In our house, my husband and I usually get up at 6 a.m. Notice I say “usually” … there are plenty of times when we don’t do this. But, we strive to get up at 6 a.m. and exercise. Right now we’re grooving out to “The Biggest Loser Workout: Cardio Max” and it’s kicking our bottoms. Literally.
After our workout, my husband goes to shower and get ready for work and I – being the sweet wifey that I sometimes can be – make our breakfast. His breakfast looks different from mine. But we’re not here to talk about his breakfast. Otherwise this blog would be called something like “Dude with a job who can eat pretty much anything and lose weight” – and who wants to read that? No, we’re talking about my breakfast solutions.
First off, let’s talk about some standard foods that need to be in your kitchen in order for you to whip up a quick, low-cal, healthy and inexpensive breakfast.
- Laughing Cow Cheese
- English Muffins
- Deli-shaved Ham
- V-8 Fruit Fushion juice
- Store-brand “Splenda” type sweetener – I use Wal-Mart’s “Altern”
With these items readily available you’re able to fix yourself a nice little breakfast. Let’s talk about my favorite: Laughing Cow cheese on an english muffin. One wedge of the “light” version of Laughing Cow has only 35 calories! When paired with a toasted english muffin, the taste is fabulous and the overall pairing is under 200 calories. I like to have an english muffin, smeared with light Laughing Cow and a glass of V-8 fruit fushion. With this little meal I’m getting veggies, fruit, protein and carbs for around 300 calories. Every once in a while I’ll have a boiled or even a fried egg.
When I fix that for myself, I’ll usually fix an english muffin sandwich for my husband. He has this with an orange and some V-8 juice and it works for him. If you follow the link posted in the above sentence, you’ll come across miss Christy Jordan’s wonderfully easy recipe for this yummy breakfast. I love Christy Jordan. She rocks.
When I crave something sweet in the morning, I like to whip up a nice bowl of oatmeal – nothing fancy, no brand names, just oatmeal people – and have some sliced banana on it with a tablespoon of Country Crock and sweetened with store-brand Splenda. This fantastic meal tastes like banana bread! And it’s around 250 calories. Plus, it fills me up until lunchtime.
For an easy breakfast to take with you on the road, try a serving of Joseph’s Lavash Bread with one scrambled egg and a half serving of deli-sliced ham.
Breakfast can be quick and easy! Ditch the donuts and treat yourself right.
When I started this blog in 2010, I had three children and a few pounds to lose.
Then I had THREE MORE CHILDREN. And I still have a few pounds to lose. It’s funny how life throws curve-balls at our curves.
I’d love for you to visit us at www.coersfamily.com to see how we’re managing our six children and our goals for a healthier lifestyle.