A while ago, I wrote about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And I still strongly believe that. If I don’t eat breakfast, I’m done. Nothing gets done. I can’t function. So, this week, I’m re-evaluating my relationship with food and I’m making some changes, including meal planning, eating more protein heavy foods and committing to staying within a specific range of calories. It’s been a rough few weeks and I feel myself falling apart as a result. Hence the reevaluation.
Anyway, to my point – I’m trying a different breakfast routine this week. Because of my work schedule, it’s not feasible to cook a full blown breakfast before my commute to work so I have to find convenient alternatives that can either be eaten at my desk at work or on the drive in the work. So, for the last couple weeks, I’ve been eating a banana and enjoying a Special K Red Berries Protein Shake. I was apprehensive about the shake at first, but have you ever had Nestle Strawberry milk? It tastes EXACTLY like that. YUM! With 180 calories and 10g of protein, I don’t think you can really go wrong here. The problem, however, was that it didn’t fill me and left me hungry again within 30 minutes or so. So, I started pairing it with two bananas. That actually made a big difference in my level of hunger.but from a calorie perspective it was crazy high in calories and sugar. Plus, bananas get so smushy and bruised so easily that they weren’t too fun to eat sometimes.
So, fast forward to today. I’ve seen these Emerald Breakfast On The Go Yogurt Bites at the grocery store before but never tried them because I couldn’t comprehend how one little package of granola covered in yogurt could be considered breakfast. Maybe it’s my southern living. Breakfast is biscuits, eggs, bacon and hash browns, not yogurt dipped granola.
But I gave in and tried it. And they were actually really good! They were sweet and crunchy and the bites of dried fruit made it that much better. They reminded me of a version of Jordan Almonds (and I love Jordan Almonds). I also thought they would be pretty small but I was pleasantly surprised by the size of them! The sugar count is still pretty high but I feel a lot more satisfied (from a hunger perspective) with these combined with the Special K shake and one banana.
Overall, I’m making changes and finding what works for me. Remember, what works for me may not necessarily work for you so be sure to find your fit.
Next time, I’ll tell you about lunch. That can be a pretty big pain point for me.