Healthy Breakfast Snacks

Healthy Breakfast Snacks

July 20, 2016   5 Comments

Breakfast is the meal that can throw you off course for an entire day – but not if you eat these healthy breakfast snacks.

Research into eating habits has shown that if you go off course at breakfast (like choosing that donut instead of the fruit) most go us give up for the rest of the day. Why try when you have already messed up?

This is why it is incredibly important to have healthy choices for breakfast that you actually LIKE ready to go. I like a whole bunch of different things for breakfast including leftovers from my dinner the night before.

I learned how to eat noodles, soup, or chicken for breakfast when I visited China. The food I found there for breakfast was mostly the same for lunch and dinner (except for a dumpling house).

Give some of these a try and let me know if they help you avoid the donuts.

1. Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Baked Oatmeal Less Sugar

Get the recipe here: Baked Oatmeal Recipe

2. Turkish Breakfast

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Get the recipe here: Rethink Your Breakfast: Turkish Style

3. Grilled Cheese on Tomato and Whole Wheat Cracker

Grilled Cheese Tomato

Cheese & Tomato WW Cracker Recipe

4. Banana Peanut Butter Waffledillas

Banana Peanut Butter Waffles

Get the recipe here: Banana Peanut Butter Waffledillas

5. Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal Recipe

Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

Get the recipe here: Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal Recipe

6. Soft Boiled Egg Recipe

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Get the recipe here: Soft Boiled Egg Recipe

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5 Comments:

Kelly McGonigal's research indicates that offering ourselves a little self compassion and forgiveness for diet slip-ups can reduce the amount we eat after the slip up.

on July 20, 2016

Your article made me laugh about the donut, because I stopped to get a coffee this morning at DD and I had noticed days ago they have this new lemon croissant donut and I stayed strong until today. I just had to try it, it was good, but I'm not going to let it slip me up for the rest of the day. I did it it's over and I continue my healthy food plan. I have lost 27 pounds since December and I won't let a lemon donut mess me up. I will be working out a little harder today.

on July 20, 2016

Ruth Cyr: That is so awesome of you, being kind to yourself! My experience has been that women are very very hard on themselves when they ''slip up'' on their diet plan, which, more often than not, would result in yet another 'start date' for a perfect adherence record. Oh, the many times I restarted my diet to the next Monday is a sad memory! Even one mouthful of a 'forbidden' food and I would get that sinking feeling. Then one day in my 40's I read something that changed my failure feeling to one of acceptance and encouragement to stay the course. It was a simple thought: thinking of each week as a total of 21 meals! Allowing for several slip-ups out of 21 seemed brilliant, reasonable and sustainable and most importantly ''not shaming''. The result was weight loss and positive feelings! It was ok to enjoy a slip-up, such as a sliver of office party cake [or a donut]. On many occasions, just the mindset that 'I could' gave me the strength 'not to'. Subconsciously, I noticed I began to plan off-diet moments and found it easy give up one for a better one, like dinner out. I even chose wisely in a restaurant. I know it was purely psychological but it worked to reframe my approach to dieting. Two to three slips out of 21 didn't stagnate my weight loss or discourage me at all. I still find that it stuck with me to this day [68yo now]. When I listened to a WW friend recently talk of failing I knew the feeling and shared my experience. She brightened up and got excited about rethinking her one slip-up. It cheered her on to her goal! Maybe it will help someone reading this too. :)

on July 20, 2016

Lisa, this could not have come on a better day! I am not a breakfast eater since I do not eat eggs or any typical breakfast food. I generally have fruit and some nuts and look forward to lunch. Today at my kickboxing class I was really feeling my age or something, I just had no energy what so ever. I was whining to my instructor and he said what did you eat before class? I told him and he (who is completely buff, not an ounce of fat on him) said you HAVE to eat some carbs. The fruit does not give you energy you have to eat a little something. Tomorrow I will try one of these recipes or at least have a piece of toast with PB!
@Ruth Cyr, I have been looking at that picture at the DD drive through for the last few days when I go for my Iced Tea fix. I do not like donuts but that sounds like a piece of lemon pie to me. They also have a key lime something that looks like it could be tasty. I will keep telling myself it is a donut so I will not be tempted! Also, congrats on the weight loss! That is awesome. Keep it up, it's a struggle but you probably already feel healthier and have more energy!

on July 20, 2016

Ww teaches us that you can plan for those occasional indulgences. We all get extra weekly points that I reserve for just that. We also do understand that it's not the end of the world if we can't resist something that we would not ordinarily plan for. Your next meal is a brand new start. Never, never give up. From a 100 pound loser....

on July 23, 2016


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