My Breakfast Fascination Continues

Dont Skip BreakfastI have to be honest and say that for the majority of my weight loss journey, I have been guilty of eating as little as possible during the first part of the day so that I could save my Points Plus® to use during the second half of the day.  I was always afraid of using too many of my Points Plus® during the first part of the day and then being hungry later in the day and not having the Points Plus® I needed in order to be able to eat.  What ended up happening though is I was starving myself throughout the day and I was eating too much late at night.  I’m trying to get better about eating late at night, but it’s still a struggle.  What I try to do now is save my very low Points Plus® foods to eat late in the day.

It has been said time and again in my meeting that eating a good breakfast fuels your body and keeps you from eating so much during the day.  It makes sense to me but I had to get over my fear of using my Points Plus® early in the day.  The discovery of my peanut butter chocolate mousse that I shared with you a few weeks ago helped me to start getting past this fear.  That breakfast fills me up and I did notice that I was eating less throughout the day.  I love this meal but I have to say, I need a little variety.

So, I went in search of more recipes.  I found a great one in the new book, The Hungry Girl Diet by Lisa Lillien.  She calls this breakfast the Mega Fruit ‘n Yogurt Bowl and that couldn’t be a more accurate description.  I LOVE this breakfast!  Not only is it delicious but it is so very filling that I cannot eat it all in one sitting.  I love having something I can snack on for a few hours and all of this for only 5 Points Plus®!!!  If you haven’t seen the book, I highly recommend picking up a copy as it is chock full of good information and great recipes!

 

Mega Fruit ‘n Yogurt Bowl

6 ounces (about 2/3 cup) fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1 no-calorie sweetener packet (optional)

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, or more to taste

1 ½ cups chopped apple (about 1 medium apple)

¼ cup Fiber One Original bran cereal

½ ounce almonds or pistachios (about 12 almonds or 24 pistachios)

In a medium bowl, mix sweetener (optional) and cinnamon into yogurt.  Top with fruit, cereal, and nuts.

***Fiber One contains aspartame.  You can use All-Bran Original in its place if you prefer.***

313 calories, 7.5g fat, 134mg sodium, 50g carbs, 13g fiber, 27g sugars, 22g protein, and 5 Points Plus®

Mega Fruit n Yogurt Bowl

The protein and fiber packed into this breakfast keep you nice and full until lunch so you are not looking for a snack come 10am.  This is just a part of my effort to try new things and keep looking for the tools that will help me continue to be successful and complete my journey.

Prepare for Success

Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    Hi Kassie. I eat a similar breakfast but I hadn’t thought about chopping up an apple and adding cinnamon – yum.
    1 c blueberries
    1 container (6oz) Light & Fit Dannon Yogurt Vanilla
    1 serving high fiber cereal. This week I’m eating Kashi granola clusters so I get a cup. Last week I used Cascadia Cereal so I only got 3/4 c.
    This is something I can easily pack for work and eat at my desk. And you are right, I can’t eat it in one sitting. Depending on the cereal, its about 5-6 pts.

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