Friday, September 3, 2010

Let's Talk Breakfast

So we all know that breakfast is KEY to losing weight. (Not the only key, but a key :) However, a lot of us are short on time, money, and did I say time? in the mornings, so let's talk this through.

What should breakfast consist of?

I believe that all meals should be balanced. Consisting of some carbs, some proteins, and some fat. 25% fat, 25% protein, 50% carbs

Here are some breakfast ideas:

Egg beaters with cheese, whole wheat toast, and a turkey sausage
Egg beaters with Canadian bacon, and a slice of banana bread
Oatmeal with fresh fruit mixed in a turkey sausage
A fruit and yogurt parfait with whole wheat toast

That being said, my problem arises. Not that I need a TON of different things to eat, but I am feeling kind of low on ideas right now. I really don't L.O.V.E. cereal or "bars", so I need some good ideas that will get my groups in for around 300-400 calories... HELP!


  1. I used to make little quiche cups with egg beaters, lowfat cheese, and spinach. You can also add in other veggies and your protein, if you'd like. I'd make them in bulk in a mini muffin pan and freeze them, then just pop a couple in the microwave to eat.

  2. Yes, easy to get into a breakfast slump!! Here is a recipe from a website Heather got me addicted to, called made them just the other day and they're a great "go-to" breakfast when you're in a hurry. In my opinion, oatmeal is super filling so it's a great start to the day. Also, Ethan has eaten 2 already which is great for him! :)

    Oatmeal On-the-Go Bars (Makes 18 Bars)

    2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
    1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
    1 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
    Pinch of Salt
    1 Tsp Baking Powder
    1 1/2 Cup Milk (any kind of milk — rice, almond, soy, cow’s — will work)
    3 Tbsp Agave (can substitute 3 Tbsp of Honey)
    1/2 Cup Applesauce
    1 Large Egg
    1 Tsp Vanilla
    3/4 Cup Dried Fruit (Cranberries, Raisins, Blueberries, and/or Cherries)
    1/2 Cup Nuts (Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds, and/or Pepitas)

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Place the first 5 dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
    3. Mix the milk, applesauce, egg, agave, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
    4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, stir to combine and then stir in the dried fruits and nuts.
    5. Pour the oatmeal mixture into a buttered or greased 7 x 11 inch baking dish.
    6. Bake for 30 minutes or until thickened and golden.
    7. Cool, cut into squares and serve.

    *Allow to cool, cut into squares and place in a ziploc bag to freeze up to 4 months. When ready, allow to defrost in fridge for 24-48 hours.

    *Refrigerating the bars will make them last up to 5 days.