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AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
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12/5/13 11:12 P

P.S. Take five minutes to eat at home before the interview. You really do want to be able to brush your teeth after you eat and do a wardrobe check in the mirror before you leave the house to make sure you don't have any crumbs or dribbles.

Good luck!

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12/5/13 11:10 P

Well, you can't exactly eat it while driving, but microwaved oatmeal is easy, quick, cheap and very filling. Put half a cup of old-fashioned oats in a bowl with a few crasins (I use 4 grams) or raisins (they keep things from boiling over) and cover it with water. Microwave the bowl for about 2 minutes and you are set. That is 163 calories and 30 carbs.

I like cottage cheese and fruit as an easy breakfast too--the protein makes it very filling. You can have a whole cup of cottage cheese and 1/2 a cup of mango for 217 calories and 20 carbs. This is even healthier with high-fiber/lower glycemic-index fruits like raspberries, blackberries or cherries. Frozen works fine--just leave them in the fridge the night before.

Add a cafe au lait/cafe con leche for a caffine kick...I like to get really good coffee beans, grind them fresh and prep them in a French press. I don't count the coffee, but I do count the added milk or soy milk--you can make a nice drink with about 3/4 C coffee, 1/4 C milk and a little sweetener.

MLEHTO Posts: 734
12/5/13 8:05 P

I'm with you, a piece of fruit doesn't keep me full for very long.

Whatever you have needs to have protein for staying power. Plain oatmeal doesn't stay very long with me but I've added protein powder to mine and it keeps me going longer.

Good luck with the interview!

FTSOLK Posts: 1,395
12/5/13 6:57 P

No offense, but a piece of fresh fruit won't be enough to keep me full for more than 20 minutes.

I can get up, around 5:30 shower, dress, and leave the house with a packed breakfast at around 7AM, drive for 30 minutes (or more because I don't know where this place is). Then, I can eat my breakfast. Or, I can leave a little later and eat breakfast at home. I can eat breakfast around 7 or 7:30. So, am I going to eat breakfast an hour and a half (possibly earlier) after waking up or two hours?

And it's going to be worse if I get the job. If I take a shower in the morning, I'll be getting up at 4:30 (so, I'll probably shower the night before). Regardless, I'm going to have to find some quick breakfast options that will keep me full for 6 hours minimum.

And I've never understood why people think oatmeal is filling. I've tried the steel cut oats and everything, but it still leaves me hungry.

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12/5/13 6:30 P

Fresh fruit
Green smoothie
quiche muffin
hardboiled egg

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 12/5/2013 (18:35)
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12/5/13 5:26 P

The other idea is to make something like a yogurt parfait or breakfast burrito and then get there a bit early so you can eat in your car before the interview. Another good breakfast is those mixtures of eggs, vegetables, and meat that you can bake in giant muffin cups ahead of time and then heat and eat.

Congrats on the interview, btw.

FTSOLK Posts: 1,395
12/5/13 3:53 P

I know! But figuring out something that is quick, not super caloric, and can potentially hold me over for 6 hours is going to be a challenge. I made a smoothie once that kept me full for a while, but it probably had close to 600 calories. The lower calorie ones don't hold me long enough

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
12/5/13 2:53 P

You probably would want to eat at least a little something beforehand, to avoid distracting stomach-growling mid-interview emoticon

FTSOLK Posts: 1,395
12/5/13 2:44 P

I'm not completely set on grilled cheese. A basic ham and cheese sandwich would work great, but it depends on what kind of deal I can get on nitrate-free deli meat.

And trust me, I'm not always a breakfast food for breakfast person. I'm just trying to come up with ideas. Being unemployed for 9 months has had its advantages. I can, somewhat, relax come breakfast time. My interview is an hour and a half long, and it's 30 minutes away, so if I don't find something for breakfast, I won't eat until a few hours after waking up. I'd rather not do that, and if I get the job, I'll be leaving at 6:30 and getting off work at 12:30 (for the first month; it may extend to full-time hours afterwards). I plan on packing a lunch to bring to work, so even if I just work 7 to 12:30 and don't get a lunch break, I'll heat up my lunch before leaving and either stay for an extra half hour after getting off, or I'll eat in the car.

Tomorrow, I just have to worry about breakfast, and it doesn't even need to be a super-filling breakfast. If I get the job, then I need to figure out a breakfast that will keep me full for 6 hours or so.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
12/5/13 2:16 P

Grilled cheese "on the go"? A cold soggy grilled cheese sandwich doesn't sound like a very happy breakfast. So unless you were planning to eat breakfast in the car immediately after pulling out of the driveway - I think you could do better!

How about overnight oats with some fresh or frozen fruit mixed in? Not something you can spoon into your mouth while driving, but easy to eat while parked, either before or after the interview.

Hard boiled eggs?

Hummus and veggie stix? (who says breakfast needs to be "breakfast food").

A smoothie of some sort? (not my thing, but they are portable).

FTSOLK Posts: 1,395
12/5/13 2:04 P

So, I have a job interview early tomorrow morning (I have to leave before 7:30, and if I get the job, I'll be leaving before 6:30. Currently, I'm able to take my time and enjoy my breakfast. I can cook something in the morning, but I'm going to struggle with getting up earlier enough as it is.

I know there are a bunch of frozen breakfast things out there, but I'm trying to avoid frozen meals. The best I can think to do is make a sandwich, but that would mean I either need to go out shopping or make a loaf of bread tonight, and even then, I'm not sure what kind of sandwich to make. Peanut butter and jelly with a glass of milk is a pretty big calorie hit, so I'll probably opt for a grilled cheese, but that's still a big "if" as far as going out shopping is concerned.

Any suggestions?

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