My resolution for the New Year is to eat healthier, to lose weight and to tone up. People always say you’re abs are made in the kitchen, and it’s true, you are what you eat. I have lost 40 pounds in the past, about four years ago. My goal is to lose a little more weight and to tone up–in a healthy way!
To do so, I know the most important meal for me is breakfast, and as a vegetarian, it can be tricky on what to eat. Here are five different meals I like eating in the AM for breakfast. Check them out below!
1) Oatmeal, Made With Almond Milk
Oatmeal is probably my go-to breakfast option–I love having something warm when I wake up. For me, I always choose almond milk instead of water or dairy, to make my oatmeal. I usually top it with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a little bit of coconut sugar. I limit the coconut sugar to about one teaspoon.
2) Whole Wheat English Muffin With Avocado
I love carbs but that can make you gain weight if you’re not careful. I always choose whole wheat bread and one that is as natural as possible. I like english muffin because it’s a controlled portion, you eat one and it’s usually about 130 calories. I like to use only 1/3 of an avocado and spread it on both halves. Avocado has good fat but remember, it’s still fat, so moderation is key.
3) Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt With Bananas and Honey
I enjoy eating sweets for breakfast so this is something I reach for if I have a craving for something sweet. I only use a tablespoon or less of honey and slice up my bananas and mix it all up.
4) Banana Ice Cream With Fruit Topping and Almond Butter
I love fruit and when I want to detox and energize my body, I reach for apples, strawberries, bananas, etc! This can also be a snack or dessert–it literally tastes like froyo. I just take two bananas and put them in my blender and mix until I get an ice cream consistency. I top it with whatever fruit I have around the kitchen, and add a tablespoon of almond butter.
5) Cereal With Banana
This is what I used to eat every single day when I lost 40 pounds. I don’t have it that often, only when I crave cereal. In the past, I used to eat as much cereal I wanted, and that usually means 400+ calories in one sitting. So, as a solution, I would take a measuring cup and measure one cup of cereal only. I would eat that one cup (8 oz) of cereal with almond milk and also a banana after. One serving of a healthier cereal, aka whole wheat, low sugar (no marshmallows, etc) is about 120-150 calories, and so it became a healthy breakfast.
What is your favorite breakfast? Share below!