Saturday, February 19, 2011

A word or two about breakfast...

Saturday mornings are work days in our house...whether it be out showing real estate somewhere, or just staying home cleaning, or general work around the house...we work!  What better way to start out a Saturday morning...than with a HUGE breakfast! 
Ham and cheese omlet: 2 eggs (4pp), one slice of ham (1pp), 1/2 slice of Provolone cheese (1pp) with salsa on top (0pp) - total for this huge omlet is just 6pp!  Then top that off with a huge bowl of fruit salad for '0'pp...and I'm full!  Really fuels my engine for the day ahead.  Remember, all you breakfast skippers out there - your body needs fuel after the evening fast- and you want to kick it into calorie burning mode within 1/2 hour of figure out what works for you.  It can be as small as a peice of fruit, an english muffin on the go...or as big as this breakfast of mine!  No matter...just grab something early in your day to get your engines revved up!

What about if you run out the door and forget breakfast?  On weigh-in day, I sometimes just have a peice of fruit before I go, than after the meeting I stop at McDonalds for an Egg McMuffin without the cheese for 7pp.  Or why not keep a peice of fruit (or more) at work as well as some snack sized baggies with nuts or raisins (or both) in single serving portions just for times like these?  Keep containers of low-fat or non-fat yougurt on hand (3-4pp each), frozen waffles (2 for 4pp), or other frozen breakfast items that can be 'grab and go' like Vita-Tops muffin tops.

Again - its all about thinking of your challenges and coming up with solutions that are workable for you.  Please leave a comment about things that help you ensure you get some type of breakfast in your never know who will benefit from YOUR wisdom!  And thanks!

Some additional photos of breakfast ideas:

One egg (2pp), english muffin (3pp), and fruit (0pp) = 5pp breakfast!

two waffles (4pp), 1Tbsp Peanut Butter (3pp), banana (0pp) made into a sandwich = 7pp!
add an orange and don't forget your daily vitamin!!

2 eggs over 'light' (4pp), 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt (3pp) with berries (0p) = 7pp!

Scrambled egg whites and 1/2 grapefruit

Two waffles (4pp), 2 Tbsp blueberry syrup (2pp), fresh berries (0pp) and fat free whipped cream (0pp)

Grab and go VitaTop muffin top (3pp) and just take the orange (0pp)with you!

1 cup oatmel (4pp), chopped apple (0pp), sprinkle of cinnamon (0pp) and 1Tbsp chopped Walnuts (1pp)

hard boiled egg (2pp), fresh fruit (0pp)
Anyways you get the idea...plan for anything...and get your 'engine fueled up' for a great day!  Happy losing, everyone!


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  2. I am so happy to find your blog. I am starting the WW points this week and you have so many great meal ideas. Thank you!

  3. I'm glad you found my blog, too. Please feel free to share it with your friends. I joined WW on the points plus progam 12 weeks ago and have had a wonderful time discovering how well and how much we can eat and still lose weight! Hope you have the same experence as we have! Feel free to let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

  4. That is amazing!! I cant wait to start loosing weight again. From March 2010 - July 2010 I lost 12 lbs for my wedding without WW and that was a struggle. Since then it has crept its way back on. My husband is vegan and Im not but I do make alot of home made meals and desserts. I try to stick to the unprocessed foods as he has to eat processed 'fake' meat items.
    I was wondering if you knew how to calculate home made things?

  5. We use e-Tools with Weight Watchers (it is part of our monthly pass) and the online site allows you to enter your recipes and it will calculate the points plus per serving.

    There is another site that I have been told will calculate the basic nutritional values for recipes, but I haven't used it yet:

  6. I found the page:

    Hope that helps! Keep me posted on how you are doing - I am excited for you and hope you enjoy the new PointsPlus program as much as I do!