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I found myself standing outside PetCo at 8:59 AM, patiently waiting for them to open.  The dogs had spent the better part of dawn staring me down, wondering why I hadn’t fed them yet.  Whoops. I’m sure other pet owners can relate to the “Oh, crap – we’re out of puppy food!” kind of morning.   It’s one of those days.




I used to pride myself on interesting breakfasts.  I would even wake up 15 minutes early just to prep something tasty and pretty.  Like so:

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(Click picture for individual recipes – you can see all my breakfast recipes here)


Lately, it’s not only been difficult to pull together an interesting breakfast, it’s been hard to do breakfast, period.  It’s helpful to keep ready-to-eat foods in the fridge, but if breakfast involves any sort of prep work, it’s all over.  I went three hours without breakfast (unless coffee counts) this morning – SO BAD.  So when I finally got around to making breakfast, I figured it should be special.


Fried-rice breakfast:



Brown rice, two scrambled eggs, steamed spinach, and leftover cast iron tofu.  Hit the spot.


Now… If I could just manage a tasty lunch.



  • Alex @ Brain, Body, Because August 8, 2012, 2:37 pm

    I often end up eating leftovers for breakfast! They’re easy and my brain can’t do much else in the morning 🙂

  • Samantha Angela August 8, 2012, 2:39 pm

    I usually save leftovers for lunch, but I don’t mind eating them for breakfast. Especially if I have lots of leftovers.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 8, 2012, 2:41 pm

    ahhh some of those breakfast pictures look amazing! I’ll have to check out the recipes!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 8, 2012, 2:43 pm

    Haha we recently had one of those ‘oh crap!’ situations in our house, only it wasn’t dog food, it was toilet paper! Still, an urgent need and our stocks were replenished as fast as yours! You make me want breakfast all over again!

  • Marissa@ohhhsolovely August 8, 2012, 2:44 pm

    that breakfast looks yunny! i’ve forgotten my puppy’s food before until i realized i could order it on amazon & have it shipped to my door. i love being able to do this & the pup loves it too! this is just an idea for ya that might make it a little easier!

  • Courtney @ Brussel Sprouts and Beer August 8, 2012, 2:46 pm

    Man, some of those breakfasts do look AMAZING! I am not that creative in the morning, occasionally on the weekends but not often.

  • Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine August 8, 2012, 3:11 pm

    Those look delicious! Have you tried prepping a breakfast casserole at night and then eating it throughout the week? There are some great breakfast crockpot recipes floating around Pinterest!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 8, 2012, 3:20 pm

    I don’t know if I could do rice or tofu for breakfast – I’m more a sweet breakfast person so I dunno how well I’d do with dinner leftovers.

  • K @ Finding a skinnier me August 8, 2012, 3:28 pm

    Oh gosh I did that Monday night.. I got home, after a horrible day, realized I was out of clean clothes, toilet paper, human food and cat food. Ran to Trader Joe’s just to realize when I got home, I had gotten quarters for laundry, toilet paper, dinner for myself but the sad eyes of the cat made me realize no dinner for him.. DAMN IT.. fed him a little bit of the puppies food and was at Petsmart last night making up for it with a big bag of food and a catnip toy!

    If I don’t prep breakfast I end up eating whatever I can find at the gas station down the road from my work, just not healthy! LOL

  • Courtney August 8, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Sounds like a tasty breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner! 🙂

  • Annette@FitnessPerks August 8, 2012, 3:55 pm

    I like tofu in scrambles or stir fries. YUMM!

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious) August 8, 2012, 4:08 pm

    Your tofu looks so good! I wish I had a cast iron skillet. 🙂

  • Tami August 8, 2012, 4:09 pm

    Ahhh, another motherhood thing people don’t tell you. When you have kids, you are awake and ready to go, long. Before the stores open!

  • Kelly August 8, 2012, 4:39 pm

    Oh man…breakfast is the pride and joy of my day. I hope I never have to give that up!

  • Lauren @ Sassy Molassy August 8, 2012, 4:40 pm

    I’ve totally driven to the pet store at 6:50 pm (they close at 7) to get dog food because we were out. Oh and you do have some really creative, yummy breakfasts. I still remember attempting the banana pancake truffles. It was a fun little breakfast project.

  • Haley August 8, 2012, 6:06 pm

    I’m always so impressed with your breakfasts! It’s probably my favorite meal when done right, but usually all I manage is some instant oatmeal or a quick bowl of cereal. Inspiring 🙂

  • Amanda August 8, 2012, 6:47 pm

    It’s weird how somedays you kind of “forget to eat” because you get caught up in other things, yet somedays I wake up simply because I can’t wait to eat breakfast. Hmmm.

  • Alison August 8, 2012, 7:43 pm

    I’ve often wo dered if my coffee “counts” because I put at least a half cup of milk or almond milk in it. I’d love to know!

  • Jessica @ New Girl, New City August 8, 2012, 9:28 pm

    Your brunchfast looks tasty! For some reason though, I always crave sweets in the morning.

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 9, 2012, 7:38 am

    I eat breakfast foods any time of day, and I love that you’re having “lunch” in the am! I like the idea of brown rice in the morning, especially because I usually always have some on hand. I’m not sure about tofu in the morning, but I’ll think about the next time I have some!

  • Nadine August 9, 2012, 8:46 am

    I usually feed the dogs scrambled eggs when I run out of food. I think they enjoy that way more than their ususal breakfast!

  • Katie August 9, 2012, 12:09 pm

    Have fun in FL and good luck with that long drive. I once flew from Boston to London with a layover in Toronto for a cheaper flight. I vowed only to fly direct after that. 😉

  • Amber K August 9, 2012, 2:42 pm

    I’m just impressed when I can convince myself to even eat breakfast after a long night. Especially when I haven’t slept. You’re doing pretty well if you ask me!

  • Beth @AttemptBalance August 10, 2012, 2:19 pm

    I have had the dog food problem several times! Now that we are expecting our first child in about 7 weeks I started at home delivery from petco. You can set up reoccurring dog food deliveries on pretty much any schedule and it comes right to your door! Check it out!

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See August 10, 2012, 8:13 pm

    Those banana breakfast recipes are just begining to be made in my kitchen this weekend 😉

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