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. 


26 Comments (Reply )

  1. Faith @ For the Health of It
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    Good luck getting back in the swing of things!

    I like mini breakfast burritos (lavash wrap + egg + veggies and cheese), and of course smoothies are great for on the go as well!


  2. Mellissa
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    I bring smoothies a lot, oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, and fruit


  3. sarah k @ the pajama chef
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    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).


    • Emily
      Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:26 am

      What do you put in your overnight oats? It has been ages since I’ve made them.


      • sarah k @ the pajama chef
        Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:32 am

        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
        Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

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


  4. Jamie @ StudioEats
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    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
      Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:27 am

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


  5. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    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.


  6. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    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.


    • emily (a nutritionist eats)
      Jun 26, 2012 @ 10:36 am

      It is a 100-cal pack. They are great to take to work, I haven’t quite figured out a good way to store an avocado for more than a day…I agree, isn’t quite as good, but label is decent and so easy.


  7. Jen @ Jen and Company
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    I take either oatmeal, overnight oats, or a smoothie. I have a microwave at work so I keep a stash of oatmeal in my desk drawer at all times.


  8. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    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!


    • Emily
      Jun 26, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

      Thank you, I wore it on my wedding day! :)


  9. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    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! :)


  10. luv what you do
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    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!



    • Emily
      Jun 26, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

      The curry chicken salad is from Trader Joe’s, but I have made my own before – ha!


  11. Austin Michelle
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    Overnight oats in a mason jar! So easy and so delicious when I get to work!


  12. Megan
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 8:26 am


  13. Angela @nc_angie
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Ditto on overnight oats and smoothies. I especially love my superfast and healthy smoothie: 3 parts Kefir, 1 part Odwalla or Naked Smoothie (veggie or fruit)!

    My favorite go-to breakfast is my Apple Cranberry Quinoa. I can cook enough for the week in one shot, it travels great, then I just add nuts and fresh fruit. Here’s the recipe if you’re interested! http://nourishmentconnection.com/apple-cranberry-quinoa/

    Thanks for sharing! :)


  14. Tt
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    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!)


    • Emily
      Jun 28, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

      Oh those sound great! Thanks for sharing!


  15. Jess
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

    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!


  16. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

    congrats on the job!!! tell me more – and how i can meet you for lunch!


  17. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    I love Jillian’s workouts! How long have you been doing her Shred dvds? :)


  18. Kristina @ Love and Zest
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    I’ll stash extra oatmeal in a tuperware for grap-and-g0 breakfasts…hard boiled eggs work great, but I also like to do “omelets” in the microwave at work.


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