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breakfast quick and easy

Saturday, March 19, 2011

this week challenge the one that hook me last year. I been eating breakfast for awhile then someone suggest a smoothies just some fruit and yogurt that was about six month ago since then I have a smoothies almost every morning. But for those of you who don’t like smoothies here are some other breakfast ideas hope you enjoy them
Here are some specific examples of healthy breakfast options:
 Cooked oatmeal topped with almonds or dried cranberries
 A whole-wheat pita stuffed with hard-boiled eggs
 Leftover vegetable pizza
 A tortilla filled with vegetables, salsa and low-fat shredded cheese
 A smoothie blended from exotic fruits, some low-fat yogurt and a spoonful of wheat germ
 Whole-wheat crackers with low-fat cheese or peanut butter
 A microwave potato topped with broccoli and low fat grated Parmesan cheese
 A whole-wheat sandwich with lean meat and low-fat cheese and as much lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and sweet peppers as you like
 Multigrain pancakes with fruit and yogurt
 A whole-grain waffle with peanut butter
 Egg omelet with vegetables (use more egg whites than yolk)
1. Yummy Oatmeal.
Oatmeal is very healthy. It helps to lower cholesterol and takes 2 minutes to cook in the microwave. Add some nuts, cinnamon and honey and you have a delicious, nutritious breakfast. Pour it all into a tall plastic cup and bring it with you.
• 1/4-1/2 cup Oats (see the box for exact directions)
• 1/4-1/2 cup water
• pinch salt
• handful nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans are great)
• cinnamon to taste
• 1-2 tspn honey
Optional
• 1/8 cup milk
• 1-2 tspn brown sugar instead of honey
• 1/4-1/2 favorite fruit (bananas, strawberries, blueberries)
2. Dreamy Cream of Wheat.
Cream of wheat is naturally lowfat and low calorie. It is also very easily digested making it great for an empty stomach. It is a perfect way to get the day started right. There are a few different kinds so follow the instructions on the box. Usually microwave cooking time is anywhere from 2-5 minutes. Eat at home or bring it with you in a tall cup or sealed container.
• Cream of wheat
• Water and/or Milk (see box for amounts)
• 1-2 tspn Honey
• pinch salt
• 1 sliced banana (mashed banana is nice too and then you don't really need the honey)
Optional
• handful walnuts or pecans
• 1-2 tspn brown sugar instead of honey
3. Pink Smoothie.
Smoothies are an easy and yummy way to get good nutrition. It is best to eat fruit on an empty stomach so morning is the perfect time for a fruit smoothie. Blend these ingredients together and take this breakfast along with you.
• 1 Cup frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
• 1 Banana
• 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
• 1/2 cup water
Optional
• 1 scoop Whey or Soy Protein instead of Yogurt
• 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
• additional 1/2 cup water if using the protein powder

4. Green Smoothie.
This is the super healthy one. You get your fruits and greens in one drink. By blending your greens you'll be releasing all the amazing nutrients that are often left locked inside unless you chew them extensively.

If you're scared, don't be! Try it once and you'll be hooked. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how delicious this is. Mix this in your blender and take it on the go with you. Sip it all morning for continuous healthy energy! You won't even need coffee if you get in the habit of drinking this!

What I do with this is drink half of it at say 10am and then the other half at 11am. Another side benefit of drinking green smoothies is that they reduce your cravings for junk food.
• 2 bananas
• 1 cup frozen berries (any kind)
• 1 big handful green leafy vegetable (spinach, kale, mache, arrugala, romaine leaves, your choice!)
• 1 cup water
Optional
• Spirulina
• 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
• 1-3 tspn flax oil
• Protein powder (whey or soy) + additional 1/2 cup water
5. Traditional Egg Sandwich.
So this one may not be as nutritious as the green smoothie, but it will be healthier and cheaper than the one you get at McDonalds and just as delicious. The protein in this breakfast will keep you going all the way until lunch.

In a small microwave safe bowl, scramble egg and milk. Microwave for 30-45 seconds per egg. (Microwaves vary so test yours out with the lower time first) You can also make a sunny side up egg the same way. Just be sure to pierce the yolk before microwaving.

You can also scramble or fry and egg in a small frying pan in a minute or two right on the stove top. Choose the method that is easiest for you. Combine egg, bread, cheese, and meat. Wrap in plastic or tinfoil and bring it along with you or enjoy it at home with a tall glass of orange juice.
• 1-2 eggs
• 1-2 Tbsoonpn milk
• Slice ham
• Slice cheese
• Bagel
• pinch salt
• pepper to taste
Optional
• Whole grain bread
• Tabasco sauce
Breakfast doesn't have to take long to make, especially if you use these recipes. And the benefits are many:
• save money
• better nutrition
• more energy
• reduced junk food cravings
• reduced night time binging
• may even save time!


Ps ne of my team the biggest loser Came up with the suggest everytime you go to the bathroom do a exercise just thought it was clever
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