I love breakfast. And I really don't have a favorite. Somtimes hot cereal, sometimes cold. egg whites and veggies scrambled and wrap in a tortilla. I do like their waffle idea but does any one have a home made waffle recipe. I try to stay away from box mixes. They are usually high in sodium and trans fat.
I have been enjoying Hungry Girl Mug breakfast's. My favorite is Southwest Eggbeaters, 1 Tbsp Reduced Fat Cheddar and 1/4 cup precooked turkey breakfast crumbles. Spray large coffee mug with Pam, add ingredients, microwave for 45 minutes, give it a stir and microwave for another 30 to 45 minutes. If I had a grueling work out the night before I will wrap it in a low carb tortilla for a few carbs. If not I eat it right out of the mug.
I'm a cereal kind of kid, however here are some tips for other breakfast items: Make a huge portion of quick cooking oatmeal, then you have plenty of leftovers to nuke the next few days. Also, to quickly cook an egg, spay a small coffee cup with Pam, scramble egg in cup. Nuke 30 seconds, scramble again, nuke 30 seconds and it should be ready to go! Put on whole wheat bread and you've got a quick breakfast sandwich!
My current favorite is a tuna, corn, spinach and low fat feta quiche cooked in cupcake paper cups in a muffin tin (so no crust needed). 2 of the cups are 190 cals. What's great is that I cook them on Sunday and just pop a couple in my bag each day ( I eat breakfast at work). I pair them with 2 slices of organic sprouted flaxseed bread (50 cals each) and some fruit and coffee and I have a well balanced breakfast.
10/10/2010 4:34:06 PM
I like to chop up a piece on ham cold cut (I like Virginia smoked from the deli counter) and some chopped broccoli and maybe even some sliced mushrooms and saute them in a bit of butter and then add egg whites to make a semi-Mediterranean scramble; I like to it with a slice of wheat toast and sometimes a sliced tomato to make it look pretty and round out the meal. A glass of milk can add a bit more protein too. Holds me until well after lunchtime arrives. Good luck.
Try a frozen egg patty (same calories as a fresh egg) cooked in the microwave. Put it on a whole wheat sandwich flat and add a a slice of fat free cheese product. It is a slimmed down version of a fast food breakvast sandwich. You can have it ready to eat in under two minutes.It stays with me all morning and is about 205 calories. Even if I add a second egg patty it is still a wonderfully healthy meal well under 300 calories!
My favorite breakfasts are oatmeal with cinnamon,Truvia and a 1.5 oz. box of raisens or dried cranberries. When I'm in the mood for a savory breakfast, I fry a couple of slices of Jenny-o turkey bacon with 1/2 a cup of Eggbeaters, 1 cup of onions and peppers. Then I wrap it up in a Flatout bread with some hot sauce. Low fat, low cal., but BIG taste. These two breakfasts keep me full until lunch. Quick and easy to make with lots of nutrition. I used to be a big breakfast skipper, but I find now that I can't function properly without it.
I've been on an apple kick lately. My favorite breakfasts involve slicing a small apple (65 cals.) and spreading the slices with a wedge of Laughing Cow light swiss cheese (35 cals.) Along with my glass of V-8 and a coffee with fat free creamer (I have been trying to drink black coffee, but just can't hack it), that's 170 really filling calories. My healthier but higher calorie alternative is to measure out a Tbsp. of almond butter (95 cals.) and spread it on the apple slices with a sprinkle of cinnamon for a 230 calorie breakfast. Before the day has even begun, I've gotten in two of my 5+ f&v servings--three, if you want to count the V-8 as two vegetables servings.
8/2/2010 10:49:58 AM
I never thought of a smoothie as breakfast! Great idea!
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