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Question #92464 posted on 07/19/2019 4:42 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

When I wake up in the morning, I try to do some quick exercise to battle off ye olde sandman who wants to drag me back to the sleep realm with the siren call of Snooze Alarm (think some jumping jacks, push-ups, and/or a 5-minute yoga warm up). Afterward, I eat a nice egg-and-veggie breakfast. However, sometimes I wake up so hungry that I give up on exercising, stay in bed because I'm too sleepy and hungry to want to get up, and then I miss breakfast and run late to work (where I can eat breakfast but not exercise).

I'd like to prep a small snack to eat with my morning water drink, that I can set right by my bed for when I first wake up. This would help me have a little boost of energy to exercise and then eat a full breakfast after. Problem--I have spent a lot of time searching for something shelf-stable, low-to-no-prep, and not yuckily sweet or salty (no thanks jerky! no thanks granola bars!) that I can stick next to my bed. Loose nuts aren't fun as I am a blurry mess in the morning and will inevitably knock them over or drop them all over my bed in my exhausted stupor.

Can you think of any good pre-breakfast pre-bed-escape morning snacks I can put by my bed at night?

-Hangry Morning Blur


Dear person,

An apple or banana.



Dear Hangry, 

  • Protein bars (not as sickly sweet as regular granola bars)
  • A bag of craisins/raisins, other dried fruit like mangoes, banana chips, etc. 
  • A spoonful of peanut butter, with optional semi-sweet chocolate chips (this is what I did before cross country, it's a great pre-workout boost) 
  • Belvita breakfast biscuits
  • Fig Newtons
  • Mini banana bread or bran muffins. You can make like 48+ of them all at once and they last forever, that's low-prep to me.