Grab and Go Breakfast Ideas

cookbookI'm working on a new cookbook and I am fervently determined to keep it brief, informative and DEELICIOUS!  What I'm invisioning is that each section has 10-15 recipes (breakfast, salads, soups, etc.) max.  This may sound too sparse to some but I just finished cleaning out my cookbook collection (we're having a cookbook swap at work) and it saddened me to let go of some of these beautifully photographed and scrumptious sounding books.  But I faced reality and realized that I probably would never crack one open and try one of the recipes if I hadn't for the 20 years it was on the shelf!

I don't want my cookbook to be known just for it's looks :) or to overwhelm.  I want it spiral bound, open on your kitchen counter and stained with olive oil and tomato juice!  If I offer you a few of the tasiest recipes in each section, guaranteed to please, then I think the book will win that prize kitchen counter real estate. The photo in this blog is a treasured, stained, hand-me-down Methodist Church cookbook from my Mosheim, Tennesee grandma.  Notice the "Scripture Cake" recipe on bottom left.

Here's a sample of what the "Breakfast Grab & Go" section will hold:

  • Ezekiel Toast with almond butter and real jam
  • Spinach Berry Smoothie with an Almond Milk base
  • Scrambled egg in a whole wheat tortilla with avocado and salsa
  • Overnight oatmeal topped with raisins and walnuts
  • Greek Yogurt with fresh fruit and nuts
  • Fresh fruit with cashew cream (blended raw cashews, dates,vanilla, almond milk)
  • Whole wheat bagel with Neufchatel cheese and sliced strawberries
  • Hard boiled egg sandwich: whole grain toast, spread of avocado, thinly sliced tomato and sliced hard boiled egg
  • Sweet Potato Almond Butter on toasted whole grain Cinnamon Raison English muffin half
  • Sliced apples with Jason's Maple Almond Butter squeeze packs

Save the Scripture Cake breakfast for when you're at home. Ha. I'd love to hear your opinions!



Motivational Speaker Polly Pitchford didn’t always know the phytochemical benefits of kale, in fact, those words weren’t even in her vocabulary 30 years ago. Neither did she see any reason to do jumping jacks on a cement surface for an hour. But all it took was a chance vegetarian cooking class and some high-energy music to open her eyes upon a whole new world of healthy living. For 30 years Polly has practiced, studied, taught, educated and lived a healthy lifestyle that makes her such a powerful speaker.

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  1. Oh Polly you've made my mouth water just reading these scrumptous breakfast items! I'm in! I'm in! Can I pre-order a bunch of your cookbooks? I'm serious. As a motivational speaker on healthy life-styles I TALK about making better choices with the foods we eat. Well, now I could provide a resource in the back of the room to help them do just that! I can't WAIT for this book! 



  3. Ok. Not sure what happened to my other comment. Let me say again, that I think this is a wonderful idea, and I want to get a copy as soon as its ready!!!

  4. Sounds nummy. Now if only you could be here each morning to greet me with that big Polly smile too!

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