Car Breakfasting: A New Olympic Sport
July 26, 2012 22 Comments
Wow! That guy is driving, eating, and talking on the phone. How does he do it?
He’s probably had lots of practice with a trainer in an Olympic driving simulator.
For my children’s sake, I wish he would just drive, eat, and hang up! Hopefully, he is stuck in traffic.
Caroline, who would never talk on the phone, eat and drive, asked me this question:
I work all over and regularly have an hour plus commute, as I'm sure others do. In a bid to cut my time, and because I am really not a morning person, I have taken to having breakfast in the car.
At the moment I have a smoothie, banana and frozen waffley thing with lots of whole grain. It would be great if you had some other suggestions on 'car breakfasting'....?!
It stinks doesn’t it? Somehow, we get stuck driving a long way to get to work. A few years ago, I got laid off from a job that was a 20 minute bike ride. The next job was an hour and 20 minute in the car commute. Argh!
My first piece of advice is to let go of the idea that breakfast has to be cereal, eggs, toast, etc. For example, you could make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole grain bread, or eat a burrito with rice, beans, and fresh salsa. Do not get stuck in the “breakfast rut”.
Another idea is to grab a bag of nuts, an apple, some carrot sticks, and a hard boiled egg or whole grain crackers, cheese sticks, and a piece of fruit. These aren’t the most thrilling ideas, but you want to try to get a lot of nutrition in your meal.
Here are some make ahead “car breakfasting” ideas:
Do you car breakfast? What do you take on the road? Please share.
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