July 27, 2010

Stuff We Love: Foods That Fuel

Around our house, busy is the order of the day. We jam pack about as much living as you can possibly fit in the space of just one day. Twenty-four hours. One thousand four hundred and forty minutes. So when it comes to eating, we like to plan meals that are quick & easy to make and are chocked full of foods that fuel. So we can get back to living life on the go.

We know you guys are busy people too. So we thought we’d share some of our favorite “foods that fuel” to get you back on the go too. :) First up is our go to breakfast that we eat most mornings: banana-blueberry oatmeal. Super easy to make. Takes about five minutes. And it’s full of stuff that’s good for you. We just boil up some steel cut oats and mix in a little bit of organic brown sugar. While that’s simmering over medium heat, we’ll slice up some bananas and wash the blueberries. Put the berries & bananas over the oatmeal once it’s done and finish off with a little bit of milk. It’s delicious!!

**So tell me, what’s your favorite go-to breakfast? Must have foods that fuel!

  1. Samantha Harkins

    Bagels with peanut butter. Perfect mix of carbs and protein, and they keep me happy until lunch!

  2. Molly Kate

    I make an omelet every day for breakfast. Perfect to get fueled for the day. A little cheese and broccoli and I’m out the door. A quick stop at my favorite Starbucks and I’m off to the office.

  3. BlueEyedYonder

    When I have to eat and run, I like to whip up a blueberry smoothie. 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup oranginc soy milk, 2 heaping spoonfuls of organic plain yogurt, 1 ripe banana and a dollop of honey. There’s so much goodness packed in my cup, it keeps me going all morning long. (Believe it or not, it will actually make you look forward to waking up.)

  4. MM

    @Blueeyedyonder: I totally believe it! That’s how I feel about the oatmeal! This smoothie sounds awesome…definitely going to give it a try!

  5. gina

    Non-fat, plain greek yoghurt, sweetened with a dash of cinnamon, tsp of vanilla and tsp of agave nectar. Add a little fruit and Go-Lean Crunch cereal.

  6. Grant

    I have plain, unsweetened oatmeal with a big handful of blueberries mixed in when I’m trying to watch my weight (now)… with a little bit of brown sugar on top when I’m feeling like a treat! :D

  7. Rupa

    A Flax Seed Waffle topped with peanut butter or almond butter, blueberries on top of that and drizzled with agave! Talk about a power breakfast (or snack)!

  8. Nichole

    French toast has been a favorite of mine since grade school. Lately though, on weekends when we wake up together we like to make a "European" style breakfast with various fruits, yogurt, bread/rolls, cheese, juice and homemade lattes.

  9. Heather Corporan

    Blueberry and blackberry oatmeal, in similar fashion, except I add them to the oatmeal as it cooks down so the entire bowl is ooey gooey berrilicious! I buy the berries in bulk when they are fresh and on sale, and freeze them so we always have them on hand! YUM-O. My 5 year old LOVES it, and it’s dirt cheap and HEALTHY!!! Sometimes I also add walnuts :D We also make our own crunchy granola – I’ll message you our recipe on FB, you’ll LOVE IT!

  10. Alison

    My go to that I can do with my eyes closed is one cup of non fat yogurt and one cup of cerel (or whatever the serving size is for the kind in hand) with a splash of almond milk. I recently discovered chocolate chex and have become addicted to them with yogurt! I also do a smoothie with 3/4 cup yogurt, 1 cup frozen strawberries (we flash freeze about 40 pounds during the season to keep it cheap!) and 1/4 cup almond milk. very yummy and easy!

  11. alisa greig

    sugared avocado over sweet hawaiian toast :)

  12. Tiffany

    Homemade "Egg McMuffin" that is waaaay healthier than Micky D’s version: toasted whole wheat English muffin, 1 oz. Reduced Fat Cabot Cheddar Cheese, 1 egg (pop it in the microwave for 45 seconds), 1 slice tomato, and add a dusting of organic flaxseed meal. Less than 5 minutes to a healthy, tasty breakfast sandwich that you can take on the run!

  13. Brandy Frank

    sadly, my breakfast today was 1/2 of a chocolate chip cookie. I really need to start eating real breakfast again. thanks for this post!

  14. maggieb

    Greek yogurt – twice the protein – twice the satiety factor!

  15. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    HOW ON THE PLANET EARTH DO YOU COOK STEEL CUT OATS IN 5 MINUTES???? seriously. It takes like an hour for me to cook 1 cup of them. Where have I gone wrong?

  16. MM

    Huh. Maybe they aren’t steel cut then. Just not the instant kind.

  17. Girish

    Well in Indian cuisine, we have loads of stuff that go as breakfast. Even very heavy fuels go as breakfast ;)

    My favorite would be idlis, medu vada or dosas with chutney and sambhar…Am hungry ;)

  18. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    Also, consider adding walnuts to this mix …. tasty! :)

  19. GrandmaIna

    I take regular oatmeal, add a sliced banana, a little grape nuts, and a handful of chopped walnuts. Microwave for 3 min. Delicious!!

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