Friday, April 24, 2009

Have a healthy breakfast

Breakfast is hard for me in terms of cutting calories and sugar. I mean, it's the first meal of the day, SO very important in starting out the day, and I have always been addicted to cold cereal. You know, LIFE, Cap'n Crunch, Honey Bunches of Oats, etc. Not to mention, it's a quick and easy breakfast...not a lot of effort involved. Well, since I'm trying to lose my baby fat, I had to look at some other options. So here's what I've come up with so far.

Egg beaters. These have ZERO cholesterol and ZERO fat! 60 calories for 1/2 a cup; makes a good sized omelet that fills me up. A great source of protein. It IS more expensive, but I say that healthy eating is an investment for the future.

Eat your eggs with 1 piece of whole grain bread with NO butter. 120 calories for the bread. If you've gotta use butter, use NATURAL actual butter instead of margarine. It's better than consuming those trans-saturated fats!

Instead of using salt (which used in excess leads to high blood pressure and other heart problems) use Mrs. Dash! ZERO salt, all natural herbs! I use these on my eggs every morning.

Whole wheat pancakes. I also mix some uncooked oatmeal into the batter. I really actually like these better than regular pancakes! They taste like they have more substance to them, and they are way more filling. Top these with some light maple syrup or fresh fruit, and you can eat pancakes guilt free!

Ok, these aren't the most healthy, but I love them anyway. Biscuits made from Bisquick! I like to make my own little "Egg McMuffin." Homemade is WAY healthier than McDonalds.

Oatmeal. I try to stick with 1/4 cup of oatmeal mixed with LIGHT brown sugar. The light brown sugar has fewer calories and less grams of sugar per spoonful. Or of course, fresh fruit!!!
If you have any other ideas for healthy EASY breakfast ideas, I want to hear about them! I am always looking for a new, healthy way to do breakfast!!!

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