Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I have a problem. I need protein for breakfast but I don't have the time to cook at home. I've been alternating between Greek yogurt or cottage cheese with unsweetened applesauce, cinnamon, a drizzle of honey, and Cheerios. It's easy to pack up to eat at my desk and it's quick. The problem is there are too many carbs in the vanilla yogurt (plain is just too tart) and there's way too much salt in the cottage cheese.
I've googled no salt cottage cheese but I can't find it in my area. When I remember to boil eggs ahead of time I can live with that for a while. It's actually a better choice since I'm lactose-intolerant. I'm also allergic to gluten so I can't have peanut butter on toast. Gluten-free waffles have a ton of carbs so I rarely have those. Sigh.
I'm also kinda broke so I haven't ventured into the world of protein powders. Why is it that eating healthy costs so darn much? You can get a hamburger for a buck but a salad is going to cost you five.
So, back to the original question...which is worse? The sugar in the yogurt or the salt in the cottage cheese? Considering dairy is hard on me to start with, what is really the best thing for breakfast? Ya know, I really wish somebody would invent a low-cost smoothie that's low carb, high protein, non-dairy, gluten-free and delicious. Throw some fiber and chocolate in there while you're at it.