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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Breakfast... on the run!

It's Monday tomorrow and I can already feel a case of Monday-itis coming on... and it's going to hit hard!

You know the feeling, it's the middle of winter, it's cold and dark outside, so you lean over and hit that snooze button... one more time... just 5 minutes more... what's the harm... WHOOPS!  Now you've missed your train!  You jump out of bed in a mad panic and out the door, praying that your boss is also having 'a great morning' so you can sneak to your desk/register/cubicle-of-hell.  Just as luck would have it, nobody's noticed... despite your unwashed hair, untucked shirt and smeared lipstick!  But then you hear an all too familiar noise, it's your tummy rumbling and you've already blown your last paycheck on those hot little stilettos over the weekend!

Time for breakfast... on the run!

Yoghurt Pots
These are fantastic and are so quick to prep in advance.  Grab your favorite yoghurt (try to opt for a real yoghurt not those sugary excuses) some muesli and grate an apple.  You can either mix the 3 together, just like a bircher muesli or layer them in an appropriate container - like a plastic cup with a lid that can easily fit in your bag.  Add some blueberries, nuts and cinnamon for an extra flavor hit.  The ratio should be equal yoghurt to muesli and if you mix the lot together, it should stay good as long as the use by date on the yoghurt.  Just grab one in the morning on your way out the door!

Fritatta muffins
Sorry I'm not talking the sugary, triple choc, fat laden muffins here!  Savoury, high protein 'frittata muffins' are great to keep the mid-morning snacks to a minimum.  Mix together some eggs, sliced spring onions, diced capsicums, a little chopped cooked bacon and some cheese.  Add in any of your favorite herbs and spices and pour the mix into a non-stick muffin pan.  Bake for 30 minutes in a 180 degree celcius (350 fahreinheit) oven.  Once cool store in an airtight container for 3 days. 

Chop up your favorite fruits (berries, pineapple, mangoes) and store them in 1 cup portions in the freezer - keep your banana's separated or the fruit can get a little mushie.  Throw half a frozen banana and one portion of fruit in a blender with a cup of milk, soy or juice.  Blend until combined, adding in a little more liquid if it's too thick.  For a summery treat add in a half cup of coconut milk!  Pour into a large cup with a lid and sip on the train.

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