Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I have been eating the same breakfast* every day for maybe eight years... I honestly don't remember how long for sure. The funny thing is, I'm not even sick of it. I really love it.
The trouble is, it's a chunk of calories (around 500). I've been able to make it work, but as my weight goes down, my daily calorie range does too. So I was getting concerned that the time may come to find something else to eat for breakfast and I wanted to have some options to try out before I get desperate to make changes.
Today I tried some oatmeal with peaches. I was never a fan of oatmeal as a kid, but I hadn't tried it in a long time and thought it was worth a shot. Turns out I'm still not crazy about it. My husband loves the stuff. Of course he adds a good bit of butter and sugar to his... butter and sugar can make just about anything taste good. I didn't want to go that route.
So tomorrow I'll be back to my usual breakfast and I'll keep my eyes peeled for other options out there.
* I don't think it really matters what my usual breakfast is, but just because someone may ask...
- Whole wheat tortilla (the large/burrito size that Mission makes is an EXCELLENT source of fiber. Like 26 grams. REALLY.)
- Natural peanut butter (No hydrogenated oils, just peanuts. I like the Laura Scudder's brand.)
- Fruit spread or honey (For a while I was using both together, very yummy. But I have cut out the honey to save calories)
I spread the peanut butter and fruit spread and/or honey on the tortilla and roll it up tight. You have to keep the layers fairly thin so it doesn't goo out all over.
Then I follow that with a piece of fruit. Used to always be a banana, but these days I've been having a clementine.