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Suggestions of no-prep and portable options: string cheese banana glass of milk spoonful of natural nutbutter buy prewashed apple slices (cheaper than bars) organic jerky
Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 7/3/2014 (23:11)
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7/3/14 9:43 P
Hi Ruth. I don't make a habit of oversleeping, but have been an insomniac for many years and there are just some nights when I don't get more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep and this was one time when my body decided on its own to catch it later in the morning. I liked the packed raisins idea, and usually have apples in my fridge, but not already washed, as you do. That's something I could remedy. I also had a hard-boiled egg in the fridge, but don't like eggs very much - unless I have "deviled" them. My sister told me today she always makes up a whole batch of deviled eggs and stores them in the fridge for snacks. Weird person that I am, I always do them one at a time when I am ready to eat them, as it makes sense to me that they would stay fresher inside the shell. And it seems like the only time I ever log a real egg into my tracker, I go over my cholesterol limit.
7/3/14 7:05 A
well... jmho here. I'd count it as healthy (this time). I would not count the minimal amount of blueberries in the bar, as a fruit serving. And the biggest thing I'd do, is think about a different strategy for when I was really pressed for time. What kind of fruit could I have on hand, to grab and go if I was running late? This could be as simple as a serving of raisins in a little ziplock or plastic container, already measured out and just waiting in the cabinet. I generally have apples in a bowl on the kitchen table, already washed and ready to go. What other quick choices could I have on hand, besides a nutrigrain bar? Is it possible to do anything the night before (while I'm cooking supper or cleaning up the kitchen) to make breakfast prep faster in the morning? If I generally eat a cooked breakfast, what options would be okay for a cold breakfast? And last but not least... why was I running late, and what can I do to not be running late again?
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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No, a Nutrigrain bar with a few blueberry additives isn't considered a fruit intake. Put it on your food tracker along with the milk.
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7/2/14 9:51 P
Thanks, friends! I WILL count it as healthy, but make sure I get in another fruit or veggie (Yay! Snacked on a quarter cup of raisins this evening) and had wonderful veggies with supper). It wasn't anything I'd do daily as I usually start the day with a very well balanced first meal of the day. But it gave me energy for the line dance class, and I didn't even need a snack to carry me over until lunchtime. Mission accomplished.
"Healthy" is like "pretty"-- YOU get to decide what it means in your own home and life. It would be different if your goals chart were sent to your insurance company or something, but since it's just your personal goals, it's your decision. Do what feels right for your own circumstances, and feel good about it.
I would not count it as a fruit serving. The amount of blueberries is so minimal.
And yes, (this time) let's count it as a healthy breakfast especially since you added the milk.
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7/2/14 3:10 P
Personally... I would not count that as a fruit serving - there just isn't enough there. I would not consider it "healthy", but it IS better than some others.
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7/2/14 2:32 P
Okay, so I know that is not the greatest breakfast in the world, but I woke up with NO time to spare before starting my line dance class. My question is: do I count the blueberries as a fruit serving to help make my 5 for the day, or do I just take it as a whole and add the nutrients to the final feedback columns? Second question: I chugged 6 oz. of milk on my way out the door with the bar in my hand. Is this combination enough to call it a "healthy breakfast" on my goal chart? It sure beats going without any breakfast at all.
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