One of my many frustrations is that I hardly ever eat (a healthy) breakfast. This isn’t a new frustrations like some of my others, this one has been with me most of my life. I’m just facing it now because I am getting a little older and can see the benefits of it a lot clearer. When I was younger I thought that I was going to live forever. If I did have breakfast it consisted of some kind of yummy pastry. I was at a healthy weight and I had more energy then I knew what to do with so I didn’t have to think about it. Now, I’m over weight and look to caffeine for my energy.
Every morning, I get up and do my morning routine, which includes feeding my family. I have to confess, it isn’t always the healthiest things that I feed them but at least I know that they have enough fuel in them to make it to lunch time. So, “why is it that I don’t eat?” This question is where I started to Fluster Buster (stop the frustration) my breakfast dilemma. I came up with two answers: (1) I never felt very hungry in the morning (2) I didn’t have time to fix a healthy breakfast. These answers then lead me to ask myself “How can I change?”.
Creativity Inspired by Frustration
Fluster #1: Not feeling hungry in the morning
On New Years, I made a resolution to Improve My Health in 2013, which I’m doing by making small weekly changes. The first week, Week #1. was to “Drink ONLY Water“. Before this challenge I would drink a couple of glasses of tea (caffeine included) first thing in the morning.
When I started “drinking only water” the strangest thing happened, I have an appetite in the morning. I think what was happening is that I was quieting my hunger pains with caffeine.
Fluster #2: No time for a healthy breakfast
There is only so much time in the morning and I guess that breakfast is where I have been shaving time off of my morning routine. It is so much easier to pull out some cereal or pasteries then to actually take the time to serve something healthy.
I have decided to pre-make some healthy breakfast options that can be served in just a couple of minute.
Make Ahead Breakfast:
Fruity Oatmeal (Single Serve)