If you ever need tips, tricks or ideas to spice up breakfast and make mornings less hectic, then look no further. Our first #oatchat on Thursday, May 12, was full of ideas, recipes and advice from others on how they handle their morning routine and the most important meal of the day. Below is a brief re-cap of the chat. For even more ideas or a more in-depth re-cap, a download of the chat is available below, as well.
Big thanks to our lovely host, Kerri, from Kat Does Diets, and to everyone who participated in the chat, and thanks for sharing all the ideas.
Note: The responses are from Twitter and have not been edited. Abbreviations and slang are used to express thoughts in 140 characters or fewer.
“Fueling for your Day”
Question 1: We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, do you make time for breakfast every day?
Follow up Question 1: Do you notice a difference in your day when you do make time for a healthy breakfast?
• @Coachsoats Q1 f/u Oatmeal can actually be a mood booster. The carbs release a slow steady flow of serotonin that can keep you less stressed
• @MizFitOnline Q1 f/u definitely. More energy thru the entire day. I crave sugar less when I eat early!
• @blogomomma it’s vital for the well being for all crossing my path – that I have a good breakfast – that’s how I roll
Question 2: Do you have any tips/tricks to share about making breakfast time aka the morning rush more stress free?
• @nella22 Chefs call it “mise en place” and means to prep everything ahead of time. Containers with chopped ingredients rock!
Follow up Question 2: Do you have any time-saving breakfast recipes?
• @Coachsoats Q2 Baked oatmeal (big batch), Muffins: Apple or blueberry
• @nella22 Here are some great muffins:http://cookingwithbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/blueberry-muffins.html
• @Coachsoats Also (@poiseinparma has a yummy savory recipe)http://bit.ly/eMPRbd
• @WildOrchids09 Q3 After yoga Makes it more rewarding & less hunger bearing 🙂
• @OttMomGo Q3 I eat before I run since I’m training for a 1/2 marathon – at least 1.5 hours – need fuel but don’t want to throw up
• @JoannaSutter it depends on my goals. I’m building muscle so I tend to eat protein + carbs pre & post workout
Question 4: Are you in a breakfast rut? Do you suffer from breakfast boredom? Eat the same thing or mix it up?
• @SnackerChris Chia seeds!
• @katdoesdiets My favorite oats are always fruit with vanilla protein powder. yum yum
Follow up Question 5: Do you tend to eat healthy breakfasts all week or splurge a little on the weekends?
• @LIVELOVELYNN Q5. I eat pretty healthy breakfasts all week but tend to skip breakfast on weekends since I get to SLEEP IN! 😉