- Welcome To My Kitchen -

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.

Thomas Wolfe (1900–1938), U.S. author. The Web and the Rock, ch. 28 (1939).

Daisypath Anniversary Years Ticker

Weight Loss B4 The BIG Day

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Balancing Breakfast

Most of us are quick to remind our children to eat a balanced breakfast. But, do you yourself eat breakfast? Research shows that eating breakfast can help your metabolism get going and keep you from over eating mid-day. This week, RecipeMatcher would like to provide you with some tips to fix a breakfast in five to ten minutes.

If you can’t stand to eat first thing in the morning, pack your breakfast and eat it later.

Hold off on late night snacks so you wake up feeling hungry.

Peanut butter and banana: spread a slice of whole-grain bread with 2 tablespoons peanut butter, add half a sliced banana and drizzle with honey (if you prefer a little sweetness).

Frittata: reheat leftover veggies in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Beat 2 eggs with 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Have with a mini whole-wheat pita on the road.

Smoothies: blend 1 cup frozen unsweetened fruit (any flavor), 1/2 cup fat-free milk, 1/2 cup orange juice and 1/3 cup dry, unflavored oatmeal. Pour into travel cup.

Egg sandwich: stuff a whole-wheat pita pocket with one scrambled egg or egg substitute. Microwave 2 slices of Canadian bacon (optional), you could also add some low fat cheese. Add to pita pocket.

Yogurt: put 8 ounces of low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt in a bowl. Top with 3 tablespoons low-fat granola and 3/4 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened berries.

Hot cereal with fruit: mix a 2-ounce, single-serving cup of instant hot oatmeal (any flavor) with 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, raisins, strawberries or blueberries. Have with 1 small apple.

Source: Good Housekeeping

No comments:

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), British novelist. A Room of One’s Own, ch. 1 (1929).