I wake up starving every morning. The growl of a hungry demon in my stomach jars me out of bed on the weekends. If it wasn’t for the demon, I might actually sleep in every once in a while. So skipping breakfast is not even a consideration. Problem is: I just took a new full time job (for the first time in 3 years) and it’s really getting in the way of my breakfasting ritual. So here I am, among the millions of people scurrying out the door with the sunrise, a to-go cup of coffee in one hand and a burnt piece of toast in the other. What a miserable start to the day. I refuse. Which is why a satisfying breakfast is at the top of my list as I work to restructure my life around this new gig. Oh, and did I mention that I have to drive almost an hour to get there? The hungry demon does NOT do well in morning traffic.
Solution: Overnight oats. They take a quick two minutes to prep the night before. Just combine oats, milk (almond, soy, regular, coconut, etc.), some nuts and fruit or whatever you’re into; let them soak and do their thing overnight, and wake up to a ready-made breakfast in the morning. Maybe top it off with some fresh fruit and you’re all set. I don’t know, it’s kind of brilliant.Continue Reading