Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Great Starts

I have found that a good breakfast sets the tone for my day. I used to be a cereal or donut/bagel/treat, etc. type of breakfast eater. But when I made some changes in my breakfast choices, I found that I was not starving by 10:00 and ready to shove anything in my mouth. If you work in schools, you know the food that is around the lounge or offices isn't usually "healthy" fare.

The other thing about my breakfast is it has to be edible in the "dashboard diner" on my commute. I have a cereal/granola bar, some fruit, and some protein in the form of nuts or cheese.

Last year my friend introduced me to Vitatops and I love them. They are very filling, and meet my "dashboard diner" requirement as well. Sign up for their email list for special offers. They have many flavors, including several varieties of chocolate. (I'm not getting anything for this; just sharing with #temt something that works for me.)

Some days I'll change things up and have a soft-cooked egg (at the kitchen table), in lieu of the nuts or cheese, which I make in my Egg Genie. I got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond with the famous 20% off coupon.

It's not fancy, but it works for me. And it might work for you, too.


  1. Thanks for the great breakfast ideas. "Dashboard Diner" is a must for me two during the school year. I'm going to look into your suggestions. I had heard of Vitatops, but never tried them. The Egg Genie looks interesting. I like that you can do both eggs and steam veggies with it!

  2. Thanks for the ideas! I changed my breakfast as well! Now I start with Fiber One cereal, because my goal is to get the required 30 grams of fiber a day. I tried many things but the Fiber One cereal was the healthiest option with the most fiber. My digestive system has improved and I don't get so hungry anymore. When I do want to snack then I take the Fiber One bars with me and they fill me up and I like the way they taste! :-)