daily eats: 6.25.12

Hello, hello!

So. I’m back to working full-time and it is AMAZING! I was getting pretty bored spending days at home and only working part time.

Anyway, I’m back to packing up breakfast, lunches and snacks and taking pictures of meals in tupperware. :)

A few notes about the day: lots of snacks and the pictures are horrible! (Sorry)

Workout 1: jillian’s 20 minute shred – level 1

Coffee: enjoyed on the bus!

Breakfast: my favorite summer breakfast lately: 1 serving greek yogurt + 1/2 cup frozen (but thawed) berries + 2 Tbsp sliced almonds + 1/4 cup kashi go lean cereal

Lunch: turkey + avocado + crackers + celery & carrots (lunch was supposed to be on sprouted bread, but I forgot it at home and thankfully there were some crackers at work)

Snack 1: thinkThin bar

Snack 2: mango slices (about 1-1.5 servings)

Workout 2: 35 minutes spin class – I was a little late so I missed the first 10 minutes. Better late than nothing, right?

Snack 3: crackers + curry chicken salad (+ more crackers + kale & spinach dip)

Dinner: baby kale, baby chard, baby spinach + 2 fried eggs + leftover salmon + miso sesame dressing

Dessert: 2 dark chocolate peanut-butter cups

To those of you who pack your breakfasts – what do you bring? I need some new breakfast ideas that travel well. 



  1. says

    adjusting to a new schedule is always tough (for me at least)…. best wishes with that!

    i usually eat breakfast at home, but i do pack my husband’s occasionally. he likes smoothies, egg burritos (tortilla, eggs, maybe some sausage/black beans, cheese, veggies, hot sauce… make ahead & freeze wrapped in a paper towel & foil), overnight oats, or even cereal (put milk in a jar and cereal in a large tupperware).

      • says

        i like equal parts yogurt, milk, oats. then cinnamon, nutmeg, a chopped apple, chia seeds. maybe some nuts or granola for topping the next morning. if i use vanilla yogurt i don’t use other sweetener but if i use plain yogurt then i use some brown sugar or honey. berries are also good instead of the apple, but i’m not a fan of banana in overnight oats.

      • Tt says

        Check out “katheats.com” and “hungryhungryhippie.com” for every version of overnight oats possible- both these girls are masters!!

  2. says

    I just brought overnight oats to work today. At night I grab a tupperware and add in 1/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, about 1/4 cup water, cinnamon, handful of almonds, tablespoon of flax. Then I just bring it to work in the AM!

    • Emily says

      Thank you! I was thinking that I would make some next week but wasn’t sure what I should put in them!

  3. says

    I love your bracelet in that first pic! I pack my breakfasts about half the time because I’m not terribly hungry in the morning always. I love bringing Protein Cookie Dough in a leftover PB jar (MY FAV!) And I’ll often do yogurt, berries, granola in a pyrex container like you.

  4. says

    I used to make oatmeal (steel cut) in my crockpot or rice cooker and then take it (still warm) to work. The next couple of days I’d pour in some milk to the cold oatmeal and heat it all up once I got to work.

    I also ate a lot of bars.

    Is that one of those 100 calorie guac packs? We’ve been eating those at the pool a lot this summer. It’s not as good as fresh guac, but you can’t beat the convenience and the label is pretty darn clean.

  5. says

    Love your eats, but I’m really crushing on your cute bracelet! Love it!

    For breakfast, do you have access to a microwave at work? I often bring oatmeal (old fashioned oats mixed with milk, dried fruit and nuts) and microwave for 2 min when I arrive at the office. I’ve also made a quick egg sandwich – one fried egg with Laughing Cow on a toasted sandwich thin, wrapped up to go!

  6. says

    I tend to rotate between greek yogurt and granola, a smoothie, instant oatmeal (if you have access to boiling water at work, and I make my own packets!) muffins/fruit, hard-boiled eggs (with fruit and/or a muffin,) PBJ, or overnight oats.

    Packing food can be tricky and tedious sometimes — good luck! :)

  7. says

    That curry chicken salad looks amazing! Did you make it???

    I usually eat breakfast at home, but when I pack a second breakfast, I typically have to do it the night before. That’s why I love recipes like this that I can bake the day before…

    Another easy and new favorite are these quinoa cakes. You can mak them the night before, nuke them in the AM, and eat them on the go!


  8. Tt says

    I make egg-less muffins (im vegan but u can just use eggs) – take muffin tin amd spray well, put a Small scoop cooked rife/quinoa/grain in botyom amd pat down, add sauteed veggies to each cup, blend together a box of silken tofu, Plain protein powder and fresh herbs- pour ontop of everything amd bake at 325 about 25min.
    Awesome portable bfast or lunch (put two in a wrap with greens!)

  9. Jess says

    1/4 cup rolled oats, 3/4 cup almond milk, 2 tbs flax seed, sliced banana, 1 tbs almond butter, 1 tbs jelly, 1 tbs walnuts and sprinkle of shredded coconut. Just throw it all together and you can eat it cold or nuke it for 2 mins. the next morning. I am currently obsessed with this breakfast right now!

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