I didn't often eat breakfast, as I never had time to cook something more than a piece of bread most mornings. Having lived a schedule that started at 3am and ran to midnight, I didn't have much time for cooking in general. Having a strong sense of how
important this meal is, I had to figure out a way to make my meals count each morning.
I tried breakfast shakes, but those still take time to prepare. It was a good solution for those mornings I had five minutes to spare, and often worked for me. However, I longed for hot meals.
I started making breakfast sandwiches that I could take on the go. Two pieces of toast, a slice of ham, fried a little bit, with a single egg fried with the yolk cooked solid. Build a sandwich and run out the door, and I had a hot breakfast. But the time
still was a problem!
So I turned to another option, and one that caught me by surprise. The idea came to me when getting ready to leave for work. I turned on my slow-cooker, and as I headed out the door, I thought about why couldn't I do this before bed? After hunting for
a little online, I found out that I actually could do it before bed, and have breakfast ready when I woke up!
Since then, I've collected many recipes for Crock Pot Breakfasts, and it's more than just oatmeal. I have tatertots and eggs, hash browns and ham, and other yummy, healthy foods that cook while I'm snoozing. It gives me a variety, and I can start the
coffee while I'm in my shower, and still have time to eat healthy foods. I've noticed an improvement in my days since then. I have more energy and I'm finding more time to do things as I no longer feel sluggish or distracted.
When in doubt, improvise! And this was a great improvison!