Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it is often the most rushed as well. Between snoozing alarms, alarms not going off, or just the fact that you hate mornings, it is often difficult to even think about nourishing yourself in the wee hours of the morning.
That is why I love planning ahead, and when push comes to shove I try to have things on hand that I know I can just grab on my way out the door and create a delicious, nutritious meal once I get where I’m going. Sometimes shoving a few things in a bag is all I have time for.
But I do try to always make or bring my own breakfast. Even a $1 coffee and $1.50 bagel adds up over time.
This is one option I have recently fallen completely in love with. I have had this for breakfast at least once a week for a month or so. Pears seem to be in season, or at least regularly on sale, so that is the fruit of choice at the moment. However, other fruits such as bananas, apples, peaches, or plums could be used as well.
- 1-2 small wheat sandwich slims (or bread or bagels or wraps)
- 2 tbsp almond butter (or any other nut butter)
- 1 pear (or other firm fruits)
- Optional: 2 tbsp cookie butter (if you haven’t tried this yet, you have not LIVED)
Step 1: Smear one half the bread or sandwich with nut butter. If using cookie butter, spread that on the other half.
Step 2: Use a sharp knife to cut the pear or other fruit into round slices. Remove seeds. Place on the sandwich, and cover with the other slice.
One large pear makes enough for two sandwich slims, as well as a few pieces on the side. The cookie butter will make this much sweeter. For a vegan breakfast option, make sure that the butters do not contain any animal products.
Regardless of dietary preference, this is a super tasty, super quick breakfast option. You can just toss the nut butter, fruit, and bread in a bag and assemble later.