Let’s face it, we all love food and I’m not referring to the healthy, good for you stuff either. But, what if I could tell you there are innumerous ways to make your favourite meal mucho healthier? Below, I’ll list a few of the ingredients you could substitute for your favourite breakfasts and still drop inches and fat.
1.) Pancakes: Instead of the typical Aunt Jemima mix or flour/egg/water mix, try this recipe instead:
1 cup egg whites
30 gr dry instant oatmeal
a dash of cinnamon
packet of sweetener (stevia or Sweet’n’Low)
Use Pam cooking spray, set the temperature to high and pour mixture in pan only after the pan is hot. Cook for 4-5 minutes, flip over and let cook for 3-4 more minutes. Voila, you get a high protein, healthy and fluffy pancake. You can even top it off with some sugar-free syrup to make it even more like the real thing!
2.) French Toast: Instead of regular white bread and 1-2 whole eggs, try this recipe instead:
2 slices of whole grain (or flax or rye) bread
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
dash of cinnamon
In a small bowl, mix the egg whites, protein powder, and cinnamon together. Use Pam cooking spray, set the temperature to high. Dip each slice of bread in the batter and then place in the pan, but only after the pan is hot. Cook for 4-5 minutes, flip over and let cook for 3-4 more minutes. And there you have super healthy, high protein french toast. You can add sugar-free syrup to add more flavour too.
3.) Salmon on a bagel: Instead of using a whole bagel and full fat cream cheese, try this recipe instead:
fresh salmon, thinly sliced
whole grain bagel cut in half 2 times, (yes, you’ll end up with 4 slices – you can freeze the other 2 or have them the next day)
low fat cream cheese
Toast the bagel, spread a thin layer of cream cheese overtop and pile a generous amount of salmon over top. After all, protein is king. You always want to get a good amount of protein in every meal.
4.) Yogurt Parfait: Instead of the regular (high sugared) yogurt and high fat granola, try this recipe instead:
plain 0% fat greek yogurt
1/3 scoop vanilla (or other flavoured) whey protein powder
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup Fiber 1 Original Cereal
In a bowl, mix the yogurt and whey protein together. Then pour 1/2 of the mixture in a glass dish (or other narrow, tall glassware), followed by 1/2 the blueberries and cereal. Pour the remaining yogurt mixture, and top with the rest of the blueberries and cereal. Not only do you get a ton of protein, antioxidants, and fiber using this method, but you still get the different textures similar to a traditional yogurt parfait. Without the sugar and calories!
I know there’s so many other breakfasts out there, so if there’s one you’d like to make healthier, please email me or post on my Facebook page, Sanja WBFF Figure Pro or Body in Fushion. I can offer alternatives and suggest ways to make the meal healthier and lower in calories.
Stay tuned for Part 2/3 of Fat Shrinking Options for the Foodie – Lunch Foods
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