Breakfast in Under 250 Calories10:22:00 AM
The most important meal of the day, right? Well I believe every meal is important, but it's also important to start off on the right f...
The most important meal of the day, right?
Well I believe every meal is important, but it's also important to start off on the right foot.
Enter one of my favorite new products: Smucker's Low-Sugar Jams. They're not Sugar Free (ie, full of splenda), but they just don't add any additional sugar. The result is a product that has a higher water content/is less gelatinous....which means... it is perfect for mixing.
I take my Brown Cow Plain Non-Fat Yogurt (I haven't seen it, but I know they also have a plain greek yogurt that has 15 grams of protein per serving!!) and make any flavor I want (they only have Blueberry, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Lemon flavors) by adding the jams.
I make a parfait out of it using 1/2 cup of Fiber One Original cereal (I can pre-mix the yogurt flavor in a 2-cup container and then add the cereal in the morning--but use the original -- the others don't mix well and/or have a higher sugar content) and whatever fruit I might have on hand, such as fresh strawberries.
1 cup plain non-fat Brown cow yogurt = 110 calories (that's 10 grams of protein!)
1 tbsp low-sugar Smuckers Jam = 25 calories (not bad if you have a sweet tooth and/or don't like the flavor of yogurt)
1/2 cup Fiber One Original = 60 calories (57% of the daily recommended fiber for a 2000 calorie diet)
1 cup strawberries = 46 calories (that's between 1 and 2 servings!)
= 241 calories for a very filling breakfast