I was going to call this my favorite breakfast, but truth be told, that would probably be 3 cinnamon rolls, bacon and coffee (preferably some S’Bucks.)
However, since Becki’s Whole Life is about moderation I only have that type of a breakfast once or twice a month – max. Plus, after I eat like that I feel pretty yucky. I am really much happier eating something like you see in the picture above.
Jim and I took a nutrition class at our gym a few months back and one of the big take-away’s was how to combine your food. For instance, a great breakfast consists of a complex carbohydrate (think whole grains), a lean protein and a fruit or a veggie. It’s extremely important to combine the complex carbs with a lean protein (google it for the reason why:-)) and we all know that we need our fruits and veggies. Just eating healthy food is not enough – you need to eat with the right things.
Here are some good options for this type of a healthy breakfast…..
1)Whole Wheat Tortilla with an egg and some leftover roasted veggies
2) Bowl of cereal (watch the sugar), skim milk and a sliced fruit on top
3) WW Toast with 1-2 Tbsp of natural nut butter (there are some great new options out there) with some sliced banana on top
4) WW English Muffin, Egg Whites, Canadian Bacon and a glass of orange juice
These are all great easy breakfasts. Just remember to really watch your sugar content and portion size. If you are doing that you don’t really even need to count calories in my non-professional opinion. I know personally I don’t have the time, patience or attention span to count calories!
So this little combo is idea number five.
Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
1 Whole Wheat Biscuit OR a 1/2 cup of granola
1 cup of low fat/low sugar yogurt – ideally Greek because it has lots more protein
1/2 cup of fresh fruit (blueberries, peaches or strawberries are all great in this)
A sprinkle of cinnamon and honey to taste
Combine and enjoy!
You can mix and match this bowl however you like. This morning I actually put some granola on top of peaches and yogurt and it was sooooo good. I will post a good whole wheat biscuit recipe shortly. The taste of the biscuit in this yogurt is exceptionally good.
I hope you enjoy this healthy breakfast as much as I do!
****What is your favorite healthy breakfast combo??****
Disclaimer – I am in no way a nutrition expert. I am just sharing what works for me.