I am a self-diagnosed oatmealaholic. I would say 99 days out of 100 I’m eating oatmeal. I may get adventurous and add a banana or sliced almonds, but for the most part it is just oatmeal. So when I found out that oatmeal wasn’t a practical breakfast choice while working at Lush Bakery, I knew I had a problem. Almost every bakery out there has hours when they are totally slammed, and others when you want to dance outside to get people to come in. It’s very unreliable. I couldn’t just have oatmeal sitting there in a to-go cup, and I needed to create new breakfast that I take a few bites from and throw in the fridge for a few hours later. And that is the quick story about how I came up with the most wonderful, on-the-go, breakfast wrap.
Breakfast is the most important meal because it sets the tone of how healthy you’ll eat for the day. Eat a triple stack of pancakes (don’t forget the bacon!) and you might throw the towel in on eating healthy at 9:00 in the morning. No bueno for a healthy lifestyle. So if you are going to treat your most important meal with the care it deserves, you need to make sure it’s balanced. Protein, carbs, and fiber. Enough to fill you up, but not too much that it slows you down. And that’s exactly what you have here: a whole wheat tortilla gently encasing some breakfast treasures: banana, fresh strawberries, crunchy granola, and creamy peanut butter. The best part? You can make your wrap the night before and refrigerate it- it actually tastes better I think! Eat it in the car, on the train, or at your desk in the morning. You’ll be energized and ready for another crazy day at the office.
Makes: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes
1 small whole wheat wrap
1 tbs natural peanut butter
1/2 banana, sliced in half lengthwise
3 strawberries, sliced thinly or cut in half
2 tbs granola (pick something plain, low fat)
1 small drizzle of honey
1 piece of wax paper
- Assemble the wrap by spreading the peanut butter onto the middle 2/3 of the tortilla. Add the sliced banana and strawberries, trying to keep everything in the middle 2/3. Top with the granola and a small drizzle of honey. No need to go overboard, it’s just to add a little sweetness and moisture.
- Roll the tortilla, closing the ends off as best you can.
- Wrap the tortilla in wax paper and tape the end shut. You can cut it in half much easier this way and eat it on-the-run mess free!
- If you want to make the night before, it holds up perfectly well. Don’t cut in half until the morning.
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