We know that last week’s slimming and trimming of food lists was quite the challenge. That is why this week The Kansas City Dietitian is rewarding you with a challenge to eat more! Before you get too excited, let’s talk about the details. We don’t want you to eat more foods with 5 ingredients or more, or eat more Big Macs; we want you to eat a more healthy breakfast.
If you don’t currently eat breakfast on a regular basis, you can stop here that is your challenge for the week: eat breakfast. If you currently eat breakfast let’s take it up a notch. Most of us are not getting enough protein at breakfast. Our American style of breakfast traditionally does not lend itself to high protein options. Having a consistent protein intake during the day, which for most of us means having more protein at breakfast, can maximize your weight loss efforts. This week we want you to focus on breakfasts that are centered around protein, fruits and veggies. Each day select one high protein choice for breakfast and a fruit or vegetable. If you really want to be an overachiever you can do both a fruit and vegetable.
Here are a few great protein packed breakfast options:
1 slice of toast with 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter and 2 egg whites scrambled with veggies
Oatmeal with fruit, nuts and protein powder
Fruit Smoothie with protein powder
Fruit and Greek Yogurt with 1 egg on the side
Nonfat lox with veggies and a greek yogurt
*Don’t forget to post at least once on our Facebook page , or e-mail us your participation to get your points for this week. *