Wellness Tip- Break up your meals into more frequent smaller meals. I plan on having a snack or small meal every 3-4 hours. Now that I am in an office, I pack a few different snacks like fruit, peanuts, and rice bowls. Eating more often gives your body the chance to break down the foods, and prevents you from overeating!
Breakfast is the most important, and my favorite meal of the day. It really helps set the tone and helps start productive, early mornings for me. When I think about making breakfasts for during the week, it has to be quick, filling, and healthy. I also like a little crunch. This breakfast has been a staple for me for the last 2 years. After telling my sister about it, she has also had it for breakfast habitually. The whole grain rice cakes provide a nice crunch and when combined with peanut butter and bananas (obviously my favorite combo), it holds me over until lunch.This can also be a great pre-dinner or post-workout snack.
I like to use Trader Joe’s brown rice cakes or quaker oats lightly salted rice cakes The important thing is to check the sugar content of the rice cakes. The only ingredient should be brown rice. The other flavors tend to have 3-5 grams per sugar per rice cake, which is unnecessary since you’re going to add honey (a more natural, unprocessed form on sugar). Enjoy!
Picture courtesy of wholeearthfoods!
Time- 5 minutes
1-2 lightly salted rice cakes
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter (I like Smuckers or Whole Foods)
1 tablespoon of raw honey (or enough to drizzle on top)
1. Spread the peanut butter on the rice cakes
2. Cut up the banana in thin slices. Spread out among the 1-2 rice cakes
3. Drizzle honey on the top of the rice cakes