Travel Often

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

Love Deeply, but Laugh Along the Way

"Happiness is only real when shared." - Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

View Marriage as an Adventure

"Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage." ~Finnish Proverb

Fuel your body with GOOD (It's the only one you get)

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb

Open your Soul to Motherhood

A Grand Adventure is About to Begin - Winnie the Pooh

A New Kind of Love is Born

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

What's for Breakfast?

I like to start off my day with a healthy breakfast. After all, it's the most important meal of the day. And I'm someone who cannot handle being hungry. There are two things people need to know about me:

1. I'm super crabby when I'm hungry (i.e. stay away).
2. And I'm not the most friendliest person when I have less than six hours of sleep under my belt.

So it only makes sense that I start off the day right. And I noticed that the more protein and fiber I consume, the longer I'm able to last until I grab a snack before lunch. For one, I hate getting into work and feeling the start of hunger pains before I even turn my computer on. I try to at least last until 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. before grabbing something to snack on, and that means finding the right breakfast foods for me.

Below is my typical breakfast, which I eat around 6:15-6:30 a.m. during the week. Gotta get my chocolate somehow!

Old-Fashion Oatmeal
packed with protein and flaxseed

Have you seen these new BetterOats "space-saving" oatmeal? Well I have. And they are awesome because there are lots of cool flavors and they aren't packed with sugar, and they are organic! I get mine at CUB for like $1.37 a box or something reasonable like that. There are five pouches per box. I get the dark chocolate flavor. Yum!

1 packet of dark chocolate (Dark Chocolate BetterOats) oatmeal
1 handful of old-fashion Quaker Oats
1 C 2% milk (like I said...hate that fat free stuff)

Heat for a couple minutes

Top with:
1/2 TBS of PB - I use Smart Balance
1/2 TBS Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed
1/2 TBS Organic 100% Protein Whey (I use Biochem)
Stir together and enjoy

I like to eat blueberries or 1/2 grapefruit with breakfast. I usually drink a bottle of water and coffee with half and half.