Missy, here. And due to a technical difficulty (I'm blaming Ruthy ;)), I've had to reschedule Linnette's post until later. Instead, today I wanted to talk about breakfast. My favorite meal!
You already know about my attachment to my Keurig and strong coffee. So I won't cover that again. But I wanted to talk about healthy, stick-to-your-ribs food.
I admit, I used to eat toaster pastries (won't say the brand, but you know it. I ate the brown sugar and cinnamon flavor) or high-sugar cereal each morning. And I was always so sleepy I could hardly stay awake once I got to writing. Even with the caffeine from my coffee, I'd sometimes conk right out (which is kind of hard on an author to think even SHE can't say awake while reading her own work!). :)
When I started on a high protein, low carb diet in February of this year, I immediately found I was more alert. I don't get sleepy at all and no longer doze off while writing. :) So if you're having trouble staying awake, I suggest low carb meals.
Here are some of my favorite breakfast items:
An egg white omelet. I saute freshly chopped onions and bell peppers in a bit of olive oil. Then I add the egg whites (I buy the product in cartons but also separate eggs if needed). After I flip the omelet, I add reduced fat grated cheese. My favorite (because it melts nicely and is gooey and yummy) is Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Italian. Then I fold it and serve. If I ever do this for dinner, I add some Frank's Red Hot Sauce to spice it up.
Another of my favorite breakfast foods is a half a whole wheat bagel with a tablespoon (okay, more like 2 tablespoons) of peanut butter. YUMMO! And it sticks to the ribs.
I also like to do a whole wheat frozen waffle with peanut butter on it. I really like the Kashi 7 Grain Waffles. They have 7 grams of fiber, and only 3 grams of sugar.
Another standby is oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts added. But more on that in a later post. I want to share my copycat recipe for Starbucks oatmeal. :)
Lowfat yogurt with fruit and nuts is also good option, however I don't make that as often. Same goes with cottage cheese and fruit.
Do you have any low carb breakfast foods you'd like to share? I'm always open to trying new things!