Good Morning!! Today I would like to talk about what to eat for breakfast. Nutritionists will tell you that eating breakfast is critical to maintain a healthy lifestyle and control your weight. It gives your metabolism a kick start and sets you up for a healthy day. The big question is how to eat healthy in the morning and not get bored with the usual fare. Cereal with milk and fruit, oatmeal, yogurt and a bagel with fat free cream cheese are all great choices but get really boring after a while. Below are a couple of recipes that will start your day out with a very healthy breakfast and almost make you forget that you are eating healthy food.
½ cup low fat milk
½ half cup whole grain oat flour
1 large egg white lightly beaten
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Sugar free low-calorie pancake syrup
Combine milk, egg white, flour, baking soda, vanilla and salt in a bowl. Whisk until just blended. Stir in blueberries. Let batter rest for about 10 minutes.
Heat large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spray lightly with olive oil spray.
Pour batter in 1/8 cup portions on to skillet to form 3 or 4 pancakes. Cook until bubbles form on tops of pancakes (about 2 minutes) Flip over and cook for two minutes more. Repeat with remainder of batter. Makes about 8 pancakes.
Place four pancakes on plates. Top with more fresh blueberries if desired and serve with syrup.
Each serving is about 150 calories.
Image is from Prevention Magazine
EGG WHITE MUFFIN BITES
1 cup grated vegetables ( squash, carrots, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers or spinach) whatever veggies you like.
1 & 1/4 cup of egg whites or egg substitute
black pepper and salt free seasoning (like Mrs. dash)
1/4 cup low fat cheddar cheese
pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly saute the vegetables in a frying pan until tender.
Coat a six cup muffin pan with olive oil spray. place a small amount of vegetables in bottom of each muffin cup. Then fill cups 3/4 full with egg whites. Add pepper and salt free seasoning to taste and sprinkle a little cheese on top.
Bake for about ten minutes until eggs are just set. Cool in pan for about 5 minutes. Enjoy!
Each muffin cup is about 40 calories.
I hope you like these recipes. I weigh in tomorrow (Wednesday), so I will talk to you again after that happens. Have a great day.