What time do you find yourself scratching around for a mid morning snack? For me, if I haven’t had a proper breakfast, I’ll be looking for a snack around 10 am. And I can safely say that one snack will not be enough, as soon as I have a taste for a snack I’ll be chain snacking before I can ‘reset’ my brain over lunch.
So yes, I can avoid mid-morning snacking by eating the right kind of breakfast.
I’ve tried and tested many versions over the years and can rule out cereal, pastries, a banana, and toast (unless the toast is with a boiled egg). All of these fail to fill me up and I’ll become a morning snack monster looking for food fixes before lunchtime….. have you met Kelly when she’s hangry?
Do you find yourself snacking?
If yes, what do you eat for breakfast? The key is to have a balance of the right ‘types’ of foods.
We’re all different so we need to find out what fills you up for longer.
Currently, my spring/summer breakfast is simply 6 ingredients that take all of 2 minutes the night before to prepare.
I use my Nutribullet container but any container/Tupperware with a good lid will do. Into it I add:
- 1 handful of oats
- 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds
- 1 – 2 tablespoons of milled Linseed (or any crushed up seeds)
- ½ to 1 level tablespoon of raw chocolate (raw cacao – non-sweet stuff but full of antioxidants)
Then I give that a stir so that the black chia seeds are distributed between the oats (as these swell in size when covered with water)
Then I pour rice milk* on top of the mixture, making sure that all of it is covered with liquid =. All of this will be absorbed by the morning. * You can use water/almond milk/coconut water.
Then in the morning, I give it a shake and the tiramisu layer effect becomes a non-sweet chocolatey oats breakfast. I finish it off by adding a handful of blueberries to it. And that’s it, it’s good to eat.
Oats are good for us because they lower cholesterol. They act like a sponge in your body mopping up all the toxins which you then go and poop out. That might be a little too much information, but they really are good for our digestive system.
You can find all the above ingredients on online or at your local health shop and larger supermarkets (even my local Aldi’s has chia seeds).
So, will you have a think about tweaking your breakfast to fill you up for longer to avoid the morning snacking?