Monday, September 9, 2013

Day 8: Monday Morning on the Go

I have a hunch that for many people this post is going to be a little underwhelming. However, if you're anything like me, Monday mornings, or mornings in general actually, can be a bit tough. For the last couple years I've had a little over an hour long commute, which meant that if I ate breakfast at my house I would be ready for lunch sometime around 10:00 or 11:00am, which I thought was ridiculous. So to deal with that I came up with a bunch of breakfasts that I could take with me and eat on the train, (or in my carpool buddy's car). This way I was able to sleep a few more minutes and eat lunch at a reasonable time. 

I also think that many people upon going vegan, especially if they're anything like me (I get a little nauseous thinking about having cereal and soymilk everyday for the rest of my life, plus its really not very travel friendly), have a hard time coming up with breakfast ideas. 

The purpose of these Monday posts is to provide some really fast, simple, and healthy breakfasts that can be eaten on the run. For the seasoned vegans it might seem a little too obvious.

Monday Morning on the Go #1 is the bagel. When I first went vegan I would eat bagels with faux cream cheese, which is fine and tastes alright, but I do not like eating a lot of "faux" products and I don't like eating a lot of things that have essentially zero nutritional value, so I was on the lookout for a bagel spread that was healthy, wholesome, and tasty. 

I don't remember where I first got the idea of hummus on a bagel specifically, but I feel like it was maybe on PPK or in Veganomicon. I know it sounds a bit weird, but it is probably my favorite weekday breakfast. I usually eat a whole wheat bagel with the jalape├▒o hummus from Whole Foods, but have also tried a spinach artichoke hummus and a red pepper hummus that were very good on bagels as well. 

I just toast the bagel, spread the hummus, and wrap it in a paper towel, which doubles as wrapper and napkin and makes eating these things on the train or in the car a little bit easier! 


  1. Pretty photos! :) I like peanut butter on bagels, but hummus sounds like a fun spread to try!

    1. Thank you! And yes, hummus is surprisingly good, even in the morning! Peanut butter is good too, but I used to always get onion bagels so it didn't go as well and then I got addicted to the hummus. :)