
Each muffin has it’s own unique health benefits, from gluten free to protein rich, & superfoods to organic. All the deliciously indulgent VitaTops MuffinTops use only clean & simple ingredients, & offer a wide range of nutritional benefits. You can find a whole list of MuffinTop flavors made with clean & simple ingredients with many nutritional benefits by clicking here.
3. Prep Your Drinks every night
Coffee is most people’s go-to drink in the morning, but your body will thank you if you start your day with a glass of water before your morning cup of coffee or tea.
I know it can be difficult drinking a whole glass of water first thing in the morning, so a fun way to mix it up & add some fresh flavor is by adding fruit. You can add the fresh fruit you already have pre-washed from tip one, or you can add frozen fruit to double as your ice.
You could easy enjoy your refreshing fruit-infused water while you are getting ready to work or throw it in a reusable bottle & drink it on your way to work.
One of the easiest & stress-free ways to enjoy a quick & healthy breakfast on busy mornings is to choose a prepackaged treat.
4. Something Savory
A quick & easy ways to do this is to cook a bunch of eggs on Sunday, scrambled or however you prefer your eggs, then put them in a tortilla wrap, a croissant, a bagel, etc. & freeze them. Then each day you pull one out of the freezer & microwave it while you finish getting ready. Quick, easy, & still homemade! You can find lots of breakfast recipes on my Domestically Blissful Pinterest account, specifically my Breakfast & Brunch board.
5. One Location Grab & Go
One of my best tips for a quick & healthy breakfast on the go is to stay organized. Nothing makes a good morning turn sour quicker than a disorganized morning. If you have everything prepped & in its place, then even if you accidently wake up late, you will still have a delicious & healthy breakfast ready to go & be enjoyed on your commute or at work.
Some of my favorite tricks are to have a specific location for everything & to simply do a quick check the night before. The outfit is chosen. Coat, shoes, & keys by the door. Fruit all clean & stored on one shelf in the fridge. VitaTops MuffinTops & frozen breakfast sandwiches in a central location in the freezer for a quick grab. Cup &/or reusable bottle on the counter ready to be filled up first thing in the morning.
Be sure to visit VitaTops to find the stores nearest to you that carries VitaTops MuffinTops!
Do you have any early morning on the go tips?
I’d love to hear from you!
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With love, G