I’m being asked more & more frequently what it is that Poor Girl has for breakfast on a regular workday. I realized that though I’ve posted a couple of my weekend breakfast favorites here – meals that aren’t complicated but require a bit more time to make & savor than I have Monday through Friday – they don’t really illustrate what I toss into my bag and bring to work for a quick breakfast. Admittedly, my weekday breakfasts aren’t always that exciting, which is why I don’t really post about them. Usually, this most important meal of the day consists of some yogurt with flax seed sprinkled on top and maybe some fruit, or perhaps a nice steaming bowl of apple-cinnamon oatmeal. Quick, easy, no thinking required at all, which I like when I’m not fully awake (I’m not a morning person at all!).
But that can get old, and it certainly isn’t as complete a meal as I should be having. The following sandwich isn’t exactly the picture of a “complete” breakfast, but it covers a few more nutritional bases than a simple cup of yogurt and is still a relative no-brainer to make. Whole grain bread, almond butter, honey, and a sliced banana are all you need for this one, and even if it’s a little messy and not the prettiest breakfast, it’s still quite tasty. Think Elvis’s favorite sandwich, only without the heart-stopping bacon fat, almond v. peanut butter, and a kiss of honey to add a little something extra.
You can definitely use peanut butter if you prefer, as I’m sure the flavors would work together just fine. I’m personally just not a fan of peanut butter unless there’s chocolate involved. Though I stick to toasting my bread for this sandwich, I suppose it couldn’t hurt to grill it, as long as you can do so in a non-Elvis way with a light cooking spray or the smallest amount of butter possible. Don’t get me wrong, I do like big heavy breakfasts every once in a while. This is just supposed to be something to get you going for the workday ahead, not give you food coma. Still, you will get full! This may not look like a big deal, but it’s full of fiber & protein and should keep you going at least until lunchtime. I often have to split it and have each half a couple of hours apart because I just can’t eat it all!
Anyway, enough of my babbling. Here’s a quick, easy, tasty breakfast that costs less than a McGriddle and won’t raise your cholesterol like the rest of its fast-food breakfast sandwich family can.