ask the nutritionist: breakfast on the go


Breakfast is often times the first meal that we neglect, whether we are trying to skip meals or would prefer to spend the extra time sleeping. But as we’ve been told since we were young, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and there really is some truth to that. We’ve been “fasting” all night and we need some energy to focus and perform our best, whether it be at school, work, or play.

When I was in high school, eating breakfast, was like, totally not important to me. I was focused on the essentials: finding the perfect Abercrombie & Fitch outfit and making sure my bangs were curled just so.  My mother being oh-so-wise would make fresh waffles for my brother and I, which if we couldn’t eat whilst getting ready for school, we could take along in the car with us. Very Pleasantville of her, don’t you think?


Abercrombie & Fitch is no longer cool (I don’t think?), my bangs no longer need curling and I’ve fully embraced breakfast. My day just wouldn’t be the same without it, nor would you want to be in my presence if it was missed.  Here are some of my breakfast staples – I often eat my meals in courses- an egg at home first thing and then something a little more substantial at work. I prefer splitting my meals up a bit, but obviously everyone will have different preferences!

Normal Breakfast:

  • First Course: Coffee and Coconut Creamer
  • Second Course: An Organic Egg (fried or hard boiled)
  • Third Course: Oatmeal & Peanut Butter, Hemp or Sprouted Bagel or Smoothie

Oddly enough, I rarely find the need to switch up my breakfasts, I love having a combination of proteins, fats and carbs. On weekends at home the taster will often make some omelets or something a little more exciting! (ie. bacon) But if you like some variety, here are some other ideas:

  • Cedarlane’s ready-to-go omelette
  • hard boiled egg and slice of sprouted bread
  • fruit, bread and peanut butter/almond butter
  • greek yogurt, cereal and peanut butter/almond butter
  • smoothie: almond/coconut milk, juice, spinach, fruit, amazing grass and/or protein powder, flax seeds, chia seeds, etc.

Do you eat the same things for breakfast or do you have to switch it up?



Filed under ask the nutritionist, coffee, eating local, eggs, fats, protein, Uncategorized, whole foods, whole grains

12 responses to “ask the nutritionist: breakfast on the go

  1. Spot on Emily! I am with you, NEVER miss breakfast. I love the Greek Yogurt combo.

  2. erica

    These are some great breakfast ideas. I could have used these today. Had to get breakfast on the go today.

  3. I change up my breakfasts because I get bored with the same things over and over!

  4. I can eat the same thing over and over. It’s cold cereal in the summer and oatmeal in the winter. I look forward to it.

  5. actorsdiet

    my breakfasts are pretty much a rotation of the same things – and they’re all sweet!

  6. I go through phases with breakfast right now — in the winter, I like lots of toast, muffins, and the occasional bowl of granola with yogurt. Right now, I’ve been enjoying a lot of muesli and/or smoothies with a granola bar as a “second course” once I get to work. I’m a carb kid — all the way.

    I do like cold pizza, too. 🙂

  7. Michelle

    I tend to eat the same thing for breakfast, particularly during the work thinking required. My obsession right now is brown rice with dried fruit & nuts, splash of almond milk and real maple syrup. Heated.

  8. I don’t ever miss breakfast either! I don’t really switch things up, but I have a couple that I rotate through. I recently added smoothie into the mix since it has been so hot here.

  9. i basically have the same thing for breakfast everyday too—green smoothie and some sort of bar and/or fruit.

  10. Kate

    you know I love this post! breakfast is by far my favorite meal. I go through phases and play with slight variations on the same thing for awhile.

  11. Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

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