Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Breakfast.. the next step.

Okay.. so I said the next installment would be all about Breakfast..
Ahhh Breakfast.  My least favorite meal of the day, and the most important meal of the day according to those pesky nutritionists and experts..

I have managed to eat breakfast two days in a row now.. This is a good start for me.

For me.. Breakfast has to be EASY.. and it has to taste good.

I tend to be lazy in the morning and I am usually running behind.  I still have not made the effort to get things ready the night before,  which I know is what is suggested by most people, and some even practice this lovely skill of organization.  Part of the reason I am fat, is because I am lazy. 

So step one is just getting out the door with something to eat that fits my healthy eating criteria... around 250 to 300 calories, is quick and easy and tastes good.

I will give you my favorite that I have eaten in the past and ate yesterday.

It is an Orowheat double fiber English muffin with peanut butter and a Christmas orange ( Clementine)
The muffin is 110 calories, the Peanut butter is 190 calories and the orange is 40 calories.
I know this brings the total up to 340, but if you used better peanut butter than I did, it would take it down a notch.  I used Skippy full fat Creamy.. hmmmm..

The other Breakfast I had, today, I liked as well.
 This consisted of 1 cup of Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt with a half of a cup of Kashi Go lean Crunch Cereal and one of those Christmas oranges.
My calories on this Breakfast were closer to where I wanted to be
310.. and I don't think it is going to keep me as full as long.

So for some other LOW cal and really easy and really tasty Breakfast ideas??

Smoothies.. Not sure how these will work out, but I have them on the menu for all next week.. with some Soy milk and Protein powder.  I will let you know how those go.

Make ahead Breakfast Muffins - These are also on the menu for next week.. I will post the recipes of the two I choose to make

Low Fat, Low Cal Egg Mc Muffin Subs.. Ohhhh these could be dangerous.. but they do fall within the calories when using Egg Subsitute, Canadian Bacon or Turkey Sausage, and Non Fat Sliced Cheese.. I will post the verdict after sourcing the ingredients.

Yogurt and Kashi.. I do like this

Another one I may Try is A recipe I found HERE

Scrambled Egg Wrapper
2 eggs - discard one of the yolks OR store for later use
salt & pepper (as desired)
1/2 slice of Mozzarella cheese (60 calories per slice)
1/4 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 slice of crumbled microwaved bacon
1 flour tortilla (80 calories)
butter flavored cooking spray (or your favorite variety)
Begin by cooking tortilla in pan on stove using cooking spray. Cook tortilla for about 30 seconds on each side so that it remains easy to roll. Remove. Add eggs, salt, pepper and mushrooms to the pan that you have whisked together. Cook until eggs are set, then remove and place on one end of the tortilla. Crumble on bacon, then top with cheese; roll up burrito style.
Serves one for about 230 calories.

This is from Fitness Magazine online.. and is right up my alley.. under 300 calories and has pecans, bananas and WAFFLES!  Toaster kind even.

Banana Pecan Waffles

  • 2 frozen low-fat whole-grain waffles
  • 1/2 banana, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pecans, chopped
Toast the Waffles, Top with the Banana and Pecans.  YUMMMM

Here is another one from Fitness Magazine online.. and I love me some beans.. so this sounds pretty easy and filling.. and it is under 300 calories!


Black Bean Breakfast Burrito

  • 1  egg and 2 egg whites
  • 1/4  cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2  tablespoons salsa
  • 2  tablespoons shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1  small whole-wheat tortilla


Make it: Scramble eggs, beans, salsa and cheese. Fill tortilla with egg mixture.

  So there are some ideas that I am going to try in the next week.  BABY STEPS right?  The next installment will be on the challenges of Hydration and drinking the recommended amounts of water.. as I dislike drinking large amounts of plain blahhh water.. so I have an idea I will share with you.  It is called Sassy Water!  I am a sassy person, so Sassy Water it is!

It is time to eat snack and lunch now.. that is a Whole other post!


Wolfie said...

I too will be starting my "program" next week. I need to be lighter by May 1st. Good luck in your mission! I will be checking in to see how you are doing.

Flying Lily said...

For breakfast I like cereal, I am guessing you don't..? I buy the cheap off-brand "cheerios" in big bags. Then I put a banana or some berries on top and skim milk - it's really not much calorie wise but it stays with me. Your breakfasts sound more gourmet!

MysticFish said...

I am not much of a Cereal person.. except at but since Breakfast is so tough for me to manage, I have to make sure it is something I really like. I struggle with it though.