Eating Breakfast While Driving

To save time, I eat breakfast on the way to work.  Ideally, something quickly prepared that packs nutrition, balances my blood sugar, and keeps me driving safely.  I am not hungry in the morning, but if I eat something within an hour of waking up, I am more alert, less hungry, and less rude all day.

Open-Faced Sandwiches

Eating an open-faced sandwich is like getting two sandwiches instead of one.  I usually use Ezekiel bread (80 calories, 4 g protein, and 3 g fiber per slice) and eat half my sandwich on the way to work and top it with:

  • Grilled cheese, bread and cheese toasted together in the toaster oven (Ezekiel bread is dense, so it can toast well done.)
  • Scrambled eggs with a little cheese and garlic powder (from a batch scrambled the night before that will keep for a few days)
  • Peanut butter and apple, strawberry, or banana slices
  • Cold cuts (often Foster Farms 3 lb variety turkey pack from Smart and Final)

Lettuce, Bell Pepper, or Nori Instead of Bread

Or you could wrap your cold cuts, scrambled eggs, garden burger, or leftover turkey burger in lettuce, flattened-out bell pepper, or seaweed wrap.

Protein Pancakes

Sarah the Body Builder often prepares these the night before for her morning commute.

  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup blueberries (frozen no sugar added)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Blend. Slap on griddle. Enjoy!


  • In a pinch, a bag of mini almonds
  • Walnuts, almonds, pecans or cashews mixed with berries or other fruit


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