Not everyone gets up at the crack of dawn and throws some bacon slices and eggs on a sizzling pan, toasts some bread or pours a bowl of crunchy cereal. Most of the time, people don't even think to eat a breakfast because of how late they are running or how it makes them feel. I personally don't eat breakfast often at all. It makes my stomach upset and/or it makes me eat more during the day. I have no clue why I feel the need to snack more on days where I have a decent breakfast, but it doesn't help me in my quest to a better body.
For my job, I open up our store a lot of times. Tomorrow being one of those days, I decided to pack my lunch, as I usually do, and share it with everyone! I have learned that packing your lunch at night before you go to bed is MUCH more beneficial than rushing and just throwing junk into a brown bag in the morning...just because you may be running late.
On to the topic of this post! A recipe for on the go! While I was packing my lunch I found some fruits and other yummy things that we had just purchased and decided to try something new!
I call it.... The Strawberry Banana Bagel!
This took me about 3 minutes to make (10 minutes in real life because I'm an obsessive photo taker).
All you need is: 1 mini bagel (or larger bagel if you prefer), cream cheese (I prefer the light Philadelphia), strawberries and bananas.
1. Smear about a teaspoon of cream cheese all over each side of the bagel.
2. Cut up strawberries into slices and place them on one side of the bagel.
3. Cut up a banana into slices and place on the other slice of bagel.
4. Put the top of the bagel on top and smush together! Waaaa-la!
1 mini bagel (white bread) is approx. 120 calories, depending on the brand you get.
Strawberries and bananas have lower calories because they're fruit, but watch out because even though they are fruits with lots of vitamins, they have a lot of natural sugars, which consuming too much is just like taking in processed sugars. So rounding a little, you're looking at about a snack around 180-200 calories, depending on your bagel and how much cream cheese you put on..not bad considering the worse things you could eat for breakfast! (Plus no grease!)
Hope you guys enjoy this little on the go snack or breakfast! I took a pic of the rest of the lunch I packed for my shift tomorrow at work: