I'll admit it, there are days that I eat my breakfast and less than two hours later my stomach is rumbling. Usually this is when I work out really hard or I am up really early in the morning. Apparently I am not alone though. More on-the-go Americans are consuming their morning calories over several hours instead of sitting down to devour the type of breakfast you see on TV--with the eggs, O.J. and side of bacon. So what do you do when it is too early to break out your salad?
I grab "second breakfast" or a morning snack (which sounds less fatty right?) The market research company, NDP Group, estimates that the number of times people snack in the mornings will jumpy 23 percent between 2008 and 2018. That's compared with a 20 and 15 percent increase in afternoon and evening snacking, respectively.
Also heard that the packaged food business is capitalizing on this trend with healthy morning snack options like bars, greek yogurt and the such.
My morning snacks are typically:
- 1/4 c of almonds with 1/3 c of craisins
- Luna bar
- Homemade smoothie
Other snacking recommendations for the morning lull?