There aren’t many words that can either sound confusing, stressful, and delicious as the word “snack.” You know what we mean?
Do you ever find yourself a couple hours after you have JUST eaten your breakfast feeling hungry? And you’re left truly confused as to how?! Like, how did that massive egg sandwich with that hummus spread, spinach, onions and bell peppers loaded between two pieces of perfectly toasted whole wheat bread not cut it? Or that hearty bowl of oatmeal topped with bananas, raisins, cinnamon, honey, and almond milk not fill up the belly till the lunch hour? Especially when most of the time those breakfasts do keep you afloat until lunch! Confused. What’s goin’ on body!? And then comes the stress…
The mornings are darker these days. The air is crisper when we leave our apartment. As we stumble down our concrete steps to the parking lot, we wish we slipped on a jacket just to get us comfortably to the door, to the car, and to that moment when the car heater finally warms up its chilled interior, us included. And even though the afternoons are still reaching the mid-70’s, our Arizona blood gets a shock during the dusky mornings when we’re popping our cars into Drive before the sun has greeted the day.
These darker mornings are ones where our alarms are snoozing more often, our beauty routines are shortened, we’re daily re-wearing our favorite jeans to minimize outfit frustration, and are lingering in the kitchen longer with eye-watering yawns to cook up some breakfast. We wanted and needed to add some pizzazz to these dark and slow mornings, and believed we could do that best in our lil’ kitchen, the one room where we meet each other in the morning before the two of us have to rush off to our days.
You know what’s great about sleep? Aside from it replenishing our bodies with the energy we need to kick butt the next day, it also means that another breakfast meal is right around the corner. We may be more breakfast crazy than most. Falling asleep to our food dreams, and waking up and making them come true is so great. Does Disneyland even compare? Nope. (Just kidding. There’s no way anything beats the Indian Jones ride. Sorry, Mickey. We take that back.)
But the eating fast, the 6-8 hours when you’re cozy and snoring in your bed, is important to break as it helps to kick-start your metabolism for the day. It is also a great time to get in nutrients and vitamins that your body is going to love and thank you for.