Since beginning my weight loss journey, I’ve had to change a few things as you can imagine. I didn’t want to believe my boss (who is the picture of health) that in order to lose and maintain weight, I’d have to keep a steadfast flow of good choices 85% of the time. Eighty-five percent, really? Turns out it was true. Crap.
For breakfast, one of the best changes I made in my eating was getting away from boring and not-so-nutritious box cereals, in favor of new and exciting things I’d never considered before. Growing up I was lactose intolerant and therefore stayed far away from yogurt. Plus, I really did not care for the taste of it. But when my friend and exercise instructor, Candice, introduced my taste buds to the yummy that is Chobani Greek Yogurt, I was hooked! I tried Fage and I hated it – too sour for me. Even now, I’m tempted to try Oikos Greek Yogurt, but that’s really more about John Stamos. If I wasn’t already eating Greek Yogurt, I think John could convince me to try it!
This is a breakfast favorite of mine, passed onto me by Candice…
Fresh or frozen berries = 0 WW Points Plus
1 TBSP of ground flaxseed = 1 WW Points Plus
2 TBSP of Cascadian Farms Organic Oats n’ Honey Granola = 1 WW Points Plus
For my Weight Watchers friends, this breakfast is only 4 points and it satisfies so many of our daily good health guidelines: non-fat dairy, fruit, whole grain oats, and healthy oil.
As the seasons change you can change the fruit accordingly. I have also done this with the other Chobani flavors such as raspberry, black cherry and lemon in the 6 oz individual sizes. Keep in mind, at 6 oz you will adjust the WW points values and in many cases, if it’s a non-fat flavor it will be 4 WW points plus for those 6 oz. Even then, it’s a 6 point breakfast and that’s definitely still doable.
This is just one of my “go-to” breakfast solutions that give me balance, nutrition and a boost – especially after exercise! What breakfast foods are you eating right now that you know could be changed or improved? What healthy breakfast choices are your favorites?